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How much time until scabies bumps disappear?

How much time until scabies bumps disappear?

Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...Read more

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An itchy skin disease caused ...Read more


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I'm going to bali in a weeks time, need a quick way to get rid of post scabies bumps

I'm going to bali in a weeks time, need a quick way to get rid of post scabies bumps

Scabies bumps.: If you are sure that it was scabies, they resolve quickly once the bug has been treated. Moisturize your skin 2-3 times a day with any good moisturizer and you should see improvement in a week. If not improving it may not have been scabies and a topical steroid may be in order depending on the cause. Moisturizers will not hurt no matter the cause. Have a great time in bali! ...Read more

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Is it okay to spot treat new (single) scabies bumps after the first treatment?

Sure: its "OK" however I would go "the whole route" again! Scabies is a very tough infection to get rid of .... BTW make sure your BEDDING is carefully washed and your mattress treated! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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After treating one time for scabies will bumps start going away?

Several weeks: It is a good idea to repeat treatment 2 weeks after your first treatment to be thorough. A topical steroid can be prescribed once you have treated scabies once to help the bumps go away more quickly. The bumps are a sensitivity reaction to the scabies mite and its feces and eggs. See your dermatologist if you are not getting better. ...Read more

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Why after being treated for scabies more bumps and puss blisters appeard on skin?

Anyone else got it?: First be sure the scabies diagnosis is correct. Your treatment may have been incomplete or you may have a bacterial infection secondarily or even instead of scabies its possible that everyone around you needs treatment so you don't just pass the little mites back and forth! ...Read more

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It's not scabies. Stress bumps on hands? They come and go when I stress about it. I have ocd, to my skin.

It's not scabies. Stress bumps on hands? They  come and go when I stress about it. I have ocd, to my skin.

Bumps: Bumps you are describing are most likely not scabies. Stress bring more blotchy rash on your skin. Bumpy rash could be irritation from something you are touching ...Read more

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Suspected scabies diag 5 weeks ago. 4 perm apps, family treated, home treated (including bug bombs w/perm). Much improved but new bumps..Post scabies?

Permethrin 1% vs 5%.: If you are using any over the counter permethrin, the 1% version, you may not be using a product strong enough to deal with this problem. There is also a new approach, one with pills that is very effective as well. Please let your health care provider know that you are having ongoing problems. ...Read more

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Why do I have rashes an bumps after scabies treatment?

Why do I have rashes an bumps after scabies treatment?

Scabies treatment: If your scabies treatment was successful, it may be contact dermatitis from the topical treatment. If you have already cleaned clothes and linens, applied treatment twice one to two weeks apart for the entire family. It probably isn't scabies anymore. Please be seen by your treating physician for an exam. ...Read more

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Does Permethin cream clear bumps from Scabies on the penis?

Yes: Make certain that you apply it under the foreskin as well. Permethrin is more effective than topical lindane and less toxic. It is equal in effectiveness to oral ivermectin taken 2 weeks apart. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Scabies post treatment red bumps and blisters (watery filled) am i still infected?

Scabies post treatment red bumps and blisters (watery filled) am i still infected?

Vague: Still itch? How long since treatment? Details of initial symptoms and details of treatment? Go back to DR, preferably a dermatologist. Extent and distribution of "bumps and blisters"? ...Read more

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I have new bumps 3 days after applying permetherin. Has scabies returned?

Hard to say: The bumps appear as a skin reaction to the debris left in the tunnels the scabies leave under your skin.That reaction does not stop at the point of treatment, since it may take a couple of days to show up.It is a little early to worry about treatment failure. Give it another week, and your sites ought to be healing. Re-infection is a possibility if bed linen and clothes have not been cleared. ...Read more

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I have treated my family including myself for scabies.I am still itching and I have a seen a new bump.is this normal?

I have treated my family including myself for scabies.I am still itching and I have a seen a new bump.is this normal?

Scabies: Itching can continue for 2-3 weeks after treatment for scabies. The mite is killed by the medication but the remaining bodies and feces still remain to cause a reaction. ...Read more

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I treated my entire family includimg myself for scabies.iam still itching really bad and have seen a new bump or two.

I treated my entire family includimg myself for scabies.iam still itching really bad and have seen a new bump or two.

It happens: The intense itching in scabies is an allergic reaction, not to the bug, but to the feces they deposit in their burrows under the skin. Treatment will kill the mites, but your body will continue to react to any residual bug debris until the body has processed/disposed of it & the reaction settles.It can takes a week or two, but your own drive to scratch can trigger a recurrent itch/scratch cycle. ...Read more

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I use to have scabies , but I still have the scars and lil bumps . Why?

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Thats how scars beha: You have scars of various stages of maturations.When you had scabies you created ulcers by itching.More you itched more you made it worse interms of depths.Deeper thhe ulcer more is the scarring, with tome some of these improve it terms of nodularity and color and some will last for ever., unless you seek treatment. ...Read more

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I have bumps that itch. How do I determine if I have chiggers or scabies?

I have bumps that itch. How do I determine if I have chiggers or scabies?

Doctor needs to look: You haven't told us the location, duration, size of these bumps, circumstances of their presentation, exposure risks, or if accompanying redness, tenderness, swelling. TIme to have your doctor take a look please. ...Read more

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I have bumps that come and go, more so prominent on my forearms and not in the listed usual places for scabies. Its hardly ever itchy ?

I have bumps that come and go, more so prominent on my forearms and not in the listed usual places for scabies. Its hardly ever itchy ?

Bumps on forearms: There are multiple things this could be, and it's impossible to say without actually seeing them. BUT, it sounds a lot like a condition called keratosis pilaris. It comes and goes, not itchy or painful, present on the arms, etc. Again, it would be helpful to see it. You might want to look it up on Google and see some photos for comparison. I'd be happy to do a video consult if you'd like tonight. ...Read more