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A 58-year-old female asked:

I may have contracted scabies from work, i have been using a shampoo w/tea tree oil in it , showered with it and put tee tree 5% oil in lotion and put all over my body from scalp down..is tea tree oil effective treatment, and how often should i do it?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
You may need a different treatment. Visit this site for information and talk to your doctor: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/skin-hair-and-nails/scabies#:~:text=The%202%20most%20widely%20used,used%20if%20permethrin%20is%20ineffective. Wish you good health!

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