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"What to do if you have scabies" - Scabies is a common skin condition caused by the human itch mite. People get scabies when the mite burrows into the top layer of their skin to live and feed. When the skin reacts to the mite – which is so small that you would need a microscope to see it – an extremely itchy rash develops.

If you suspect you have scabies, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists to help you get rid of the mites:

What to do if you have scabies


The Academy produces this video library to demonstrate dermatologist-recommended tips people can use to properly care for their skin, hair, and nails.

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Acne: Tips to help you see clearer skin
You can reduce your acne by following these skin care tips from dermatologists.

African American hair: Everyday care, processing, and styling
To help African-Americans keep their hair healthy, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

Athletes foot: How to treat
Follow these dermatologists’ tips on how to avoid and treat athlete’s foot.

Bathing: How often do children need to bathe?
These guidelines from dermatologists can help you figure out how often a child needs a bath.

Blisters: How to prevent and treat
To prevent chafing that can lead to blisters, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

Boils and styes: How to treat
To treat a boil or stye at home, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

Bug bites: Tips to prevent and treat
Although warm, spring weather means more time outdoors, it also means more bugs - like bees, ticks, and mosquitoes. To help prevent bug bites, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

Bug bites and stings: When to see a dermatologist
Learn how you can safely treat bug bites and stings at home and when you need to see a dermatologist.

Burns: How to treat a first-degree, minor burn
Although first-degree burns are not as serious as higher-degree burns, they can hurt quite a bit and can leave a scar if not properly treated. To treat a first-degree burn at home, follow these tips from dermatologists.



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