Throughout history, scabies has been known as “the itch” and it’s this feature (intense itch) that is often the first and most prevalent symptom of this skin disease. Generally the itch is most concentrated in the back and webbed side of the hand and sides of fingers and also on the skin folds of the wrist. Many different parts of the skin, however, get affected subsequently.
Scabies is caused by parasitic mites that generally infest the human skin. The disease is highly contagious and is spread through prolonged skin contact. The scabies mites are very small and are invisible to... more