Scabies are tiny mites which burrow under the skin and cause an allergic reaction that results in a rash with raised bumps and intense itching, particularly:

  • where there are skin folds such as in armpits and under breasts
  • on hands and feet, especially in the space between fingers and toes
  • on the inside of elbows and wrists
  • on the genitals and groin area; in addition
  • in very young children and babies who can have a rash on their face, scalp and palms.