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So I'm doing a research project at university in an electrophysiology lab, and I had a friend come in to practice on. She had what looked like eczema on her hands, and said it was weird it was only between the fingers. Now I'm worried she has scabies, and that I've caught it.
I read you need direct and prolonged contact to catch the mites, but I don't know how long prolonged is? The only contact I had with her directly was touching her index finger and feeling between the thumb and index finger and on her arm for specific muscles I had to put electrodes on, and placing those electrodes and taping them down. It took about 10 minutes to set up all the equipment, but I probably had direct contact with her skin for a total of maybe 5-8 minutes tops, with individual contact times no more than 30 seconds I reckon? Could I have caught scabies?
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