Doctor insights on: Does dermovate work on 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've had constant itching for 6 months, and rashes 24/7 since then, I was diagnosed with scabies nut that didn't work, then alergic reaction.?
Biopsy: I would follow-up for patch testing or a biopsy. ...Read more
I was given permethrin 5% to eliminate scabies. It says to stay on for 8-14 hours and then shower. Will it still work if I shower after 6/6.5 hours?
It may not: Follow the directions. A second treatment 7 days after the first is often required for cure. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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