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if i come in contact with someone with scabies, should i treat myself?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Change & shower well: Since scabies mites have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then burrow into the new person's skin, changing and showering can help stop the transmission. For example, a person can wash his clothes and take a thorough shower after playing with others. That way, scabies mites can be washed away before they have a chance to burrow into the person's skin.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Is it: Is it someone you live with? Then yes.
Answered on Sep 26, 2012

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