is caused by a tiny mite that burrows
under the skin causing intensely itchy
lesions and distinctive changes to skin texture and
appearance. Diagnosis of a scabies infestation is
done by scraping the skin and examining the loosened
skin debris under a microscope. Very effective
medications are now available for scabies but most
require a medical diagnosis and prescription.
mites do not
infest homes but can be easily spread
through person to person contact.