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can scabies be treated

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: The scabies mites live under the skin and don't care what kind of water you put on them. To treat scabies, you need medication.
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Scabies: Scabicides kill scabies mites and sometimes the eggs. These generally require a doctor’s prescription. No otc products have been tested and approved t ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Itching: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Can't really tell: Can't really tell at first, right after treatment, because the scabies lesions will still itch for a few weeks. So, people generally do 2 treatments a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Scabies: Sometimes the irritation after the scabies have been treated can be pretty significant, BUT two months is a long time and it is possible that he was r ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
38 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: Good to give meds time to work but itching make take several days to clear. Rec cortisone cream and antihistamines.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
31 years experience Dermatology
Self dxd scabies : How do you know you have scabies in the first place? If you stop itching, and don't start again, then everything is fine.
A female asked:
Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It could be...: but if the treatment worked, that supports the right diagnosis. That said, sometimes rashes improve spontaneously. Scabies is a clinical diagnosis w ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
It couldn't hurt: If you spend time around your girlfriend, her family, and in their house, you could be treated to put your mind at ease. See your,doc and check it ou ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
False: They will continue to multiply until medically treated.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Scabies is not that easy to transfer. Close contacts (family) is often treated but casual contacts are not.

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