A 20-year-old male asked:
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hey doc, so i've had this "rash" for some time now. a few weeks actually. my friend had scabies and i was around him a day or two after treatment and then a week or two later i start itching on my legs ankles backs if my knees and nowhere else really. i t

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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
48 years experience Pediatrics
Rash: Scabies is very contagious. You need to see your doctor for treatment with permethrine cream to apply as directed & repeat in 1 wk, also benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream can alleviate the itching but permethrine cream is the main treatment. Wash clothes, towels & sheets in hot water & dryer. Use ironing as needed. Itching usually persists for a while after treatment.
Answered on Apr 30, 2015
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