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Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. It is common all over the world, and can affect anyone. Scabies spreads quickly in crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people. Hospitals, child-care centers, and nursing homes are examples. Scabies can easily infect sex partners and other household members. Sharing clothes, towels, and bedding can also spread scabies. You cannot get scabies from a pet. Pets get a different mite infection called mange.

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  1. Scabies (National Library of Medicine)  
    Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. It is common all over the world, and can affect anyone. Scabies spreads quickly in crowded conditions where there is ...
  2. Scabies: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... to... Añadir en... Favorites Delicious Digg Google Bookmarks Scabies Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) On this Page What ... has scabies, should I treat myself? What is scabies? Scabies is an infestation of the skin by ...
  3. Scabies: Workplace Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... scabies? If a co-worker is diagnosed with scabies, what precautions must be taken? Should the office ... guidelines in case an employee is diagnosed with scabies. Can CDC provide the rules and regulations for ...
  4. Scabies (Nemours Foundation)  
    What Is Scabies? Scabies (pronounced: skay -beez) is a common skin infestation of tiny mites called Sarcoptes scabiei . The mites burrow ... the fingers or toes. How Do People Get Scabies? Scabies is contagious from person to person. Scabies ...
  5. Scabies: Signs and Symptoms (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... Diseases and treatments Q - T Scabies Signs, symptoms Scabies: Signs and symptoms After the mite burrows into ... skin covered by a bracelet, watchband, or ring. Scabies in children Some children develop widespread scabies. The ...
  6. Scabies: Who Gets and Causes (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... and treatments Q - T Scabies Who gets, causes Scabies: Who gets and causes Who gets scabies? Anyone can get scabies. Because skin-to-skin ... symptoms for 2 to 6 weeks. What causes scabies? The human itch mite causes scabies. People get ...
  7. Scabies: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... Diseases and treatments Q - T Scabies Diagnosis, treatment Scabies: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome How do dermatologists diagnose scabies? A dermatologist can often diagnose scabies by visually ...
  8. Scabies (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... by the mites that cause scabies. What Is Scabies? Scabies (say: skay -beez) is an itchy skin ... the itching. Back Continue Putting a Stop to Scabies As you're getting rid of your scabies, ...
  9. Scabies: Tips for Managing (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... Z Diseases and treatments Q - T Scabies Tips Scabies: Tips for managing Washing clothes, bedding, and towels ... Pets do not need treatment. Learn more about scabies: Scabies Scabies: Signs and symptoms Scabies: Who gets ...
  10. Scabies (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... the fingers or toes. How Do People Get Scabies? Scabies is contagious, and is usually transmitted by prolonged ... in your child's class or childcare group has scabies, it's wise to have your child treated for ...
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