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how long does it take scabies rash to disapear after treatment?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Weeks: Even though the scabies mites might have been eradicated, their body and droppings stay in the skin for weeks

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What does scabies rash look like?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Extremely itchy: Scabies is one of the itchiest rashes around. It is usually seen as individual reddish bumps about 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide, along the waistline area or on other places on the chest or abdomen. Fingers often have scabies bumps, about 1/8 inch size. Sometimes bumps form in a short line, usually not more than a 1.5 inch long line of little bumps. Extremely itchy bumps plus scratching suggests scabies.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What does a scabies rash usually look like?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Small bumps: Many small bumps(so-called vesiculopapular/crusted papular eruptions) presented at pubic area, abdomen, inner thighs, buttock, fingerwebs, wrists, etc. But never spreading to face or scalp.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a scabies rash to go away after treatment?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
Dermatology 19 years experience
Scabies: Although sometimes referred to as the "seven-year itch, " scabies can be effectively treated with killing of the mite sarcoptes scabiei, preventing cross-contamination from a close contact and/or clothes/bedding sheets. Sometimes pruritus may be secondary to postscabetic dermatitis which in turn is secondary to the skin reaction to the scabies infestation that persists after effective eradication.
A female asked:

What are the first symptoms of scabies? What is the very first signs and symptoms that define a rash as a scabies rash?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Itching!!: You may have a rash that looks a bit like pimples accompanied by intense itching. It is miserable!
Mount Vernon, IN
A 44-year-old female asked:

Going to md tues to see if rash is scabies. Trtd 4x/6wks w/rx perm. What can I do in until then to treat & to min the chance i will give it to others?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Scabies: I wish i could shout this out to america. The over the counter permetrin is not strong enough any more to treat almost all cases of scabies. The bugs are getting more difficult to treat. The prescription strength Permethrin still works well and so does the new oral medicine for this.

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