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Getting rid of scabies?
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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology
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In brief: Scabies
Get a prescription medication from your doctor.

In brief: Scabies
Get a prescription medication from your doctor.
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Scabies may require
Effort to get rid of.
All household members need treatment. Ivermectin is an effective med. Meds prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. Clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding ; towels you’ve touched. Place things like pillows that can’t go in the wash in a big >>.

In brief: Scabies may require
Effort to get rid of.
All household members need treatment. Ivermectin is an effective med. Meds prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. Clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding ; towels you’ve touched. Place things like pillows that can’t go in the wash in a big >>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
plastic bag & tie up for 48 hrs (because scabies can survive w/o being on a human for 24 to 36 hrs.) Clean all hard surfaces you’ve touched (like furniture). Vacuum floors, rugs, mattresses & upholstered furniture. Good luck!
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