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Does sulfer soap kill scabies?

Does sulfer soap kill scabies?

No: You need prescribed medications to kill scabies.

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Scabies (Definition)

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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How can 10% sulfur soap be used effectively to treat scabies? (this is as a supp to prescription trtmnt and after the environment has been treated)

It can't.: The prescription treatment (either topical or oral), after a thorough bath or shower (using any soap you wish) will be effective. The next morning, launder all your towels, sheets, and bedclothes. One treatment is usually curative, but you may wish to repeat it in a few days to be certain.

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Derm said rash doesn't look like scabies but waiting for biopsy. It's itchy, some spots come and go. Sulfur soap seems to dry up some. What could it be?

Derm said rash doesn't look like scabies but waiting for biopsy. It's itchy, some spots come and go. Sulfur soap seems to dry up some. What could it be?

Wait: Without seeing these it is impossible to diagnose on the internet. In fact, your dermatologist was not sure and had to biopsy these. Wait for results.

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What to do for scabies so I'm very sure I have scabies, I have itchy red bumps on my groin, and I'm itchy every where. Today it has never been worse, I orders 10% sulfur soap and it should be here really soon. But my question is should I see out help at a

What to do for scabies so I'm very sure I have scabies, I have itchy red bumps on my groin, and I'm itchy every where. Today it has never been worse, I orders 10% sulfur soap and it should be here really soon. But my question is should I see out help at a

There: There is an over the counter treatment called elimite (permethrin). I believe it is inexpensive. Also remember to wash your sheets/bedding in very hot water, and all affected family member's need to be treated. If the treatments do not work go to the free clinic for an evaluation. Best of luck.

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Family & I contracted scabies from our dog. Can we use sulphur soap to help get rid of them? How long should it stay on in the shower? Safe for 1yr old?

Yes, but only kills: Live mites. Animal scabies mite does not reproduce on the human host, so a few days should take care of it. For human to human scabies, the sulfur soap will not kill the eggs, so the treatment will have to be repeated for several weeks. I recommend pymethrin lotion applied overnight and repeated in a week. It is safe for infants over a year old. See the label on one product: http://www. Cuticareproducts. Com/scabies_treatments_s/1820.htm

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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.

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Will a bleach solution kill scabies on inanimate objects?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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/.

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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.

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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.

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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 >>.

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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.

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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.