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A 25-year-old male asked:

I suffer from scabies?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Still too common: Scabies happens in every town and every city in the United States. No parts of the country are immune from scabies. Even one case is too many. The key is to treat patients early, when they first start itching, so they don't keep passing scabies to others. Also, treating entire families at one time helps get rid of the scabies mites.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Uncertain?: Scabies is a contagious disease spread by mites (Sarcoptes Scabiei) that burrows into the skin and lays eggs. Symptoms of scabies can include very thin lines noted on the skin, rash between the finger, sores from scratching and itching which is worse at night.

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What are are scabies?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 37 years experience
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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