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Will spray lysol get rid of scabies?

Will spray lysol get rid of scabies?

Takes more than that: 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. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Second, you will have >. ...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


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Is spraying your shoes with lysol effective in getting rid if scabies?

Is spraying your shoes with lysol effective in getting rid if scabies?

No: If you have scabies you need to be treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. Spraying lysol on your shoes will only kill some of the microorganisms on your shoes but will have no effect on you. ...Read more

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Does furniture spray for scabies work?

Does furniture spray for scabies work?

Takes more than that: 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. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Second, you will have >. ...Read more

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What can I spray on my mattress to kill scabies?

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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Will allstop medicated scabies spray work?

Scabies: Only prescription medications will work to kill scabies. There is elimite, (permethrin) lindane, and eurax. There is also the oral medication ivermectin. ...Read more

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What's the best spray for things that you can't wash with scabies?

What's the best spray for things that you can't wash with scabies?

Scabies: Wash linens and bedclothes in hot water. Because mites don't live long away from the body, it is not necessary to dry-clean the whole wardrobe, spray furniture and rugs, and so forth. If you have upholstered furniture, rent or buy a steam cleaner and steam it thoroughly. ...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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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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Getting rid of scabies?

Scabies: Get a prescription medication from your doctor. ...Read more

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How might I get rid from scabies?

Medication: The most common medication is Permethrin 5 % apply to whole body (neck to toe) leave it for 12 hours, shower and repeat in 2 weeks. Treat every one at home. If this does not work oral Ivermectin might. ...Read more

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Is there anything that gets rid of scabies?

Permethrine cream: Permethrine cream (elimite) can be applied to the entire body at night and then washed off the next morning. In severe cases, oral Ivermectin is sometimes used. ...Read more

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How many treatments does it take to get rid of scabies ?

1 or 2: Usually 1 treatment with Elimite (permethrin) is enough. If incompletely cured, additional similar treatment in 14 days may be applied. ...Read more

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Got sunburned were my scabies are will that affect me trying to get rid of them?

Skin and Scabies: Most likely not. But, it may increase the itchiness of your skin. ...Read more

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I'm going to bali in a weeks time, need a quick way to get rid of post scabies bumps

Scabies bumps.: If you are sure that it was scabies, they resolve quickly once the bug has been treated. Moisturize your skin 2-3 times a day with any good moisturizer and you should see improvement in a week. If not improving it may not have been scabies and a topical steroid may be in order depending on the cause. Moisturizers will not hurt no matter the cause. Have a great time in bali! ...Read more

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How do you know you've gotten rid of scabies or uncontagiouse after starting treatment?

See below: Once scabies is properly treated, no new skin lesion appears. Itching, however. Lingers a little while. ...Read more

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Good night what home remedy can I use to get rid of scabies for baby that might be affected?

Good night what home remedy can I use to get rid of scabies for baby that might be affected?

NONE!!!: Permethrin is safe and must be used correctly on all exposed people at the same time, including all who live with the index case, even if they have no itch. From the time of initial infestation to the onset of itching can be 2 months. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to try to get rid of scabies if the cream isn't working that well?!

Scabies: The cream needs to be applied for several hours before rinsing off. Sheets, towels and worn clothes need to be washed in hot water. Note that once you have been treated with the cream, the itching and bumps will persist for several days - these need time to heal. Refrain from scratching to allow for speedy recovery. If the cream was used as directed but didn't work see your doctor. ...Read more

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My kids and I have been trying to get rid of scabies for months. They keep coming back... Help!

Scabies: Not only can these mites be passed from person to person, but they can infest clothing and bedclothes, and eradication of these sources of reinfection needs to be accomplished to insure that this will resolve. Consult with a pest-control company if you cannot do this yourself. ...Read more

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What can I do if my two year old and myself have scabies. Is there any way to get rid of them fast?

Scabies: Please consult your doctor to get a prescription that can be used for both you and your daughter. It is a lotion that gets applied on your body from the neck down including all creases and crevices, for at least 8 hours and then rinsed off. ...Read more

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Have you any advice on getting rid of scabies? I've had it since last December, I've followed all the guide lines but still have intense itching

Have you any advice on getting rid of scabies? I've had it since last December, I've followed all the guide lines but still have intense itching

Scabies treatment: The main thing is to confirm the diagnosis. If itching alone without visible rash, probably it isn't scabies (even if that's how it started). If you have not been reexamined in the past couple of months, see your doctor now. If you have done that, consider asking for a second opinion. Scabies will eventually respond to appropriate treatment, usually permethrin cream or ivermectin orally. ...Read more

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How do I completely rid my house of scabies?

