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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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I was told i had scabies about a week ago i got treatment asap after putting it on it on seemed to get worse and spread to places i don't want it?

I was told i had scabies about a week ago i got treatment asap after putting it on it on seemed to get worse and spread to places i don't want it?

Scabies: It is very possible that you did not have scabies at all. If your practitioner did not scrape the lesions actually see the mites, the possibility of scabies is lessened. Sometimes the medicines given for presumptive scabies can be quite irritating in their own right. That means that you should definitely see a dermatologist and get this assessed properly. You may or may not even have scabies. ...Read more

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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

5% permethrin cream: This cream is available by prescription and can be used in children as young as 2 months. The cream should be massaged into the skin from scalp to legs and left on overnight, rinsed off in the morning. All household contacts should be treated. Then wash all your clothing and bedding in hot water. You may need to repeat the cream in 1 week if itching persists. ...Read more

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The best treatment for scabies?

The best treatment for scabies?

2 of them: The cheapest one is a lotion (permethrine) which you have to put on your body from neck to toes. It will kill the parasite but won't stop the itching until 2-3 weeks later. The other one is a pill you have to take. Same as the other one, it won't stop the itching. You need another medication for it. Wash all the bed linen and the clothes you were wearing in hot water to avoid reinfestation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for scabies?

What is the treatment for scabies?

Permethrin: Scabies is caused by the mite sarcoptes scabiei. They tunnel under the skin and spread all over. They are very active and readily spread from person to person. The treatment is to apply permethin once overnight and repeat in one week if necessary.. Post scabetic itching is treated with topical steroids. Sheets and pillow cases are washed the next morning. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for scabies?

Yes: It requires effort to get rid of scabies. 1st, you ; all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding ; towels you've come in contact w). There may be things like pillows that can’t go in the wash. Place them in a big plastic bag ; tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for scabies?

Elimite (permethrin) orLindane: Apply a mite-killer like Permethrin (elimite). These creams are applied from the neck down, left on overnight, then washed off. This application is usually repeated in seven days. Permethrin is approved for use in people 2 months of age and older. An alternative treatment is 1 ounce of a 1% lotion or 30 grams of cream of lindane, applied from the neck down and washed. ...Read more

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When do scabies bites go away after treatment?

Healing: It normally takes a few days up to 1 and even 2 weeks depending on the areas of skin involved, your general and local immune status. ...Read more

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What can scabies look like 5 days after treatment?

Gone gone: Migt be left with inflmmed skin as of scrathing. ...Read more

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How much time does scabies actually last with treatment?

Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...Read more