Scabies is a highly contagious skin infection caused by mites that burrow into the skin and lay eggs, resulting in intense itching and rash. It can spread rapidly in crowded environments, such as nursing homes. Early detection and treatment are crucial to prevent further transmission.

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What are the symptoms of scabies?

Scabies is a common skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin, leading to intense itching and rashes. Symptoms include intense itching, a rash, and small bumps or blisters.

Is scabies contagious?

Scabies is highly contagious and can spread quickly through close physical contact or sharing items like clothing or bedding.

How to treat scabies?

Our pharmacy team can recommend the best treatment for you and your family. Everyone in your household will need to be treated at the same time regardless of if they have symptoms. It’s also important to wash all clothes, bedding, and towels in hot water to prevent re-infestation.

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