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If you have scabies and run your hands under really hot water, can you burn the mites alive so they die?

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In brief: No.

You'll get burnt before the mites do.

In brief: No.

You'll get burnt before the mites do.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. John Stephens
Dermatology

In brief: No

This is more likely to result in thermal injury to your hands than actually killing all of the scabies mites.
Topical Permethrin or oral Ivermectin are much more effective treatments.

In brief: No

This is more likely to result in thermal injury to your hands than actually killing all of the scabies mites.
Topical Permethrin or oral Ivermectin are much more effective treatments.
Dr. John Stephens
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