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What are Scabies??

Good afternoon doctors, I wanted to know about scabies.. What are Scabies and the treatment for it. I am having itchiness and red rashes on my arm and all over my legs, thighs
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Scabies is a contagious condition which affects all members of the family . It is caused by a mite called sarcoptes scabeii. The most characteristic feature of scabies is itching during night. You need get examined by a dermatologist to rule out the same.
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