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Severe Itching May Be Scabies

By Denise DeWitt HERWriter
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Effective treatments are available to kill scabies mites. If you are concerned that you could have scabies, talk to your healthcare provider.

Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Parasites – Scabies. Web. December 4, 2011.
http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/disease.html

Mayo Clinic. Scabies. Web. December 4, 2011.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/scabies/DS00451/DSECTION=symptoms

PubMed Health. Scabies. Web. December 4, 2011.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001833/

Reviewed December 6, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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