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Treating Scabies

Scabies is a highly contagious skin infection caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mites. The mites burrow themselves into the skin. This causes intense itchiness and triggers an allergic response. Scabies is transmitted through skin to skin contact. Although it’s not classified as a sexually transmitted disease, scabies is common among sexually active individuals. Scabies Signs and Symptoms The telltale signs …

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Scabies: How to Treat and Survive the Seven-Year Itch

Scabies, also known colloquially as the “seven year itch,” refers to a highly contagious skin infection caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, a specie of mites. Sarcoptes scabiei is a small parasite that burrows into the host’s skin, causing intense itching and triggering an allergic response. This type of mite could infect both humans and animals alike. In animals, the mites that …

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