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Can you get scabies from gym?

Can you get scabies from gym?

Perhaps: Scabies is usually transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact but less often it can be transmitted from objects (towel, bed sheets, shared clothing, etc.). ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is a skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more

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What is scabies and how do you get it in general?

Mite: Scabies is a microscopic mite that inhabits human skin and is contagious. It multiplies on the body and causes an itch and resultant rash. It can be remedied by appropriate treatment with Permethrin or lindane. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Seek healthcare professional for evaluation and treatment
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Wash clothes, sheets, towels, etc in warmest water fabric can tolerate
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Avoid exposure to others as best as possible
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Consider treatment sprays for couches, curtains, and other fabrics
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My coworker has had scabies for a month and refuses to get treated knowing she contracted them. She insists they will die on their own. Totally false?

My coworker has had scabies for a month and refuses to get treated knowing she contracted them. She insists they will die on their own. Totally false?

Totally False!: Scabies are easily transmitted, can affect "very" uncomfortable areas of the body and need to be treated in order to be eradicated! your coworker is unfortunately deluded! ...Read more

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What is the likelihood you can get scabies?

Possible: Scabies is a mite that burrows under the skin and receives nourishment from the skin. They can live for about two weeks in clothing and bedding by feeding off the skin cells that exfoliate. If you are in close proximity to someone with scabies or in an environment where there are scabies mites on furniture, carpets, etc. You may also walk away with some mites. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Wash clothes, underwear, towels exposed within 48 hrs of treatment
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Apply Permethrin (Elimite) 5% cream head to toe; wash off 8 hrs later
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Notify other close contacts/sexual partners
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How did my baby get scabies?

How did my baby get scabies?

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. ...Read more

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How can you get scabies?

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. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Use over-the-counter Permethrin 5% cream; read & follow directions
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Treat household members except: under age 2 mos/pregnant/breast feeder
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Launder bedding/clothing if worn within 3 days before treatment
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Launder items in hot water and hot dryer cycles
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How does a child normally get scabies?

Other People: Scabies is a highly contagious disease usually spread from person to person. Often in crowded situations such as day cares. ...Read more

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