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A 22-year-old member asked:

Are there home remedies to treat scabies?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No, not really: Elimite (permethrin) is the medication for scabies. A doctor's examination will help make the diagnosis, and then the doctor can prescribe treatment.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: No, you must be treated by your doctor.

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A 39-year-old female asked:

Are there any home remedies effective against scabies?

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Dr. Tony Ho
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No: Scabies treatment is with 5% Permethrin cream, and i believe the highest concentration otc is 1%. See your doctor.
A 20-year-old member asked:

Any home remedies for scabies?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Lotions: Elimite (permethrin). Or kwell.
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A 49-year-old male asked:

Is there home remedies to treat scabbies?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Scabies: Yes, there are over the counter medications to treat scabies. In your pharmacy, look for products that contain the drug permethrin. If you have trouble finding them, ask your pharmacist for help.

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