A 23-year-old female asked:
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family & i contracted scabies from our dog.can we use sulphur soap to help get rid of them?how long should it stay on in the shower?safe for 1yr old?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, but only kills: live mites. Animal scabies mite does not reproduce on the human host, so a few days should take care of it. For human to human scabies, the sulfur soap will not kill the eggs, so the treatment will have to be repeated for several weeks. I recommend pymethrin lotion applied overnight and repeated in a week. It is safe for infants over a year old. See the label on one product: http://www.cuticareproducts.com/scabies_treatments_s/1820.htm
Answered on Sep 3, 2018
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