Care recipient (cr) has a scabies outbreak in his home and needs information on how to get rid of it

Try: Wash all items in a washing machine using the hottest water possible after washing dry everything in a dryer using the hot setting if cr cannot wash something in a washing machine and then dry it in a dryer take it to a dry cleaner or seal it in plastic bag for at least 1 week items that have not touched cr’s skin for more than 1 week generally do not need washing if cr isn’t sure whether he wore clothing or used an item within the past week be sure to wash and dry it anyway vacuum the entire home on the day cr starts treatment vacuum carpeting area rugs and all upholstered furniture after cr finishes vacuuming throw away the bag if vacuum does not have a bag empty the canister wash a removable canister with hot soapy water if cr cannot remove the canister wipe it clean with a damp paper towel do not treat pets the human itch mite cannot survive on animals pets do not need treatment

Materials: Washer and dryer large plastic bag duck tape vacuum hot soapy water damp paper towel

Categories: Sage, Topic, Maintenance, Medical Physical, Personal

Information: n/a

References: Habif campbell chapman et al in dermatology ddxdeck 2006 china mosby elsevier card #92 scabies jacobson cc abel ea parasitic infestations j am acad dermatol 2007; 56 1026-43

Keywords: Skin mites rash itch itching itchy skin laundry pets vacuuming

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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