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How to prevent others from getting scabies

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Sunnyvale, CA

#1 Dec 14, 2011
It is the holidays and my FIL is scheduled to visit. Still working on ridding ourselves of scabies. He lives 2000 miles away and rarely gets to see our kids. I don't know if he'd accept "stay away".

He is not in the best of health. I think he was 35 when he got a kidney transplant and he has been on immunosuppressive drugs ever since (30 years). I assume he's kind of a prime candidate for catching scabies from us if we can't be 100% sure it's gone by then. Thoughts?

Should we ask him to stay in a hotel? He has had an aneurysm, 2 strokes, has multiple stents inserted due to his heart on top of the kidney transplant. I'd so hate to be responsible for adding to his health woes. It's the last thing he needs. He is divorced, lives alone, and isn't the most clean guy (he showers and whatnot, just doesn't really clean his house much), so he'd really struggle to get rid of scabies if he were to contract it.

Any other time of year...we'd just say reschedule. Yuck.

Sunnyvale, CA

#2 Dec 14, 2011

ok, apparently people w/transplants are very susceptible.
Transplantpatien t

Mililani, HI

#3 Dec 14, 2011
JLi, As a kidney transplant patient myself, I'm impressed with your concern for your family member with a transplant. I have scabies right now myself, and have no idea how I got it. My husband, young 2 year old son, and I have been treated over and over again for the scabies, and it's been extremely difficult for me to get rid of because of my immune system. I have the worst symptoms of the three of us, and the scabies have gone all over my body.

Please impress upon your FIL how serious this could be, and how susceptible he might be if he gets the scabies for other bacterial or fungal infections due to the scratch. At the minimum, if he insists on visiting, I would suggest he stay at a hotel and minimize physical contact with any of you who have it. Also, if he comes to your home, have him sit somewhere you can easily keep clean (like a hard chair, or a chair covered with plastic). It sounds extreme, but I wish whoever I got this from had taken such precautions.

Again, kudos to you for your concern.

Sunnyvale, CA

#4 Dec 14, 2011
Thanks for the tips. My husband was a bit overwhelmed when I brought up his dad. Hopefully it'll sink in in a few days. I think hotel might be ok. We only have 2 bedrooms and guests usually stay in our room, which is obviously the worst idea right now.

I'm sorry to hear that you've had such a horrible time w/scabies...hopefully you will find some relief in some form soon. Our 2 kids haven't shown symptoms yet, but we are treating them all the same. Hopefully we can keep things at bay for them. It almost feels normal to do 3 loads of laundry a day, washing all our clothes, towels, etc...

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Dec 18, 2011
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Patiala, India

#6 Apr 21, 2012
i have rnal transplant 2 yrs ago. now scabies is detected .my creatinine level is rising may be because of ths.can any one give any suggesion/.


#7 Apr 21, 2012
Has anyone got any ideas on how to get rid of human scabies in dogs? I did find one vet who said that not only can they carry it on them, but the mites actually burrow under their skin. Haven't managed to contact him again - he wanted to give them Ivermectin injections. My vet prescribed them oral Ivermectin, which they are becoming very difficult about taking. I am mostly clear now myself, but if the dogs brush up against my bare leg/wrist, I get them again.
By the way, I have found it is better to leave the floors sprinkled with borax or bicarb soda - any mites that are itched off cannot survive. A good idea to socks always - they are on your feet even if you have no marks.
Anyone with long hair - keep it tied up on top of your head (at least when you are in the shower). They can be transferred around on your hair. I did not have them on my back before the hair transfer - didn't take more than 15 seconds in the contaminated zone.
Good Luck

Colorado Springs, CO

#8 Apr 21, 2012
"Has anyone got any ideas on how to get rid of human scabies in dogs?"

Sun Valley, CA

#9 Oct 14, 2012
I'd say ivermectin is the way to go, but where do I buy this? ;(

Since: Aug 12


#10 Oct 14, 2012
If you live in the US, you may be able to talk your doctor into a prescription or maybe you can get it in mexico, other than that, livestock meds are about it. There are lots of threads on Ivermectin.

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