A female asked:
I did the 5% permethrin cream treatment two days ago. Last night was the first night sleeping after the treatment. I was still waking up itchy during the night and woke up with some new bumps/itchy areas. Should I be worried that I was significantly more
1 doctor answer
Dr. Neigatha Graney answered
36 years experience in Pediatrics
See Your Doctor: The condition being treated is not stated. Permethrin is used to treat scabies, a skin-burrowing mite. Causes rash, intense itch/inflammation. Symptoms can persist a few weeks after successful treatment due to a hypersensitivity reaction in skin; may require steroid cream, antihistamine for relief. Must also treat all household members to avoid re-infestation. Suggest confirm diagnosis w/ doctor.
Answered on Oct 24, 2015
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