Scabies, caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, an itch mite, is contagious but can be cured. The medication for scabies may last for about two weeks. However, you might continue to experience severe itching (the main symptom of scabies) for about two to four weeks after the cure.
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my parasitic skin infection symptoms?
- Q Is scabies serious?
- Q How common is scabies?
- Q Is there a cure for scabies?
- Q What is a parasitic skin infection?
- Q What should I ask my doctor after a diagnosis of parasitic skin infection?