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All About Scabies

Posted by admin on July - 13 - 2012

I found this awesome infographic about Scabies, posted by What are scabies? How do you get Scabies? How should you treat scabies? It’s all here in this infographic. The guys over at Naturasil sure do know their stuff!  

Scabies FAQs

Posted by admin on May - 14 - 2012

I get a lot of emails asking the same questions about Scabies. So here are some of the questions I get most often. I get this one a lot: “I think I have all of the symptoms of Scabies, but I keep a very clean house. Is there something else that’s similar to Scabies that could have the same symptoms?” The short answer to your question is yes. There are  [ Read More ]

The Life and Times of a Scabies Mite

Posted by admin on March - 28 - 2012

Discovered in the 18th century by Diacinto Cestoni, an Italian biologist, Sarcoptes scabiei is a parasitic mite that causes the scabies rash by burrowing into the skin of a host and laying eggs. The host can be a dog, cat, human, wild boar, koala, or an ape, as long as the mite has a supply of warm blood and skin to burrow into it will be a happy camper. The  [ Read More ]

Itchiness You Have Never Felt… Until Now

Posted by admin on March - 27 - 2012

Your yearly vacation has finally come around. With a nice hotel to stay in, sights to see, and room service at your beckoned call what could possibly go wrong? Then you wake up in the middle of the night with near painful itching. Upon further investigation, you discover raised red bumps in between your fingers, on your palms, and covering your elbows. The worst part about the whole scenario is that  [ Read More ]

What Are Scabies?

Posted by admin on May - 16 - 2011
scabies mite

Scabies is caused by an invisible to the naked eye parasite, called sarcoptic scabie mite. Scabies mites burrow under the skin of infected individuals, and moves in small grooves or lines which are visible to the naked eye. The female scabies mite lays her fertilized eggs (on average two eggs a day) under the surface layer of the skin. Scabies can be spread faster within communal settings such as nursing  [ Read More ]

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