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Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.
Scabies mites burrow into the outer layers of human skin, causing
itching, a rash, and sometimes skin sores. The scabies mites are spread through
close contact with an infested person, such as by touching or by sleeping in
the same bed.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics