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The main symptom of scabies is an extremely itchy rash, that’s usually worse at night.

Scabies is usually treated with creams and lotions from a pharmacy. Everyone in your home should be treated as it can spread easily.

You can help prevent scabies from spreading by washing bedding and clothing, and avoiding sex and close physical contact during treatment.

Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by tiny mites burrowing into your skin.

Page last reviewed: 21/11/2023
Next review due: 21/11/2026