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How do you deal with a mattress that has scabies on it?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Throw it out

Are you going to trust that some pesticide has rid the mattress of the critters? You'll itch, whether or not they still exist.
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In brief: Throw it out

Are you going to trust that some pesticide has rid the mattress of the critters? You'll itch, whether or not they still exist.
The power of suggestion.....
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: 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 >>.

In brief: 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 >>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
can’t go in the wash. You can put them in a big plastic bag and tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because scabies can survive without being on a human for 24 to 36 hours. The mattress would require being sealed in plastic, Sarran wrap or something like that. Also clean all the hard surfaces you have been in contact with (like furniture).
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