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scabies mite

Scabies 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.

Scabies mites do not infest homes but can be easily spread through person to person contact.

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