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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)

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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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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How do u get scabies?

How do u get scabies?

Scabies: The scabies mite is a microscopic parasite that is passed from the skin of an infected person to another, usually by close physical contact. The mite only lives up to 3 days off the human body because it requires a very specific temperature to live and breed. ...Read more

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How do you get scabies?

Direct contact: Scabies is caused by the human itch mite. The symptoms are caused when the mite burrows in to your skin. You can acquire them through direct skin - to - skin contact - or from contact with infested objects such as clothing, furniture, or towels. You can not acquire this from animals. ...Read more

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How do you get scabies?

Transmission.: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with 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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Can virgins get scabies?

Absolutely: Babies get it all the time. Scabies is not necessarially sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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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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Can I get scabies from my pet?

Can I get scabies from my pet?

No: The infestation on a pet is by a form of scabies which is incompatable with humans. The only way you could get infected from this source is if you were profoundly sick or immunosupressed. ...Read more

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How can a person get scabies?

Contact: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies without an itch?

Scabies: If a person has never had scabies before, symptoms may take as long as 4-6 weeks to begin. It is important to remember that an infested person can spread scabies during this time, even if he/she does not have symptoms yet.
In a person who has had scabies before, symptoms usually appear much sooner (1-4 days) after exposure.
Symptoms always include itching. ...Read more

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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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Can you get scabies from a toilet seat?

Yes: Scabies is very contagious. It can spread through health care facilities quickly and anything that someone with scabies has touched needs to be cleaned before another person touches/uses it. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies from touching objects?

Can you get scabies from touching objects?

Scabies: You have to come in contact with scabies to get it. It is usually from another person, both by skin to skin and sexual contact. It can be transmitted through bed sheets, and towels, if they were not washed. Also pets can have it, and you can get it from them. This is the CDC site, which has a much more complete explanation. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info/faqs. Html ...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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How can I get scabies and how is it spread?

Contact: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more

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Where can you go to get tested for scabies?

Any doctor...: ...With experience in what to look for can help you with that. A dermatologist might be best, or anyone else who does their own microscopy. ...Read more

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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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Can u get scabies from sitting on same couch?

Yes: Scabies is spread when there is direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. Transmission of scabies can also be the result of sharing clothing, towels, and bedding. ...Read more

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Will my scabies get worse before it gets better?

Not necessarily,: But after being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...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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Is it possible for me to get scabies from my cat?

Scabies: Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies from reusing a towel from swim practice?

Scabies: If there was a living parasite on the towel from a person with scabies using the towel before you then you can catch it from the towel. ...Read more

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Why does a child get scabies? Is it bc of an uncleanly living space?

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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I was diagnosed with scabies. What I am wondering is why my wife and kids did not get it?

DETAILS!!!!!: How long have you had symptoms??? What (who) was the source of your infestation? IS YOUR FAMILY GETTING TREATED??? I suspect that you were diagnosed by a person not experienced with scabies. Do you really have it? From the time of first getting scabies to the onset of itch is 2 to 3 months. Every person in the house must be treated at the same time, even if they have no symptoms. ALL THE DETAILS AR ...Read more