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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can you get scabies from gym?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Can you get scabies at at gym?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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?

Dr. Michael Tomeo
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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?

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?

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?

Dr. Susanne Gee
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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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Dr. Alan Greene
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How did my baby get scabies?

Dr. Alan Greene
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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. Stuart Winkler
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Why does a child get scabies? Is it bc of an uncleanly living space?

Dr. Stuart Winkler
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Scabies: scabies is caused by an organism called a mite. It is very infectious. It affects people of all races and social classes. It spreads by close bodily contact and is often seen in crowded conditions such as nursing homes, prisons and extended care facilities. The infected person needs to be treated quickly and it is important to wash all the linen, cloths and bedding from an infected person. ...Read more

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Dr. Jennifer Haley
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How can you get scabies?

Dr. Jennifer Haley
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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?

Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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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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