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A 30-year-old male asked:

I was diagnosed with scabies. my dermatologist told me to apply permethrin lotion 5% only on affected areas for 10 days continuous. i read online that only one application a week is necessary. should i be heeding the docs advice?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
I generally advise to apply to all surfaces neck to toes overnight once. Removing the next morning. Retreatment in a week is a common addition to be sure they are killed. You do what you wish.
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