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How do you deal with a mattress that has scabies on it?

How do you deal with a mattress that has scabies on it?

Throw it out: Are you going to trust that some pesticide has rid the mattress of the critters? You'll itch, whether or not they still exist. The power of suggestion..... ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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What can I spray on my mattress to kill scabies?

You can wrap: Mattress tightly in plastic bag. Keep it tightly covered for 48 hours because scabies can survive w/o being on a human for 24 to 36 hours. ...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?

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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After i aply the prescribed cream for scabies, can I wash everything in hot water and spray my mattress and furniture with clorox disinfecting spray?

After i aply the prescribed cream for scabies, can I wash everything in hot water and spray my mattress and furniture with clorox disinfecting spray?

Scabies: Clean all clothes and linen. Use hot, soapy water to wash all clothing, towels and bedding you used at least three days before treatment. Dry with high heat. Dry-clean items you can't wash at home. ...Read more

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Is scabies transferred through barefoot public places, such as a public pool or other area's like this, or a campground cabin and the beds they have?

Scabies: You have to come in contact with scabies to get it. It is usually from another person, both by skin to skin and sexual contact. It can be transmitted through bed sheets, and towels, if they were not washed. Also pets can have it, and you can get it from them. This is the CDC site, which has a much more complete explanation. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info/faqs.html ...Read more

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My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? stay away?

Relax: Even if the person you love is crawling with scabies, that's no reason not to snuggle up and be happy together. You can both be treated at the same time. Congratulations on your relationship and best wishes to you both. ...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 is scabies?

Scabies: Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. ...Read more