Scabies mites (scabies mite
drawing) burrow into skin where they cause an
allergic reaction, intense itching, skin thickening
and scarring (see photo above, right). Hands and
wrists are common sites of infestations but other
areas of the body can be involved as well.
Scabies mites are very contagious and easily passed
person to person either by direct contact or through
shared clothing or bedding.