What can cause symptoms of scabies to persist?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Symptoms may also persist as a result of the following:

  • Treatment failure

  • Allergic dermatitis due to the topical medicine used

  • Ordinary household mites that cause a cross reactivity, driving persistent symptoms

  • Acarophobia - Delusional parasitosis; requires psychiatric intervention

  • Secondary infection requiring antibiotics


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