Category Archives: what is scabies

Found some small crusty bumps on your skin? Are these accompanied by soreness, itching, swelling, or pus? If these are turning red, white, or yellow in color, it is a clear indication that you are dealing with some serious skin problem. Though crusty skin and bumps can be due to scabies, a mite infestation which […]

(Summary: Here are the ways to battle your scabies itch effectively.) Itch is a trademark scabies symptom. It gets intense at nights, thereby troubling the sleep of the patient. Relentless scabies itch is life disturbing. Top of that, scratching the itchy part can worsen your skin condition. This is because it damages the skin, allowing […]

When it comes to mite infestation, scabies secures its place in top of the list. These tiny mites burrow into your skin and cause itchy rashes. If you or someone close to you is suspected with scabies, there is a dire need for medical treatment. Besides, it is also important to treat your surroundings. Why? […]

If your skin is getting itchy and you are dealing with rashes too, you might be suffering from eczema or scabies. While both these skin conditions have similar characteristics, these are entirely different from each other. However, these are often confused, which further causes delay in appropriate treatment. Hence, it is worth knowing the difference […]

(Summary: Scabies is more than an itchy skin condition. It deeply affects the life of a sufferer. And here are some experiences to prove that.) There are millions of scabies sufferers across the world. Some get rid of scabies with simple treatment. For some, it takes weeks after weeks to see improvement. Some have scabies […]

Sarcoptic mange is a contagious skin disease that is caused by the Sarcoptes scabies mite. Mites are not insect,s but kind of parasites with eight legs. They are microscopic and cannot be seen by the naked eye. The Scabies mites that cause the infection in humans are from the same family. The mites that cause […]

The Canine scabies is caused by the parasite Sarcoptes scabiei. They are able to penetrate the skin of healthy dogs and cause skin problems. The dogs will often be seen scratching themselves due to the itching. These mites cans also infect humans and cause them mild discomfort and itching. Let’s read more about Sarcoptes and […]

Scabies is a common skin infection that is seen in every country, in all kinds of people and societies. It has been infecting humans for over 2500 years. It is a skin infection that is very contagious and can spread quickly by skin to skin contact. Let’s read a little more about the history of […]

If scabies is left untreated for a longer duration, the infectious parasite can reproduce and lay eggs in large numbers. This will spread the infection to unaffected body areas and develop into more severe skin disease like crusted scabies.              When an irritating infection like scabies comes around, it’s natural for anyone infected to be asking […]