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How long is scabies contagious for?


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2007-12-31 23:10:23
2007-12-31 23:10:23

Scabies are usually contagious about 40 days before you know you have them. They die within about 10 hours of being treated and are then no longer contagious. They don't like to live on fabric and if they can't find a human they will die off on clothes in about 4 days.

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Scabies are contagious until it's gone. When the scabies are gone. It is not longer contagious. But, you have to wash your blankets & clothes that you used when you had them. Or they can still be contagious.

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Scabies is contagious. The mites spread from person to person.

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Yes, scabies is contagious. It is caused by mites.

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Scabies can be contagious in the early stages of treatment. Once treatment is completed there is no risk; however early in treatment there is still a risk of transmission.

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You have high risk of scabies if your skin comes in contact with the skin of a person having scabies because scabies is a contagious disease.


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