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Scabies

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - Dr. James Bush he is treating scabies. It's a small parasite, a mite in this case, that causes infection by burrowing under the skin.  

The rash is most notably looked for in the spaces between fingers, with trails of rash where the mite has moved.

Infestation is contagious and is usually from contact with an infected person.

Treatment is with a prescription cream applied from the neck down. The entire household should be treated, even if not symptomatic.

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    James A. Bush, M.D.

    Colonial Heights Medical Center
    3512 Boulevard
    Colonial Heights VA 23834
    (804) 520-1110
    www.colonialheightsmedicalcenter.com
    Hopewell Medical Center
    815 W. Poythress St. 
    Hopewell VA 23860
    (804) 458-8557
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