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Time To Cure Scabies With 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
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
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
Had scabies for about 2 month I've taken the permethrin treatment twice? But the red nodules on my penis haven't fully gone away how long does it take?
Scabicide & dryness: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin, especially sensitive tissues of the face and genitals. Hypoallergenic soaps and lotions which are pH balanced will help the skin recover more quickly, and reduce the itching that can last up to two weeks after treatment. ...Read more
For how long can human scabies live on (be alive) a cat's or dog's body without any treatment? Do they need treatment?
Problem is Scabies: Can be transmitted indirectly as well as directly. Thus- it can be the gift that keeps on giving. Scabies can take effort to get rid of. 1st, you &all members of family need to be treated. Ivermectin is effective for treating scabies (oral or topical). 2nd, you’ll have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding &towels you have come in contact w. Some things like pillows can’t go in >. ...Read more
Not contagious: Should not be.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could be: It could be up to 2 weeks. ...Read more
Better: Better to have 2 treatments one week apart. ...Read more
Will scabies go away in spots and show up in other spots without treatment? Or will the rash remain everywhere it appears until treatment?
Scabied: RASH DOES NOT COME AND GOGet a more detailed answer ›
I am under going treatment for scabies and from the day of treatment started I no longer feel itchy but I noticed more bumps on my skin and bigger?
Scabies worsening: First of all, there’s really not a good way to evaluate you without seeing you personally. You should see regular physician and see if, with a scraping of your spots, you actually do have scabies. He will look at your skin under a microscope and tell you. Proper treatment can be started, and there are many proper treatments. See your doctor. ...Read more
How long until I can get in the bed with my girlfriend after my first treatment of permethrin for scabies?
Wrong question: It is very important that BOTH of you be treated for scabies at the same time, even if she has no symptoms. Every other contact and every other person in your home must be treated, even if assymptomatic. From the time of initial infestation to the beginning of itch is typically 2 to 3 months. Your girlfriend probably already has it. You can both use permethrin and you can share a bed the same nigh ...Read more
Started scabies treatment 24 hours ago. Rode in car w/o pants three days ago because of rash on legs and butt. How long till safe to ride on seat.
72 hours most likely: 72 hoursGet a more detailed answer ›
Hi I'm a 32 year old female. I currently have scabies as diagnosed by my doctor. I have them all over and especially on neck, face and scalp. How will I treat my scalp as I have very long hair and doctor told me not to put treatment on my head, even if
Oral ivermectin?: There's no obvious reason the treatment (probably permethrin or lindane) cannot be used on the scalp, but it should be kept out of the eyes and mouth. Alternatively, if necessary, scabies can be treated with ivermectin, an oral treatment effective in a single dose. Discuss both options with your doctor. ...Read more
I had scabies and did 2 treatments but I still have a bad rash. What should I do to make it go away?
Moisturizer: Sometimes the rash and itch can persist for weeks after treatment of scabies. Use a moisturizer and ask your doctor for a topical cream to soothe the skin and help it recover. Also, if you are still itchy, take an oral antihistamine to ease it. The more your scratch, the worse the rash gets. ...Read more
What gets rid of "post scabie nodules" on penis head and shaft they go away and come back. Done treatment twice. It's Seriously affecting my life!!!
Seriously: Get to a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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?
2 of them: The cheapest one is a lotion (permethrine) which you have to put on your body from neck to toes. It will kill the parasite but won't stop the itching until 2-3 weeks later. The other one is a pill you have to take. Same as the other one, it won't stop the itching. You need another medication for it. Wash all the bed linen and the clothes you were wearing in hot water to avoid reinfestation. ...Read more
Permethrin: Scabies is caused by the mite sarcoptes scabiei. They tunnel under the skin and spread all over. They are very active and readily spread from person to person. The treatment is to apply permethin once overnight and repeat in one week if necessary. Post scabetic itching is treated with topical steroids. Sheets and pillow cases are washed the next morning. ...Read more
It requires effort to get rid of scabies. 1st, you ; all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, 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. ...Read more
Elimite (permethrin) orLindane:
Apply a mite-killer like Permethrin (elimite). These creams are applied from the neck down, left on overnight, then washed off. This application is usually repeated in seven days. Permethrin is approved for use in people 2 months of age and older.
An alternative treatment is 1 ounce of a 1% lotion or 30 grams of cream of lindane, applied from the neck down and washed. ...Read more
Gone gone: Migt be left with inflmmed skin as of scrathing. ...Read more
Sure: Certainly yes with proper treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: 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 scabies burrows can take a while to disappear after treatment is started. ...Read more
How soon after being diagnosed with scabies do I have to clean my sheets? Before the second treatment or after?
Scabies advice: Best to clean them now and then after to be sure. Hot water and full dryer cycle. ...Read more
I had scabies and did the treatment about 3 montha ago. I've veen fine and had no worries. But now am worried I have them again?
See a doctor: And get examined again to see if you have the characteristic rash. ...Read more
Just finished my 2nd dose of oral treatment for scabies (bc a friend had it). Haven't been in my closet in 2 weeks; do I have to wash everything?
Officially, no: Officially, a person does not have to wash things because a scabies mite is supposed to die in 2-3 days if the mite is outside a person. However, because scabies is so miserably itchy, many people do wash their clothes, clean their furniture, etc... Two weeks away from the closet is enough time, but three weeks is fine too. It's more for peace of mind. ...Read more
I was told I had scabies about a week ago I got treatment asap after putting it on it on seemed to get worse and spread to places I don't want it?
Scabies: It is very possible that you did not have scabies at all. If your practitioner did not scrape the lesions actually see the mites, the possibility of scabies is lessened. Sometimes the medicines given for presumptive scabies can be quite irritating in their own right. That means that you should definitely see a dermatologist and get this assessed properly. You may or may not even have scabies. ...Read more
Child with a confirmed case of scabies gave me a brief hug. Likelihood that I will contract it? Extremely anxious, should I just begin treatment?
Unlikely an issue: A brief hug from an infected kid would provide little chance for transfer of living scabies. After 4 weeks you would have active skin problems. Kids who share bedding, and live in close contact are more likely to share this problem. It is not that easy to pass in a public setting. ...Read more
3step Multi-approach: Scabies is a common skin infection and it's spread by direct contact with the scabies germ. #1the 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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