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How can you be infected with scabies?

Scabies is transferred when fertilised female mites gnaw their way through the skin and create little passageways in the process.

In these passageways, they lay their eggs and die. Approximately three weeks later the eggs hatch and a new generation of itch mites are ready to reproduce.

It will also take about three weeks from the time of infection before the itch starts. It will make the victim scratch the skin day and night and can cause bleeding.

Itch mites have their favourite areas of the body - the web spaces of the fingers and toes; palms and soles; the wrists; the armpits; the skin around the navel; and women's nipples.

 

 

 

 

 

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