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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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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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I bought some Nix (permethrin) 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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I had the scabies infection an I think there gone but I still have the bumps on my penus an the skin is pealing what should I do and how do I make them go away an I have used permethrin cream an African black soap?

I had the scabies infection an I think there gone but I still have the bumps on my penus an the skin is pealing what should I do and how do I make them go away an I have used permethrin cream an African black soap?

Healing takes time: The itching can continue for weeks after treatment and peeling is normal. Try a calamine lotion and over the counter antihistamines such as Zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching. Also a topical hydrocortisone cream can be helpful for itching. Vaseline can help with peeling. Remember to repeat the treatment in about 2 weeks and treat your family members as well. ...Read more

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How long does Ivermectin stay in your system to fight scabies? Can I use Tea Tree Oil 24 hrs after taking Ivermectin and topical Permethrin cream?

How long does Ivermectin stay in your system to fight scabies? Can I use Tea Tree Oil 24 hrs after taking Ivermectin and topical Permethrin cream?

Unusual choice: Ivermectin stays in your blood for a day. It's an unusual choice of therapy for scabies infestation and is usually reserved for patients who do not have functional immune system. Permethrin alone, applied as directed to the whole body and left on overnight before washing, should do the trick with one initial treatment followed by a second treatment 7 days later if needed. Tea tree oil is ok. ...Read more

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Is permethrin cream good for scabies?

Scabies: Permethrin cream is the most commonly used prescription treatment for scabies. It is applied all over adult skin from neck down and left on overnight. Repeat in 7 days. Wash all clothes, bed linens in hot water. Itch can last for weeks, but mites should be killed. ...Read more

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How can permethrin cream work for scabies?

How can permethrin cream work for scabies?

Permethrin: Impacts the mite's (sarcoptes scabiei)nervous system which leads to muscle spasms, paralysis & death. ...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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Is permethrin cream prescribed for any conditions besides scabies?

Permethrin: I checked Drugs. Com and the only listed indication was as a scabicide for Sarcoptes scabiei. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to apply permethrin cream everyday until scabies is gone?

Permethrin cream: You should read the info on national institutes of health online www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a698037.
This 5% cream may be used more than once but is generally unnecessary. The itching may persist for a long time even after the mites have been killed. ...Read more

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Applied permethrin cream 5% for scabies last night, to every inch of my body. On for 12 hrs. I still woke up with new bites. When will new bites stop?

It can take 3 weeks: Scabies symptoms aren't from "bites", but from the body's allergic reaction to scabies mites and their products (eggs, droppings, etc). Permethrin kills mites immediately, but it takes time for the immune system to clear the dead mites and the junk they left behind. Red bumps and itching can continue up to 3 weeks, and may even get worse for a while. Hang in there, it will clear up with time. ...Read more

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How many doses of permethrin cream kill scabies?

One: Usually just one, unless you get reinfected from an untreated person or from not washing recently used clothes or bed sheets. Itching after treatment is usually from dead mites, not live ones. ...Read more

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How often can I use permethrin? Me and my daughter both have scabies and we used the cream yesterday as directed. My daughter is worse today.

Can happen: To feel worse the next day, as a side effect of using permethrin. Itching might stay for sometime, if live mites are still present, another treatment in 14 days is needed. Not sure how bad was the scabies and whether that was a doctor's Rx vs OTC, if no improvement see your doctor, also bed sheets, underwear and clothing should be taken care of, good luck ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w/ scabies. Did the permethrin cream 2x w/ the 1st apply 3 weeks ago and I am still itching like crazy. When does it stop it itching?

I was diagnosed w/ scabies. Did the permethrin cream 2x w/ the 1st apply 3 weeks ago and I am still itching like crazy. When does it stop it itching?

Scabies: A diagnosis of scabies can be clinical (observation) or by a skin scraping (microscope). If you are not improved after 3 weeks, you should have a scraping done. Most scabies does continue to itch even after treatment for about a week or two. Either this is the wrong diagnosis or treatment has failed. Scabies can be hard to get rid of. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use a permethrin cream 5% of a one month old baby who has scabies?

I wouldn't: I would question how a one month ever got scabies in the first place. I NEVER saw it in 4 decades of practice. I would also never use such a potentially toxic medication without confirmation by a dermatologist and their supervision of the treatment. ...Read more

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I'm constantly itchy so I know I have scabies, im currently putting on permethrin cream, other than that what can be done to stop the itching?

I'm constantly itchy so I know I have scabies, im currently putting on permethrin cream, other than that what can be done to stop the itching?

See a dermatologist: Do you have some other reason to think it is scabies? There are thousands of possible causes for itch. If your itch is not scabies then permethrin will not help, may even irritate skin. Successful treatment requires that you first identify, if possible, the cause. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sleeping pill which may help itch only by sedation, therefor is not safe if you drive a car. ...Read more

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Concerned about cancer from use of permethrin cream 5%. Please advise how high of cancer risk this causes. Used for possible scabies infestation.

