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Does Bleach Kill Scabies Mites
Scabies: There is no need to apply insecticides to clothing, bedding or environmental surfaces. All bedding, towels, and clothes used by the scabies-infested individuals should be washed in hot water and a typical laundry detergent. Clothes and bedding that can not be washed should be dry cleaned or left open and unused for 3-4 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a good choice: Nonprescription nix (permethrin 1%) is used to treat lice but is not strong enough to cure scabies. Prescription Permethrin 5%(elimite) cream is the most common medication to treat scabies and it works well. Lindane is mentioned in the above answer- it is rarely used now and carries a boxed warning because it has caused seizures and death in some age groups and low weight individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by themselves.: Declutter entire bedroom ; other effected rooms. Check site: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/" put all junk in tightly sealed plastic ; dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what can't go in. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That's going nuclear: Because scabies lives under the skin (not on top like head lice or pubic lice) gasoline would have to soak through the skin in order to kill the scabies "mite". Aside from being flammable and having toxic fumes, the gasoline will probably kill a lot of healthy skin cells as it tries to kill the mite. Try a milder approach such as Elimite (permethrin) cream from the doctor, instead of going nuclear on the mite. ...Read more
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