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How can you tell if you have scabies?

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How can you tell if you have scabies?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 5 months ago.

Hi and welcome.

First of all you can recognize symptoms of scabies which are itching mainly at night, skin rash and thick crusting over skin.

your doctor can confirm the diagnosis by inspection or simple scrape test by scraping off a small section of skin to obtain a tissue sample. This sample will then be examined under a microscope to confirm the presence of scabies mites or their eggs.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 5 months ago.

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