A 47-year-old member asked:
i have scabies what do i do first?
2 doctor answers
Dr. James Eitner answered
33 years experience Family Medicine
See Your Doctor: Scabies need to be treated with prescription medications. The whole family or sexual partners of infected people should be treated, even if they do not have symptoms. Wash underwear, towels, and sleepwear in hot water. Vacuum the carpets and upholstered furniture.
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
A bunch: I agree with dr. Eitner. If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton.
Answered on Feb 27, 2020
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