Scabbies Disease Symptoms

Scabbies are caused by nasty little creatures called mites, that are responsible for this disease. This infection is heavily contagious, so stay away from everyone who seems to be infected with Scabbies. Mites cause red flamable areas on your skin.

It takes about 4-6 weeks to acquire symptoms after first infestation. Consequently, a human may have been contagious for at least a month before being diagnosed. This implies that individual could have passed scabies to anyone at that time with whom they had close contact. Individual who sleeps in the same room with a human with scabies has a high possibility of having scabies as well, although they may not show symptoms. Scabbies is very easy to misdiagnose because early subtle cases might express themself like small pimples or mosquito bites

Scabbies is oft misdiagnosed as intense pruritus (itching of healthy skin) before papular blasts form. Upon initial pruritus the tunnels appear as small, barely noticeable bumps on the hands and may be slightly shiny and black in colour rather than red. Initially the itching may not exactly correlate to the location of these bumps. As the plague progresses, these scabbies bumps get more blood-red in color.

Scabies mites are really fastidious. Contagion of the mites involves close person-to-person contact of the skin-to-skin variety. It is hard, if not impossible, to catch scabies by shaking hands, hanging your coat next to someone who has it, or even sharing bed clothing that had mites in them the night earlier.