How to Diagnose Scabies?

Answer Scabies is a contagious skin disease caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei.  Although only a doctor can diagnose Scabies, with some detective work, you can beat him to the chase.

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Can a dog get scabies?

On One Hand: Species and SemanticsWhen a dog contracts scabies, it is called sarcoptic mange. Sarcoptic mange is caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei parasite. This parasite is the same parasite that ca... Read More »

How did i get scabies?

Scabies is a highly itchy skin condition caused by infestation with the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Anyone who is near someone who has scabies is at some risk of becoming infested with the mites.Close ... Read More »

Why do people get scabies?

Scabies is a painful, itchy skin condition caused by the human itch mite (Sarcoptes scabiei). Scabies is more common where people are in cramped conditions, but can happen anywhere.IdentificationT... Read More »

Is scabies contagious?

Scabies is an extremely contagious skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow under the skin. Physicians often recommend treating entire families because scabies is so easily spread from one p... Read More »