What is scabies?
Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite (Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis). The microscopic scabies mite burrows into the upper layer of the skin where it lives and lays its eggs. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash. The scabies mite usually is spread by direct, prolonged; skin-to-skin contact with a person who has scabies.
Scabies is found worldwide and affects people of all races and social classes.
Scabies is easily treatable, Medicines are applied to the skin to kill the mites and their eggs that cause scabies. Contact your doctor if you have any signs and symptoms of this disease.