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I am a kidney patient and was hugged by a person who has scabies. What is the chance of me getting scabies?

By Anonymous August 16, 2011 - 1:28pm
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Hello lov_lee,

I can appreciate your concern. As I mentioned, be on alert for signs of scabies, such as itching, especially at night, skin rashes, particularly between your fingers and thin lines that develop on your skin.

You should report this incidence to your head or charge nurse.


August 20, 2012 - 4:43pm

please answer ASAP!!
im very worried about this :(

August 17, 2012 - 7:43pm

i am a medical assistant and checked in a patient that had a "rash" but thenwas diagnosed with scabies i took her vital signs which included her pulse and blood pressure does that mean im infected?

August 17, 2012 - 7:34pm

It's possible because bare arms touching is skin-to-skin contact. Wait to see if you get any symptoms, then give your doctor a call.


August 17, 2011 - 5:44pm

Scabies is an easily spread skin disease caused by a very small species of mite. It is spread by skin-to-skin contact with another person who has scabies. But, if you did not have skin- to-skin contact with the infected person, there may be a very low chance that you were infected with the mites. Be alert for symptoms such as itching, especially at night, skin rashes, especially between your fingers, and thin lines that develop on your skin. Call your doctor if you notice any skin changes. Prescription medicated creams are used to treat scabies infections.

August 16, 2011 - 5:04pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you Maryann for responding. Our bare arms touched, would that be considered skin to skin?

August 17, 2011 - 7:24am
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