how did you catch scabies?

how did you catch scabies?

Created by anon on Dec 21, 2011

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dont know

i know exactly where i got them from

intimate encounter

close contact with carrier

crowded place( school, nursing home ect)

other

stressed out

Placerville, CA

#1 Dec 21, 2011
I got them from one of my pediatric patients that I was taking care of in the hospital. I am a nursing student, and I didn't find out until after I came down with symptoms that this kid had a case of scabies. It would have been nice if the staff had warned us.

I wore glove and followed all standard precautions as we are instructed to do for everyone, but I still somehow got infected. That blows the "prolonged contact" theory. I in no way had prolonged contact with this patient. I took the blood pressure, listened to his heart and lungs, and administered medications (handed pills to the kid).
Anna

Sandy, TX

#2 Dec 21, 2011
I believe (not completely sure) that I caught it while living in the dorms.
anon

UK

#3 Dec 22, 2011
im also a nurse so suspect this 2
Leticia

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Feb 18, 2013
I got it from my god daughter her mother said she got it from the daycare. How do you get rid of this stuff
Infestedagain

United States

#5 Feb 18, 2013
Got it trying on clothing at thrift stores.
Anna

Austin, TX

#6 Feb 19, 2013
I'm another Anna, and I think I caught it from living in the dorms as well.
Mama scratchy

Pomona, CA

#7 Feb 21, 2013
Son got em at Mc Donald's play place. Stay away!!

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