Scabies is one of the several other skin conditions that causes itching and rashes. It is contagious and can spread easily through close contact. It can affect people of all ages, gender and ethnic group. A dermatologic condition triggered by sarcoptes scabiei – and eight legged microscopic mite; it can affect the immunocompromised, the elderly and those housed in institutional settings. Itching, rashes, sores and thick crusts are the known symptoms that lead to scabies.