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My friend said she has had scabies but it went away. Is scabies a std, or something else?

Scabies is considered a sexually transmitted infection. It’s an infestation caused by a microscopic mite called Sarcoptes scabei. They’re normally spread through sexual contact, but they can also be spread through infested bedding, clothing, and towels.

Symptoms of scabies include small bumps or rashes that appear in dirty-looking, small curling lines, especially on the penis, between the fingers, on buttocks, breasts, wrists, thighs, and around the navel. These visible signs are accompanied by intense itching, especially at night.

Scabies should be treated with a prescription-only medication. If you think you have scabies, consult a health care provider. Contact your local Planned Parenthood health center to schedule an appointment.

Tags: STDs, scabies