I have recently taken a job as personal assistant to an elderly neighbor lady. I found out today that that she was diagnosed with scabies . She is covered from head to foot with itchy scaly skin. I have attended her personally with close encounter touching and assisting her. My question to you is what should I do? I have done some research on scabies and it seems to be highly contagious. Should I resign my position with her? Is there anything I can do right now to present the scabies from infesting me; or is it too late to do anything? Alyce
As you have researched and found out, Scabies is highly contageous through person to person. You are also prone because you did interact with a scabies patient closely including touch. After infection, it might take 4 to 6 weeks for the symptoms to appear. Initial symptoms should be itching and scaling. Don't wait for that long. Consult a general physician and start taking medicines for scabies. But don't worry, it is fully curable Get well soon.
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