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A 5-year-old is being treated for scabies. While providing instructions to the patient's mother, the nurse should include which of the following information?

Explanation

• Scabies can easily spread from person to person. Therefore, all members of the household should be treated.

• All clothes and linens should be washed in hot water and dried with hot air.

• Scabies is a parasitic skin infection that presents as red papules/pustules with brown, thread-like, linear burrows.

• Antiscabies creams and medications should be applied to dry skin to reduce the risk of systemic absorption and side effects.

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