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Can u soak in a diluted bleach bath and kill scabies mites in your skin?

Can u soak in a diluted bleach bath and kill scabies mites in your skin?

No. Use Elimite (permethrin).: No, Elimite (permethrin) (Topical Permethrin) is generally used to treat scabies. It requires a prescription. Generally ALL household members should be treated simultaneously even if only one (or some) are itchy. Otherwise the treated individual is likely to become reinfected by the other individuals in the home who are infected but not yet itchy/symptomatic. ...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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Will rubbing alcohol made of ethanol kill scabies mites around the house?

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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Will a bleach solution kill scabies on inanimate objects?

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Will a bleach solution kill scabies on inanimate objects?

Yes: Bleach will break up the cell walls of those little creatures. Practice good hand washing techniques. Wash your clothes in hot water. Wipe all furniture and inanimate objects. ...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.
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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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Will straight bleach kill mites?

Yes, but..: Bleach can kill mites but please don't put straight bleach on your skin. ...Read more

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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

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What do I use to kill scabies?

Scabies treatment: Involves using a prescription medication, usually in a cream form. It is applied head to toe overnight, then washed off. It is important to washes all bedding, linens and recently worn clothing in hot water to prevent re-infestation, and household contacts may require treatment as well. Itching and dry skin can last up to two weeks following successful treatment. ...Read more

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How can I kill scabies in my home?

Here's how...: Hello. If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies (either oral or topical). Second, you will have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine the clothes, bedding and towels you have come in contact with). There may be some things like pillows that >>. ...Read more

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Do household cleaners kill scabies?

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 more

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Can alcohol kill scabies?

Not treatment.: Medications prescribed by your 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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Does sulfer soap kill scabies?

No: You need prescribed medications to kill scabies. ...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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How many minutes /hours should I wash my clothes in hot water to kill the scabies on it?

1 cycle: One normal cycle on the hottest setting should be sufficient. Using an electric dryer set for at least one hour should help insure complete eradication. ...Read more

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When I can't wash my clothes with hot water, can I just let it dry under the sun just to kill the scabies?

Nope: Laundering infested clothing and bedding is essential to eradicating the mite, which will likely just crawl to a shaded/cooler area if only exposed to the sun. ...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