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Best Way To Get Rid Of Scabies
What is the best treatment for scabies? What is the best way to treat and get rid of a scabies rash?
Prescription Rx: First get diagnosed properly. Sometimes what we think we have, masquerades as something else. With scabies, the longer you wait, the longer you itch! it is also highly contagious and you risk spreading it around. Unlike head lice, scabies has not developed resistance to its established treatment, prescription topical Permethrin 5% also called Elimite or Acticin (permethrin) (here in the United States). ...Read more
Scabies tx: If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Second, you will have >. ...Read more
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
What can I do if my two year old and myself have scabies.Is there any way to get rid of them fast?
Scabies: Please consult your doctor to get a prescription that can be used for both you and your daughter. It is a lotion that gets applied on your body from the neck down including all creases and crevices, for at least 8 hours and then rinsed off. ...Read more
Difficult: You want to see a dermatologist and get a prescription for a medication like elimite (permethrin). You will tx your whole body once, then repeat in one week. It is also critical to address your clothing linens , etc. Your dermatologist will go into details about how to address each area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx Meds: Topical application of a scabicide for 8-14 hours with a repeat treatment is a week is the common approach. Additional meds used to help itching or for occasional superficial skin infections may be needed. ...Read more
Overnight: Usually one application of anti-scabies cream (usually permethrin) left on overnight will do the trick. You may continue to itch for a while, but that's a 'left-over itch' and does not mean you still have living mites in your skin. Make sure you wash recently used clothing and bed sheets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-2 applications of: Elimite (permethrin) should kill the mites in1-2 appplications. However itching can persist from a reaction to the dead mites and it is advisable to treatthe symptoms with topical or rarely oral steroids. If symptoms persist beyond thecsecond application, oral medication such as Ivermectin may be necessary for resistant cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean house: You will have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine the clothes, bedding and towels you have come in contact with). There may be some things like pillows that can’t go in the wash. You can put them in a big plastic bag and tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because scabies can survive without being on a human for 24 to 36 hours. Also clean all the hard surfaces you have been in contact with >>. ...Read more
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