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A contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation.  Synonym: itch.

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"Scabies" Quotes from Famous Books

... skin due to local irritants, such as the various forms of trade eczema, scabies (itch), and pediculosis (lousiness), but the fact remains that nearly all skin diseases fail to develop if the individual eats properly, and most of them can be cured, after they have developed, by proper diet and attention to hygiene ...
— Maintaining Health • R. L. Alsaker

... officer. (Pereira.) Iodine was discovered by a saltpetre manufacturer, but applied by a physician in place of the old remedy, burnt sponge, which seems to owe its efficacy to it. (Dunglison, New Remedies.) As for Sulphur, "the common people have long used it as an ointment" for scabies. (Rees's Cyc. art. "Scabies.") The modern cantiscorbutic regimen is credited to Captain Cook. "To his sagacity we are indebted for the first impulse to those regulations by which scorbutus is so successfully prevented in our navy." ...
— Medical Essays • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

... Tyrant of Syracuse, he went to visit that worthy, who had a case of philosophic and literary scabies. Dionysius prided himself on being a Beneficent Autocrat, with a literary and artistic attachment. He ruled his people, educated them, cared for ...
— Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers • Elbert Hubbard

Words linked to "Scabies" :   itch, infection

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