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Do household cleaners kill scabies?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
In brief: No
Treat scabies safely with prescription Elimite (permethrin) or in resistant cases lindane.
Elimite (permethrin) is safe for everyone including small children and pregnant women.

In brief: No
Treat scabies safely with prescription Elimite (permethrin) or in resistant cases lindane.
Elimite (permethrin) is safe for everyone including small children and pregnant women.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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