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A 52-year-old female asked:

Was i contagious before i had symptoms of scabies?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Not likely: Scabies are mites that burrow under the upper layer of skin. You aren't infected until they show up and burrow in, so wouldn't be infectious either. It's not like a cold virus.
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