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Home Treatment Of Scabies
My mother was treated for scabies in a nursing home. What are chances i will get it? Been four weeks since her treatment
If you don't: If you don't have it now you are not going too. ...Read more
How soon after being diagnosed with scabies do I have to clean my sheets? Before the second treatment or after?
Permethrin: Scabies is caused by the mite sarcoptes scabiei. They tunnel under the skin and spread all over. They are very active and readily spread from person to person. The treatment is to apply permethin once overnight and repeat in one week if necessary.. Post scabetic itching is treated with topical steroids. Sheets and pillow cases are washed the next morning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gone gone: Migt be left with inflmmed skin as of scrathing. ...Read more
2 of them: The cheapest one is a lotion (permethrine) which you have to put on your body from neck to toes. It will kill the parasite but won't stop the itching until 2-3 weeks later. The other one is a pill you have to take. Same as the other one, it won't stop the itching. You need another medication for it. Wash all the bed linen and the clothes you were wearing in hot water to avoid reinfestation. ...Read more
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