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What is the best treatment for scabies? What is the best way to treat and get rid of a scabies rash? .

What is the best treatment for scabies? What is the best way to treat and get rid of a scabies rash?

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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

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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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Are there things i can do to properly clean everything around me after getting rid of scabies?

Scabies: Hello. 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 (either oral or topical). Second, 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 >>. ...Read more

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Have you any advice on getting rid of scabies? I've had it since last December, I've followed all the guide lines but still have intense itching

Have you any advice on getting rid of scabies? I've had it since last December, I've followed all the guide lines but still have intense itching

Scabies treatment: The main thing is to confirm the diagnosis. If itching alone without visible rash, probably it isn't scabies (even if that's how it started). If you have not been reexamined in the past couple of months, see your doctor now. If you have done that, consider asking for a second opinion. Scabies will eventually respond to appropriate treatment, usually permethrin cream or ivermectin orally. ...Read more

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Does coal tar work for getting rid of scabies nodules off penis?

Does coal tar work for getting rid of scabies nodules off penis?

Fordyce spots: White nodules on the penis are often benign Fordyce spots that can be treated by a dermatologist if you really want them off. If this is truly scabies you do not want to be putting coal tar on your penis. See your doctor for a prescription for a scabicide since there are no OTC medications of any value. Good luck and hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do you know you've gotten rid of scabies or uncontagiouse after starting treatment?

See below: Once scabies is properly treated, no new skin lesion appears. Itching, however. Lingers a little while. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Scabies: No, the antibiotic will not have any protective effect against scabies. Scabies are a type of mite and require a kind of treatment very much different from an antibiotic, which only work against bacteria. ...Read more

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Is spraying your shoes with lysol effective in getting rid if scabies?

Is spraying your shoes with lysol effective in getting rid if scabies?

No : If you have scabies you need to be treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. Spraying lysol on your shoes will only kill some of the microorganisms on your shoes but will have no effect on you. ...Read more

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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

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Whats the best way of getting rid of scabbies....And the scarring...And the itching

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Whats the best way of getting rid of scabbies....And the scarring...And the itching

Prescription: Prescription medicated creams are used for treating the scabies. The most commonly used cream is Permethrin 5%. Cream must be applied all over the body even if they don't have symptoms sometimes all individuals that were in contact with the infected individual needed to be treated. Cream is applied as a one-time treatment or it may be repeated in a week. For severely infected cases, some dermatologists may also prescribe Ivermectin oral medication. Itching may continue for 2 to 4 weeks after treatment begins, but it will usually disappear if you follow your dermatologist's treatment plan. This condition should not be taken lightly and is highly contagious so i advise you go see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scabies?

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

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How might i get rid from scabies?

Medication: The most common medication is Permethrin 5 % apply to whole body (neck to toe) leave it for 12 hours, shower and repeat in 2 weeks. Treat every one at home. If this does not work oral Ivermectin might. ...Read more

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I got scabies... How to get rid of it?

see below: Permethrin topical to whole body x 8-14 hours, then wash off or lindane x 8 hours and wash off, repeat in 1 week if necessary. You must treat all close contacts too! alternatively, Ivermectin orally and repeat in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of scabies in your kids?

How can you get rid of scabies in your kids?

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