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Is scabies an infectious disease?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Que Chu
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, by transmission

Transmission of scabies is usually by direct contact.
Parents to children, mom to infants is routine. Young adult usually by sexual contact.

In brief: Yes, by transmission

Transmission of scabies is usually by direct contact.
Parents to children, mom to infants is routine. Young adult usually by sexual contact.
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Scabies is a disease caused by an ectoparasite mite.
It is highly contagious.

In brief: Yes

Scabies is a disease caused by an ectoparasite mite.
It is highly contagious.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The mite which secretes the agent causing the reaction is contagious.

In brief: Yes

The mite which secretes the agent causing the reaction is contagious.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Scabies is an Infectious Diseases caused by a eight legged mite that is less than 0.
5 mm, It is very contagious by direct contact

In brief: Yes

Scabies is an Infectious Diseases caused by a eight legged mite that is less than 0.
5 mm, It is very contagious by direct contact
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Scabies in people is cause by a mite called Sacroptes Scabieivar. Hominis.

In brief: Yes

Scabies in people is cause by a mite called Sacroptes Scabieivar. Hominis.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

When we treat scabies, we know to also treat everyone in the same house as well as everyone with any significant contact even if they are not itchy.
From the time a person gets the mite to the time they itch may be 2 months. Symptoms are due largely to development of allergy to the mites burrowed into the skin.

In brief: Yes

When we treat scabies, we know to also treat everyone in the same house as well as everyone with any significant contact even if they are not itchy.
From the time a person gets the mite to the time they itch may be 2 months. Symptoms are due largely to development of allergy to the mites burrowed into the skin.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics

In brief: Sort of

The rash is caused by an allergy to the feces of a mite which is infecting the affected person's skin.

In brief: Sort of

The rash is caused by an allergy to the feces of a mite which is infecting the affected person's skin.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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