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Non itchy red bumps on torso. Scabies cases in school, sanitized everything. How to protect?

My daughter has come home from day care with five red bump-like places on her torso. They dont really itch , or are raised. They are not blisters, but almost look like an old bug bite . There have been confirmed cases of scabies in her school. However once notified we washed and sanitized everything that she had at school. I do know that the incubation period is months though. What else should i do?
Asked On : Sun, 9 Dec 2012
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Hi Dear

Welcome to the platform of health care magic.

History of scabies in the school, small papules look like bug bite, all apppears to be the same problem which you have suspected. probably THE SCABIES.

Immediately care should be taken to avoid the infestation to spread in your family.

Daily change the clothes of the baby,

Used clothes should be boiled for at least 20 minutes. If not possible then they should be steamed iron throughly before and after washing.

Never mix with others clothes.

Bed linen should also be treated in the same manner.

Apply the scabicidal lotion like permethrin etc throughly from head to toe once a day especially in the nights sparing eyes, nose and mouth consecutively three days with out bathing so that all the infestations and there larvas are eradicated.

Exact spot diagnosis is made by dermatologist.

Hope the query is answered

Answered: Mon, 19 Aug 2013
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