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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is 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 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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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

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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

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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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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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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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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