Scabies is a contagious skin condition that affects both children and adults. It is caused by an infestation of the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrows into the skin and lays eggs. The itching, redness, and rashes associated with scabies can be incredibly uncomfortable for children. It is important to take preventive measures to protect kids from getting infected with scabies, such as regular hand-washing and avoiding close contact with people who have it. Early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce the severity of symptoms and prevent further spread of the condition.