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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have scabies and im going through the first treatment but the itching is unberable and i put alchohol on to stop the itching will this cause problem?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
It can : Alcohol is very drying for the skin, and can worsen itch. Instead ask your doctor for a prescription strength topical steroid which will be very helpful.
Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 28 years experience
Scabies - itch: After one had undergone the first treatment, one can use topical steroid creams for itching. Prescription strength creams work best. Applying alcohol may irritate the skin, can be soothing, but will not affect treatment.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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