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If i treat myself with ivermectin scabies treatment and wash everything tomorrow such as clothes, sheets...won't i just get reinfected from new mites?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not necessarily: As long as you have completely treated yourself, your belongings and close contacts, you won't necessarily get reinfected.
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Scabies: If you have taken care of any contaminated bedding and clothing and have treated yourself the answer should be no. The scabies can not live without a blood food after two to three days. Check put this link http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/treatment.html

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