A 30-year-old female asked:
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Took 1st dose ivermectin for scabies 12-1-16 been washing all clothes worn everyday since 1st dose. When is it safe to not have to wash everyday ?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Question not clear: Ivermectin should kill the mites the first day. As for clothing, you can either wash garments or not wear them for a week to rid them of scabies mites.
Answered on Jul 8, 2018
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