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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCABIES

I happened to have blood-poisoning, not scabies, and I have it still.

As for Sulphur, "the common people have long used it as an ointment" for scabies.

The Guinea pig, like the rabbit, suffers from scabies and coccidiosis.

Is the grade of cutaneous irritation the same in all cases of scabies?

Scabies is an itching skin disease, which it takes at least a week to cure.

Mercury is used for chronic and syphilitic laryngitis and pharyngitis; sulphur for scabies and other skin diseases.

Cases of erysipelas, scarlatina, scabies, and diphtheria were met with in small numbers.

Kamala is also used externally by the natives of India in various skin complaints, particularly in scabies.

Itch′iness; Itch′-mite, a mite which burrows in the skin, causing itch or scabies.

That Scabies, or the itch, is occasioned by a mite, is not a doctrine peculiar to the moderns.

WORD ORIGIN

skin disease, "the itch," c.1400, from Latin scabies "mange, itch, roughness," from scabere "to scratch, scrape," from PIE root *(s)kep-, a base forming words meaning "to cut, scrape, hack" (cf. Gothic scaban, Old English sceafan "to scrape, shave;" Greek skaptein "to dig;" "Old Church Slavonic skobli "scraper;" Lithuanian skabus "sharp," skabeti "to cut;" Lettish skabrs "splintery, sharp"). Related: Scabious.

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