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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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What can I do if my 8mo. Old needs a second scabies treatment but he has developed a bad rash since the first treatment?

What can I do if  my 8mo. Old  needs a second scabies treatment but he has developed a  bad rash since the first treatment?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a scabies rash to go away after treatment?

How long does it take for a scabies rash to go away after treatment?

Scabies: Although sometimes referred to as the "seven-year itch, " scabies can be effectively treated with killing of the mite sarcoptes scabiei, preventing cross-contamination from a close contact and/or clothes/bedding sheets. Sometimes pruritus may be secondary to postscabetic dermatitis which in turn is secondary to the skin reaction to the scabies infestation that persists after effective eradication. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for the scabies rash to go away after treatment?

How long is it supposed to it take for the scabies rash to go away after treatment?

See below: 5% Permethrin 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. The rash and itching can last over a week after the start of treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for scabies treatment to work?

How long does it take for scabies treatment to work?

Depends: In true scabies the mite dies after it is exposed to treatment (permethrin) fairly soon after treatment. However, and this is the gross part, the major reaction is to the scabies droppings left behind. This material is very irritating and causes the characteristic itching one experiences. This particular symptom can take weeks to "cool down" and may require topical or even oral steroids. ...Read more

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How long does it take scabies rash to disapear after treatment?

Weeks: Even though the scabies mites might have been eradicated, their body and droppings stay in the skin for weeks ...Read more

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What can I use for dry skin after scabies treatment?

What can I use for dry skin after scabies treatment?

Any moisturizer.: Any moisturizer will do. Use your favorite. ...Read more

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Still very itchy day after scabies treatment. Normal?

Still very itchy day after scabies treatment. Normal?

Yes: Yes, permethrin kills the scabies but does not relieve itching and inflammation. The itching should slowly improve over the coming days if the medication was used correctly and if indeed scabies was the cause of the complaint. ...Read more

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What is the healing process after having premethrin scabies treatment?

What is the healing process after having premethrin scabies treatment?

Scabies: You & all members of your household need to be treated. 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 scabies can survive w/o being on a human for 24 to 36 hours. Clean the hard surfaces you have been in contact ...Read more

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Why do my skin have dry spots an little black dots on it after scabies treatment?

The eggs: Sometimes the scabies dry the skin and the black dots can be dead scabies or the eggs There should go away soon if increase in nature see provider for more treatment ...Read more

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How often after first scabies treatment should you wash laundry?

How often after first scabies treatment should you wash laundry?

Change clothes daily: If worried about remaining live scabies, one can change clothes once a day, and then wash everything once, before doing the second scabies treatment. ...Read more

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Nodular scabies treatment, what to do?

Need to see a: physician for prescription medications. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573456/ or http://pmj.bmj.com/content/81/951/7.full ...Read more

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Will i still breakout after the first scabies treatment?

Not sure what you : Mean by breakout. Sometimes treatment needs to be repeated about a week later. Med prescribed by health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more