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what does scabies look like?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
Itchy rash: Scabies is a very itchy and annoying rash that comes from a mite that likes to burrow itself underneath the skin. It is contagious and has a predisposition for certain hidden areas of the body (such as the webs of the fingers/toes, creases under the breasts, and elbows). It can be generalized in a baby. Sometimes it can look like a little pimple or insect bite, and other times it can be crusted.
Answered on Dec 7, 2019
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Blister,bump, line: Scabies are dark, tiny, crablike insects that burrows under the skin leaving behind waste products that eventually lead to itching. The skin finding may be a small blister, a half inch burrow (line), or bump. Involved skin can become secondarily infected by germs and produce weeping or scabed over areas.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Scabies Rash: Picture of rash.
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
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