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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can scabies be spread by swimming in a public pool?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Doubt it but...: Transmission usually occurs via direct skin-to-skin contact, seen most commonly in overcrowded living conditions.Scabies tends to peak in colder seasons, probably due to increased crowding and prolonged survival of mites away from the host in cooler temperatures. Young children and the elderly are most frequently affected. There is no gender or ethnic predominance.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No: You don't get it in water.

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A member asked:

Can I get scabies from swimming in a pool

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
No: Scabies is transmitted via close contact with another person who has scabies.
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