ABSTRACT – Scabies is a severe itchy skin condition which is caused by a burrowing mite known as Sarcoptes...
Scabies is a severe itchy skin condition which is caused by a burrowing mite known as Sarcoptes Scabiei. The itchiness on the skin is the result of body’s allergic reaction to the mites, their eggs and their waste. These mites not only affect humans, animals can also get infected if they come in contact with them. Scabies is highly contagious in nature which can quickly spread to people around the infected individual. Severe itching on the skin where the mites had bitten becomes intense at night. Scabies should be treated quickly without delaying because it gets worsen if left untreated.
Bitten by burrowing mites called Sarcoptes scabiei mites
Physical contact with the infected person or animal
Sharing clothes and bedding with the infected person
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –
Itching in the infected areas
Sores, blisters and bumps
Thick crust formation
Degradation in quality of skin
Severe bacterial infections
Migration from one area to other body parts
Difficulty in treatment if turns severe