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How long does it usually take for scabies cream to work?

How long does it usually take for scabies cream to work?

A FEW DAYS: Scabies cream very quickly when scabies "bugs"under skin die they release their body contents under and may increase itching for a few days sometimes you have to repeat treatment in a week. ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

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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How long should I avoid work with scabies?

How long should I avoid work with scabies?

Scabies: Scabies is generally treated with permethrin as recommended and repeated in 1-2 weeks. As you can become reinfected it is recommended the entire family be treated. It may take up to 4 weeks to obtain a cure. This is a long time to miss work and I would be checked by your physician 1-2 weeks after your initial treatment to see if it may be possible to return to work at that time. ...Read more

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I was exposed to scabies at work. What do I do?

I was exposed to scabies at work. What do I do?

At work?: I don't know what you do for work, but that would be an unusual place to pick up scabies, which usually requires very close contact or sharing clothes or bedsheets. ...Read more

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How long will I have to avoid work with scabies?

Avoid close contact: Scabies is an infestation of the skin with mites. It can spread by close contact, sharing clothes and sheets, but is not normally acquired casually. If the rash is mild and limited to covered areas, you might treat it now and return to work the next day. If it is severe or if your work brings you in close contact with people, clothes, or bedding, avoid work until a doctor clears you ...Read more

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I applied to work in a group home for disabled who have scabies, should I be concerned?

Transmission.: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more

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Will allstop medicated scabies spray work?

Scabies: Only prescription medications will work to kill scabies. There is elimite, (permethrin) lindane, and eurax. There is also the oral medication ivermectin. ...Read more

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What's the definitive way to determine if the scabies treatment works?

Scabies: If scabies treatment is effective, any new bumps as well as itching, should go away. If not, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does furniture spray for scabies work?

Takes more than that: 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

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Do natural remedies for scabies really work?

Do natural remedies for scabies really work?

No, not really: There aren't any herbs or teas that get rid of scabies. Sulfur creams and lotions have been known to get rid of scabies, but covering oneself with smelly sulfur cream is not exactly natural (more like 19th century medicine). The easiest way to get rid of scabies is to get prescription modern medicine from the doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for scabies treatment to work?

Depends: In true scabies the mite dies after it is exposed to treatment (permethrin) fairly soon after treatment. However, and this is the gross part, the major reaction is to the scabies droppings left behind. This material is very irritating and causes the characteristic itching one experiences. This particular symptom can take weeks to "cool down" and may require topical or even oral steroids. ...Read more

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I work in ems and was exposed to scabies while removing a body. Limited contact to gloves and boot sole. Changed unif/shower. Am I at risk?

Low risk: Unless the body had crusted scabies you are at limited risk if only contact was gloves and boots. Crusted or norweigian scabies is much more contagious and would run a much higher risk of spread. ...Read more

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How can permethrin cream work for scabies?

Permethrin: Impacts the mite's (sarcoptes scabiei)nervous system which leads to muscle spasms, paralysis & death. ...Read more

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Epsom salts in a very hot bath, work for scabies? There is a lot of positive feedback online supporting this

Epsom salts in a very hot bath, work for scabies? There is a lot of positive feedback online supporting this

NO 5% permethrin: Scabies is treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. It is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to 14 hours before washing off. The treatment is repeated 1 week later. After your first Permethrin treatment is completed you can try some calamine lotion and some solarcaine for symptomatic relief. Epsom salts will do nothing. ...Read more

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There is an outbreak of scabies at my work. I am pregnant and they won't give me treatment for it. What should I do?

There is an outbreak of scabies at my work. I am pregnant and they won't give me treatment for it. What should I do?

See a Dermatologist: There are alternatives to traditional scabies tx such as topical sulfur and depending on where you are in your pregnancy, you may be able to try other topical treatments. ...Read more

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Does permethrin work after the first use or second use for scabies? Does it work if you do not have a rash yet?

Does permethrin work after the first use or second use for scabies? Does it work if you do not have a rash yet?

Works most of the ti: It can be weeks, even months, after correct treatment, for full relief from itch. Common cause for failed treatment is incorrect application. Another common cause is failure to treat all contacts. The itch is due to allergy to mites embedded in skin. After you kill the mites you are still allergic to the dead mites remaining in the skin. Permethrin should be applied to every inch from ears to toes ...Read more

Dermovate (Definition)

Clobetasol propionate is a very high strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication). ...Read more