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Getting Rid Of Scabies Naturally
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
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 web site for complete info. ...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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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