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What are some treatments for mites on the scalp?

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Treatment for mites on the scalp include using a medicated shampoo, gel, lotion or ointment with scabicide when the scalp is clean, states Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Treatments with scabicide are prescription strength and require a consultation with a medical professional.

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Individuals with mites on the skin must clean all clothing, towels and bedding in hot water and heat to remove the mites. An individual must wear clean clothing after applying scabicide products to the scalp, advises Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mites on the scalp do not survive after being removed from human skin for two or three days.

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