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Should We Treat For Scabies Preventively If There Was A Case At Daycare
Identify and treat: Scabies is caused by a parasite (mite) that easily spreads from person to person as well as from garments, clothes, towels, etc to persons. Treatment with prescription medicated cream generally solves the problem, along with thorough washing and cleaning of garments, towels, carpets, bedding, etc. With hot water. You may need to temporarily shut down while doing this until everything is cleaned. ...Read more
Help i touched somone with scabies what shoud i do! Can taking a shower prevent scabies from happining? Can I prevent scabies from forming?
Not that contagious: Usually transmission requires more prolonged, closer contact. If you live with this person or have close contact, you should be treated. Even if you have no symptoms. Usually this consists of permethrin 5% cream applied to entire skin from ears to toes, washed off 8 to 24 hours later. This is often repeated 1-2 weeks later. ...Read more
If I slept in the bed of a person who has scabies, am I going to get scabies? How can I prevent this from happening?
You may: 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 w (like furniture). Vacuum floors, rugs, mattresses & ...Read more
I have no antihistamine at home or lyclear cream to use for my scabies i'm so itchy. What do I have to do to prevent it?
Went to a house where people had scabies & started treatment & cleaned up already because I am on a high grade antibiotic will that help prevent them?
Doesn't matter: Children transmit infection, so the size of the day care shouldn't matter. Interestingly, though, kids who get sick below the age of 2 are less likely to get allergies, asthma and multiple sclerosis as adults, possibly related to priming of the immune system, so don't fear the cold. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Sick children around other children = more sick children. No sugar coating it really - having lots of kids around each other means that germs are spread like wild fire. Keeping healthy and eating well with plenty of rest helps to some extent, but getting illness causing germs in an young child will equal more illness. No real way around that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer