Scabies infestation is caused by the Sarcoptic scabies mite. It is characterized by intense, nocturnal itching - as these mites are active at night. Infestation occurs when the scabies mite burrows into the skin and lays eggs and the hatching process causes intense itching. Prescription medication is necessary to treat the infestation. However, you may still feel the prickly sensation even after the treatment is complete.
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You may get re-infected even after the treatment, because the mites may be alive or... more