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Doctor insights on: Homemade Scabies Cure

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How do you cure scabies?

How do you cure scabies?

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

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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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What is the time it takes to cure scabies?

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

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What do experts consider the easest/ the fastest way to cure scabies?

What do experts consider the easest/ the fastest way to cure scabies?

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 can’t go in >. ...Read more

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What is the cure for scabies?

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

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I currently get scabies I used the cream giving to cure it?

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

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What is the quick cure for scabies?

What is the quick cure for scabies?

Best to see Dr, but: Read this article and especially item #3: http://www.wikihow.com/Cure-Scabies
This should help — but plan to see a Dr if possible — Best wishes! ...Read more

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I currently got treated for scabies. I used the cream to cure it. When will itching stop?

I currently got treated for scabies. I used the cream to cure it. When will itching stop?

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

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My spouse and I were diagnosed with scabies. After several treatments, he/she still has symptoms while I am cured. Why?

Scabies: Several possibilities. Some people develop an allergy to the scabies even though they are killed, they can cause allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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How to cure scabies without permethrin treatment?

Ivermectin: Oral treatment with Ivermectin is an alternative to topical permethrin. All close personal contacts must be treated to prevent reinfestation. ...Read more

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I have scabies and I just washed off permethrin. Will I have cure soon?

Scabies Resolution: The rash and itch associated with scabies may remain for up to two weeks after treatment ends. If the rash has not resolved in four days, or, if new symptoms appear, medical advice should be sought. The treatment may need to be repeated. ...Read more

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If i have been cured of scabies, is it possible for me to transmit the disease still? Are the mites still under my skin?

If i have been cured of scabies, is it possible for me to transmit the disease still? Are the mites still under my skin?

Scabies: Once treated for scabies you are no longer able to transmit the disease. Often there is residual itching after treatment- that does not mean you still have live mites under your skin. ...Read more

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Good idea to use borax bath to cure scabies?

Good idea to use borax bath to cure scabies?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? Stay away?

Relax: Even if the person you love is crawling with scabies, that's no reason not to snuggle up and be happy together. You can both be treated at the same time. Congratulations on your relationship and best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

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

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What is scabies?

Scabies: Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. ...Read more

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What are scabies?

What are scabies?

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.
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Are scabies white.

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

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What are scabies?

What are scabies?

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

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How do u get scabies?

How do u get scabies?

Scabies: The scabies mite is a microscopic parasite that is passed from the skin of an infected person to another, usually by close physical contact. The mite only lives up to 3 days off the human body because it requires a very specific temperature to live and breed. ...Read more