A 21-year-old member asked:
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can scabies be spread by swimming in a public pool?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
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.
Answered on Jun 7, 2019
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You don't get it in water.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
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No: Scabies is transmitted via close contact with another person who has scabies.
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Not from the towel: But other sources possible.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sure: You're very unlikely to spread it in the pool. Hopefully it's under treatment. If somebody has an issue with your being in the pool, don't argue and c ... Read More
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Dr. Mehul SHETH
17 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, rabies is not transmitted this way.

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