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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?

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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Scabies (Definition)

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


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Will spray lysol get rid of scabies?

Will spray lysol get rid of scabies?

Takes more than that: 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. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Second, you will have >. ...Read more

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Is spraying your shoes with lysol effective in getting rid if scabies?

Is spraying your shoes with lysol effective in getting rid if scabies?

No: If you have scabies you need to be treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. Spraying lysol on your shoes will only kill some of the microorganisms on your shoes but will have no effect on you. ...Read more

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Do disinfectants like lysol kill botulism?

Do disinfectants like lysol kill botulism?

No. The 5 kinds of: Botulism are: Foodborne, from foods that contain botulinum toxin; Wound infection; Infant & the rare Adult, from ingesting spores of Clostridium botulinum & Iatrogenic, from Botox overdose. Do not give honey, raw or undercooked foods to infants < 12 mos. The bacterium can live on cleaned carpets, floors & countertops; spores, in dust & soil. See: cdc. Gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/botulism/ ...Read more

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Does lysol spray kill hiv and hepc?

Does lysol spray kill hiv and hepc?

Why do you ask?: These are very fragile and you don't catch them from surfaces in which you would spray stuff. I hope you are not asking about needle sharing. You cannot make that safe. ...Read more

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How dangerous is saturating your skin with lysol spray to kill germs, blatantly ignoring the warning?

How dangerous is saturating your skin with lysol spray to kill germs, blatantly ignoring the warning?

Why risk it?: There are appropriate skin cleansers for a variety of purposes, such as those routinely bought in the grocery/pharmacy and those prescribed by physicians such as for helping acne. Lysol is designed for cleaning non-living surfaces and should not be used as a skin cleanser. Human skin is not a counter top. ...Read more

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Could lysol kill the stomach flu?

Could lysol kill the stomach flu?

Lysol: Lysol on kitchen and bathroom surfaces should keep the area clean. Ingested lysol could kill you as well as the stomach flu. ...Read more

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Is there one ingredient in lysol or hand sanitizers that kill flu strain no matter what?

Is there one ingredient in lysol or hand sanitizers that kill flu strain no matter what?

Can't say with: Complete certainty. Bleach is VERY effective.Hand sanitizer is not effective against Norovirus because it does not have the outer envelop that the alcohol in hand sanitizer would destroy in a flu virus. ...Read more

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I sprayed Lysol on my cold sore. Will that kill the virus?

I sprayed Lysol on my cold sore. Will that kill the virus?

No: Topicals are not worth discussion. ORAL antivirals are very effective when dosed correctly. They are very safe, even with neutropenia and colon cancer. Depending on your history you may take a large dose at first symptoms of attack (prodrome) or a smaller daily dose to prevent symptoms. A lip balm including sunscreen also helps reduce attacks. Best result with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could lysol brand III kill the sydney strain of norovirus?

Could lysol brand III kill the sydney strain of norovirus?

To kill Norovirus...: ...use a chlorine bleach solution with a concentration of 1000–5000 ppm (5–25 tablespoons of household bleach [5.25%] per gallon of water) or other disinfectant registered as effective against norovirus by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to its label, Lysol Disinfectant Spray also kills norovirus and rotavirus. However, Lysol® wipes and Chlorox® wipes do not. Ref. CDC ...Read more

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Does clorox wipes or lysol spray help or kill HIV or hep c, b?

Does clorox wipes or lysol spray help or kill HIV or hep c, b?

Maybe but no studies: Probably, but the information from osha about managing blood born pathogens does not include these products for cleaning. Professional lysol is appropriate for hep a, but not listed for b/c or hiv. The appropriate approach is to use bleach, but not as wipes, instead as a bleach solution. And use gloves and other personal protection devices. Here is the link from osha: http://1.Usa. Gov/mgjiw5. ...Read more

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If Lysol can kill HSV 1 on surfaces, can it kill a cold sore that forms on the lips?

If Lysol can kill HSV 1 on surfaces, can it kill a cold sore that forms on the lips?

No: Lysol should not be used on the face or around the mouth. The HSV-1 virus is actually in the nerve cells and won't be killed by lysol. ...Read more

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Can rubbing alcohol kill norovirus on surfaces? I'm hearing regular cleaners like lysol aren't effective against this strain.

Can rubbing alcohol kill norovirus on surfaces? I'm hearing regular cleaners like lysol aren't effective against this strain.

Chlorine is best: The new strain causes a more virulent illness, but there is no evidence that it is harder to kill on surfaces. Chlorine bleach is what is most recommended - http://www. Michigan. Gov/documents/guidelines_for_environmental_cleaning_125846_7.Pdf. ...Read more

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Can you kill herpes simplex virus by anti bacterial wipes or wet ones after an hour 2 after an encounter? I know lysol does

Can you kill herpes simplex virus by anti bacterial wipes or wet ones after an hour 2 after an encounter? I know lysol does

Don't count on it: Have you been exposed? Herpes 1 or 2? The only sure way to avoid herpes is to avoid contact. Possibly oral Acyclovir or valcyclovir will reduce infection rate significantly. Condoms help but are not completely protective. The traditional solution to this problem is to find the right partner and limit sex exclusively to this one person forever. Magic wipes are not the answer. Lysol will not help yo. ...Read more

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A child I babysit came down with hand, foot, mouth virus, will Lysol wipes kill this virus? What is the best prevention?

A child I babysit came down with hand, foot, mouth virus, will Lysol wipes kill this virus? What is the best prevention?

Hand Sanitization: The virus spreads through respiratory as well as through fecal route. Avoiding exposure to cough, respiratory secretions and proper hand hygiene Lysol wipes are good sanitizers. ...Read more

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Will mitactin kill scabies?

No: No see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can alcohol kill scabies?

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