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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

3step Multi-approach: Scabies is a common skin infection and it's spread by direct contact with the scabies germ. #1the best treatment is prevention of contact when possible. #2however, once infection has occurred, the next step is to treat with one of several scabicide (scabies-killing) creams as per provided instructions. #3treatment's not complete however until exposed clothing, bedding etc. Have been cleaned, too. ...Read more

Mite (Definition)

Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in ...Read more


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What color are mites scabies?

Scabies: scabies are actually brown in color but cause a intensly itchy red papular rash as they burrow under the skin ...Read more

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Are there any OTC scabies mites killers?

Are there any OTC scabies mites killers?

No: The medications that kill scabies mites (scabicides) are by prescription. There are some OTC but none have been tested or approved for the treatment of scabies. ...Read more

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What are some over-the-counter scabies mites killers?

What are some over-the-counter scabies mites killers?

Prescription meds: Med prescribed by health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, & crotamiton. ...Read more

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If I have been cured of scabies, is it possible for me to transmit the disease still? Are the mites still under my skin?

If I have been cured of scabies, is it possible for me to transmit the disease still? Are the mites still under my skin?

Scabies: Once treated for scabies you are no longer able to transmit the disease. Often there is residual itching after treatment- that does not mean you still have live mites under your skin. ...Read more

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My son had scabies an now he's move out how long does it take to go as he's just had a baby with his gf an if I hold baby I mite get it hisbeen treated?

My son had scabies an now he's move out how long does it take to go as he's just had a baby with his gf an if I hold baby I mite get it hisbeen treated?

Relax: If he's been treated, and followed the regimen for cleaning his bedding and clothing, etc. You are safe. Congratulations on the grand-baby. And hugs away. ...Read more

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How long can scabies mites live?

48-72 hrs: Off the skin, only survives a few days. ...Read more

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Where do scabies mites usually live?

Circle of Hebra: Hands, armpits, chest, abdomen, waist, genitalia, buttocks, lower back. ...Read more

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Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

Doubtful: Animals ; pets carry different scabies mites.
Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Please inform me how do you get scabies mites?

Catching scabies: Scabies is often caught from other people infested with scabies. Living in close quarters and sexual contact are common ways scabies is transmitted. ...Read more

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I have a question about scabies. Can scabies mites live on door handles and other inanimate objects?

No, not long: Scabies transmission requires close contact with an infected person, or sharing a bed, linens, or clothes. You don't get it by contact with doorknobs, house dust, etc. ...Read more

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What kind of scabies mites live on pets? And what kind lives on human? Can a pet be infested with the human mites?

Mite Type: Dogs can develop canine scabies caused by sarcoptes scabiei canis. People can be infected by sarcoptes scabiei hominis. Scabies infestations in wild animals ; other domestic animals come from different sarcoptes scabiei subspecies. To the best of my understanding mites of one subspecies will die fairly quickly when they attach to a different type of animal. ...Read more

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My son had scabies an now he's move out ive cleaning every where with beach im sacred in case I mite get it help Iam so paparanoid?

Scabies: This is usually transmitted by direct skin to skin contact rather than from inanimate objects. You can read more about this on www. Medicinenet. Com/scabies/article. Htm ...Read more

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How to treat scabies and mites from skin?

Scabies Treatment: It requires effort to get rid of scabies. 1st, you ; all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding ; towels you've come in contact w). There may be things like pillows that can’t go in the wash. Place them in a big plastic bag ; tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because. ...Read more

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Scabies: new mites showing 5 hours after treatment? Is this normal?

Microscopic: Mites are basically invisible to the human eye. Lice, however, can be seen on the skin or hair. ...Read more

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Will rubbing alcohol made of ethanol kill scabies mites around the house?

Unlikely: Scabies mites do not survive more than 2-3 days away from human skin. Items such as bedding, clothing, and towels used by a person with scabies can be decontaminated by machine-washing in hot water and drying using the hot cycle or by dry-cleaning. Items that cannot be washed or dry-cleaned can be decontaminated by removing from any body contact for at least 72 hours. ...Read more

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Does saltwater kill scabies mites, when they aren't in the skin? For example if they are in a wetsuit?

