A skin rash caused by a tiny parasite called a human itch mite. 


A skin rash caused by a tiny parasite called a human itch mite. 


  • Highly contagious and extremely itchy condition in which parasitic mites burrow under the skin to lay their eggs. 
  • The itchiness is worse at night. 
  • Thin grey lines on the skin might appear, especially between the fingers, on the wrists, in the armpits, around the genitals and between the buttocks. 
  • Sores and scabs might result from scratching.


  • See a doctor or speak to a pharmacist because scabies won’t get better without treatment.


  • A lotion or soap that kills the mite. 
  • After your child has been treated you will need to wash and iron all her clothes and bedding.
  • The mites usually die within three days of treatment, but the itchiness could last up to two weeks.

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