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How long does it take for scabies to go away after permethrin cream?

How long does it take for scabies to go away after permethrin cream?

Depends: Even if all the scabies mites are killed by the premethrin, itching can persist for several weeks. Persistent itching, especially if there are big bumps, sort of like mosquito bites, can be treated with a topical cortisone (steroid) cream. Usually premethrin is applied twice, about a week between applications. It has to be done right, clothes and bedding washed, contacts treated too. ...Read more

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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 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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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Seek healthcare professional for evaluation and treatment
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Wash clothes, sheets, towels, etc in warmest water fabric can tolerate
Once
Avoid exposure to others as best as possible
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Consider treatment sprays for couches, curtains, and other fabrics
Once
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I bought some Nix Cream Rinse with 1% Permethrin. How long do I need to keep it on my skin to treat scabies? Or is it strong enough to kill them?

I bought some Nix Cream Rinse with 1% Permethrin. How long do I need to keep it on my skin to treat scabies? Or is it strong enough to kill them?

Scabies treamtment: the recommended treat for scabies is 5% pernethrin in a cream form for 12hour, The cream rinse would not be enough, also worry about exposure to the solvant . I will not use it, also make sure diagnosis is correct . ...Read more

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23 weeks pregnant. Just treated for scabies yesterday w/permethrin cream. Still very itchy. Is it safe to take benadryl? Or anything for the itchiness

23 weeks pregnant. Just treated for scabies yesterday w/permethrin cream. Still very itchy. Is it safe to take benadryl? Or anything for the itchiness

One treatment option: I am not an obstetrician but i did want to make you aware of one treatment option - acupuncture. It is very helpful for itching & will be safe during pregnancy. There are a few specific acupuncture points that should not be needled during pregnancy but these are not used for itching tx. Congratulations & take care. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Wash clothes, underwear, towels exposed within 48 hrs of treatment
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Apply Permethrin (Elimite) 5% cream head to toe; wash off 8 hrs later
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Notify other close contacts/sexual partners
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Should i contact a doctor? I was treated 8 days ago for scabies with permethrin 5% cream, the day after the treatment i developed a clear fluid filled blister that popped and turned into a scab. I didn't think much of this since i work in the food industr

Should i contact a doctor? I was treated 8 days ago for scabies with permethrin 5% cream, the day after the treatment i developed a clear fluid filled blister that popped and turned into a scab. I didn't think much of this since i work in the food industr

See a doctor: Scabies can be persistent and can spread. Here is a place to go for good information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info/faq_workplace.Html since you work in a job where you could spread that to other people the right thing to do is to be cleared by a doctor before you work. ...Read more

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How often should you use permethrin 5% cream for scabies?

How often should you use permethrin 5% cream for scabies?

Usually once: Scabies is caused by a mite that burrows into the skin and lays eggs. The eggs take a few days to hatch. Generally one application of Permethrin cream kills the mites and eggs but occasionally a second application a week later can be used to kill any mites that hatch from eggs that survive the first treatment. You should not use more than 2 applications. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Use over-the-counter Permethrin 5% cream; read & follow directions
once
Treat household members except: under age 2 mos/pregnant/breast feeder
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Launder bedding/clothing if worn within 3 days before treatment
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Launder items in hot water and hot dryer cycles
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Permethrin (Definition)

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Elimite (Definition)

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