According to the World Health Organization, scabies in humans develops due to a parasitic infestation. The Sarcoptes scabiei var hominid, a microscopic mite, will invade the skin by burrowing into the skin layers to lays its eggs. The infestation will alert the body to a foreign invader and trigger an immune response that causes symptoms of itching.
The action of itching can lead to a bacterial infection, skin sores, and worsened infection (i.e., septicaemia, a blood infection) if bacteria enter the bloodstream. As a result, scabies-related infection can result in chronic kidney disease and heart disease if the scabies is not treated.
Here are the common signs, causes, and treatments for scabies…
What are Scabies?
Scabies are mites that spread via skin-to-skin contact with an infected person, or by sharing bedding, clothing, or towels with an infected person. Regardless of personal hygiene, a scabies infestation occurs when mites burrow under the surface of the skin and cause an allergic reaction.