Question by michelle: scabies??????
A kid in my grade had scabies. What is it and how can I avoid getting it? Is it true that it’s the same as crabs?

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Answer by J B
Yes – scabies are on your body, crabs are in your pubic area – one and the same. To avoid getting it, avoid skin to skin contact with an infected person.

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3 Responses to scabies??????

  1. Michael B says:

    no its not crabs, but it is similar, they are small microscopic bugs that eat old skin cells off of the area that they are on. and i know this sounds sick but when they crap it makes a reaction with the skin and causes bumps. it is cureable.

  2. keepsondancing says:

    “Crabs” are pubic lice (there are also head lice and armpit lice). Scabies are not the same. They are a tiny insect that burrows under the skin and causes itching. You can catch them from skin contact with others or even from the clothing of an infected person.

    You need a prescription lotion to kill them, and you have to launder everything you own, so best to avoid anyone who is infected!

  3. Iunona C says:

    Scabies is an infestation of the skin with the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. Scabies spreads rapidly under crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people, such as in hospitals, institutions, child-care facilities, and nursing homes. You can get it by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person already infested with scabies. Contact must be prolonged (a quick handshake or hug will usually not spread infestation). Infestation is easily spread to sexual partners and household members. Infestation may also occur by sharing clothing, towels, and bedding.

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