What is Scabies?

Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by tiny mites called as Sarcoptes Scabei which burries in deeper layers of skin,breed,lay eggs and cause rash and intense itching.

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I've been told the only way to get rid of scabies is through a doctor prescription. So does this mean everyone used to have scabies before doctor...

doctor1 MD

Hello dear,
Welcome to HCM.

Various medications are available in market for treatment of scabies like permerthrin 5% cream, ivermectin, benzyl...

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what percentage of people get scabies from staying in a hotel

doctor1 MD

thanks for writing in.

Now that's a difficult one to answer.

Actually no one has looked at it. And it will be a very difficult study to do,...

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My in-laws have scabies and are being treated. Their son is homeless. Could he have gives the scabies to them. Who knows if he bathes or when he...

doctor1 MD

Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at HCM.

Scabies is transmitted by prolonged close contact and can be transmitted from one person to another in...

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