How To Identify Scabies Rashes
When the scabies rash first appears, it is often mistaken for some other skin issue such as acne or mosquito bites.
One thing that can set scabies apart from other rashes or skin irritations is the relentless itching it causes. This itching is often worse at night.
Another telltale sign of scabies is the presence of skin-colored or grayish-white tracks or raised lines in the skin. These are caused by the female mites that cause scabies tunneling just under the skin surface to create a burrow.
While scabies can appear anywhere, some of the most common places on the body scabies occur are:
- Between the fingers
- Around the breasts
- Around the male genitals
- Inner elbows
- Inside of wrists
- Soles of feet
Up next, scabies risk factors.