A nurse is caring for a 9-year-old child with scabies. The nurse would expect to see which of the following on the patient's skin?


• Scabies can easily spread from person to person. Therefore, all members of the household should be treated.

• All clothes and linens should be washed in hot water and dried with hot air.

• Scabies is a parasitic skin infection that presents as red papules/pustules with brown, thread-like, linear burrows.

• Antiscabies creams and medications should be applied to dry skin to reduce the risk of systemic absorption and side effects.

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