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How did my baby get scabies?
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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Skin to skin
Scabies is a parasite that causes a very itchy skin rash.
You contract scabies by touching someone who has it, or by sharing clothing or bedding with someone who has scabies.

In brief: Skin to skin
Scabies is a parasite that causes a very itchy skin rash.
You contract scabies by touching someone who has it, or by sharing clothing or bedding with someone who has scabies.
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greene
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Contact spread
Scabies is a small mite that spreads by direct contact.
More than likely, somebody who is infected was holding them or touching them, or the baby was crawling around in a house where somebody is infected. The infection can obviously happen anywhere, but babies often have it start on hands and feet, areas that touch the floor or people. Sometimes it can also come from the dog.

In brief: Contact spread
Scabies is a small mite that spreads by direct contact.
More than likely, somebody who is infected was holding them or touching them, or the baby was crawling around in a house where somebody is infected. The infection can obviously happen anywhere, but babies often have it start on hands and feet, areas that touch the floor or people. Sometimes it can also come from the dog.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: From another person
Babies can get scabies (caused by a mite that burrows under one's skin) through close contact with an infected person.

In brief: From another person
Babies can get scabies (caused by a mite that burrows under one's skin) through close contact with an infected person.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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