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

All family members should be treated.

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

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

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