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A 35-year-old female asked:

Will a bleach solution kill scabies on inanimate objects?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Probably: Cannot find any definitive data, but hard to imagine these critters surviving application of bleach. The question is what other effects will the bleach have on those objects? Suggest you consult with an insect control company in your area.
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Dr. Cynthia Lu
17 years experience
Yes: Bleach will break up the cell walls of those little creatures. Practice good hand washing techniques. Wash your clothes in hot water. Wipe all furniture and inanimate objects.
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