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I just washed the scabies treatment off and I'm itching worse than before. Why?

I just washed the scabies treatment off and I'm itching worse than before. Why?

Side Effect: The topical scabies treatments do actually cause itching because they are irritating to the skin itself. You can try topical cortisone 1% as well as zyrtec (cetirizine) antihistamine as needed for itching, then retreat with scabies treatment if not resolved within a week. Good Luck! ...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


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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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Is there a difference between a scabies itch, and an after scabies treatment itch? Or are they both just as severe?

Is there a difference between a scabies itch, and an after scabies treatment itch? Or are they both just as severe?

Tough to treat: Scabies are tough to treat. Sometimes it takes 2-3 treatments to fully kill the mites. If you are still having the symptoms you may need an additional treatment. ...Read more

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Been spending time in a hostel. Very itchy feet! when i scratch i see small bumps appear and burning itch! scabies treatment?

Been spending time in a hostel. Very itchy feet! when i scratch i see small bumps appear and burning itch! scabies treatment?

Get it checked: Get it checked by your doctor or a dermatologist it may be
scabiees will cause itching other parts of body.
Most of time itchy feet are due to sweating of the feet and moistening of the same
other causes are athletes feet due to fungus infection called tinea pedis.
Tungiasis caused by cotagion infection with pathogen called tunga
contact dermatitis
other rare causes. ...Read more

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How will You look after scabies treatment?

The same!: You will probably look about the same as before the treatment, although your skin may feel a little drier. Redness, flaking and scabbing at the sites of the previous scabies infestation will heal with time. Moisturizers should help hasten this process. ...Read more

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When does the itching stop after treatment from scabies?

When does the itching stop after treatment from scabies?

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

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Scabies treatment failed 3 times, or not scabies, what to do?

Scabies or not.....: A dermatologist or your family doctor can diagnosis scabies accurately. Scabies can cause intense itching which worsens at night. If you check your skin you can see little burrows made by small blisters and bumps in skin folds. Places you might find them include your armpits, inner elbows, between your fingers, on your feet, around the buttocks, genitalia and breasts. ...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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Worse itching after treatment for scabies. Why does this happen?

Worse itching after treatment for scabies. Why does this happen?

A couple thoughts: If you overuse scabies medicines it can cause skin irritation. You may itch for several weeks after tx because your skin is still reacting to the mites /feces. ...Read more

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What's the definitive way to determine if the scabies treatment works?

Scabies: If scabies treatment is effective, any new bumps as well as itching, should go away. If not, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have scabies and im going through the first treatment but the itching is unberable and i put alchohol on to stop the itching will this cause problem?

I have scabies and im going through the first treatment but the itching is unberable and i put alchohol on to stop the itching will this cause problem?

Scabies - itch: After one had undergone the first treatment, one can use topical steroid creams for itching. Prescription strength creams work best.

Applying alcohol may irritate the skin, can be soothing, but will not affect treatment. ...Read more

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Plz is it adviseable to sleep wit your hubby while still on scabies treatment?

Plz is it adviseable to sleep wit your hubby while still  on scabies treatment?

By all means: Don't miss a night. The treatment kills the mites rapidly, and the small chance of transmission isn't worth spending a night apart. Congratulations on your having one another. Cherish it. ...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

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Is it okay to interact with people after scabies treatment?

Scabies contagious: If one has come in contact with someone that has scabies, they can contract it. For this reason, we often treat those whom have come in contact with persons with active scabies.

Those whom have already been treated should not be contagious. ...Read more

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Why is it that I am so much more itchy after scabies treatment yesterday? It was my first treatment. I do it again next week. I used to be medium itchy, now I'm severely itchy.

Why is it that I am so much more itchy after scabies treatment yesterday? It was my first treatment. I do it again next week.  I used to be medium itchy, now I'm severely itchy.

Itching: After scabies treatment, the body of the arthropods stay in the skin & your body is reacting to it, you might continue to itch until the body is completely resolved, you can use OTC hydrocortisone cream & zyrtic or benadryl (diphenhydramine) to alleviate the itching. Feel better. ...Read more

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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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Is lindane lotion for scabies treatment safe to use?

Is lindane lotion for scabies treatment safe to use?

It has side effects: and should not be used if you have a history of seizures, but it works, so discuss side effects with your doctor, and if it's the medication you need, be aware of side effects most are rare ...Read more

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Why do I have rashes an bumps after scabies treatment?

Why do I have rashes an bumps after scabies treatment?

Scabies treatment: If your scabies treatment was successful, it may be contact dermatitis from the topical treatment. If you have already cleaned clothes and linens, applied treatment twice one to two weeks apart for the entire family. It probably isn't scabies anymore. Please be seen by your treating physician for an exam. ...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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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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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