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1. Picture of Scabies

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

Scabies is an infection caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. The mites burrow under the skin causing red, itchy bumps. Closer examination of the skin with a magnifying glass reveals lines under the skin, which are produced by the mites burrowing. Scabicide medications are used to treat the infestation.

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

Text Reference: "Scabies: Signs and Symptoms." American Academy of Dermatology.

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