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human scabies:

1. Or: scabies-mite / itch-mite , common name for Sarcoptes-scabiei-(hominis) , an itch-mite (tiny insect) a parasite of the Arachnida class. The female mite burrows, resides, and reproduces in human skin causing scabies . Burrows are usually found between the fingers, around the genitals , on the wrists or buttocks , and under the arms. The scabies-mite can move quickly on the surface of the skin , about 1 inch per minute.

2. Or: scabies / scabs , a highly contagious infestation marked by intense itching that is usually more severe at night and caused by an almost invisible itch-mite (Sarcoptes scabiei hominis) that burrows and resides in human skin . Scabies is sometimes spread by sexual or close personal contact, but you can also pick them up by using the same bed linen, clothes, or towels as an infected person; it can spread rapidly among children, family members and roommates. Scabies is similar to pubic-lice with the difference that but the bugs are too small to be seen. TREATMENT: Prescription or over-the-counter creams, lotions, and shampoos (Kwell, RID , Nix). All clothes, bedsheets, combs and other personal articles must be washed or treated since lice can live for over 24 hours once they leave the body.

See Also: anthropophagus, anthropophobia, barkers, bugs, cannibalism, clapper, critters, crurormia, desire stage, dogs, frame, haunch, HGM, Homo sapiens, hoofs, human scabies, hyphephilia, itch mite, Kwell, mankind, night soil, Nix, pedal extremities, philantropy, pups, Sarcoptes scabiei (hominis), scabies, scabies mite, scabiophobia, scabs, self-disclosure, sociobiology, tootsies, trotters, wanking spanners, zoophallia, zoophallist, zoorast

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