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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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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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When you use medicine for norwegion scabies how long does it take for bumps and itching to go away? I have done 3 doses of the cream and still red bumps and itchy real bad please help!

When you use medicine for norwegion scabies how long does it take for bumps and itching to go away? I have done 3 doses of the cream and still red bumps and itchy real bad please help!

Weeks to months: After you treat scabies, the itching and the rash may take a couple of weeks to months before they go away. But as long as you aren't getting new rashes, you should stop treating it with the cream. Topical cortisone creams and anit-itch creams can help with the itch as can oral antihistamines. I recommend nonsedating antihistamines during the day: loratidine, fexofenadine; Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. ...Read more

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How much time until scabies bumps disappear?

How much time until scabies bumps disappear?

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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After treating one time for scabies will bumps start going away?

Several weeks: It is a good idea to repeat treatment 2 weeks after your first treatment to be thorough. A topical steroid can be prescribed once you have treated scabies once to help the bumps go away more quickly. The bumps are a sensitivity reaction to the scabies mite and its feces and eggs.

See your dermatologist if you are not getting better. ...Read more

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I have new bumps 3 days after applying permetherin. Has scabies returned?

Hard to say: The bumps appear as a skin reaction to the debris left in the tunnels the scabies leave under your skin.That reaction does not stop at the point of treatment, since it may take a couple of days to show up.It is a little early to worry about treatment failure. Give it another week, and your sites ought to be healing. Re-infection is a possibility if bed linen and clothes have not been cleared. ...Read more

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I have treated my family including myself for scabies.I am still itching and I have a seen a new bump.is this normal?

I have treated my family including myself for scabies.I am still itching and I have a seen a new bump.is this normal?

Scabies: Itching can continue for 2-3 weeks after treatment for scabies. The mite is killed by the medication but the remaining bodies and feces still remain to cause a reaction. ...Read more

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I treated my entire family includimg myself for scabies.iam still itching really bad and have seen a new bump or two.

I treated my entire family includimg myself for scabies.iam still itching really bad and have seen a new bump or two.

It happens: The intense itching in scabies is an allergic reaction, not to the bug, but to the feces they deposit in their burrows under the skin. Treatment will kill the mites, but your body will continue to react to any residual bug debris until the body has processed/disposed of it & the reaction settles.It can takes a week or two, but your own drive to scratch can trigger a recurrent itch/scratch cycle. ...Read more

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Suspected scabies diag 5 weeks ago. 4 perm apps, family treated, home treated (including bug bombs w/perm). Much improved but new bumps..Post scabies?

Permethrin 1% vs 5%.: If you are using any over the counter permethrin, the 1% version, you may not be using a product strong enough to deal with this problem.

There is also a new approach, one with pills that is very effective as well. Please let your health care provider know that you are having ongoing problems. ...Read more

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Pimple lime bump on leg is it scabies?

Pimple lime bump on leg is it scabies?

Doubtful: Scabies is a disease caused by an ectoparasite mite. It is highly contagious. It causes a rash that occurs between the fingers, in skin creases, axillae etc. The rash causes severe itching 1 bump on the leg is unlikely to be scabies. ...Read more

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I use to have scabies , but I still have the scars and lil bumps . Why?

Thats how scars beha: You have scars of various stages of maturations.When you had scabies you created ulcers by itching.More you itched more you made it worse interms of depths.Deeper thhe ulcer more is the scarring, with tome some of these improve it terms of nodularity and color and some will last for ever., unless you seek treatment. ...Read more

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I have bumps that itch. How do I determine if I have chiggers or scabies?

I have bumps that itch. How do I determine if I have chiggers or scabies?

Doctor needs to look: You haven't told us the location, duration, size of these bumps, circumstances of their presentation, exposure risks, or if accompanying redness, tenderness, swelling. TIme to have your doctor take a look please. ...Read more

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I'm going to bali in a weeks time, need a quick way to get rid of post scabies bumps

I'm going to bali in a weeks time, need a quick way to get rid of post scabies bumps

Scabies bumps.: If you are sure that it was scabies, they resolve quickly once the bug has been treated. Moisturize your skin 2-3 times a day with any good moisturizer and you should see improvement in a week. If not improving it may not have been scabies and a topical steroid may be in order depending on the cause. Moisturizers will not hurt no matter the cause. Have a great time in bali! ...Read more

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I have bumps that come and go, more so prominent on my forearms and not in the listed usual places for scabies. Its hardly ever itchy ?

I have bumps that come and go, more so prominent on my forearms and not in the listed usual places for scabies. Its hardly ever itchy ?

Bumps on forearms: There are multiple things this could be, and it's impossible to say without actually seeing them. BUT, it sounds a lot like a condition called keratosis pilaris. It comes and goes, not itchy or painful, present on the arms, etc. Again, it would be helpful to see it. You might want to look it up on Google and see some photos for comparison. I'd be happy to do a video consult if you'd like tonight. ...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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Bumps went away on there own, scabies or something else? Just on my hands. They completely disappeared

Bumps went away on there own, scabies or something else? Just on my hands. They completely disappeared

Likely not scabies: Scabies rarely go away on their own so probably not scabies. Most common other things would be allergic skin, reaction to something your hands came in contact with or reaction to other irritating substance.
Scabies itch a lot and occur mostly between fingers and also usually spread to other parts of the body ...Read more

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My babie has red bumps and with white tips is it scabies?

My babie has red bumps and with white tips is it scabies?

Doubtful....: Please have your baby seen by pediatrician. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia. ...Read more

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After treatment of scabies, I still see redness and have bumps. It has been two weeks after treatment. Is this normal?

YES: The scabies mite burrows under the top skin layers and poos in their burrow. Much of the intense itching and redness is due to your scratching and the bodies reaction to this debris.This can take up to six weeks to fade. ...Read more

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I need some help with scabies i have treated 3 times and i still have some red bumps and a red line with bumps are they still in my body ?

Explanation : They are not in your body , but scabies in your environment! You Need to wash out and check clothes, carpets and even some soft furniture! Vacuum, wash and dry with high temperature. ...Read more

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I found out I have scabies on monday the dr prescribed me permethrin 5% i applied it for 24 hours mon & tuesday should new bumps keep appearing?

Family practice : Only one or two applications are needed to get rid of scabies. It is possible you could get new bumps and itching but they will go away. If rash continues to get much worse see your dr again. ...Read more

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Does sauna treat scabies? If i stay in sauna 122 f for 10 minutes, will the scabies in my body be killed?I use hair dyer to blow bumps, does it help?

Probably not: Although no one has done a study on what temperature would kill the mites and eggs, the temperature under your skin where the mite burows would not be that hot. You need to see your dermatologist and get medications to apply to stop the infestation. ...Read more

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I have scabies treated it 3 times with permethrin5% past 2 weeks red bumps are almost all gone but new ones keep appearing not as much is that normal?

See below: 3 treatments with 5% Permethrin is almost always curative if it is used properly. 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. ...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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Does Permethin cream clear bumps from Scabies on the penis?

Yes: Make certain that you apply it under the foreskin as well. Permethrin is more effective than topical lindane and less toxic. It is equal in effectiveness to oral ivermectin taken 2 weeks apart. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more