It was mentioned previously that the condition causes intense itching and a rash. Typically, the rash will appear in areas where there are bends or folds in the skin. Therefore, people who are affected are most likely to see a rash between the fingers or toes, behind the knees or around the navel. It’s also common for the rash to appear in the armpit area.
Women are likely to see it underneath the breasts. The rash may be pimple-like in nature, or in some cases; there may be a long raised area of skin that looks somewhat like a tunnel. These are the areas where the female mites have laid their eggs, which causes the itching.
On children younger than two years of age, it’s more common to see the characteristic rash on the face or neck. It may also appear in the bottom of the feet or the palms of the hands. This is not common for older children and adults, so it’s important to recognize key differences such as these in younger children.
Without proper treatment, the condition tends to continue indefinitely. Therefore, it’s imperative that anyone affected receive treatment as soon as possible to restore health and stop the allergic reaction that causes the itch (skinsight, 2020).