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how long does the scabies rash last after treatment

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Weeks: Even though the scabies mites might have been eradicated, their body and droppings stay in the skin for weeks
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
18 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: Although sometimes referred to as the "seven-year itch, " scabies can be effectively treated with killing of the mite sarcoptes scabiei, preventing cr ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: 5% Permethrin is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to 14 hours before washing off. The treatment is repeated 1 ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: based on the extend of the infection and which bacteria are causing the infection. I would state that with appropriate oral and topical antibiotic the ... Read More
A 30-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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
22 years experience Family Medicine
1-2 days: Not very long, maybe 1-2 days. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as needed.
A 41-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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Permethrin treatment: I', assuming this was used to treat scabies. The mite is killed and the eggs that are under the skin are disabled immediately after treatment. However ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Scabies: Scabies rash and itching can continue after treatment for even a few weeks.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
1-7 days if treated: One application of medication with a repeated application in one week treats scabies. Untreated scabies can persist for months.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Poison ivy: It often takes 2-3 weeks for the rash to go away. Often there is some residual pigmentation in the skin which may remain for months.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
27 years experience Dermatology
Not contagious: Should not be.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
It depends: It all depends on what the treatment was. But, days is usually the best answer we can give.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Itching is a subliminal form of pain. Herpes irritates nerve endings and this may last longer than the lesions which often resolve in 7-10 days but oc ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depneds: If it is from a contact allergen, it may last many days. If it is from hives, then just hours.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience Allergy and Immunology
3 days: Usually the skin itch should be relieved in about 3 days. Using moisturizing lotion will make it shorter.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually quickly: If you were treated for uncomplicated chlamydial cervicitis, then almost immediately. If you had greater symptoms, such as pain or possibly fever, the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
27 years experience Dermatology
Not contagious: Should not be.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Skin & celiac sprue: Dermatitis herpetiformis is a very special skin eruption uniquely linked to celiac sprue (gluten-sensitive enteropathy). Not every sprue patient devel ... Read More
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A 48-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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Varies: Depending on the severity of the the outbreak, most resolve in 2-4 weeks.
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