Scabies

What is scabies?

 

It is a skin infection caused by a microscopic bug called a mite. The mite lives on the surface and burrows down into the skin causing:

 

 

How do scabies spread?

 

They spread by:

 

 

When are scabies contagious?

 

 

How do I know if my child has scabies?

 

If your child has the symptoms, see your doctor. Scabies are diagnosed by the signs and symptoms. Sometimes, a skin scraping may be examined under the microscope.

 

What should I do if my child has scabies?

 

Treatment: Follow the treatment prescribed by your doctor. Some scabies medications are dangerous for infants and women who are pregnant or nursing.

 

 

Keep your child home until:

 

After treatment is completed. Notify your Head Start program.

 

To limit the spread:

 

 

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