How do u know if u have scabies?


Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. The most common symptom of scabies is intense itching, which usually worsens at night. Other signs and symptoms may include:

  1. Small, raised, and sometimes curved tracks or blisters on the skin. These may appear as a rash or small pimples and can occur anywhere on the body, including between the fingers, on the wrists, elbows, genitals, buttocks, and in the skin folds.
  2. The presence of burrows or tunnels under the skin made by the mites.
  3. Intense itching that can become worse at night.
  4. A feeling of something crawling on the skin.
  5. Skin irritation and redness.

If you suspect you may have scabies, it is important to see a healthcare provider or dermatologist. They can diagnose scabies by examining your skin and taking a sample of the affected skin to look for the mites or their eggs under a microscope. Scabies can be treated with prescription creams or lotions, so it is important to seek medical attention if you suspect you have it.

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