Scabies — Information, Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Information About Scabies Scabies is a skin condition caused by the human itch mite (latin name Sarcoptes scabiei). (1) The human itch mite is a small 8-legged insect that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Scabies develops when the mite burrows into the skin and causes an inflammatory reaction. The inflammatory reaction is extremely itchy. The immune system responds to the mites, eggs, and mite feces with an allergic reaction. If you’ve ever suffered from scabies, you know how hard it can be to resist the urge to scratch. Unlike with mosquitoes, insect repellents cannot be used to repel […]