How Long Will I Itch After Treating Scabies?

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To help prevent scabies:

  • Avoid sharing clothing and towels.

  • If your child goes to sleepover parties, provide a sleeping bag, pillow and blanket from home.

  • If someone in your household has been diagnosed with scabies, wash his or her clothing, bedding and towels in hot water and dry these items in a hot dryer. This should kill all scabies mites and eggs. Clothing that cannot be washed should be sealed and stored for approximately one week,...

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