What is scabies and how can I treat it?
Scabies is a skin condition where a tiny mite burrows under the skin and causes a rash.
  •        What are the Symptoms of scabies?
Symptoms include a rash that is very itchy and uncomfortable, especially at night. The rash may look like red bumps or small blisters, and scratch marks from the fingernails are often a common sign.
  • How is scabies spread?
By direct and prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with someone with scabies
Sharing common household items such as clothing, towels, and bedding.
  • How is scabies diagnosed and treated?
A healthcare provider can take a tiny scraping of the skin and look under the microscope for the mites. Scabies is treated with a prescription cream or lotion. Family members and very close contacts should also be treated at the same time as infected child, even if no signs are present.
  • How do you control the spread?
Launder bedding, towels, pillows, and clothing worn next to the skin during the 4 days before treatment began in a washer with hot water and dry items using the hot setting.

CPSD Works Diligently to Contain Spread of Scabies
"The Canton Public School District has informed its parents their child may have recently been exposed to scabies. There are 5-10 reported cases of scabies at several of our schools. The district is in the process of performing a deep cleaning to disinfect the buildings. Teachers are also making sure students increase hand washing. We are working diligently to make sure every measure possible has been taken to prevent the spread of scabies."
                                                                                                                                         Superintendent Ike Haynes

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Canton Public Schools and the Central Office will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014, for the Labor Day holiday.



























































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