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How can I remove scabies mites from my house or carpet? Or my clothes?

How can I remove scabies mites from my house or carpet? Or my clothes?

Vacuum; wash clothes: To feel safe after the family had scabies or head lice, one can vacuum everywhere, and wash the washables (sheets, clothes) and dry them with the hot setting if the fabric allows it. Live mainly in one "safe room" that's super clean, and wait 10 days before living in the rest of the home. If extremely worried, repeat the vacuuming and washing once more, before living in the rest of the home. ...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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If I treat myself with ivermectin scabies treatment and wash everything tomorrow such as clothes, sheets...won't I just get reinfected from new mites?

If I treat myself with ivermectin scabies treatment and wash everything tomorrow such as clothes, sheets...won't I just get reinfected from new mites?

Scabies: If you have taken care of any contaminated bedding and clothing and have treated yourself the answer should be no. The scabies can not live without a blood food after two to three days. Check put this link http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/scabies/treatment. Html ...Read more

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How long do scabie mites live on your clothes for?

How long do scabie mites live on your clothes for?

Scabies: Scabies can live as long as 72 hours, on clothes or surfaces, other than people. They die at 122F (50C), for 10 minutes. So, a hot water wash works well. If you cannot wash something, place it in a tightly closed plastic bag, for about a week. They can live 1-2 months on people, without treatment; and are very contagious. ...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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If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.

If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.

Yes- have it checked: Scabies can be spread on objects such as articles of clothing or bedsheets- therefore, these mites can be potentially spread on the coat of your dog. Have your dog checked out by a veterinarian and if need be, have your dog treated. ...Read more

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Can scabies live off dead skin cells deposited in carpet or mattresses longer than 72 hours without human touch? Will Leaving house 3/4days help?

No: It is generally believed that they are not viable after 48-72 hours. Most cases of persistent scabies are from unsuccessfully treated or reinfection from a close contact. ...Read more

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We help the house bound lady take out trash we now think we have scabies or mites what do we do im a 50 yr old male the makes on are arms look just like the photos we have seen on line what do we doo

We help the house bound lady take out trash we now think we have scabies or mites what do we do im a 50 yr old male the makes on are arms look just like the photos we have seen on line what do we doo

Hello.: 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 can’t go in the wash. You can put them in a big plastic bag and tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because scabies can survive without being on a human for 24 to 36 hours.
Also clean all the hard surfaces you have been in contact with (like furniture). Here is the bad news, if the old lady that you help continues to have untreated scabies; you are likely to keep getting infected from her or things of hers that you are in contact with. Good luck and thankyou for your kindness to others. ...Read more

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How long do scabies live on your clothes?

How long do scabies live on your clothes?

Scabies: Scabies can live as long as 72 hours, on clothes or surfaces, other than people. They die at 122F (50C), for 10 minutes. So, a hot water wash works well. If you cannot wash something, place it in a tightly closed plastic bag, for about a week. They can live 1-2 months on people, without treatment; and are very contagious. ...Read more

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I'm using eurax (crotamiton) for scabies, when do I wash clothes & bedding?

I'm using eurax (crotamiton) for scabies, when do I wash clothes & bedding?

With in 24 hours: Cleanse all of the above with in 24 hours after you first apply the medication. ...Read more

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When treating for scabies, do clothes have to be washed in boiling water to kill them? Or will hot water from washing machine kill them?

When treating for scabies, do clothes have to be washed in boiling water to kill them? Or will hot water from washing machine kill them?

Hot water fine: Washing in hot water is sufficient to rid the clothes of the insect. For items that can't be washed for some reason, bag in a plastic garbage bag, seal it tight and leave items for at least three days. The insect cannot survive off the human longer than this, so that kills them all. ...Read more

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Took 1st dose ivermectin for scabies 12-1-16 been washing all clothes worn everyday since 1st dose. When is it safe to not have to wash everyday?

Took 1st dose ivermectin for scabies 12-1-16 been washing all clothes worn everyday since 1st dose. When is it safe to not have to wash everyday?

Question not clear: Ivermectin should kill the mites the first day. As for clothing, you can either wash garments or not wear them for a week to rid them of scabies mites. ...Read more

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I got scabies and I put on the elamite on washed all bedding and clothes and sprayed down bed and furniture so why is it that I still itch really bad?

I got scabies and I put on the elamite on washed all bedding and clothes and sprayed down bed and furniture so why is it that I still itch really bad?

Itch lasts: Even though you have treated yourself and the environment, your body still has to get rid of the dead mites that are left under your skin after treatment. This can take weeks to months to settle down the inflammatory reaction that takes place under the skin when you are infected with scabies. Try an oral antihistamine for the itching and oatmeal baths. ...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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My housemate has scabies and has been using a cream for a week now. We washed our clothes separately + dried them together, cud I now get scabies?

May be: It is not likely that drying your clothes together will transmit scabies, but other contact with your housemate may communicate this infestation. ...Read more

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Scabies. We have all applied Perm. When do I wash bedding/clothes? Before or after I apply the cream? After I wake up and before I wash it off?

Scabies. We have all applied Perm. When do I wash bedding/clothes? Before or after I apply the cream? After I wake up and before I wash it off?

Immediately...: Wash all your clothes and bedding immediately. Try to apply the cream during a period where you don't come in contact with your bedding while the medication starts working. If by next week after treatment you are still having symptoms then you will have to wash everything on hot water all over again. Wash your clothes after removing the cream. ...Read more

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I have scabies and took perm cream treatment. I have washed bedding and clothes once. When do I need to rewash bedding and clothes?

No need: There is no need to do any further washing of bedding, clothes and sheets after you did it the first time. ...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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How long can scabies mites live?

48-72 hrs: Off the skin, only survives a few days. ...Read more

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Where do scabies mites usually live?

Circle of Hebra: Hands, armpits, chest, abdomen, waist, genitalia, buttocks, lower back. ...Read more

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Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

Doubtful: Animals ; pets carry different scabies mites.
Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...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