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My husband has scabies and The doctor mentioned washing clothing and towels, but what about fabric furniture and mattresses or upholstered items?
Scabies: You can spray everywhere and dry them with hot air. Also you can expose them in sun heat. ...Read more
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?
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
They are mites..: Scabies are mites! the one infesting human are called sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, and have been torturing mankind for over 2500 yrs, dating back to the roman times. They typically burrow under skin, lay their eggs, thus causing the burrows of inflammation and thus intense itching at times-easily treated, but often a missed diagnosis. If u r concernd/having burrow-rashes, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer