One of the big fears of scabies sufferers is, once they’ve been cured, is it going to come back?
What if there is a mite lurking between your toes that just decides to breed again?
What if there’s one mite left on your pillowcase? Car seat?
Or what if you catch it again a few months down the line from a friend/colleague/spouse?
Which also leads to another question.
Is it actually possible to get scabies twice?
Unfortunately, yes. It’s possible to get it ten, twenty, thirty times.
Scabies isn’t a disease like chicken pox that you can get immunity to. Scabies is a parasite – it’s an organism that lives in your skin, and for that your body is unable to develop immunity. Think of it like a mosquito bite – it doesn’t matter how often you get bitten, you’re always going to react.
For that reason it is imperative that you treat scabies properly when you get it – which means treating everybody in your household and also treating the house itself.
People can and do get scabies more than once in their lives, so it pays to be very vigilant during your scabies treatment.
The good news is, scabies is actually quite rare. Unless you are working with a typically at-risk community, such as the homeless or a high density/low socioeconomic area, it is very unlikely that you will catch scabies regularly.
Remember, scabies requires prolonged skin-to-skin contact, and in reality is very easily treated. Scabies epidemics are usually found in areas where the communities don’t have access to quality medical care or treatments. If you do have access to medical care and treat promptly, it is unlikely to have any lasting effect on your life.
If you are currently suffering from scabies, I would highly recommend checking out my guide to getting rid of scabies fast. It is the exact same treatment I used when dealing with my own scabies, and managed to clear things up within a couple of weeks. It’s totally free, and I’m really sure it will help you get through scabies too. You can check it out here.