About Scabies at Jeff Alexander M.D. Dermatology
This common skin condition is caused by the human itch mite, a bug so small that it is invisible to the naked eye. These microscopic organisms burrow into the top layer of skin and cause intense itching as well as a rash around the infected area. In order to treat scabies, Dr. Alexander must first kill the mites living in your skin, which is typically carried out through topical medication. Scabies is highly contagious and can spread to anyone through close physical contact, making early diagnosis the safest and most effective solution. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, please schedule a consultation at Skin Care Institute today.