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Could fuicide cream remove scabies?

Could fuicide cream remove scabies?

No: Fucidin cream & ointment (fusidic acid) are topical antibiotics & will not kill scabies. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is a skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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Please tell me, could fuicide cream remove scabies?

No - it will not.: Fucidin cream & ointment (fusidic acid) are topical antibiotics & will not kill scabies. ...Read more

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Prescribed cream for scabies. Told to use for one week. Then when I go to use it again after a week, to also medicate my husband. Isn't it better to medicate us at the same time? Won't he just reinfect me?

Prescribed cream for scabies. Told to use for one week. Then when I go to use it again after a week, to also medicate my husband. Isn't it better to medicate us at the same time? Won't he just reinfect me?

CORRECT: Assuming you really have scabies, TREAT EVERYBODY IN THE HOUSE and any close contacts at the same time. "Told to use for 1 week"?????? Which cream,???? DETAILS MATTER. Permethrin? Use over entire skin from ears to toes. Do not wash off before 8 to 24 hours. USE ONCE, then repeat in 1 or 2 weeks. Everybody to be treated at same time, even if no itch. ...Read more

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How often should you use permethrin 5% cream for scabies?

How often should you use permethrin 5% cream for scabies?

Usually once: Scabies is caused by a mite that burrows into the skin and lays eggs. The eggs take a few days to hatch. Generally one application of Permethrin cream kills the mites and eggs but occasionally a second application a week later can be used to kill any mites that hatch from eggs that survive the first treatment. You should not use more than 2 applications. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an anti itch cream for scabies?

What should I look for in an anti itch cream for scabies?

Prescription: Scabies is not treatable with over the counter products as opposed to head lice. Elimite is the most often used scabicide .It is effective and safe. Even after adequate treatment itching can persist for several days and may need a topical or internal sterojd to resolve the post scabies itching. ...Read more

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How many doses of permethrin cream kill scabies?

How many doses of permethrin cream kill scabies?

One: Usually just one, unless you get reinfected from an untreated person or from not washing recently used clothes or bed sheets. Itching after treatment is usually from dead mites, not live ones. ...Read more

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Why do red bumps still keep on forming after I put the premetherin cream for scabies?

Why do red bumps still keep on forming after I put the  premetherin cream for scabies?

Repeat treatment?: Some people who have scabies need to be treated a second time, usually about 2-4 weeks after the first treatment, to completely eradicate mites which cause the disease. ...Read more

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After i aply the prescribed cream for scabies, can I wash everything in hot water and spray my mattress and furniture with clorox disinfecting spray?

Scabies: Clean all clothes and linen. Use hot, soapy water to wash all clothing, towels and bedding you used at least three days before treatment. Dry with high heat. Dry-clean items you can't wash at home. ...Read more

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