Care recipient (cr) needs information on managing a scabies outbreak in his home

Try: Everyone with whom cr has had close contact needs treatment if a dermatologist prescribes a medicine that is applied to the skin be sure to take a bath or shower before applying the medicine massage the medicine onto clean dry skin the medicine must remain on the skin for 8 to 14 hours then wash off the medicine for this reason most people apply the medicine at bedtime and wash it off in the morning apply the medicine from the neck to the toes this includes all skin between the neck and toes , the skin around the nails the crease between the buttocks and the skin between the toes it may be necessary to treat the scalp temples and forehead never apply medicine to the nose lips eyelids or around the eyes or mouth

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Personal

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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 bathing

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

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