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    Understanding the Causes of Scabies

    Mites: The Culprit Behind Scabies Scabies is a skin infection caused by tiny mites known as Sarcoptes scabiei. These mites are so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye, measuring about 0.3 to 0.4 millimeters in length. The female mites burrow into the skin and lay eggs, which hatch into larvae and then develop into adult mites.…

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    When is a Cold Sore No Longer Contagious?

    How Long is a Cold Sore Contagious? Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). They usually appear on or around the lips, but can also occur in other areas of the face such as the nose or chin. Cold sores are highly contagious and can be spread through direct contact with the…

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