Image Collection: Bites and Infestations

Change Category

Close

1. Picture of Scabies

Picture of Scabies Bites
Dr. P. Marazzi / Photo Researchers, Inc.

Scabies: Infestation of the skin by the human itch mite, Sarcaptes scabies. The initial symptom of scabies are red, raised bumps that are intensely itchy. A magnifying glass will reveal short, wavy lines of red skin, which are the burrows made by the mites. Treatment is with any of several scabicide medications.

Related Topics
  Facts About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Image Source: Dr. P. Marazzi / Photo Researchers, Inc.

Text: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary by MedicineNet, Inc.

Guide to understanding the Image Gallery categories:


    NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD