A 37-year-old member asked:
What's done for scabies?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Good hygine & treat: Scabies most likely spread from person to person because of bad habits and poor hygine.
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
Scabies: If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Second, you will have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine the clothes, bedding and towels you have come in contact with). There may be some things like pillows that can’t go in the wash. You can put.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
What are are scabies?
9 doctor answers • 21 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Infesting parasite: Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei. The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presenting symptoms include rash and severe itching. If you think you might have scabies, please see your doctor and get treatment soon!
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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