How long does scabies last?


Scabies is a skin infestation caused by a tiny mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. The symptoms of scabies, including intense itching and a rash, can last for several weeks if left untreated.

After treatment, the itching may continue for a few more days, but the mites will usually be eliminated within a few days of starting treatment. However, it may take up to several weeks for the rash and itching to completely go away.

It’s important to note that scabies is highly contagious and can easily spread from person to person through close physical contact or by sharing clothing, bedding, or towels. If you suspect you have scabies, it’s important to seek medical attention and begin treatment as soon as possible to prevent the infestation from spreading to others.

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