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How can scabies be treated?

Will calamine lotion work for scabies? We found a puppy with mange who came up to our door last week. I wormed him and treated him with antiseptic and antifungal shampoo as worm mediance. Now I have what appears to be scabies. I ve have had live, mites and louse lice in past. This is not the same as before and I m sure it s scabies I ve found 2 small one in my beard n hair . I see they lay eggs uderskin can they live in hair like love and cause hair loss? Need home remedy till I can get time to go to doctor. Also I have kids and don t want to risk them getting sick or some other parasite. Also any idea on what else I can do for this poor animal his eyes where cloudy and had fever . Now he has snot bubbles coming out of his nose. Seems to be clearing up and his wounds where he was itching are scabed up rather than bleeding. As well eyes look normal but he still sick just reading his face plus has not barked or howled , does wimper so I assume he can bark . I m not able to afford a vet. For him . I only feel it s right to save his life and he came to our home or i would not have a dog being a single father 4 kids who live with me. We do have health insurance. I do intend to try and get him a doctor in February with taxes. Is there such a thing a free or discounted health care for abused/ neglected animals ? I ve used calamine lotion in past for something living in grass but cant recall name, reminds me of what I m learning about scabies , so thought if it worked by killing the others maybe help this, also heard bleach in bath water is speculated.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018
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calamine lotion will not work to cure scabies. it is only ascabiole or benzyl benzoate.it is a contagious disease,spread by contact. maintain cleanliness and hygiene. clean the linen and get them sun dried.
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How can scabies be treated?

calamine lotion will not work to cure scabies. it is only ascabiole or benzyl benzoate.it is a contagious disease,spread by contact. maintain cleanliness and hygiene. clean the linen and get them sun dried.