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Suggest ways to prevent scabies infection

Yesterday I learned that a man I ve been sitting next to in class, week after week, has crusted scabies. He had it analyzed last week & came with his head shaved. Yesterday he had been treated and told me when I asked him how he was, that it is scabies for sure. I came home to Google scabies and learned that it s highly contagious. I don t touch him but he gave each of us a paper report last week, so we all got contact thru the paper. How shall we protect ourselves?
Tue, 12 Sep 2017
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No need to worry much.
Just wash all your clothes including undergarments with ivermactin solution.
Start prophylactic ivermactin tablet for 10 days.
Use antiseptic soap daily.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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