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what should i look for in an anti itch cream for scabies

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Prescription: Scabies is not treatable with over the counter products as opposed to head lice. Elimite (permethrin) is the most often used scabicide .It is effectiv ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Yeast Infection: You must be reacting to the anti-itch cream. The vagina as you know is very sensitive to things. In the future use antihistamine pills for itching an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
impossible to say: It is impossible to say without being able to see the rash. Have a dermatologist evaluate it.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience in Dermatology
Folliculitis: You may have folliculitis, which is an infection of the hair follicle as well as razor burn. This may require topical steroids to treat the itch, burn ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Anti itch cream/scab: No it is not a good idea.But you can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydroxyzine for itching during the treatment.
A female asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience in Dermatology
This : This is probably an irritant or contact dermatitis from the glue/adhesive. It might be a good idea to try a otc Hydrocortisone cream twice daily. If ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
No. not at all: Anti-yeast cream only helps with yeast. See a doctor for herpes medicine.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
You can, but...: ...Whether it works will depend on the cause. If it's due to a yeast infection, for example, the effect will be temporary at best. Still, it won't hur ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience in Pathology
Yeast Infection: Yes. But the cream only affects the symptoms, not the cause. You need an antifungal treatment to eradicate the underlying cause of the infection; you ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kay Nelson
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Try OTC Monostat Cream. It sounds like a yeast infection. Very common and very annoying. If OTC products don't work, call or see PCP or Gynecologis ... Read More
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