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Scabies

Scabies is an intensely itchy rash caused by an infestation with a burrowing mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. Infected individuals develop pink papules, excoriations, nodules, and burrows (thread like tracks in the skin). These findings mainly affect the hands, wrists, axillae (armpits), feet, waistline, and genitalia. It is spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has scabies and may also be spread through sharing bedding, clothing, or towels with an infected person. Scabies can be treated with topical and/or oral medications. Additionally, washing bedding, clothing, and towels and vacuuming furniture and carpets are recommended to eradicate the mite.

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