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Can you get scabies from reusing a towel from swim practice?

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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology
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In brief: Scabies

If there was a living parasite on the towel from a person with scabies using the towel before you then you can catch it from the towel.

In brief: Scabies

If there was a living parasite on the towel from a person with scabies using the towel before you then you can catch it from the towel.
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes, if the towel

Has scabies on it.
Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies.

In brief: Yes, if the towel

Has scabies on it.
Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies.
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