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Scabies Prevention

Prevention

To reduce your risk of getting scabies, avoid close physical contact with anyone who has either scabies or an undiagnosed itchy rash and do not share their:

  • Clothing
  • Towels
  • Bedding

To prevent the spread of scabies from one person to another:

  • Those who share living quarters with an infected person should be considered for treatment.
  • Wash or dry clean all clothing, bedding, and towels that may have become infested. Mites may live for at least 2-5 days after they leave a human body. They are probably infectious during some or all of that time.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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