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Homemade Scabies Cure
Scabies treatment: Involves using a prescription medication, usually in a cream form. It is applied head to toe overnight, then washed off. It is important to washes all bedding, linens and recently worn clothing in hot water to prevent re-infestation, and household contacts may require treatment as well. Itching and dry skin can last up to two weeks following successful treatment. ...Read more
See below: 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 to the areas that itch the most for symptomatic relief. ...Read more
Fast?: Not fast — not easy! 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. 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 cant go in >. ...Read more
Permethrin 5% Cream: Permethrin 5% cream (prescribed by your physician) is applied to all skin surfaces below the neck and left on overnight. Repeat this application one week later. In the meantime, one should decontaminate all linen, bed sheets, etc. By washing in hot water. All close contacts should also be worked up for scabies due to the skin-to-skin transmission of the mite. ...Read more
Repeat in 1 week: Apply lotion from neck for entire body. Leave on overnight. Launder sheets and pillow case in hot water wash. Itching can be treated post treatmeant with topical prescription steroid cream. Body may require second application in one week. Also, treat all households contacts. ...Read more
I am havng scabies it's been 4-6 weeks it's not going how long can it take to cure fully? I am taking Verpin and Leveocetrizine using perem soap & zopin
Wrong Diagnosis?q: I would be very concerned that you have the wrong Diagnosis if Ivermectin is not helping. ...Read more
Sure: Certainly yes with proper treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
SCABIES ITCH: If the diagnosis was correct, and you do have scabies, and if you used a cream called Elimite (permethrin) or anything else with Permethrin in it, the itching should be gone in a week or two. An oral medication -- stromectol -- can also be used if the cream doesn't work. One of the old, very good medications is kwell lotion. Best luck. ...Read more
My spouse and I were diagnosed with scabies. After several treatments, he/she still has symptoms while I am cured. Why?
If i have been cured of scabies, is it possible for me to transmit the disease still? Are the mites still under my skin?
Diagnosed with scabies & told to do permethrin 2x, a week in between. I was not able to do 2nd dose until 10 days after 1st. Will that effect cure?
Scabies: Go back to your original twice weekly regieme. ...Read more
Not familiar with: Use of borax as a tx. 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. ...Read more
I just start useing the cream permethrin for scabies how long will it be before I'm cured and what do they look like when healing?
See below: 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. The itching may take over a week to resolve. Skin lesions will gradually fade and resolve. ...Read more
I've scabies. Lately, I've been using Crotamiton cream. If I don't feel any itchy, does that mean I've been cured completely? Thanks, for the feedback
My derm can't tell if I have atypical scabies or atopical dermatitis. I get relief but not cure from oral ivermectin and oral immuran, please help?
Hard to tell: It's hard to tell without examination. If you have (or your family) asthma, hayfever history and ezema in your childhood, the eczema you have now might be atopic dermatitis. However, if you live in a dorm, share bed with someone, and they happen to have similar itching problem, you might have scabies. Itching from scabies may linger for months after "cure". Atopic dermatitis comes and goes. ...Read more
I can stop the treatment for scabies when I'm cured. Do they live inside the nose Well as the scalp and body?
I am taking ivermectin and applying crotamiton cream on my whole body to cure scabies. When can I drink alcohol after taking the ivermectin?
3step Multi-approach: Scabies is a common skin infection and it's spread by direct contact with the scabies germ. #1the the best treatment is prevention of contact when possible. #2however, once infection has occurred, the next step is to treat with one of several scabicide (scabies-killing) creams as per provided instructions. #3treatment's not complete however until exposed clothing, bedding etc. Have been cleaned, too. ...Read more
They are mites..:
Scabies are mites! The one infesting human are called sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, and have been torturing mankind for over 2500 yrs, dating back to the roman times. They typically burrow under skin, lay their eggs, thus causing the burrows of inflammation and thus intense itching at times-easily treated, but often a missed diagnosis.
If u r concernd/having burrow-rashes, consult doc.
Good luck. ...Read more
Scabies: Scabies in people be caused by a mite called Sacroptes Scabieivar. Hominis. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made w little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks & genitalia. You aren't likely to see mites. ...Read more
Infesting parasite: Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei. The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presenting symptoms include rash and severe itching. If you think you might have scabies, please see your doctor and get treatment soon! ...Read more