Q17. What is scabies?

A17. Scabies is a highly infectious skin rash which is caused by tiny mites that burrow beneath the skin. These mites lay eggs and leave these along with faeces as they burrow which causes the itchy red rash. This rash can also appear as small pus filled pustules or blisters. It develops on the face, body and scalp which may be accompanied by thin red lines on your baby’s skin which are caused by the burrowing of these mites. Find out more in our scabies section.

FAQS Index : Guide to Baby Skin Rashes

FAQs Intro

  1. Why do babies develop skin rashes?
  2. What are the most common skin rashes in babies?
  3. What is cradle cap?
  4. What is baby acne?
  5. What is baby eczema?
  6. What is heat rash?
  7. What are hives?
  8. What is urticaria?
  9. What are milia?
  10. What is impetigo?
  11. What types of birthmarks do babies get?
  12. What causes chickenpox?
  1. What causes measles?
  2. Can babies get German measles (rubella)?
  3. What is ringworm?
  4. Can babies develop psoriasis?
  5. What is scabies?
  6. What is roseola?
  7. What are viral skin rashes?
  8. Does my baby have a wart?
  9. What is the treatment for baby skin rashes?
  10. Why is the MMR vaccine controversial?
  11. Can you prevent baby skin rashes?

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