I have a 15 m/o who has a rash and itches a lot.
the doc prescribed a cortisone cream for itch and a cream to treat scabies, we applied meds as prescribed.
house and bed was treated accordingly,
but she still has the rash & itch.
worse after bathing?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Some basics: The rash of scabies is a combination of factors. The mite burrows under the skin disturbing it. The body also reacts to mite feces left in the burrows with an allergic rash. Clearing requires both death of the scabies & a calming of the allergic response. The process can take weeks. A warm bath increases itching, cool water does less.
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