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How much time does scabies actually last with treatment?

How much time does scabies actually last with treatment?

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 (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 to go away after treatment?

2 weeks: Usually two weeks of treatment would be enough, but "itching" may linger, sometimes, up to months. The itching without "rash" makes some people believe their scabies still presented. ...Read more

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For how long can human scabies live on (be alive) a cat's or dog's body without any treatment? Do they need treatment?

For how long can human scabies live on (be alive) a cat's or dog's body without any treatment? Do they need treatment?

Scabies: Scabies is species specific. Human scabies can theoretically infect dogs and cats but they cannot complete their life cycle on dogs and cats. No need to treat dogs and cats for human scabies. Dog scabies or mange does not infect humans. ...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 is scabies contagious after the start of 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

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I would like to know can you still have bumps or sours come up after your treated for scabies? Also, I had the bumps come on the last night treatment.

Yes: Yes this can happen because there can be continued itching and sometimes patients will have problems with boils to when they have scabies. See your dermatologist to discuss treatment options. ...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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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 for scabies to go away after permethrin treatment?

Symptoms: 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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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

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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?

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

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Got treated for scabies, put permethrin from the neck down last night, but woke up with itchy bites on my side. I think its bites or is from treatment?

Got treated for scabies, put permethrin from the neck down last night, but woke up with itchy bites on my side. I think its bites or is from treatment?

Bites: Keep using the treatment as stated by your doctor, also you should use hot, soapy water to wash all clothing, towels and bedding you used. Dry with high heat. Dry-clean items you can't wash at home. Consider placing items you can't wash in a sealed plastic bag and leaving it in your garage, for a couple of weeks, this will starve the mites. Treatment will take awhile. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Can a rash from scabies spread after permethrin treatment of the mites are killed? Just did treatment last night, rash on cheek now, not itchy

Can a rash from scabies spread after permethrin treatment of the mites are killed? Just did treatment last night, rash on cheek now, not itchy

Probably not but: Even if the mites are killed, they have left some droppings behind in the skin areas where they had visited. The allergic reaction to the droppings may linger on for a couple of more weeks. However it is uncommon to involve the face and thus the problem may not be scabies. ...Read more

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For what length of time do scabies last without any treatmet?

Indefinately: Scabies will not resolve spontaneously. It is treated with a topical rx 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. After your first Permethrin treatment is completed you can try some calamine lotion and some solarcaine to the areas that itch the most for relief. ...Read more

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Hi there, I was told I had scabies last January, I had two treatments of permethrin and it seeming went, but I think I have it again? Or is it eczema?

Hi there, I was told I had scabies last January, I had two treatments of permethrin and it seeming went, but I think I have it again? Or is it eczema?

Hard to say: If you are exposed, you can certainly develop scabies numerous times & often the rash and itching show up quicker with second or later episodes. Eczema tends to be a chronic skin condition that can begin in childhood. In short, it could be either and an in person exam would be needed to tell. ...Read more

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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

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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The best treatment for scabies?

The best treatment for scabies?

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

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What is the treatment for scabies?

What is the treatment for scabies?

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

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Is there any treatment for scabies?

Yes: 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

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What's the best treatment for scabies?

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

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When do scabies bites go away after treatment?

Healing: It normally takes a few days up to 1 and even 2 weeks depending on the areas of skin involved, your general and local immune status. ...Read more

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What can scabies look like 5 days after treatment?

Gone gone: Migt be left with inflmmed skin as of scrathing. ...Read more