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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?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
No: No you can not see them. They're microscopic.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 39 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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