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What is the best treatment for scabies? what is the best way to treat and get rid of a scabies rash?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe answered

Specializes in Travel Medicine

First get diagnosed properly. Sometimes what we think we have, masquerades as something else. With scabies, the longer you wait, the longer you itch! it is also highly contagious and you risk spreading it around. Unlike head lice, scabies has not developed resistance to its established treatment, prescription topical Permethrin 5% also called Elimite or Acticin (permethrin) (here in the United States).

Answered Apr 11, 2016



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