How Do You Catch Scabies? Topic Guide

How Do You Catch Scabies? How Do You Catch Scabies?: Scabies is an infestation by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. These tiny mites and burrow into the skin, which creates intense itching that is worse at night. Scabies is contagious through skin-to-skin contact, often transmitted sexually or between mothers and their young children.

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How Do You Catch Scabies? Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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diphenhydramine and phenylephrine Diphenhydramine And Phenylephrine

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching,...learn more »

ivermectin Ivermectin

Ivermectin is an anti-parasite medication...learn more »

sulfur topical Sulfur Topical

Sulfur topical (for the skin) is used to treat acne...learn more »

crotamiton topical Crotamiton Topical

Crotamiton is an anti-parasite medicine that kills certain parasites that live or lay eggs in your skin...learn more »

permethrin topical Permethrin Topical

Permethrin is an anti-parasite medication...learn more »

lindane topical Lindane Topical

Lindane is an anti-parasite medicine. Lindane topical (for the skin) kills certain parasites that live or lay eggs in your skin or hair...learn more »