Is Norwegian scabies worse than regular scabies?
Scabies is a skin infection caused by a mite, because scabies mites are that small they can be hardly seen scabies is easily mistaken with any other skin infection. However, in Norwegian scabies there are thousands of mites, that’s why the skin infestation is more seriously and the skin is covered with crusts and hyperkeratotic plaques.
It may seem that in Norwegian scabies the type of mite is different from the regular scabies, but in fact it is exactly the same type of mite. Those affected with Norwegian type of scabies have a low immune system. Norwegian scabies develops on those persons with compromised immune system.
Severe skin manifestations may appear, the skin is blistered, red and extremely itchy. During the night the itch is accentuated.
Skin to skin contact makes possible the transfer as in: shaking hands with an infected person, during the sexual contact, through clothing and bedding.
In general, Norwegian scabies is the one type of regular scabies. If you unluckily infect that, the doctor must be visited.
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