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Does scabies affect children differently than adults?

Symptoms of scabies are alike for adults and children: intense itching and mite burrows in the form of thin red lines and bumps. However, in children, the burrows will appear on the palms of the hand, soles of the feet, scalp, face, and neck. In addition, lindane lotion cannot be used to cure children under the age of 2 of scabies.

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