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i am suffering scabies for 2 weeks, applied permetherin 5% 2 times, no improvement. when itches, i use hair blower aiming the bumps, is it ok to do so?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Itching from scabies: Can last a bit after treatment since it is allergic. Are you sure it is scabies?
Answered on Dec 8, 2016
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Scabies Treatment: The topical medications used to treat scabies are: crotamiton 10%, petmethrin 5%, and lindane 1%. The oral medication is Ivermectin at 0.2mg/kg by mouth one time. You can try a different medication. However, has a skin scraping been done and scabies mites seen. If not, you may not have scabies.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
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