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my son caught scabies but no one else in our home has it. is this possible to spread?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Scabies is easily spreadable to members of a household. He should be treated and all clothing, blankets, etc... Washed in hot water.
Answered on Jul 28, 2012

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