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A 21-year-old member asked:

docs, usually how long is scabies contagious after treatment?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
Dermatology 28 years experience
Not contagious: Should not be.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Wait: I would wait until your doctor says everything is okay.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

How long does scabies remain contagious after treatment?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
Dermatology 28 years experience
Not contagious: Should not be.
A 24-year-old member asked:

How long is scabies usually contagious for?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Long: As long as the person still has the active lesions which contain scabies, he/she is contagious to other people anytime he/she comes in (close) contact with.
Australia
A 23-year-old female asked:

How long after first treatment does scabies stop being contagious?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Better: Better to have 2 treatments one week apart.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you please give me a technical description of scabies and is it contagious?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Scabies: Scabies is a contagious disease spread by mites (sarcoptes scabiei) that burrows into the skin and lays eggs.
Worcester, MA
A 38-year-old female asked:

After tx for scabies, when is the person no longer contagious? Also, can a person be reinfested from driving in their vehicle after tx

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Complete therapy: Completing the course of scabies therapy and ensuring no continuing source of the scabies is needed to stop the cycle of contagiousness.To that effect, if out are dealing with an upholstered seat while infected, then one can be potentially reinfected.

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