Causes Symptoms and Treatment of Scabies


Scabies is an infestation of
the skin with mites, which are microscopic organisms called
Sarcoptes scabiei. These small insects burro
w under the skin and
cause intense itching,
especially at night. The females lay eggs unde
r the skin, and when
these hatch, the bumps

and itching spread around warm, moist skin areas.
Scabies are spread from close
or intimate contact with an in
fected person, their clothing
or bedding. Dogs can get a type of scab
ies which causes Mange, and although humans
may pick up some of these bugs, they cannot reproduce on people and therefore do not
cause severe symptoms for people. Treati
ng the animal will decrease exposure for