no, i have not added this to my list of assorted skin disorders (yet). rather, there has been an outbreak of scabies at work (amongst a couple of new kids). panic ensued (amongst the staff).
scabies comes from the latin "to scratch". we are all feeling itchy. the resident counselors have been quarantining the bean bags, linens, and are shrouded in gowns like extras from ER. they are not happy. they do not appreciate my encouragement (minimization) "oh, you'll be fine. you haven't really come into contact with it".
rather than ask the health clinic for a topical treatment for the kids' skin, i would like to request an oral sedative for the staff.