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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
- Genitals and pubic area (especially in men)
- Around the nipples (especially in women)
- Bellybutton and lower abdomen
- Areas where clothing is tight
- Under rings, watches, or jewelry
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
What causes Scabies? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Are you at risk of getting Scabies? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
What are the Scabies symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Scabies.
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
How can you prevent Scabies? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Can this condition be treated? What Scabies treatment options are available?
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
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