Scabies outbreaks in hospitals

Pretty much anybody can get scabies - children, adults, and old people. As scabies is a highly contagious skin condition. Once a person gets infected with scabies, it can spread to a nearby group or family members easily. Scabies skin disease can be treated but it would be better if you know what causes scabies and who are more susceptible to the disease.

However, it is observed people in nursing home and hospitals are more prone to get this infection.

Home remedies for scabies

It is painful to have scabies blister on parts of body - sides of fingers, between the fingers, on the backs of the hands, on the wrists, heels, elbows, armpits, inner thighs and around the waist. Scabies can be treated at home with many natural remedies.

But important thing before treating with any home remedies for scabies is to is ensure that condition you have is scabies and not something else.

Scabies infected hand

Scabies affected skin looks really bad and this condition is caused by infection with mites Sarcoptes scabiei. These mites are commonly called scabies mites. They are basically microscopic parasite organisms that burrow deep inside the skin, causing inflammation, itching and rash. Once the skin condition starts getting serious, scabies will show symptoms such as crusty aspect of the skin, pustules, blisters and nodules.

Scabies infected finger

Defined as transmissible ectoparasite skin infection, scabies is one of the most embarrassing skin diseases. Scabies show superficial burrows, secondary infection and intense itching. Scabies is very contagious skin disease and therefore you may get infected in many ways.

A good thing about scabies is that, unlike the cause of many other infections and diseases, the cause of scabies is actually known.