Scabies often looks like small red pimple-like bumps on the skin. The bumps may be crusty. They may also be accompanied by "burrows," or thin gray, brown, or red lines that radiate from the bumps. They may be hard to see, and can look like scratch marks.
Considering this, what is the first sign of scabies?
Signs and symptoms of scabies include:
- Itching, mainly at night: Itching is the most common symptom.
- Rash: Many people get the scabies rash.
- Sores: Scratching the itchy rash can cause sores.
- Thick crusts on the skin: Crusts form when a person develops a severe type of scabies called crusted scabies.
What does scabies bites look like?
The scabies rash looks like blisters or pimples: pink, raised bumps with a clear top filled with fluid. Sometimes they appear in a row. Scabies can also cause gray lines on your skin along with red bumps. Scabies mites attack the entire body, but they particularly like the skin around the hands and feet.
How do you know if you have scabies or not?
Your first signs that something is wrong will be intense itching (especially at night), and a pimple-like rash. If you have crusted scabies, you might not have the itching or rash that scabies is known for. If you've had scabies before, you might develop symptoms after just a few days of being exposed to the mites.