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Can u soak in a diluted bleach bath and kill scabies mites in your skin?

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Dr. Jonathan Kern
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No. Use Elimite (permethrin). : No, Elimite (permethrin) (Topical Permethrin) is generally used to treat scabies. It requires a prescription. Generally ALL household members should be treated simultaneously even if only one (or some) are itchy. Otherwise the treated individual is likely to become reinfected by the other individuals in the home who are infected but not yet itchy/symptomatic.
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Last updated Oct 29, 2018
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