ScabiesPage address: http://www.mnsu.edu/shs/scabies.html
Treatment for scabies is as follows:
- Take a warm soap and water bath or shower.
- A medicated lotion, which has been prescribed for you, is then applied to the entire body from the neck down, not just to the obviously affected areas.
- Eight to twelve hours later take another warm soap and water bath to remove the medication.
It is important that bedding, towels and clothing that has been worn in the previous 5 days be laundered (washed and dried on hot cycles, or dry-cleaned) at the same time you are being treated to avoid reinfestation. Close contacts that may be infested should also be checked.
If symtoms have not improved one week after treatment, a follow–up appointment should be made.