Scabies is not driven by your socio-economic status nor are personal hygiene habits a factor. It does not discriminate! Anyone, regardless of social class, age, race, gender, personal hygiene habits can be affected with this parasite that burrows under the skin to lay eggs.
Transmission of scabies can occur in crowded situations. Is your child in daycare? Does your mother in law live in a assisted living facility? These are two likely spots to catch scabies. All that is needed is close person to person contact with an infected person to contract scabies. I have been asked if one can catch scabies through shaking hands. The answer is yes. In a camp situation, children lounging on each others beds can lead to an outbreak if just one of the children is infected. Towels in a gym that have not been washed and dried properly may carry scabies.
If you have not been infected with scabies previously, it can take four to six weeks for symptoms to show up. Pimple like rash, unmanageable itching, and open sores caused by scratching are three symptoms of scabies. Common places for the rash to occur are the armpits, elbows and wrists, the area between the fingers, nipples, and male genitalia.
Be sure you are using an all natural safe treatment for scabies.