Do Clean People Get Scabies?

By | July 1, 2011

I think one of the reasons it took me so long to get help for my scabies outbreak was because I couldn’t possibly believe that I could get scabies.

I’m a clean person and I have excellent hygiene. I thought only the homeless and people in third world countries could get scabies, not me living in my clean middle class environment.

I couldn’t have been more wrong and it made me confront some of my prejudges, also leaving me very humble. If I could get scabies, then I know anyone can. It’s just a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Scabies is a communicable disease and unlike blood-borne illness, scabies can be transmitted actually much easier.

Using public toilets, the gym, not properly cleaned hotel rooms etc. could all be areas that someone with scabies could have left some scabies eggs behind. It is commonly believed that you only get scabies from direct, prolong contact with another infected person, but I can attest that I contracted scabies from an environmental source.

I wasn’t in contact with anyone that was infected and I know this for a fact. I think the chances of contracting scabies mites the way I did is rare, but it can happen. I just wish that I would have been able to admit to myself that a clean person like me could have scabies because then I could have gotten help much sooner.

I’ll never forget the months I spent in itching agony because I thought that there was no way a clean person like me could get scabies. Well, I’m scabies free and I love to use my experiences to help others so that’s why I built this site. I hope it helps and if you were like me, a clean person living in denial about having scabies, I encourage you to get to your doctor and get diagnosed so that you can get help as quickly as possible.

Nurses are relied upon to know so much more intricate details than the average medical professional. Something likes scabies won’t make it to a surgeon’s table, but a nurse deals with it daily. Hence the reason online nursing schools are stressing the simplest ailments now more than ever.

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