As a blogger, I feel compelled to discuss the potential long-term consequences of untreated Sarcoptes scabiei infestations, also known as scabies. If left untreated, scabies can lead to severe skin infections, permanent scarring, and even kidney damage due to the toxins produced by the mites. Additionally, prolonged infestations may cause an increased risk of developing bacterial skin infections such as impetigo or cellulitis. Furthermore, untreated scabies can lead to social isolation and mental health issues, as the constant itching and discomfort can be both physically and emotionally distressing. It's crucial to seek medical treatment at the first sign of scabies to prevent these long-term consequences and ensure a healthy recovery.