How Do I Get Rid Of Scabies In The Furniture?


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Jack Buckby Profile
Jack Buckby answered
Vacuum your floors, rugs and furniture thoroughly to get rid of the bug that causes scabies.

You must do this to make sure the bugs and any unhatched eggs are removed as the chemical solution tries to kill them and it rarely 100 per cent effective.

When you have vacuumed, throw the bag away immediately. If you leave it in the big then the bugs will get out and back in to your furniture or worse.

Scabies is actually the name of the skin infection that humans and animals get rather than the bug that causes it. This mite is called Sarcoptes scabiei. It burrows in to the skin of its host and causes an intense allergic itching.

The disease can be transmitted from furniture but is more likely to move from skin to skin with prolonged contact.

Initial infections require four to six weeks to develop in to a symptomatic disease. It can be treated with medication such as Permethrin. The cream is expensive though so many people use the cheaper Crotamiton. In order to prevent re-infection, people with regular close contact to the sufferer can also be treated.

The superficial burrows of scabies usually occur in the area of the hands, feet, wrists, elbows, back, buttocks and genitals. The rash is itchy and unsightly.

If you have pets, these should also be treated. Scabies-infected animals suffer severe itching and secondary skin infections. They often lose weight and become frail so it's important to prevent them suffering with the disease. Plus, if they have got it then it can easily pass to you.
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Anonymous answered
Scabies cannot live without a human host for any more than 36 hours so they tend to stick to people, if your nervous about it don't use your couch for a day or two.
Jodi RN Profile
Jodi RN answered
Scabies are a lot like lice, but they burrow and tunnel underneath your skin. They tend to stay most in dark, warm, damp places - groin, under breasts and under your armpits, etc. You get them from contact with another person who has them and either doesn't know and so hasn't treated for them or hasn't treated for the infestation appropriately. You can use one of the over-the-counter treatments, or you can get a prescription from your doctor for a lotion or cream. Generally the scabies are from the neck down, so shampooing like for lice isn't necessary, but treating your bedding and house is. The sheets and clothing should be washed thoroughly or you should stay away from home for at least four days - the scabies cannot live without contact from warm-blooded creatures (humans, pets, etc.) for that long. Then, when you return home, wash everything carefully to be sure you get rid of the pests. Good luck -
Jennifer Benedict Profile
Scabies are little tiny bugs that bury themselves in your skin. They look like red little water blisters and once their popped water will leak from them and you'll be able to see little burial holes in the blister. They itch badly like poison ivy and do spread. They are also contagious. They do not clump up like clusters, they almost look like pimples. All you have to do is see your doctor and he will prescribe a cream that you can use twice daily and they will go away.

Oh, you get them from being around dirty things that haven't been clean very well. For example; a house that has animals that use the house as a bathroom and it has been left to feature. It's real simple. If you need more info you can research this on the web; type in skin rashes and it should take you where you need to go.
Good Luck!!
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Anonymous answered

You do not get scabies from dirty things, it is passed from an infected person. Doesn't matter how clean you are if you have close contact with an infected person chances are great that you caught it. And animals get a different mite that can't live on humans.

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sam smith answered
It's a parasitic mite that live on and under your skin. It causes horrible itching and discomfort. In order to get rid of the mites your going to have to go to your doctor to get a special cream that will kill Scabies.
Vikash Swaroop Profile
Vikash Swaroop answered
The word 'scabies' describes a skin disease that is known to cause itching and also some small raised spots on the skin. If you want to get rid of it, the first step you should take is to inculcate the habit of cleanliness in yourself. If you clean yourself well every day, all the bacteria that are causing it can never be effective on you and you can save yourself from such disease.

There are some ointments also that are available in the market that can serve your purpose and help you in your goal. These ointments are made of several kinds of ingredients and one that is made of sulphur is considered among the best, though it is certainly painful for you to apply that.

So the best option is to keep yourself clean as the old saying is always good that prevention is better than cure.

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