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A 19-year-old female asked:

How does scabies travel?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Direct contact: Scabies is transmitted by direct contact of skin to skin, or to something that infested skin has contacted (i.e., sharing bedding, clothing, towels, etc).

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What are are scabies?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Infesting parasite: Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei. The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presenting symptoms include rash and severe itching. If you think you might have scabies, please see your doctor and get treatment soon!

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