Where Do Scabies Mites Live?

Q:
Where do scabies mites live?

A:
Scabies is another contagious skin disease caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis.

Where do we find them in our bodies?

Scabies mites can live anywhere on the body, but some of their favorite spots include:

  • Between the fingers
  • The folds of the wrist, elbow, or knee
  • Around the waistline and navel
  • On the breasts or genitals
  • The head, neck, face, palms, and soles in very young children

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