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Infection Control Long Term Care: Scabies Mobile App

The Infection Control Long Term Care: Scabies mobile app contains important information regarding the spread, treatment and prevention of scabies infestation. This helps care providers learn more about the scabies mite and informs them about important steps in scabies prevention.

Accessible from a smartphone or tablet, nurses and doctors can use the app to learn about different types of treatment for scabies mites, including the application of tea tree oil and permethrin cream along with important steps to take to prevent infection.

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  • The Cooperative
  • PG&E
  • Red Bull
  • Mirvac

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    What is scabies?

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    Scabies is a highly communicable skin disease caused by tiny human mites that burrow under the sk...

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    Who gets scabies?

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    Anyone can get scabies.

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    How is scabies spread?

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    Scabies are most commonly passed from one infested person to another through direct skin to skin ...

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    What are the symptoms?

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    Itching and scratching, especially at night.

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    How soon do symptoms appear?

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    For persons getting scabies for the first time, itching and the rash can take up to eight (8) wee...

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    For a person who gets reinfested with scabies, itching and rash will occur within one to four days.

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    How long can a person spread scabies?

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    The scabies mite can be transferred once an infested person has skin-to-skin contact with another...

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    How is scabies diagnosed?

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    Because the rash caused by scabies can look like many other types of rashes, diagnosis is importa...

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    What is the treatment for scabies?

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    A medicated lotion or cream, known as a “scabicide,” which must be prescribed by a physician, is ...

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    When only one resident is found to have a rash caused by scabies, only this person and his/her ro...

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    When more than one resident and/or employee are found to have scabies, than all persons having sk...

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    Do I need to treat furniture, other household items?

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    Vacuuming of upholstered furniture and rugs is recommended.

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    Laundering of bed linens and bedclothes is very important and must be done following treatment of...

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    For items that cannot be washed, either dry clean, place in a hot dryer for 20 minutes, or place ...

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    Following treatment will itching cease?

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    Itching may continue for two or more weeks following treatment.

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    Recommendations for long term care facilities:

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    Screen all new admissions for skin rashes.

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    When rashes appear, consider scabies.

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