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Antibacterial Body Wash
I was diagnosed with scabies a year ago and it has kept returning despite doing the prescription treatment. Antibacterial body wash helps but i still have it!
See below: If you have scabies you need to be treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% Permethrin cream applied from neck to toes and left on for 8-14 hours. Repeat this treatment in 1 week. The itching can take over a week to resolve during treatment. Make sure that all household and close contacts are treated. Wash all clothes and bedding and dry at 60 degrees c. Check pets for animal scabies. ...Read more
Are antibacterial body washes bad for skin? Because i've heard it also kills good bacteria that your skin needs?
Soap: This is true. Some feel that if used frequently they can cause the opposite effects and result in less ability to fight infection. ...Read more
I'm not sure: Generally, it is important to keep your skin from getting too dry. A moisturizing soap is best to use and, after a shower, you should use a good moisturizing product (an emollient). Thick creams like eucerin or cetaphil are better than lotions, and even using heavy ointments like petrolatum or aquaphor at bedtime is often advised. Your doctor can prescribe other drugs (like steroids) if needed. ...Read more
Soap and water: A mildsoap and water.Get a more detailed answer ›
Aveeno (oatmeal) or cetaphil: It is not the body wash, as much as the aftercare that will help. I recommend bathing / showering in lukewarm ( never hot) water, and using dove bar soap. For moisturizer....Try cerave cream. ...Read more