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How do you contract the scabies skin parasite?

How do you contract the scabies skin parasite?

Intimate contact: Scabies are typically found in dirty living areas, nursing homes, and college dorms. They are transmitted person to person and through shared linens. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Need doctor advice. Where do scabies parasite come from?

Scabies: Human are the main source of infestation and transmission through prolonged, close personal contact. Large number of mites in exfoliating skin can cause rapid spread with less contact time. Interesting: only adult female mites cause burrowing and creates serpiginous rash which is intensely itchy, red, and bumpy. Other uncommon source: dogs and some other animals. ...Read more

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When we should repeat the treatment to kill all parasites...In scabies or pediculosis ? Is that selective of obligatory to repeat ?

When we should repeat the treatment to kill all parasites...In scabies or pediculosis ? Is that selective of obligatory to repeat ?

Scabies/ Lice: Both r notorious, need complete eradication from body, clothes, sofa, beds, siblings, friends..., i mean must leave your house and contacts. Scabies med. From head/neck to toe, repeat after 7 days; follow instruction clearly. Pediculosis can be in head, armpit, pubic and any hairy areas. Sometime resistant. Go online/google, look for restistnt peduculosis eradication tips. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Can scabies live off dead skin cells deposited in carpet or mattresses longer than 72 hours without human touch? will Leaving house 3/4days help?

No: It is generally believed that they are not viable after 48-72 hours. Most cases of persistent scabies are from unsuccessfully treated or reinfection from a close contact. ...Read more

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Hello, I have tiny black bugs crawling on my skin. I don't believe it's scabies as it's not very itchy, I just feel small pinches every now and then.

Hello, I have tiny black bugs crawling on my skin. I don't believe it's scabies as it's not very itchy, I just feel small pinches every now and then.

Assessment: I would have this evaluated. Would place one of the bugs in a jar to bring with you for identification purposes. Take care. ...Read more