Top
30
Doctor insights on: Will Alcohol Kill Scabies

Share
1

1
Can alcohol kill scabies?

Can alcohol kill scabies?

Not treatment.: Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
491 Doctors shared insights

Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


3

3
Will rubbing alcohol made of ethanol kill scabies mites around the house?

Will rubbing alcohol made of ethanol kill scabies mites around the house?

Unlikely: Scabies mites do not survive more than 2-3 days away from human skin. Items such as bedding, clothing, and towels used by a person with scabies can be decontaminated by machine-washing in hot water and drying using the hot cycle or by dry-cleaning. Items that cannot be washed or dry-cleaned can be decontaminated by removing from any body contact for at least 72 hours. ...Read more

5

5
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

6

6
Can you self treat for scabies w/tea tree oil, 91% alcohol & home remedies to the point that it doesn't look typical and Docs can't tell what it is?

Can you self treat for scabies w/tea tree oil, 91% alcohol & home remedies to the point that it doesn't look typical and Docs can't tell what it is?

It hasn't been tested: Because "No “over-the-counter” (non-prescription) products have been tested and approved to treat scabies."
Re: CDC website: http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/scabies/treatment. Html

Furthermore Permethrin cream works just fine. ...Read more

8

8
What do I use to kill scabies?

Scabies treatment: Involves using a prescription medication, usually in a cream form. It is applied head to toe overnight, then washed off. It is important to washes all bedding, linens and recently worn clothing in hot water to prevent re-infestation, and household contacts may require treatment as well. Itching and dry skin can last up to two weeks following successful treatment. ...Read more

9

9
How can I kill scabies in my home?

Here's how...: 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

10

10
Do household cleaners kill scabies?

Scabies: There is no need to apply insecticides to clothing, bedding or environmental surfaces. All bedding, towels, and clothes used by the scabies-infested individuals should be washed in hot water and a typical laundry detergent. Clothes and bedding that can not be washed should be dry cleaned or left open and unused for 3-4 days. ...Read more

11

11
Can a hot tub kill scabies?

No: A prescription drug, Ivermectin, is the preferred treatment. The person with scabies and his/her contacts should all take the medication at the same time. See this site for more info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/scabies/basics/definition/con-20023488 ...Read more

12

12
Dose having a sunbed kill scabies?

Scabies: A sunbed will not kill scabies, but it will make you much more likely to develop skin cancer in the future. ...Read more

14

14
Can scabies kill the part of the skin?

Can scabies kill the part of the skin?

No.: I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, but mostly, scabies just itches. A lot. It cannot by itself cause any permanent damage to the skin. ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Lu Dr. Lu
1 doctor agreed:
15

15
Will a bleach solution kill scabies on inanimate objects?

Dr. Cynthia Lu Dr. Lu
1 doctor agreed:

Yes: Bleach will break up the cell walls of those little creatures. Practice good hand washing techniques. Wash your clothes in hot water. Wipe all furniture and inanimate objects. ...Read more

16

16
How do you kill scabies in your home, and what are some remedies for itching?

How do you kill scabies in your home, and what are some remedies for itching?

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

17

17
Can you kill scabies in heat room? Because if scabies are exposed to certain temp they will die

No: Scabies are relatively heat resistant. You need topical medicine such as Permethrin cream 5% to whole body from neck down and repeat in 10 days. Its important to repeat it to catch the life-cycle of the bug. Clean all sheets and clothing in hot water. ...Read more

18

18
Does sulfer soap kill scabies?

No: You need prescribed medications to kill scabies. ...Read more

19

19
Will mitactin kill scabies?

No: No see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

20

20
Will antibacterial cleaner kill scabies?

No, Scabies are not: Bacteria. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. ...Read more

21

21
Does tee tree oil help kill scabies?

Scabies: Products used to kill scabies mites are called scabicides. Scabicides used to treat human scabies are available only with a doctor’s prescription. No “over-the-counter” (non-prescription) products have been tested and approved to treat human scabies. ...Read more

23

23
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

24

24
How quick will premethrin cream kill the scabies?

How quick will premethrin cream kill the scabies?

Scabies treatment: Involves using a prescription medication, usually in a cream form. It is applied head to toe overnight, then washed off and sometimes repeated in one week. It is important to wash all bedding, linens and recently worn clothing in hot water to prevent re-infestation, and household contacts may require treatment as well. Itching and dry skin can last up to two weeks following successful treatment ...Read more

25

25
Does ivermectin kill all the scabies I have on my body? And how do I convince my family to treat themselves and the house?

Does ivermectin kill all the scabies I have on my body? And how do I convince my family to treat themselves and the house?

YES: Treatment requires a prescription, typically of a topical medication such as: permethrins, crotamiton, or lindane. Ivermectin's use in scabies is effective but is "off label" (ie. Not an fda approved indication). Convincing the family will be easy but space limitations can't do justice to this topic- go to the cdc website for the best answer-http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites//scabies/. ...Read more

26

26
How many doses of permethrin cream kill scabies?

One: Usually just one, unless you get reinfected from an untreated person or from not washing recently used clothes or bed sheets. Itching after treatment is usually from dead mites, not live ones. ...Read more

27

27
How many minutes /hours should I wash my clothes in hot water to kill the scabies on it?

1 cycle: One normal cycle on the hottest setting should be sufficient. Using an electric dryer set for at least one hour should help insure complete eradication. ...Read more

28

28
Does saltwater kill scabies mites, when they aren't in the skin? For example if they are in a wetsuit?

Does saltwater kill scabies mites, when they aren't in the skin? For example if they are in a wetsuit?

YES: Mites do not "like" salt water and in fact salt water baths are used to treat scabies!!!! I would, however, note that wet suits should be CLEANED with antibacterial, antiseptic, agents if they are going to be "shared"...If you use a wet suit regularly you should own your own!! My opinion only!
Dr Z ...Read more

29

29
When I can't wash my clothes with hot water, can I just let it dry under the sun just to kill the scabies?

Nope: Laundering infested clothing and bedding is essential to eradicating the mite, which will likely just crawl to a shaded/cooler area if only exposed to the sun. ...Read more

30

30
Can you tell me if I could take a bath in boric acid to kill scabies?

To kill scabies OR: To kill yourself? Boric acid is a skin irritant ; inhalation can be lethal. Boric acid can be used very sparingly on carpet or furniture as a home remedy but not on yourself. If there is significant dust you could inhale it. So the answer is: no, no ; no! ...Read more