Scabies help


Q: I recently found out I got scabies from my girlfriend that ive been dating for a while. 10 weeks ago we broke up for a couple days, and she ended up having sex with one of her exs. We got back together and shes spent the night at my place almost every night for the past ten weeks. Ive read that scabies are contagious as soon as you become infected, and that symptoms do not have to be showing to catch them. Is it realistic for me to believe that with her spending the night almost every night, that I would only now be showing symptoms with that much exposure? Nobody she knows has had scabies and she never shares bedding, towels, or anything like that with others. Is it more likely that she caught it from having sex with someone else and not telling me?


A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, a few days ago i woke up to 2 sets of 2 red inflamed dots under my stomach / in my groin area. To me they looked ...

Q: I have two bumps on my penis one is slightly raised and kind of painful to the touch and the other one is smaller and...

Q: Hello Dr, I had protected sex with a massage parlor lady this past Saturday evening ie Sunday morning. As mentioned ...

Q: I got a very Large injection for Gonorrhoea yesterday tuesday 11/10/16. Me and my doctor was not sure if I had or n...

Q: I have blood in my semen for last two weeks.its not painful or sensitive in any way. Without injury and no possible s...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon