The stigma and secrecy are what keep scabies thriving.
Sadly, there is such a stigma about body lice, head lice, pubic lice and scabies that you won’t even know what is wrong with you for a while because this is not discussed by anyone openly and it probably won’t occur to you to look up scabies on the web until the infestation is well underway.
And this is the reason that body parasites like scabies, head lice, pubic crabs, body lice, etc. still exist.
Skin parasites are actually very easy to get rid of once you identify which one of them you have and know how to treat them systematically.