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Scabies is a skin rash caused by a tiny insect or mite. The mite is invisible to the naked eye, and burrows into your skin to lay its eggs.

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  • Symptoms

    Scabies symptoms are itchy red spots which could resemble a rash. The spots normally appear on your wrists, ankles, penis, hands, chest or back, but rarely appears on the face or scalp.

  • How you get it

    You can get scabies from direct contact with an infected person, or infected clothes, towels, or bed sheets.

  • Treatment

    Scabies is treated with Kwellada or Scabine lotion. See the section under “crabs” for precautions, including telling partners.