Where Does Scabies Come from?


Scabies are caused by caused by an eight-legged mite (Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis). The life cycle of the scabies mite starts when the female burrows into the skin and deposits her eggs. Scabies is spread by protracted skin-to-skin contact with a person who carries the mite.
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A small species of mite. Research is dead. Source(s) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth….
were do scabies first come from before they infect a person..? could this be from a very old well use mattress..?
r u kidding me? i had scabies w/out knowing what i had for 3 months- maybe more. reluctant to seek medical attention cuz i had no money, no job, no insurance. i was semi-homeless
Scabies is caused by a tiny mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. The scabies mites burrow into
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Scabies is a skin infestation caused by a tiny microscopic bug known as the human itch mite. This mite is usually passed from simple skin to skin contact and can be transmitted through infested clothing or bedding. Scabies mites mate on the skin’s surface before the females burrow into the skin to lay eggs. After the eggs hatch, new mites migrate to the skin’s surface. Mites are cream colored with bristles and spines. More »
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Scabies comes from the same virus that causes chicken pox, which is called Varicella Zoster. The only difference is, scabies affect one side of your body instead of all over your body. You can find more information at www.shingles.com
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