Common sites of burrow infection include finger webs, wrists, elbows, ankles, breasts and gentialia.
Transmission of the mite is by direct skin-to-skin contact with an affected individual, and usually occurs in bed. Holding hands is usually a less common mode of transmission especially in children, but it is known anyone can contact scabies and anyone whom has been sexually active with an infected carrier is certain to contact the infection. It is recommended to question any sexual partner that has visible body rashes before preceeding further.
If you suspect that you have scabies or develop similar symptoms you should consult your physician to confirm any diagnosis. Your doctor will be able to prescribe a course of treatment and tell you how to look after yourself.
Any treatment involves a relatively harmless course of all-over special body cream known as a scaicide. Scaicide acts by killing all mites, eggs, and their burrows. The scaicide must be applied directly to the skin for no less than 24 hours. Re-application must occur each time any part of the body is washed ie. hand washing and showering. The treatment process is then repeated 24 hours later and all personal garments, bed-linen, and personal towels should be laundered separately in a thorough washing cycle.
It is imperative any individual under-going treatment must take the repsonsibilty of notifying all individuals they live with or have close contact with on regular basis.