Concerned about cancer from use of permethrin cream 5%. Please advise how high of cancer risk this causes. Used for possible scabies infestation.

Unlikely: Topical permethrin has a theoretical risk but no definitive studies link it to cancer. The US FDA has determined that it could cause cancer if EATEN, based on what we know about similar chemicals. Http://npic. Orst. Edu/factsheets/PermGen. Html#cancer As with all chemicals of unknown cancer potential, limit exposure. ...Read more

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If 5% permethrin cream has not worked 4x/6 wks, what is the next step to get rid of possible scabies. Env & fam treated. Treatment was done correctly.

See your doctor: Or health dept. A prescription medicine (lindane)may help if not resolved, but must be used correctly bc of risk of seizures. ...Read more

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My son has scabies. Now I'm itchy. I'm 12weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use his permethrin cream?

My son has scabies. Now I'm itchy. I'm 12weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use his permethrin cream?

Yes: The topical use of this medication to treat your scabies is considered safe in pregnancy. It is listed as a category "b" drug, meaning that all current data show no harm to a developing fetus when used as directed. ...Read more

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I have treated my self with permethrin cream and I still can't get rid of scabies what should I do? I have also done two treatments I still have it

Scabies Treatment: First of all I have to ask you, have you been diagnosed by a phycisian if you have scabies and secondly did the doctor advised you how touse permethrine cream. I f you have medically diagnosed scabies and you have been using the permethrine cream properly then chances with two treatments are that scabies has been cured. The itching symptoms can persist for a while and need to be treated with anti itc. ...Read more

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Boyfriend and siblings have scabies. I don't have the rash but I'm itching a lot, will permethrin cream work even if I haven't developed a rash yet?

Boyfriend and siblings have scabies. I don't have the rash but I'm itching a lot, will permethrin cream work even if I haven't developed a rash yet?

Treat immediately: The "rash" with scabies is due to violent scratching. EVERYBODY with contact MUST be correctly treated. This includes all girlfriends and everybody in his home. YOU ALSO HAVE SCABIES. Permethrin must be applied to every inch of skin from ears to toes. The itch is due to allergic reaction against the mites. Usually it is 2 or 3 months from initial infestation to onset of itch, and a few weeks to end ...Read more

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My son has scabies. Now I'm itchy. I'm 12weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use his permethrin 5% external cream?

Yes: Should be ok. When someone in the family has scabies, it's best to treat the whole family, as well as making sure bedding, stuffed animals, clothing etc. Are all scabies free as well. ...Read more

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I had scabies. I used many times permethrin cream and lindane lotion. Now I don't feel ithing just I feel they crawing in my body. Is it normal?

Scabies and Skin: Many doctors say that, "as anxiety increases, your specific anxiety symptom increases---your skin sensations become more severe". It's a vicious cycle: when you're afraid of the skin crawling sensation occurring, your mind obsesses, and you end up feeling the skin crawling sensation again. It may be a symptom of your anxiety of having scabies. ...Read more

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Can I out permethrin cream on my face? Will it hurt me? Face and body is itchy and boyfriend has scabies. Does it hurt hair?

Can I out permethrin cream on my face? Will it hurt me? Face and body is itchy and boyfriend has scabies. Does it hurt hair?

Head to toe.: Permethrin is meant to be put on head to toe. Face. Hair. And if there's scabies around, you have to treat the living space. Wash all linens and clothes. Steam clean the mattress, rugs and non-leather seating surfaces. ...Read more

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Is it normal that after putting on nix 5% permethrin cream to kill scabies mites, I have more bumps next morning and it didn't itch this bad before?

Is it normal that after putting on nix 5% permethrin cream to kill scabies mites, I have more bumps next morning and it didn't itch this bad before?

Can happen: Scabies mites burrow into the upper layers of your skin leaving fecal debris behind in their tracts. The formation of skin changes and itching is the bodies allergic response to the fecal debris. This can persist for a period after the mites are dead. An antihistamine taken by mouth along with an over the counter steroid scream may help with the skin & itching. ...Read more

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Fnished using permethrin cream for the 2nd time for scabies. Still have a crawling sensation on arms. Normal? Or possible failed treatment?

Scabies.: Assuming that you've waited long enough, this could be either persistence of infection or residual inflammation. To know for sure, you'd really need to see a Dermatologist at this point. ...Read more

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If a six months pregnant woman has scabies, is it safe to be treated either with permethrin 5% dermal cream or malathion 0.5% aqueous liquid?

If a six months pregnant woman has scabies, is it safe to be treated either with permethrin 5% dermal cream or malathion 0.5% aqueous liquid?

Yes: The major risk parameters from absorbed toxins occurs in the first 4 months of a pregnancy. At six months, the baby is far enough along to not be at risk. If these treatments are indicated for the scabies, then by all means apply them. ...Read more

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