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are there over the counter medications to treat scabies

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: The over the counter topical medication to treat scabies is the generic elimite (permethrin). Make sure you read the insert regarding side effects of ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Yes : Permethrin.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Scabies: If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Medicatio ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
Scabies: Actually the best treatment is by women who comb out the bugs with fine combs. There is some resistance to the shampoo
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Permethrin OTC: Some OTC treatments are highly effective. Look for one with active ingredient permethrin; a pharmacist can help. Don't expect overnight results: even ... Read More
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
We can prescribe: We can prescribe scabies medicines in a Prime Visit online.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
There : There is a cream called Elimite (permethrin) that you can buy over the counter. Follow the detailed instructions on the packaging. Also make sure to c ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Possible heat rash: Your symptoms could be simply a heat rash which is very common and has the symptoms you describe. Try drying agents, e.g. goldbond and similar); if t ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
27 years experience Dermatology
Permetherin : Permetherin is the medication used to treat scabies. There is a pill that can treat it also. It's possible that you don't have scabies, however, my ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Yes, but...: ...Dont' count on it working. The most effective scabies treatments are prescription-only; plus you need to be sure that you do indeed have scabies, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Scabies is treated with a topical over the counter scabicide such as 5% Permethrin (nix, actin, elimite). It is applied over the entire body from the ... Read More
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Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
Nix, (permethrin) : Nix, which is used to treat head lice, contains permethrin. But, it is a creme rinse for the hair and not the same percentage as that which has been ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Buyer beware: The legal disclaimer for this & many such products states it is "not for treatment or cure of any medical condition". That said, it may help some, ... Read More
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