Images of scabies are available on health sites such as WebMD, Mayo Clinic and Healthline. Scabies occurs when scabies mites burrow under the skin, creating red raised bumps, notes Healthline.
Scabies mites are white in appearance and can live on a person's skin for as long as 2 months. They can easily spread from person to person, particularly among families, nursing homes and prisons, reports Healthline. While the infestation is itchy, it is better for those infected not to scratch it, reports Mayo Clinic. Scabies is treated with medication that kills the mites; within a few weeks, the infestation should be completely cleared up.