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How is scabies transmitted from person to person?
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Skin 2 skin contact
Usually prolonged skin-to-skin contact.
*not* usually through a quick hug or handshake. Easy to get from your sexual partners or other folks in your household. Crusted scabies [norwegian scabies] can spread through shared towels, clothing and bedding.

In brief: Skin 2 skin contact
Usually prolonged skin-to-skin contact.
*not* usually through a quick hug or handshake. Easy to get from your sexual partners or other folks in your household. Crusted scabies [norwegian scabies] can spread through shared towels, clothing and bedding.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Scabies
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. In children, the condition is most commonly spread at daycare centers, school, or sleepovers. Transmission of the disease in nursing homes results in more severe cases than are typical for the infestation.

In brief: Scabies
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. In children, the condition is most commonly spread at daycare centers, school, or sleepovers. Transmission of the disease in nursing homes results in more severe cases than are typical for the infestation.
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