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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can you get scabies at at gym?

Can you get scabies at at gym?

Possibly.: 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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Dr. Michael Tomeo
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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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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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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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Dr. Susanne Gee
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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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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can you get scabies from touching door knobs?

Possibly: Scabies is usually transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact but less often it can be transmitted from objects. All hard surfaces should be cleaned. ...Read more

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Dr. Jennifer Haley
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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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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
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Can you get scabies on your face?

Scabies: It is possible to get scabies on the face. However, for unknown reasons it is not the typical location. Often the head is spared. However, if the parasite stays on the skin too long untreated, it can go anywhere. Most commonly seen around belly button, genitals, thighs, hands, fingers. But no site is safe from this pesky annoying creature. ...Read more

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