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How Long Does Visible Mite Burrows Associated With Scabies Last
My son had scabies an now he's move out how long does it take to go as he's just had a baby with his gf an if I hold baby I mite get it hisbeen treated?
Relax: If he's been treated, and followed the regimen for cleaning his bedding and clothing, etc. You are safe. Congratulations on the grand-baby. And hugs away. ...Read more
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
Can a rash from scabies spread after permethrin treatment of the mites are killed? Just did treatment last night, rash on cheek now, not itchy
Probably not but: Even if the mites are killed, they have left some droppings behind in the skin areas where they had visited. The allergic reaction to the droppings may linger on for a couple of more weeks. However it is uncommon to involve the face and thus the problem may not be scabies. ...Read more
72 hours: Scabies can live for about 3 days off of the skin. That's why if you have items that need cleaning that you can't put through hot water in the wash to kill the mites, you bag the items in a clean garbage bag, seal it up, and leave it for 3 days and the items will be good to go again. ...Read more
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
On or off skin??: On the skin they can live for months - that's why treatment is needed because otherwise the rash and itching will persist. Off of the skin, like on your sofa cushions or pillows, they can live for about 3 days. That's why when treating for scabies and cleaning up the environment, you bag things you can't wash in hot water in a sealed garbage bag for 3 days to kill any persistent mites. ...Read more
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
What kind of scabies mites live on pets? And what kind lives on human? Can a pet be infested with the human mites?
Mite Type: Dogs can develop canine scabies caused by sarcoptes scabiei canis. People can be infected by sarcoptes scabiei hominis. Scabies infestations in wild animals ; other domestic animals come from different sarcoptes scabiei subspecies. To the best of my understanding mites of one subspecies will die fairly quickly when they attach to a different type of animal. ...Read more
Scabies Treatment: 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 more
Microscopic: Mites are basically invisible to the human eye. Lice, however, can be seen on the skin or hair. ...Read more
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
Does saltwater kill scabies mites, when they aren't in the skin? For example if they are in a wetsuit?
Mites do not "like" salt water and in fact salt water baths are used to treat scabies!!!! I would, however, note that wet suits should be CLEANED with antibacterial, antiseptic, agents if they are going to be "shared"...If you use a wet suit regularly you should own your own!! My opinion only!
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Which is smaller: a scabies mite (itch mite) or a single molecule of benzene? Don't need exact sizes in metric system units.
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.
No. Use Elimite (permethrin).: No, Elimite (permethrin) (Topical Permethrin) is generally used to treat scabies. It requires a prescription. Generally ALL household members should be treated simultaneously even if only one (or some) are itchy. Otherwise the treated individual is likely to become reinfected by the other individuals in the home who are infected but not yet itchy/symptomatic. ...Read more
If I have been cured of scabies, is it possible for me to transmit the disease still? Are the mites still under my skin?
Scabies TX: 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 more
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
If I get treatment for scabies and Not around my house for a few days will the rest of the mites die? Please help
If I get treatment for scabies and not around my house for a few days will the rest of the scabie mites die plz help?
I have a question about scabies. Regardless of the effect to me/my skin and what I "should" do, will hot/boiling water kill the mites at all?
Easier way than that:
You may not have scabies. It would be prudent to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis. There are topical as well oral medications that are far safer than trying to scald yourself with boiling water.
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Can I spread scabies even in areas that they have not spreaded I've been having sex for the past week now but some of my areas have not been touched with these mites ans I was wondering if I kan still spread them to him
Scabies is extremely contagious. What you're seeing as a rash is actually your body's reaction to the mites burrowing under your skin, not the mites themselves. So there is really no telling where the little guys are.
You must see a dermatologist and get a cream that, for the most part, will kill all the mites in one treatment (usually), but you must also have anyone you live with or are in close contact with (i.e., your sex partner) and they must be treated as well. You should also wash your bedsheets and clothes in hot water and dry them in a drier.
You should know that scabies is not anything you get because you're unclean. It's not a hygiene problem, and it knows no class. Rich, poor, democrats and even republicans get scabies. But you'll never get rid of them without seeing a dermatologist. And getting rid of them is very fast & "mity" easy.
Here is a link about the little critters.
Good luck. ...Read more
Scabies vs dust mite: Scabies and dust mites are two different kind of mites. Dust mites are ubiquitous occurring everywhere. They can impact respiratory allergies and asthma. Scabies is a mite that burrows into the skin causing severe itching. Scabies is treated using scabicides such as permethrin, lindane or ivermectin. Scabicide is spread over body then washed off in 12 hours. ...Read more
Yes I'm worried these are mite/scabies bites. Not sure. It's localized on the breast area and not on the rest of the body.?
Usually scabies presents with a very itchy rash which spreads and most common site is space between the fingers and toes though can occur anywhere. Less likely to be scabies but possibility of itchy bites is there, hard to say without examination. Please see doctor.
http://patient. Info/health/scabies-leaflet ...Read more
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
I think I might have scabies. Can you feel mites biting you as I keep on getting a stinging/biting sensation on my feet. I have pimple like spots on l?
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. 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 canâ€™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