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Should we treat for scabies preventively if there was a case at daycare?

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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not necessary

There is no evidence that treating an infection before you get an infection ever helps prevent an infection.
Taking treatment is not a vaccine. In scabies avoid contact and treat if an infection presents itself. Watch for outbreaks and treat as they arise.

In brief: Not necessary

There is no evidence that treating an infection before you get an infection ever helps prevent an infection.
Taking treatment is not a vaccine. In scabies avoid contact and treat if an infection presents itself. Watch for outbreaks and treat as they arise.
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