Does Having A Dirty Home Cause Scabies?

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Asked by smiley1988

Does Having A Dirty Home Cause Scabies?

How is scabies caught? Someone told me you can get it from living in a dirty home. Is this true?

Answer

Hello Smiley1988,

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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Answered by Alisha Bridges