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Scabies

Scabies - What it is

Scabies is a common skin infection caused by the mite, Sarcoptes scabiei. This mite only lives on human skin, where it also lays its eggs. The eggs take a week to hatch and the mite lives for 30 to 60 days.

Scabies is transmitted by direct contact with an infected person. Spread through shared bedding and clothing is also possible. Re-infection can occur if other infected family members are not treated at the same time.

Scabies - How to prevent?

Scabies - Preparing for surgery

Scabies - Post-surgery care

Scabies - Other Information

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