This page contains information on the scabies rash. After discussing scabies in detail, we will go over the safest and most effective scabies treatment.

What Is Scabies Rash?

Scabies is a skin infection that is caused by a type of mite. It is very contagious. Scabies mites burrow, or tunnel, under the outer layer of skin. This produces pimple-like irritations known as the scabies rash. These mites lay eggs under the skin and feed on blood. The mites are about the size of a pinhead, are nearly transparent, and usually cannot be seen.

Symptoms Of Scabies Rash

The most common symptom of scabies is extreme itching, particularly at night. The skin also becomes red and blistered. The itching is the result of an allergic reaction to the mites and their waste.

The most common areas of skin affected by scabies include: between the toes and fingers, around the wrist, folds of the elbow, armpits, belt line, abdomen, genitalia, nipples, buttocks, and the groin. Babies and small children may get it on the face, scalp or soles of the feet.

The symptoms usually appear from two to six weeks after becoming infected. However, people who have previously had the scabies rash can show symptoms within a few days.

How Does Scabies Spread?

Scabies is transferred by direct skin-to-skin contact. It can also be transferred by contact with clothes or bedding that has been contaminated by an infected person. A very common way to get scabies is to shake hands with an infected person. It can also be transmitted during sexual contact

You cannot get scabies from pets. Scabies mites only infest humans. Scabies mites can only survive for three or four days if they are away from the human body.

You are contagious and can spread scabies until all the mites and eggs are killed by a treatment.

Now that you understand scabies and its symptoms, we will discuss scabies treatment.

Scabies Treatment

Everyone living with an infected person, as well as intimate contacts, should be treated. Everyone should be treated at the same time to prevent re-infestation with scabies from other persons who might be infected but do not have any symptoms yet.

Also, the infected persons clothing and bedding needs to be washed in hot water and ironed so as to kill the mite and all of its eggs.

Fortunately, there is a very safe and effective scabies treatment. This treatment not only eliminates and kills the scabies mites, but also kills the eggs. It will end the itching, and stop the pain and sores. Best of all, it has none of the dangerous side effects of many prescription medications. It is called Naturasil. Follow this link for more detailed information.

Additional Reading:

Symptoms of scabies – Information about the symptoms, the scabies causes, and the best treatment options. It is important to treat everyone that has been exposed at the same time, learn why.

Norwegian scabies – Learn the difference between regular scabies and Norwegian scabies. Someone infested with the Norwegian scabies will harbor many more mites. As a result, their skin manifestations are more severe.

Scabies pictures – Includes pictures of scabies, and treatment information. Extensive scabies pics of the mites, and rashes on the legs, back, feet and chest.

If your looking for additional information on scabies treatment, or are considering using home remedies for scabies, please take a look at some of the new sections we have added. We have added pages on the scabbies symptoms, the causes of scabbieshow do you get scabies, and what to do if you get a diagnosis scabies. In addition, we have an extensive collection of scabies photos. By looking at the pictures of scabies you can understand why these mites are often referred to as burrowing lice.

**Update**  In response to several emails with questions about scabes, we have added two more pages: The scabies causes, and our special page titled tell me about scabies.

If you have any questions about the scabies rash, or our recommended scabies treatment, please contact us.

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