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Scabies is a skin infection caused by tiny insects (mites) that burrow under your skin, causing a very itchy rash.

Scabies is highly contagious and can often rapidly spread through households before it is detected. It easily spreads between people through direct skin contact or by sharing clothing and bedding. For this reason, scabies is more common when you have lots of people living together in close contact.

Our pharmacist can help recommend products to treat scabies. You may be eligible for the funded Minor Health Conditions Service if you are: 

  • Of Māori or Pacific ethnicity 

  • A Community Services Card (CSC) holder 

  • A child aged 14 years or younger; or 

  • Part of a family/household with a child under 14 years or younger and you are both experiencing these symptoms. 

Please visit our pharmacy to access this advice and learn more about how we can help. 

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