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i have been using scabies cream for 1 week now but it's only getting worse i have been applying 5% permethrin cream every day please help.

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Dr. Randa Foda
Specializes in Family Medicine
Drug reaction: Eczema may be exacerbated by permethrin cream. Stop cream , submerse your whole body in Water for 20 min, wash all your linens, clothing, try over the counter allergy medication, and a antihistamine at bed time, if this does not work you need to see your Dr.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Scabies: Confirm the diagnosis and take the medication as prescribed. You should use it once and then potentially repeat it once in 2 weeks. Daily will irritate your skin. Follow up and be clear about your treatment.

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