7 doctors weighed in:

Is scabies a contagious disease?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr Andria Johnson
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!

A very contagious problem. It is passed by close contact with the infected individual.
Wash bed sheets and clothing with hot water and detergent. See your doctor for further treatment.

In brief: Yes!

A very contagious problem. It is passed by close contact with the infected individual.
Wash bed sheets and clothing with hot water and detergent. See your doctor for further treatment.
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Dr Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sort of

The rash is not contagious.
The mite that causes the allergy that in turn causes the rash is contagious.

In brief: Sort of

The rash is not contagious.
The mite that causes the allergy that in turn causes the rash is contagious.
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Dr Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

Scabies is highly contagious.

In brief: Yes

Scabies is highly contagious.
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