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After Treatment Of Scabies
After treatment of scabies, I still see redness and have bumps. It has been two weeks after treatment. Is this normal?
Better: Better to have 2 treatments one week apart. ...Read more
After second treatment for scabies is that when your not contagious anymore or is it when all blemishes are gone?
Would wait: I would wait until itching goes away. ...Read more
I am stil feeling itching and new red rashes after permitherin treatment for scabies, is this normal? Worried it hasn't worked!
Repeat: You may have torepeat it (as instructed). Remember to was your linens in hot water. ...Read more
The same!: You will probably look about the same as before the treatment, although your skin may feel a little drier. Redness, flaking and scabbing at the sites of the previous scabies infestation will heal with time. Moisturizers should help hasten this process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a difference between a scabies itch, and an after scabies treatment itch? Or are they both just as severe?
Why is it that I am so much more itchy after scabies treatment yesterday? It was my first treatment. I do it again next week. I used to be medium itchy, now I'm severely itchy.
Itching: After scabies treatment, the body of the arthropods stay in the skin & your body is reacting to it, you might continue to itch until the body is completely resolved, you can use OTC hydrocortisone cream & zyrtic or benadryl (diphenhydramine) to alleviate the itching. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any moisturizer.: Any moisturizer will do. Use your favorite. ...Read more
Scabies: You & all members of your household need to be treated. Clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding & towels you've come in contact w). There may be things like pillows that can’t go in the wash. Place them in a big plastic bag & tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because scabies can survive w/o being on a human for 24 to 36 hours. Clean the hard surfaces you have been in contact ...Read more
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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