A 42-year-old male asked:
Is it normal for dead scabies, eggs and burrows to look white beneath the skin after permethrin treatment? will they surface?
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Dr. Robert Jacksonanswered
Dermatology 45 years experience
No: No you can not see them. They're microscopic.
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Dr. Michael Tomeoanswered
Dermatology 40 years experience
Exfoliate : If all the scabies were killed with Permethrin (as they should be with proper application) , then the nature process of skin cell turnover and shedding will naturally remove all remnants of the scabies mite and eggs and feces.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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