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Is Scabies Contagious
My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? stay away?
maybe: Sometimes the treatment must be repeated .Best to check with your physician and be examined to make sure, . Good luck. ...Read more
It is contagious: From person to person but usually not with casual contact in most cases. ...Read more
Weeks: Can be contagious up to 2 weeks, and some may need retreatment 2 weeks after the initial course of therapy. ...Read more
Scabies=contagious: Scabies are mites! the ones infesting human are called sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, and have been torturing mankind for over 2500 yrs, dating back to the roman times. They typically burrow under skin, lay their eggs, thus causing the burrows of inflammation and thus intense itching at times-easily treated, but often a missed diagnosis. If u r concernd/having burrow-rashes, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer