Can scabies spread to your face?


Yes, scabies can spread to your face, although it is less common than other parts of the body. Scabies is a highly contagious skin infestation caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite, which burrows into the skin and lays eggs. The mites are usually spread through prolonged skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.

Scabies can affect any part of the body, including the face, scalp, neck, and ears. However, in most cases, scabies infestations are found on the hands, wrists, and between fingers, as well as on the feet, ankles, and between toes. It is also possible for scabies to spread to other areas of the body through scratching, so it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible if you suspect you have scabies. Treatment typically involves prescription medication to kill the mites and their eggs, as well as measures to reduce itching and prevent re-infestation.

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