Sexual & General Health

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Scabies

Affects arse area
Does not affect eyes/mouth area
Affects genital area

Symptoms:

  • Eczema-like rash.
  • Itchy red patches on the body.
  • Scratching at night.

Treatment: 1 visit to the clinic

  • Scabies can be treated with special lotion from the Chemist or Clinic (follow the instructions carefully).

WARNING! Scabies is the most common STI in Britain. It is caused by a mite that cannot be seen.

Prevention:

  • Scabies can be easily passed on through any close contact, including sharing towels or clothing.
  • Scabies is often misdiagnosed.
  • Partners should also be treated.

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