What is Scabies?

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What is Scabies Skin Problem?

What is scabies? Scabies is a contagious skin problem that is caused by a small microscopic sized mite. It is a condition that has existed for many hundreds of years (back to the 18th century) and currently, estimates are that over three hundred million cases of scabies exist worldwide at any one time.

Some very general and brief information about the scabies skin problem is provided below. More detailed information on scabies and scabies skin care is provided at the links at the bottom of this page.

How does it Occur?

After an individual is infested by a mite or mites, usually a result of direct skin contact with an individual with scabies, the mite burrows under the skin’s surface. It then creates small thin tunnels where it lays its eggs and once the eggs hatch, the skin problem progresses.

What are the Symptoms?

A common symptom of the scabies skin care problem is itch and often unbearable itching at times, especially when a person is sleeping. A scabies rash that is characterized by the appearance of thin lines on the skin resembling a rash, small pimples, or bumps also is usually present.

Scabies Cure or Treatment

Without treatment, scabies will not go away. A treatment for this skin care problem is required. Fortunately, effective scabies treatments and remedies are readily available that can kill the scabies mites, kill the scabies eggs and prevent hatching, eliminate the scabies symptoms, and cure the scabies problem.

Scabies Pictures

Scabies pictures can be used to help individuals diagnose the scabies skin rash problem that is caused by scabies mites. However, pictures of scabies are only one tool in the proper diagnosis of scabies.

Careful observation of the scabies symptoms should also be factored in the diagnosis. One of the main scabies symptoms is itch and this cannot be portrayed in pictures. However, if the itch is accompanied with a rash like condition of small pimples, blisters, or bumps that are in the form of thin and thread-like red to brownish red lines appearing under the surface of the skin, then scabies could be the skin care problem.

In addition, to noting the symptoms and studying pictures of scabies, if there is a strong suspicion that you may have this skin care problem, then a visit to a doctor is strongly recommended in order to confirm the diagnosis. A doctor can also prescribe the proper treatment for scabies. Not that scabies is contagious and failure to treat the problem and failure to take proper precautions can result in others getting the scabies skin problem as well.

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