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What is the likelihood you can get scabies?

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Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Scabies is a mite that burrows under the skin and receives nourishment from the skin.
They can live for about two weeks in clothing and bedding by feeding off the skin cells that exfoliate. If you are in close proximity to someone with scabies or in an environment where there are scabies mites on furniture, carpets, etc. You may also walk away with some mites.

In brief: Possible

Scabies is a mite that burrows under the skin and receives nourishment from the skin.
They can live for about two weeks in clothing and bedding by feeding off the skin cells that exfoliate. If you are in close proximity to someone with scabies or in an environment where there are scabies mites on furniture, carpets, etc. You may also walk away with some mites.
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dr. Susanne Gee
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very good

It is very good if around someone who has them. Otherwise impossible.

In brief: Very good

It is very good if around someone who has them. Otherwise impossible.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Not easy but

Unfortunately it is more prevalent in 3rd world countries and found in overcrowded situations- passed from skin to skin situations.

In brief: Not easy but

Unfortunately it is more prevalent in 3rd world countries and found in overcrowded situations- passed from skin to skin situations.
Dr. Michael Silverman
Dr. Michael Silverman
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