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Severe Symptoms

A more severe form of scabies that can occur is called Norwegian scabies (also known as crusted scabies). For this form, symptoms of scabies can look similar to psoriasis and include:
  • Numerous blisters
  • Thick crust over the skin
  • Redness
  • Thickened, deformed nails
  • Slight itching.
People with the following conditions are more likely to have symptoms of Norwegian scabies:

Symptoms of Scabies: A Summary

The possible scabies symptoms discussed in this article are not always a sure sign of the condition. Other conditions can cause some of these symptoms as well, including eczema, psoriasis, or other infections. If you are experiencing any possible scabies symptoms, visit your doctor so that the problem can be properly diagnosed and treated.
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