Dear Parent,

As you know, there has been an increase in the number of scabies cases in our country recently, and information about this issue is also being provided in the press. You can see the informative letter on the subject below.

“Scabies is an infectious disease that causes severe itching, skin redness and rashes, especially at night, when mites called Sarcoptes scabiei nest in the upper layer of the skin and multiply by laying eggs.

It spreads rapidly most frequently in autumn and winter, especially in places with large groups of people such as homes, schools, and workplaces. In our country, it increased by 30% compared to last year.

Situations such as close skin contact or sharing clothing or bedding with a person with scabies cause the mites that cause scabies to increase and spread rapidly.

In order to protect from scabies:

  • Attention should be paid to hygiene, especially in public living spaces and crowded environments.
  • Close contact with people who have scabies or whose symptoms are suspected should be avoided.
  • Personal belongings such as towels, bed linen, underwear and clothes should not be shared, and it is very important to change them frequently.

When exposed to scabies for the first time; symptoms that may appear within 1-6 weeks, or within 1-4 days if you have had scabies before, are as follows:

  • Intense itching that increases in intensity at night
  • Tunnels in the form of raised lines on the skin surface
  • Rashes in curved areas
  • Itching that increases with hot baths
  • Sores and scabs as a result of scratching
  • Itching occurs mostly in skin folds such as between the fingers and toes, wrists, armpits, around the belly button, waist, nipple, and inguinal area.

Scabies is not a self-healing disease and since it is transmitted very quickly, when these symptoms occur, you should go to a dermatologist as soon as possible and take effective treatment and precautions.”

In line with this information, we kindly request you to be very careful about the precautions and symptoms to be taken, to consult a dermatologist in case of any doubt, and to inform the relevant vice-principal in case of diagnosis.


We wish you healthy days.

Kind Regards,  
İnci Şimşek
School Doctor