Does saltwater kill scabies mites, when they aren't in the skin? For example if they are in a wetsuit?

YES: Mites do not "like" salt water and in fact salt water baths are used to treat scabies!!!! I would, however, note that wet suits should be CLEANED with antibacterial, antiseptic, agents if they are going to be "shared"...If you use a wet suit regularly you should own your own!! My opinion only!
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If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.

If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.

Yes- have it checked: Scabies can be spread on objects such as articles of clothing or bedsheets- therefore, these mites can be potentially spread on the coat of your dog. Have your dog checked out by a veterinarian and if need be, have your dog treated. ...Read more

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What is the most common reason for unsuccessfully treating scabies? Mistakes usually made which cause reoccurrences of lesions and mites

Treating family: The most common reason for failure is lack of treatment for associated contacts. In the case of crusted scabies, due to the burden of parasites, environmental cleaning becomes critical, as well. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scabies and mites from skin?

Scabies TX: It requires effort to get rid of Scabies. 1st, you & all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding & towels you've come in contact w). There may be things like pillows that can’t go in the wash. Place them in a big plastic bag & tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because ...Read more

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How can I remove scabies mites from my house or carpet? Or my clothes?

How can I remove scabies mites from my house or carpet? Or my clothes?

Vacuum; wash clothes: To feel safe after the family had scabies or head lice, one can vacuum everywhere, and wash the washables (sheets, clothes) and dry them with the hot setting if the fabric allows it. Live mainly in one "safe room" that's super clean, and wait 10 days before living in the rest of the home. If extremely worried, repeat the vacuuming and washing once more, before living in the rest of the home. ...Read more

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My doctor thought I have scabies but don't you feel the mites move if you did have it?

Scabies, skin rash: No, normally, you do not feel any movements, scabies go through the skin, deposit egs, and reproduce eassily with out medication. Take care, and follow your dr. Instruction. Return to the dr., follow visit if you do need. ...Read more

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I have a question about scabies. Regardless of the effect to me/my skin and what I "should" do, will hot/boiling water kill the mites at all?

I have a question about scabies. Regardless of the effect to me/my skin and what I "should" do, will hot/boiling water kill the mites at all?

Easier way than that: You may not have scabies. It would be prudent to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis. There are topical as well oral medications that are far safer than trying to scald yourself with boiling water.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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We have been treated for scabies. Will Lysol kill the mites on hard surfaces? Also, once treated, how long do we need to change our bed linens daily?

Lysol not effective: Scabies is a tough condition to treat since it infects close contacts with varying symptoms and tends to recur from decontamination of untreated people or fomites (infected house hold items). For this reason, simultaneous treatment of all potentially infected personnel is recommended, along with laundering of linen, clothing and towels etc in hot water cycle with each treatment cycle. ...Read more

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Can I spread scabies even in areas that they have not spreaded I've been having sex for the past week now but some of my areas have not been touched with these mites ans I was wondering if I kan still spread them to him

Can I spread scabies even in areas that they have not spreaded I've been having sex for the past week now but some of my areas have not been touched with these mites ans I was wondering if I kan still spread them to him

Scabies: Scabies is extremely contagious. What you're seeing as a rash is actually your body's reaction to the mites burrowing under your skin, not the mites themselves. So there is really no telling where the little guys are.

You must see a dermatologist and get a cream that, for the most part, will kill all the mites in one treatment (usually), but you must also have anyone you live with or are in close contact with (i.e., your sex partner) and they must be treated as well. You should also wash your bedsheets and clothes in hot water and dry them in a drier.

You should know that scabies is not anything you get because you're unclean. It's not a hygiene problem, and it knows no class. Rich, poor, democrats and even republicans get scabies. But you'll never get rid of them without seeing a dermatologist. And getting rid of them is very fast & "mity" easy.

Here is a link about the little critters.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more