often mimics other rashes. The person in this picture has scabies but the rash is also similar to dermatitis
, hot tub folliculitis
, and pityriasis rosea
. To make the diagnosis, sometimes a healthcare provider will scrape off a portion of the rash and look at it under the microscope. Unfortunately, the mite is often not found in the scraping. If a rash is not improving as expected, the healthcare provider may do a skin biopsy
to help decide what is causing the rash.