Cleaning Tips for a Room with Scabies
For the most part, scabies can spread through direct or indirect contact. Therefore, you are most likely to catch the infestation from day care, orphanages or hospitals. Itchy red rash is one of the initial signs of the condition and it worsens with time. However, if you wish to restrict the infestation to the other members of the family, there are a few things that you need to do, in order to maintain proper hygiene. It often seems to be an overwhelming task for many; however we have developed a step-by-step guide which would simplify the cleaning process.
It is easier to eliminate the mites from your body, but it is difficult to get them out of your room. As a matter of fact, these mites responsible for the cause of scabies can live without a human host for more than 36 hours. First of all, you must apply the medication as suggested by your doctor. It would be pointless to start the cleaning process before the mites are out.
Once the medication is completed, you must heat the water up to a temperature of 130. The infected clothes and bedding must be washed in boiling hot water, first thing in the morning. All soft items must be bagged up including pillows, soft animals etc. Keeping these items in plastic bags for three days would suffocate the mites and keep them clean. You must take frequent baths and vacuum the entire house at least twice a week. These steps would not eliminate the disease, but they would surely help in restricting the infection.