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A 37-year-old member asked:

What's done for scabies?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Good hygine & treat: Scabies most likely spread from person to person because of bad habits and poor hygine.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
put them in a big plastic bag and tie it up. Keep in there for 48 hours because scabies can survive without being on a human for 24 to 36 hours. Also clean all the hard surfaces you have been in contact with (like furniture). You need to vacuum floors, rugs, mattresses & upholstered furniture. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include
Nov 23, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton.
Nov 23, 2013

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What are are scabies?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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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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