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What are are scabies?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Infesting parasite

Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei.
The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presenting symptoms include rash and severe itching. If you think you might have scabies, please see your doctor and get treatment soon!

In brief: Infesting parasite

Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei.
The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presenting symptoms include rash and severe itching. If you think you might have scabies, please see your doctor and get treatment soon!
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mite infestation

Intense itchy lesions located between fingers or isolated pruritic skin lesions with burrows in the body transmtted by body contact treated by Elimite (permethrin) or other scabicides.

In brief: Mite infestation

Intense itchy lesions located between fingers or isolated pruritic skin lesions with burrows in the body transmtted by body contact treated by Elimite (permethrin) or other scabicides.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Cynthia Lubinsky
Family Medicine

In brief: Parasite

Scabies are microscopic mites that burrow under the skin and can cause severe itching and appear as small bumps on the skin.
Most commonly they can be identified on the hands and in the webs of the fingers. They are typically contracted by being in close proximity to someone who is infected or sleeping in infected bedding.

In brief: Parasite

Scabies are microscopic mites that burrow under the skin and can cause severe itching and appear as small bumps on the skin.
Most commonly they can be identified on the hands and in the webs of the fingers. They are typically contracted by being in close proximity to someone who is infected or sleeping in infected bedding.
Dr. Cynthia Lubinsky
Dr. Cynthia Lubinsky
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