Scabies is the skin condition that involves human itch mites infesting the skin. The human itch mites burrow into the skin and cause an extremely itchy rash. This condition causes discomfort and irritation. It is easily spread through skin-to-skin contact. Less often, scabies can also be contracted by sharing clothing or personal items with those that are affected. Once the mite has burrowed into a patient’s skin, it can take anywhere from one day to six weeks for symptoms to develop. Patients with scabies will experience itching, rashes, and in some cases sores and crusts on the skin. Scabies can be diagnosed with a simple evaluation of the skin.
Scabies cannot go away on its own; it requires prescription treatment for relief. EZCare Clinic practitioners can evaluate symptoms and provide prescriptions for medication.