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Posted by: tracy zwane | 2011/02/24

scabies

good day my sone was diognised with scabies ,what is it and how can i treat it

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Scabies is caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin and cause intense itching. It is usually treated with special medicated soaps and skin creams - ask your doctor about these. Scabies is contagious so others in your household may also need to be treated. Please read the article on scabies here: http://www.health24.com/medical/Head2Toe/777-778-780,11886.asp

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