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How long does scabies last after treatment

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved.
A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Scabies worsening: First of all, there’s really not a good way to evaluate you without seeing you personally. You should see regular physician and see if, with a scrapi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
Bites: Keep using the treatment as stated by your doctor, also you should use hot, soapy water to wash all clothing, towels and bedding you used. Dry with hi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Probably not but: Even if the mites are killed, they have left some droppings behind in the skin areas where they had visited. The allergic reaction to the droppings ma... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Indefinately: Scabies will not resolve spontaneously. It is treated with a topical rx such as 5% permethrin. It is applied over the entire body from the chin to th... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Difficult to tell: This is very difficult to determine without a photo or a visit to a live doctor. Usually if scabies is recurrent, the doctor should perform a scraping... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 14 years experience
5% permethrin cream: This cream is available by prescription and can be used in children as young as 2 months. The cream should be massaged into the skin from scalp to le... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayesanswered
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
2 of them: The cheapest one is a lotion (permethrine) which you have to put on your body from neck to toes. It will kill the parasite but won't stop the itching ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Healing: It normally takes a few days up to 1 and even 2 weeks depending on the areas of skin involved, your general and local immune status.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Gradual improvement: Applying the cream twice (1 week apart) should be followed by gradual resolution of symptoms over 1-3 weeks. A person doesn't truly have to wash thing... Read More