4 doctors weighed in:

Can scabies grow on your face?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Scabies are more likely to involve the face in infants & children than adults but this may be due to behavioral factors rather than difference in tissue.
If the mite can gain access to a surface by direct innoculation they are likely to dig in.

In brief: Yes

Scabies are more likely to involve the face in infants & children than adults but this may be due to behavioral factors rather than difference in tissue.
If the mite can gain access to a surface by direct innoculation they are likely to dig in.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Not common form

The common form of scabies spares the face, head and neck.
The exceptions are crusted or norwegian scabies that affects institutionalized older and developmentally disabled persons, homeless and immunocompromised patients and scalp scabies that affects infants ande children institutionalized older adults and aids patients. These 2 forms can affect the scalp. Face, neck, hands, feet and even nails.

In brief: Not common form

The common form of scabies spares the face, head and neck.
The exceptions are crusted or norwegian scabies that affects institutionalized older and developmentally disabled persons, homeless and immunocompromised patients and scalp scabies that affects infants ande children institutionalized older adults and aids patients. These 2 forms can affect the scalp. Face, neck, hands, feet and even nails.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
398K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors