Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Scabies is one of the most itching and painful contagious skin condition which is caused by a tiny parasite named Sarcoptes Scabiei, which is not able to see by a naked eye, it lives in side the animal or human body's skin and it causes bad itching usually at night time, it does not only attacks human body but also animals also come under its attack, this parasite have eight legs.
More than 300 million cases occurs each year in not only US but all around the world, people having pets at their home are mostly get caught by this disease,

Signs And Symptoms Of Scabies:

The infected area gets reddish in color and the main areas which are usually infected by this skin conditions are between the fingers of hands and legs, the wrists and below elbows, the knees, around the waist,the sides and backs of the feet.

Treatment Of Scabies:

There are many treatment products for this infection but Permethrin cream is usually advised by specialist to get rid of these parasites but this cream is expensive as compared to other alternatives, no vaccine is available in market until now to prevent this.


  1. It is important that any person who has scabies infection see a doctor for treatment. Scabies infections occur worldwide and are considered fairly common.

  2. Thanks for the information here.There are so many kinds of skin diseases which are overlooked by us.When we know about a disease it is also better to get the treatment get started fast and quick.

  3. It is nice to know what are the medicine that we have to put on even it is expensive than depending on to alternative that we don't know it will surely cure.

  4. Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Mites are small eight-legged parasites (in contrast to insects, which have six legs). They are tiny, just 1/3 millimeter long, and burrow into the skin to produce intense itching, which tends to be worse at night. The mites that infest humans are female and are 0.3 mm-0.4 mm long; the males are about half this size.Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. Scabies mites are very sensitive to their environment. They can only live off of a host body for 24-36 hours under most conditions. Transmission of the mites involves close person-to-person contact of the skin-to-skin variety.



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