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Using Rid For 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer