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How do you contract the scabies skin parasite?

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Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Intimate contact

Scabies are typically found in dirty living areas, nursing homes, and college dorms.
They are transmitted person to person and through shared linens.

In brief: Intimate contact

Scabies are typically found in dirty living areas, nursing homes, and college dorms.
They are transmitted person to person and through shared linens.
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Person or animal

Scabies is an infection with a small parasite that lives underneath the skin.
It is caught from another person or hair bearing mammal dog, cat horse. There is usually 4 week incubation period.It is very itchy at night and affects certain arras wrist nipples genitalia ankles. Treatment is curative with elimite, (permethrin) or occasionally if necessary kwell lotion.

In brief: Person or animal

Scabies is an infection with a small parasite that lives underneath the skin.
It is caught from another person or hair bearing mammal dog, cat horse. There is usually 4 week incubation period.It is very itchy at night and affects certain arras wrist nipples genitalia ankles. Treatment is curative with elimite, (permethrin) or occasionally if necessary kwell lotion.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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