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Can scabies mites be killed with Lysol?

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Lysol and other disinfecting sprays are effective at killing scabies mites present on many household surfaces, according to LifeWithoutScabies.com. However, clothing should be laundered at least twice and carpet should be deep cleaned to ensure the pests are eliminated.

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Scabies is a skin disease cause by an infestation of the itch mite. It is spread through direct skin contact -most commonly during sexual intercourse, according to MedicineNet.com. Early symptoms of redness and itching -which often becomes incessant- may be accompanied by blistering and rashes of small red bumps on the skin. Treatments for scabies include oral anthelmintics like ivermectin and topical drugs such as permethrin.

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