How Does Scabies Look On Humans?

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You may be wondering how scabies look on humans. Here’s a picture of scabies, showing the distinctive rash caused by the tiny mites that tunnel beneath your skin. That’s the way most people look if they have scabies, but occasionally the way scabies look on humans is a bit different. In rare cases, people have a rash that gets crusty. It’s called crusted scabies or Norwegian scabies and it’s harder to treat than the typical scabies.

If you weren’t convinced before, the picture of scabies probably convinces you that you do not want the condition. Unfortunately, it’s pretty easy to pick up a case of scabies. All you have to do is be in close contact with someone else that has the condition. You can see how scabies look on humans, but often that distinctive rash occurs in folds of skin where it’s not really noticeable, like between the finger, on the backs of the knees or in the genital area. Also, the rash might not appear right away so someone can spread scabies to others before he even realizes he has the condition.

Prevent scabies by avoiding close contact with anyone that has the condition if you can. If you find out you’ve been exposed to the condition, get treatment right away. Don’t wait to see if you develop a rash.

Now that you know how scabies look on humans, you’ll probably be able to recognize the condition if you do get it. It’s important to get treatment right away because the condition will just get worse over time. Note that if you have an itchy rash that doesn’t really look like the picture of scabies, the rash is probably caused by something else and scabies treatments might not fix the problem.

If you have scabies, there a few different treatments available to you.

See a doctor if you have a rash that doesn’t look like the picture of scabies to get a diagnosis. You may need to see a doctor if you have crusted scabies because it’s often harder to treat than the typical kind of scabies.

More than how scabies look on humans on our how to treat scabies page

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