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Old 11-18-2009, 10:11 PM   #1
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Brother diagnosed with Scabbies. I need to worry?

My brother lives with my parents. I don't but I visit on Sundays usually and stay overnight. He was diagnosed with scabbies and recommended my mom and dad get checked out. My dad has had itchy skin recently so he's definetly getting checked out but I don't have any blisters or anything. Do I need to bother getting checked out?

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:31 PM   #2
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Re: Brother diagnosed with Scabbies. I need to worry?

Avoid skin to skin contact with your brother. They are mites/bugs that need a human to survive. I wouldn't go wearing his clothing or sleeping in his bed. But is is OK to be around him.

Scabies tunnels are extremely itchy. They like the wrists and ankles and the red tunnels tend to be liniar.

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Old 11-27-2009, 06:07 PM   #3
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Re: Brother diagnosed with Scabbies. I need to worry?

Probably, from what I understand it's very contagious. Also, if everyone exposed is not treated simultaneously people may get re-infected even after receiving treatment.

 
Old 12-21-2009, 01:33 PM   #4
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Re: Brother diagnosed with Scabbies. I need to worry?

Hi,scabies is very nasty disease.Many times is missdiagnosed especially when there is a mild form,like in my case.I caught the disease when i was in hospital and that happened a few years back.Since than i didnt know about it and always thought I have sensitive skin.Its very hard to control it because the number of people you got in touch with is high.How can i tell all my friends about this?Is extremely embarassing.

 
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