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how do you catch scabies?

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biglips Mon 11-Jul-05 14:54:39

as my friends 6 months old nephew is clearing up with them, but nephews mum and dad had split up and his mum abandoned him (coz nephew got scabies)so now hes living with his dads mum who is the Grandma who is my friends mum.

i thought "What a bitch!!" as i would never abandon my DD with anything as i just couldnt imagine me doing it as i make sure i make her better

HappyMumof2 Mon 11-Jul-05 14:56:37

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WigWamBam Mon 11-Jul-05 14:57:54

It's caused by a mite, so any close contact can cause it to spread.

Are you seriously saying that she has given him up to his grandparents because of this?

HappyMumof2 Mon 11-Jul-05 14:59:34

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biglips Mon 11-Jul-05 15:00:19

thats the way she is as since she had split up from the father of the baba, she had been really horrible to him as she used him but got caught out pg...... anyway its not nice though isnt it?

biglips Mon 11-Jul-05 15:01:16

it was i was told by my friend, thats all i know but she said that mum had abandon the nephew and is recovering from the scabies

HappyMumof2 Mon 11-Jul-05 15:01:18

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WigWamBam Mon 11-Jul-05 15:01:28

Perhaps he's better off being away from her then. Poor little soul.

HappyMumof2 Mon 11-Jul-05 15:02:11

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biglips Mon 11-Jul-05 15:03:40

well apparantly she is having house parties with the front door wide open and baba be in the pram, so anyone could walk in and kidnap as shes too bladdered to know anything - she is 18

HappyMumof2 Mon 11-Jul-05 15:05:49

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koalabear Mon 11-Jul-05 15:37:28

my friend's baby has just had scabies, so we know a bit about it, so according to our doctor ....

fact: little insects mites bury under the skin, which is what causes the red marks

fact: you can only catch it from close personal skin to skin contact for a prolongued period (10 minutes or so)

fact: you can't catch it from towels, bedding, etc, unless your baby was wrapped in the towel etc immediately after it came off the other baby (the insects don't live away from the body)

fact: it can be treated in one sitting, by applying a cream that you rub into the baby skin from the pharmacist or doctor (although they recommend a second treatment a week later to be sure)

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