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Scabies Rash

Look For a Rash That Gets Worse at Night

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Updated July 06, 2010

This scabies picture shows what the skin response to a scabies infestation looks like.
Scabies Rash

A patient with a scabies infection

Photo Courtesy of the CDC/ Susan Lindsley (1973)

One thing that scabies pictures cannot show you is that the rash an infestation causes often becomes much more itchy at night. Scabies symptoms primarily show up on folds of skin, such as between the fingers, on the wrists and ankles, and in the genital area.

Unlike pubic lice which are almost always transmitted sexually, scabies can be transmitted by casual contact between household members, including sharing sheets, towels, and clothing.

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