How do I completely rid my house of scabies?

Treat everybody...: ...With Elimite (permethrin) or something similar; it will kill all the mites and eggs immediately. Scabies mites cannot live off of a human host, so treating the entire household, plus washing all sheets, towels & bedclothes, should do it. I usually recommend repeating the Elimite (permethrin) treatment a few days after the initial application, to kill any mites you might have missed or any eggs that may have hatched. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent or protect yourself from contracting scabies?

Yes. Stay away: Scabies is contagious and can be caught by contact with someone who has it or comming in contact with their clothing, beddings, towel, furniture, etc.
Scabies is caused by a mite which usually dies in a few days if it does not come in contact with human skin. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scabies?

Difficult: You want to see a dermatologist and get a prescription for a medication like elimite (permethrin). You will tx your whole body once, then repeat in one week. It is also critical to address your clothing linens, etc. Your dermatologist will go into details about how to address each area. ...Read more

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I got scabies... How to get rid of it?

See below: Permethrin topical to whole body x 8-14 hours, then wash off or lindane x 8 hours and wash off, repeat in 1 week if necessary. You must treat all close contacts too! Alternatively, Ivermectin orally and repeat in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my scabies at home?

SCABIES: Use kwell lotion or 5percent elimite (permethrin). Clean your linens frequently. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of scabies in your kids?

How can you get rid of scabies in your kids?

Rx Meds: Topical application of a scabicide for 8-14 hours with a repeat treatment is a week is the common approach. Additional meds used to help itching or for occasional superficial skin infections may be needed. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of scabies?

Overnight: Usually one application of anti-scabies cream (usually permethrin) left on overnight will do the trick. You may continue to itch for a while, but that's a 'left-over itch' and does not mean you still have living mites in your skin. Make sure you wash recently used clothing and bed sheets. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of scabies fast?

Scabies tx: 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. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Second, you will have >. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully get rid of scabies?

1-2 applications of: Elimite (permethrin) should kill the mites in1-2 appplications. However itching can persist from a reaction to the dead mites and it is advisable to treatthe symptoms with topical or rarely oral steroids. If symptoms persist beyond thecsecond application, oral medication such as Ivermectin may be necessary for resistant cases. ...Read more

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What did you do to get rid of scabies successfully?

What did you do to get rid of scabies successfully?

Scabies: Scabies is hard to get rid of. You need to make sure that everyone in the gets treated at the same time. All the bed sheets needs to be washed with hot water above 120 degrees. ...Read more

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What can I do to fully get rid of scabies in my home?

Clean house: 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 >>. ...Read more

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How to get rid of scabies from my body within a month?

Have it confirmed: Confirmation can lead to a proper treatment and kill off the scabies. Though the scabies die, the skin reaction caused by infestation may remain for weeks. The doc can prescribe the meds to kill it and those to help your skin recover. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do to properly clean everything around me after getting rid of scabies?

Scabies: 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 >>. ...Read more

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What is the lotion or cream that gets rid of scabies?

Scabies: News flash: in almost all cases the over the counter treatment, rid, is no longer strong enough to treat scabies. You must get the more concentrated version by prescription or get on the newer pills that treat scabies. ...Read more

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Of I rub down the spots with scabies with alcohol and peroxide, will it help get rid of them?

Of I rub down the spots with scabies with alcohol and peroxide, will it help get rid of them?

Get a real Rx: Your physician can give you something that will actually kill the mites. Your pharmacist may have an idea also. Please don't fool around trying to treat yourself. ...Read more

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I'm having scabies and piles for some years. Please give me the permanent solution to get rid off. Thanks.

I'm having scabies and piles for some years. Please give me the permanent solution to get rid off. Thanks.

See experts...: Piles will stay with you forever, but can be managed, not cured, with topical drugs or with surgery depending on what and how it bothers you. To scabies, need to treat the affected persons and their living environment including sleeping bed and bedding sheets. Make sure to follow instructions to using medicated soap with care under professional supervision.

So, go to experts.

Best wish. .. ...Read more

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I have scabies & have been doctoring since march. First the cream then about 7 doses of the pill. How do I get rid of them?

Perhaps not scabies: If you have been treating yourself then get in to see a doctor. If your doctor has been treating you and it hasn't cleared up it may not be scabies. Ask your doctor, in that case, to refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have been battling a scabies infection for months. I've been doing everything I'm supposed to be doing and yet cannot get rid of it! Help!

It's the itch: It's the itch you are battling. If you have received proper treatment for the scabies, it should be eradicated by now and you are dealing with is a persistent itch that can last for weeks. Talk to your doctor about powerful antihistamines to help you with it. ...Read more