Unlike crabs where the bugs are crawling on your skin, scabies is caused by mites that burrow into your skin. They’re nasty and gross. The telltale sign that you’ve got them are rashes or welts (bumps) on your skin that can appear in hairy and non-hairy parts of the body, like wrists, forearms and your cock.
Scabies is spread by skin-to-skin contact and causes intense itching. Creams and shampoos are available at the pharmacy but it’s best to see a doctor to get something prescription-strength.
All clothes, towels and bedding will have to be washed ??? which is a pain in the ass. If you do laundry at a Laundromat, getting hot enough water to kill the bugs can be difficult. Here’s a tip: put all of your laundry into one pile. Then, pull out only the stuff that you’ll need for four days ??? and plan on wearing only one pair of pants. Think of it like packing for a very light trip. Then, place all the other items in large garbage bags and don’t touch anything in there for 4 days ??? these bugs can’t live on their own for that long. With the laundry you need to use, let it soak in boiling water for about 10 minutes before washing.
Do the right thing by letting your sex partners or tricks know what’s been growing on your crotch. Especially if you want to sleep with them again. And don’t have sex with anyone till the scabies are gone ??? it just takes a few days. You can be infected over and over again, even after you’ve been treated.