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Scabies is a highly contagious disease caused by the presence of a mite. It causes skin lesions and severe itching.


The period of incubation of the itch, that is to say the period between infection and the onset of symptoms, ranging from two to four weeks . A person infected with scabies remains contagious for 2 to 3 days after starting treatment.


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Scabies is spread by skin contact with infected skin. Thus, shaking hands or kissing an infected person can be enough to catch scabies. But the itch can also be transmitted by contact with clothing and personal effects from an infected individual, even if the risk is reduced.
It spreads very quickly in confined areas, such as schools, day care centers, retirement homes or the family home. Just enter once in contact with an individual or an object where the itch is there to catch it.

Note : The mite responsible for scabies can not survive more than a few days in bed linen or clothing.


To avoid the risk of catching scabies, it is appropriate to adopt good personal hygiene. If someone in his entourage is reached by scabies, it is recommended to buy a cream, permethrin , which can eliminate the disease.
Scabies does not heal spontaneously. After the diagnosis, your doctor will prescribe an anti-parasite treatment administered orally or systemically. If itching persists, it is also possible to prescribe an antihistamine . Skin infections, they are treated with antibiotics oral.

Our tips: Remember to wash all your clothes and linens contaminated at 60 ° C, the parasite does not survive at this temperature.

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