Purpose of this site
To inform people about scabies and how to get rid of them
This means detailed instructions telling you not only how to get rid of scabies on yourself or your family, but providing tools and information to quell outbreaks of scabies in your school, community care facility, or community at large. Fighting scabies is a battle, and strategy and tactics are required.
To collect data about people's experiences with scabies
People's actual experience of scabies, and how they got rid of them — or failed to — are invaluable to refining the real-world techniques for getting rid of scabies. You can contribute to this site by:
- Writing up your own case history and submitting it to this site
- Taking our survey
- Giving us any feedback about the site and its information
Projects, Goals, & Ideas
- Develop free and simple software, or web-services, for use in scabies control. For instance: screening forms that automatically generate treatment lists, and treatment logs that automatically create lists and dates for check-backs. This could greatly reduce the organizational effort required to quell scabies outbreaks.
- If this site garners enough traffic, it might be used as a vehicle to approach the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture scabicides in order to sponsor mass treatments in areas hard-hit by scabies.