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A 24-year-old female asked:

I was diagnosed with scabies. i got my first treatment yesterday. my husband will be treated tonight. i'm wondering about my bed. i know to clean the blanket & pillows.that's easy.but what about my mattress?i have a bed bug cover on it.is it enough?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Bedclothes: Washing the bedbug mattress casing in hot water and the other foldable bedding should be adequate.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Clean it all.: I generally recommend steam cleaning the mattress and any non-leather seating surfaces. Given that scabies was present, I'd take the extra measures to make sure it's gone.

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