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Scabies Pictures
Scabies Pictures

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Scabies is a contagious skin disease determined by the microscopic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei). The female burrows galleries into the skin where it deposits eggs, causing severe itching at night. This mite was described as early as 1687. But this important discovery went unnoticed and it persisted until the nineteenth century. The role of mite has been definitively confirmed in 1834. This is the females who are involved in itching. When mated, they burrow in the thickness of the skin and deposit their eggs. The entire life cycle lasts 20 days after oviposition, the larvae hatch within a few days, become adults in two weeks and will then grow at the surface of the skin. The transmission of scabies is possible and often very fast.

Depending on the type of transmission, there are known human scabies, characterized by contamination from another person, non-human scabies, characterized by contamination from an animal (dog, cat, horse, bird ) or plant scabies (shrub, wheat).

As an interesting fact, the mite responsible for scabies in animals usually does not evolve in humans.

Check out these scabies pictures and click on them to further refine your undestanding by scabies types:

Dog scabies Normal skin Baby scabies Scabies rash
Dog scabies Normal skin Baby scabies Scabies rash
Scabies treatment Scabies infestation Scabies mites Scabies symptoms
Scabies treatment Scabies infestation Scabies mites Scabies symptoms


So, as we talked before, the parasites that cause scabies disease are called mites. They measure less than 0.5 mm in length and feed by drinking the blood of an infected person. The parasite also affects different animals, including dogs.

As all parasites, mites can not survive more than a few days away from their host. Mites are destroyed beyond 55 celsius degrees. The incubation period is 2-3 weeks (shorter in case of re-infestation - just 3 days, because the itching is mainly the consequence of an allergic phenomenon).

The human scabies (check pictures) is spread mainly by direct physical contact, especially during sex. The disease is highly contagious because the parasite can survive about one to two days outside its host, the sheets or clothing for example, but sometimes more, depending on the humidity and temperature.

By its location, the mite is resistant to usual hygienic measures (bathing, soaping).