Testing & Diagnosis for Scabies in Children

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How does a doctor know that it's scabies?

Your doctor will examine your child's skin and skin crevices. Our specialists may take a sample of your child's skin, obtained by scraping the skin, to look at under a microscope to confirm the presence of mites.

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