A 28-year-old male asked:
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is it normal for scabies cream to constantly cause a burning sensation ? around the anal area there are red parts that were not there before ? worse?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Scabicide & dryness: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin, especially sensitive tissues of the face and genitals. Hypoallergenic soaps and lotions which are pH balanced will help the skin recover more quickly, and reduce the itching that can last up to two weeks after treatment.
Answered on Sep 14, 2014
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
itch can drag on for many weeks.
Sep 14, 2014

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