What is Scabies?

Scabies is an infestation of a microscopic mite burrowing in the outer layer of your residents’ skin. It is contagious and can spread quickly through close physical contact- thus, nursing facilities and extended care facilities are high-risk areas for scabies.

Will Scabies cause my resident discomfort?

Scabies can cause intense itching and a pimple-like rash that will make your resident uncomfortable.

Can my resident receive on-site treatment for Scabies?

Scabies can be treated on-site. Your facility’s dermatology specialist will recommend the appropriate medication to kill the mites. Generally, it is recommended that all residents nearby also be treated, and that a thorough cleaning of the room is performed.

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