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Is Scabies Contagious After Treatment
Problem is Scabies: Can be transmitted indirectly as well as directly. Thus- it can be the gift that keeps on giving. Scabies can take effort to get rid of. 1st, you &all members of family need to be treated. Ivermectin is effective for treating scabies (oral or topical). 2nd, you’ll have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding &towels you have come in contact w. Some things like pillows can’t go in >. ...Read more
Communicable?: HelloYUser 177 ~ it depends what disease you are talking about. If the disease has a so-called chronic carrier phase the answer is YES. eg; chronic hep B, with surface Antigen +ve, typhoid, chronic carriage on N.meningitidis in naso-pharynx, but treating pneumonia with antibiotics cures the pneumonia and there is no carried state. OK? thanks ...Read more
How long is staph folliculitis contagious after beginning an oral antibiotic? The rash is not spreading and is fading, but still visible.
Better: Better to have 2 treatments one week apart. ...Read more
A day or two...: ...After starting a good topical antifungal agent, there is little if any chance of spreading the infection to others - assuming, of course, that the antifungal cream is being applied diligently, twice a day. ...Read more
After you have had: A negative test of cure re- culture after treatment, make sure you get the re-culture. ...Read more
Scabies: You & all members of your household need to be treated. 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 scabies can survive w/o being on a human for 24 to 36 hours. Clean the hard surfaces you have been in contact ...Read more
With scabies it is: important to treat and retreat 4 days after first treatment to get the eggs. Also all clothing and bedding need to be treated. If all this isn't done, you may not have cleared the mites. You may also just be itching even after mites cleared as itching can continue up to one month after treatment. See derm ...Read more
About a week: Thats the rule of thumb.Get a more detailed answer ›
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