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I’ve got scabies how long doI have to wait until I

Patient: I’ve got scabies how.long do.I have to wait until I can go to school

 

 

Doctor: Hello. Welcome to ask the doctor.Scabies is an infectious disease caused by Sarcoptes scabei var hominis with a ve ry high chances of spread from one person to another through contact, fomites, common bedding.It is treated by using anti scabicidal like ivermectin, permethrin.It takes minimum of 2 weeks for cure of infection. Till this time, it can spread.So you should avoid going to school till the infection resolves completely.I hope it helps.Stay healthy.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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