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How long does scabies remain contagious after treatment

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
27 years experience Dermatology
Not contagious: Should not be.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Could be: It could be up to 2 weeks.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Problem is Scabies: Can be transmitted indirectly as well as directly. Thus- it can be the gift that keeps on giving. Scabies can take effort to get rid of. 1st, you &all ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Better: Better to have 2 treatments one week apart.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
27 years experience Dermatology
Not contagious: Should not be.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: if the lotion was used as directed!
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Would wait: I would wait until itching goes away.
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A female asked:
Dr. Maria Conwell
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, if a close contact: Yes, usually close contacts of persons with scabies need to be treated at the same time as the patient. Even if they aren't itching yet because you c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Depends: In true scabies the mite dies after it is exposed to treatment (permethrin) fairly soon after treatment. However, and this is the gross part, the majo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
2 weeks: Usually two weeks of treatment would be enough, but "itching" may linger, sometimes, up to months. The itching without "rash" makes some people believ ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Scabies: Scabies is species specific. Human scabies can theoretically infect dogs and cats but they cannot complete their life cycle on dogs and cats. No nee ... Read More

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