Dear Frustrated, when you treat you head you can wear a plastic hair cap, I did so as not to ruin my pillowcase. Yes, wash your whole body with soap and shampoo. Just make sure when you treat yourselves that you do it right after the shower, what happens is it makes it easier to put on do your body first and your head last. Rub very well into the skin, do just apply to skin. Your body needs to be damp, not soaking wet, a light pat dry will do, you need the mositure and the meds to soak into the skin. It is very hard to apply to the scalp, do your face also, I did this because they were biting my eyelids near my lashes.Thank you for all the advise I can use whatever I can get do I just treat my head like normal or should I do it a certain way? And yes we all were treated on the same night except for my 4 month old son the doc said we didn't want to go there unless we know for sure he has them after I treat my head do I need to where a shower cap on my head until I rinse it out? And how is it suppose to be rinsed out with shampoo or no? I was so upset when the doc said I had scabies I didn't think many people got them and of course I didn't really know what they were I thought it was something that only people that weren't that clean and didn't take care of theirselves got so I didn't think I had anything to worry about because I always beat myself up to make sure my kids myself and my house were clean but know I know anyone can get them and its not because they don't do what they are suppose to do when found this site it made me feel so much better knowing that I'm not alone I can't thank you guys enough any help is great I am still not use to knowing exactly what to do and how to do it but I'm learning you learn from help from people not you own
When you apply to damp skin, you use less product, it will not take away from the effectiveness of the product. I was able to get 2 - 3 treatments from one tube.
I do not know what symptoms you are having at this time. But just remember that after you do a treatment, you will still feel like you are having problems. If you notice new tracks, you may be reinfested.
Don't forget to get a new toothbrush, buy the lice spray and spray all of your upholstery, carpets, inside of car, and your shoes.I also used this on my hair brush.
After you spray, Cover your couch and any upholstered furniture with plastic drop cloths or trash bags. Then place a sheet over them to make it more comfortable.
If you have not bought the plastic zip covers for your matresses and pillows, do this, so that you can wipe it down daily with a mixture of bleach and water, let dry. Then put on clean sheets every day.
When handling dirty sheets and clothing, wear plastic disposable gloves. Even when you take them out of the washer.
Hope this helps