Scabies Rash Picture Collection

" This scabies rash picture collection can help you determine if you are suffering from scabies. it is often confused with other skin conditions such as ringworm fungus, head lice, bed bugs bites, chigger bites, hives, eczema, shingles or impetigo. This condition is caused by a small number of mites that burrow under the skin for about 30 days.  Scabies causes include close or sexual contact with an infested individual.The condition needs to be treated as early as possible to avoid female mites laying eggs under the skin.  Several scabies treatment options are available using either prescription or over the counter natural products."  

Scabies Causes

Scabies mites area transferred from person to person through sexual or casual touching, shared clothing or even sitting in a chair previously occupied by a infested individual. The mites are microscopic in size, so they are only visible under a microscope.

Scabies prefer to burrow under the skin in skin folds or under rough skin.  Typical areas include the:

  • on the webbing in between the fingers (see below)
  • pits of the arm
  • in between the toes 
  • at the fold of the waist
  • under nails
  • inside the elbow
  • around the chest nipples or breast nipples
  • at the penis or groin
  • at the wrists
  • on the buttocks
  • behind the knee
  • between the shoulder blades

Scabies symptoms include rash and itch.  Scratching can cause lesions to form and allow a bacterial infection to take hold.

Scabies Rash Pictures on Hand

scabies rash picture
Scabies Rash Picture in web between fingers on hand
Source: CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases

scabies rash picture
Scabies Rash Picture on on hand
Scabies can cause the eruption of pimples on the hand and
webbing in between fingers
Source: CDC

Pictures of Scabies on Wrist

Picture of Scabies on Wrist
The mite creates a zig zag pattern on the skin
Source: Naturasil

Genital Scabies Picture

This picture of genital scabies shows a rash that developed on the penis, groin and stomach.  

genital scabies
Picture Genital Scabies Rash
Source: CDC/ Susan Lindsley

Canine Scabies on Humans

Canine scabies on humans occurs when an infested dog or cat touches a human. The mites move from pet to person, and burrow under the skin.  Dog scabies on humans is considered to be mild.   Dog scabies human symptoms include skin irritation and skin itch.  Unlike the human scabies mite, canine scabies mites do not lay eggs and die in several days.

pictures of scabies rash
Picture Canine Scabies on Human
This picture shows a mild dog scabies infestation
on the breasts and chest

Source: CDC

dog scabies in humans
Dog Scabies in Humans Picture
Source: CDC

Scabies Home Remedies

There are home remedies available that can successfully treat scabies.  This includes products that contain plant extracts such as Naturasil and the use of sulfur based soaps and creams (available from same company).

Skin itch caused by mites can be naturally relieved by using herbs such as Psorinum, Staphisagria (historically used for bites and bite related skin symptoms) and
# Viola tri (used for skin itch). All three are available in products such as Scab-Ease Itch Relief.

Mites cannot live for more than a few days when not on a host.  That said, be sure to remove as many mites from the home as possible.  This can be accomplished with a parasitic disinfectant spray such as  Benzarid.   Also be sure to wash all linen in hot water and vacuum floors the mattress and box spring thoroughly.  Dispose of the vacuum bag immediately outside of the home.

References for Scabies Rash Picture Collection:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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