Scabies mite is a skin parasite that causes scabies which is a contagious skin condition with symptoms of rash and intensely itchy skin.
The scabies mite is very small (0.4 mm), females burrow into the top layer of skin and lay eggs. The itch tends to be more severe at night and affects the trunk and limbs and rarely the head or scalp. Secondary infections are common due to scratching and the damage to the skin from the mite reducing the skin’s ability to prevent infections.
Note: other infections and conditions can cause similar symptoms; diagnosis and treatment for scabies must always be sought from a medical practitioner.
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