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can lice shampoo kill scabies

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Reinfection possible: Yes especially if you are re exposed to source of infection.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not always: Some sarcoptes scabiei (mite causing scabies) became resistant to nix (permethrin) and requires lindane treatment.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Not really: If you want to kill lice, then you will need a shampoo that has a chemical insecticide in it. It is possible to eradicate lice without using one, but ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
2 uses of: lice shampoo is usually enough to kill the lice and their eggs.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Follow directions: it sounds like you are using Elimite (permethrin). Use as shampoo and leave on for the recommended time period and then rinse and repeat 7-9 days late ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Scabies.: Tunneled rash.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Not usually: Derbac is malathion; an organophosphorous insecticide used in resistant cases of head lice (over age six years) not usually used in scabies where resi ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
General cleaning: With lice, only areas where the head has touched are at risk. Would wipe the area down and vacuum it. With scabies it is spread to the environment w ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Permethrin: Permethrin is the most effective treatment for scabies. Applied from the neck down, and left on for up to 12 hours, then removed. Ivermectin is an ora ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not unless a partner wont come near you. Seriously, scabies and pubic lice do not have any effect on fertility.
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