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What is the most common reason for unsuccessfully treating scabies? Mistakes usually made which cause reoccurrences of lesions and mites
After treating scabies with first dose of permethrin is it ok to still be itchy? Especially at night? Granted it's not as bad as before.
No! : Vacuum. Wash bedclothes in hot water and dry in a dryer. If you want to be really careful, place recently worn clothes in a garbage bag for 3days, then wash. The main thing is to get treated with a scabicide cream and have the people who have had prolonged direct contact with you treated. Scabies mites do not survive more than a couple of days off human skin. ...Read more
When treating for scabies, do clothes have to be washed in boiling water to kill them? Or will hot water from washing machine kill them?
Hot water fine: Washing in hot water is sufficient to rid the clothes of the insect. For items that can't be washed for some reason, bag in a plastic garbage bag, seal it tight and leave items for at least three days. The insect cannot survive off the human longer than this, so that kills them all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer