How is scabies caught? Someone told me you can get it from living in a dirty home. Is this true?
Thank you for your question! I see this is a popular topic here at Healthcentral. Scabies is a mite which is highly contagious through skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.
The symptoms for scabies is usually intense itching, which when scratched causes nodular bumps in the areas of infested skin.
There are topical treatments to eliminate scabies which can be prescribed by a doctor! The best way to avoid scabies is good personal hygiene and avoiding contact with infected individuals
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Scabies are a type of mite that can cause an itchy rash. You can get scabies from direct, sustained, skin-to-skin contact with people who are infected, or from sharing clothing, towels, or other textiles that have been infested. If you believe you have scabies you should talk to your doctor about how to treat them, and it's also important to treat the environment by thoroughly washing anything in hot water, or by vacuuming any furniture (be sure to throw the bag away when you're done!)
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I did a search...here is what I found.
How do you get scabies?
Scabies mites are very sensitive to their environment. They can only live off of a host body for 24-36 hours under most conditions. Transmission of the mites involves close person-to-person contact of the skin-to-skin variety. It is hard, if not impossible, to catch scabies by shaking hands, hanging your coat next to someone who has it, or even sharing bedclothes that had mites in them the night before. Sexual physical contact, however, can transmit the disease. In fact, sexual contact is the most common form of transmission among sexually active young people. However, other forms of physical contact, such as mothers hugging their children, are sufficient to spread the mites. Over time, close friends and relatives can contract it this way, too. School settings typically do not provide the level of prolonged personal contact necessary for transmission of the mites.
Can you catch scabies from a dog or cat?
Dogs and cats are infected by different types of mites than those which infect humans. Animals are not a source of spread of human scabies. Scabies on dogs is called mange. When canine or feline mites land on human skin, they fail to thrive and produce only a mild itch that goes away on its own. This is unlike human scabies which gets worse and worse unless the condition is treated.
scabies are a very elusive animal, ive trapped them before, but, its best to hunt them at dawn or dusk when they`re feeding.
hey dumba$$ scabies is a type of skin disease not a animal, you catch it from sexual contact and sharing clothes, and contact with ppl who have it !
no shit, i was joking. what a retard.
You're wrong. Scabies is a type of mite. It lives and feeds off you like a parasite. (animal) It lays eggs and they hatch. Once they burrow under your skin that's what causes the itching....and gives the illusion of a skin disease. Who's the dummy now...do your research before u insult someone for making a joke.
Actually it is a bug. So you are the dumbass. Why don't you do some research before you open your cock swallowing mouth.
yea that is true..u can also get it from interactions with people who have adn sharing clothes