Scabies is an infestation caused by a mite, which is an insect-like creature that is microscopic in size. Scabies is highly contagious and may produce epidemics within communities, boarding schools, households, etc. Nothing more than brief, casual contact with a person who is infested is required for transmission. Personal hygiene and cleanliness have absolutely nothing to do with Scabies. People vary greatly in their sensitivity to the Scabies mite. One person with scabies may suffer unbearable itching, while others will experience little or none at all. The only manifestations of the disease are itching and a rash. The internal organs are never affected by scabies. Scabies is treated by Dr. Green for patients in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland regions.