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Can You Get Rid Of Scabies Without Treatment
I want to apply permethrin in order to get rid of scabies. Is this treatment 100% working and when can I concider myself not-infective? Thank you :)
No. Some Scabies: Are resistant to this treatment. Go to CDC website for complete info. ...Read more
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
If 5% permethrin cream has not worked 4x/6 wks, what is the next step to get rid of possible scabies. Env & fam treated. Treatment was done correctly.
See your doctor : Or health dept. A prescription medicine (lindane)may help if not resolved, but must be used correctly bc of risk of seizures. ...Read more
I have treated my self with permethrin cream and I still can't get rid of scabies what should I do? I have also done two treatments I still have it
Scabies Treatment: First of all I have to ask you, have you been diagnosed by a phycisian if you have scabies and secondly did the doctor advise you how touse permethrine cream. I f you have medically diagnosed scabies and you have been using the permethrine cream properly then chances with two treatments are that scabies has been cured. The itching symptoms can persist for a while and need to be treated with anti itc. ...Read more
Went to a house where people had scabies & started treatment & cleaned up already because I am on a high grade antibiotic will that help prevent them?
My doctor diagnosed me with scabies. She told me to go buy Rid lice treatment. But if it didn't work to fill a script she gave. They were oral medication I took for only 7 days. I done one treatment, took all 7 pills then done another Rid treatment. My la
Very confusing: Rid is not a treatment for scabies. You fail to note the name of the pills or the name of the "prescription." Sounds like you need a better DR. If you really have scabies, ivermectin pills are a single dose with one more dose 2 weeks later. Permethrin cream is used once all over the skin, then repeated in 1 or 2 weeks. All contacts are treated, even if not itchy. From first treatment to absence of ...Read more
What gets rid of "post scabie nodules" on penis head and shaft they go away and come back. Done treatment twice. It's Seriously affecting my life!!!
Seriously: Get to a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I was told I had scabies about a week ago I got treatment asap after putting it on seemed to get worse and spread to places I don't want it?
Scabies: It is very possible that you did not have scabies at all. If your practitioner did not scrape the lesions actually see the mites, the possibility of scabies is lessened. Sometimes the medicines given for presumptive scabies can be quite irritating in their own right. That means that you should definitely see a dermatologist and get this assessed properly. You may or may not even have scabies. ...Read more
Can I get scabies from pet? My rabbit have scabies he started the treatment but I itch my skin and I've got pimbles do I have scabies from my rabbit?
Scabies: Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with. ...Read more
How long until I can get in the bed with my girlfriend after my first treatment of permethrin for scabies?
Wrong question: It is very important that BOTH of you be treated for scabies at the same time, even if she has no symptoms. Every other contact and every other person in your home must be treated, even if assymptomatic. From the time of initial infestation to the beginning of itch is typically 2 to 3 months. Your girlfriend probably already has it. You can both use permethrin and you can share a bed the same nigh ...Read more
If I get treatment for scabies and Not around my house for a few days will the rest of the mites die? Please help
If I get treatment for scabies and not around my house for a few days will the rest of the scabie mites die plz help?
My mother was treated for scabies in a nursing home. What are chances I will get it? Been four weeks since her treatment
If you don't: If you don't have it now you are not going too. ...Read more
Does a scabies rash get worse after treatment before it gets better? And does epsom salt baths help to kill the scabies?
If I treat myself with ivermectin scabies treatment and wash everything tomorrow such as clothes, sheets...won't I just get reinfected from new mites?
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
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
Buying the medicine: By buying the medication prescribed by your physician. ...Read more
Scabies : The cream needs to be applied for several hours before rinsing off. Sheets, towels and worn clothes need to be washed in hot water. Note that once you have been treated with the cream, the itching and bumps will persist for several days — these need time to heal. Refrain from scratching to allow for speedy recovery. If the cream was used as directed but didn't work see your doctor. ...Read more
Scabies: Not only can these mites be passed from person to person, but they can infest clothing and bedclothes, and eradication of these sources of reinfection needs to be accomplished to ensure that this will resolve. Consult with a pest-control company if you cannot do this yourself. ...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 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 more
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 more
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 cant 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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