Scabies Symptoms

Do you have any symptoms of Scabies? Do you even know what they are? Learn more about each symptom of this condition below and what to do if you think you may have Scabies.


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Symptoms of Scabies

Symptoms of scabies include:

  • Intense itching, usually worse at night
  • Small red bumps, pimples, or lines on the skin

In more severe cases, the infested area may:

  • Appear crusty
  • Become infected and discharge pus

Scabies rarely affects the face or head. While any other body area, or even the whole body, may be involved, areas most often affected include:

  • Hands, especially between the fingers
  • Wrists and elbows
  • Feet
  • Genitals and pubic area (especially in men)
  • Buttocks
  • Around the nipples (especially in women)
  • Waistline
  • Bellybutton and lower abdomen
  • Areas where clothing is tight
  • Under rings, watches, or jewelry


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