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how long does it take for scabies to go away after the elimite

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
One treatment...: ...With elimite, (permethrin) if applied properly, will kill all the mites and eggs immediately. However, the itching can persist for a couple of week ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Be patient: The cream should kill the scabies within the first day of treatment. However, the skin disruption is caused by a reaction to the mites burrowing under ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Depends: Even if all the scabies mites are killed by the premethrin, itching can persist for several weeks. Persistent itching, especially if there are big bum ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Not in the U.S.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
Yes: The cdc says that 24 hours after application of Elimite (permethrin) it is safe for you to return to work, etc.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Symptoms: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Scabicide & dryness: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin, especially sensitive tissues of the face and genit ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Wrong question: It is very important that BOTH of you be treated for scabies at the same time, even if she has no symptoms. Every other contact and every other person ... Read More
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