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How Long For Scabies To Go Away After Elimite
One treatment...: ...With elimite, (permethrin) if applied properly, will kill all the mites and eggs immediately. However, the itching can persist for a couple of weeks after the treatment because your skin is still reacting to the infestation. Also, i usually recommend repeating the Elimite (permethrin) treatment a few days after the initial application, to kill any mites you might have missed or any eggs that may have hatched. ...Read more
After using elimite (permethrin) how long before scabies goes away? How do you know if new ones will form?
Be patient: The cream should kill the scabies within the first day of treatment. However, the skin disruption is caused by a reaction to the mites burrowing under the skin and leaving its debris in the tunnels. It can take two or more weeks for the skin to settle down and begin healing after initial treatment.If concerned a second treatment after a week could catch any stragglers, but is probably unnecessary. ...Read more
I finished scabies treatment (elimite) 1 week ago. The itching and bumps went away but today the bumps/itch came back. Wondering if I have it again?
Hell Dr. Freisleben-Cook,
I saw that you sent a prescription to Elimite to my pharmacy to treat for scabies. However, before that point, I was able to see a local doctor who put me on Prednisone for 5 days. My last dose was on Sunday morning and so?
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
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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