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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is 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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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 do it?: Don't know exactly how dangerous it is but if there is significant absorption through the skin it could certainly cause problems. And i woudn't recommend ignoring any warning label. The bigger question is why do it? Saturating your skin with lysol is not necessary to kill germs. Just use a basic hand sanitizer or plain soap and water and it is just as (if not more) effective. ...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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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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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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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