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Comprehensive Information, Resources, and Support on Scabies

Scabies is a very contagious disease. Since scabies is mostly transmitted through direct physical contact, the infestation can easily be passed on to people close to the affected one like family members, friends, office colleagues and sexual partners. The chances of the infestation are high in certain places.

Scabies is one the most common yet neglected dermatological conditions in the world. It is a highly contagious parasitic skin infestation caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis. This mite, barely visible to naked eye, burrows into the epidermis (upper layer of the skin) where it lives and lay eggs.