How to Steam Clean for Scabies

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How to Steam Clean for Scabies
Use a steam cleaner to get rid of scabies. (skin image by Robert Kelly from

Scabies, also known as itch mites, are tiny insects that attach themselves to flesh and bite, creating a itchy sensation on the skin's surface. Scabies are easily passed from human to human, and most people who have contracted them are not aware they have them until a rash and itch develops. The insect will multiply rapidly if not eradicated, and it is important to clean furniture, carpet and clothing to ensure you have got all of the insects. Hot water produced by steam is very effective in ridding the home of the bothersome pests.

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Things you need

  • Hand steam cleaner
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Rag

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  1. 1

    Fill a steam cleaner with water to the fill line and add 1 tbsp of Dawn dish soap.

  2. 2

    Plug in the steam cleaner and give it time to heat up.

  3. 3

    Run the steam cleaner over your furniture and carpet, getting the steam into any cracks and crevices.

  4. 4

    Wipe excess moisture from steam off of the furniture with a dry rag.

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