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I had a serious, complicated medical issue that involved more than just my skin. My primary care physician sent me to a rhuematologist who sent me ...

May 25, 2011

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What is Scabies?

Scabies is an intensely itchy and contagious mite infestation. Historically, scabies is the most likely cause of  “the seven year itch”.

The scabies rash typically develops 2-6 weeks after exposure. The most common complaint is itching which is intensified at night. Scabies typically presents with “burrows”  (linear, curved slightly elevated bumps) most commonly found near finger webs, wrists, sides of hands and feet, the penis, buttocks and skin folds. On infants, palms and soles may be affected. The head and neck are uncommonly affected.

If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.