Scabies - Introduction

Introduction Causes Symptoms Treatments

Scabies is a condition of very itchy skin caused by tiny mites that burrow into your skin.
Scabies can affect people of all ages and from all incomes and social levels. Even people who keep themselves very clean can get scabies.

Scabies mites spread by close contact with someone who has scabies. Scabies can also be spread by sharing towels, bed sheets, and other personal belongings.

Scabies often affects several family members at the same time. You can spread it to another person before you have symptoms.