How did my baby get scabies?
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Dr. Alan Greeneanswered
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Skin to skin: Scabies is a parasite that causes a very itchy skin rash. You contract scabies by touching someone who has it, or by sharing clothing or bedding with someone who has scabies.
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Contact spread: Scabies is a small mite that spreads by direct contact. More than likely, somebody who is infected was holding them or touching them, or the baby was crawling around in a house where somebody is infected. The infection can obviously happen anywhere, but babies often have it start on hands and feet, areas that touch the floor or people. Sometimes it can also come from the dog.
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Pediatrics 34 years experience
From another person: Babies can get scabies (caused by a mite that burrows under one's skin) through close contact with an infected person.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
How can you get scabies?
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Dermatology 24 years experience
Close contact: It is a mite that lives on the body and can be transferred by close bodily contact. It can take up to 6 weeks to cause symptoms after the contact occurs.
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Last updated Apr 5, 2017
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