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Doctor insights on: Lingering Itching From Healed Scabies

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My whole body itches & its not scabies what can cause this?

My whole body itches & its not scabies what can cause this?

Many causes: An allergy to food or medication. A reaction to an internal problem such as liver or kidney. Persistent itching requires blood tests. It is alsonpossible to have itching from an atypical case of scabies where it is difficult to find mites. Treatment with Elimite (permethrin) one application is safe as part of treatment, just in case. ...Read more

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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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Bumps with puss not scabies told it's exscama but I don't think it is it hurts and itches n it's sometimes yellow puss and white ?

Bumps with puss not scabies told it's exscama but I don't think it is it hurts and itches n it's sometimes yellow puss and white ?

Some possibilities: Small pustules like you are describing might represent an infection of the hair follicles in the involved areas. If they are small in size and superficial (shallow) then you might try keeping the area clean and applying triple antibiotic ointment (Neosporin, etc.) twice per day until better. If it persists or worsens or if yo see spreading redness then you should see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you die from scabies? My daughter may have scabies she is a virgin and she doesn't want to go to the doc the bumps only appear when she itches

Can you die from scabies? My daughter may have scabies she is a virgin and she doesn't want to go to the doc the bumps only appear when she itches

Scabie is not lethal: However, I would really encourage that she see the physician as her condition doesn't sound like scabies. 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, feet, wrists, knees, elbows,buttocks & genitals). ...Read more

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I am suffering scabies for 2 weeks, applied permetherin 5% 2 times, no improvement. When itches, I use hair blower aiming the bumps, is it ok to do so?

I am suffering scabies for 2 weeks, applied permetherin 5% 2 times, no improvement. When itches, I use hair blower aiming the bumps, is it ok to do so?

Scabies Treatment: The topical medications used to treat scabies are: crotamiton 10%, petmethrin 5%, and lindane 1%. The oral medication is Ivermectin at 0.2mg/kg by mouth one time. You can try a different medication. However, has a skin scraping been done and scabies mites seen. If not, you may not have scabies. ...Read more

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My mom for 5 months has had bug crawling sensation all over her body and it itches with not sure if it's scabies or sars but she is sick all the time?

My mom for 5 months has had bug crawling sensation all over her body and it itches with not sure if it's scabies or sars but she is sick all the time?

Or. . . : If there is no obvious rash before the itch, she may be suffering from a neurodermatitis. This is a skin condition that occurs in people with depression, anxiety disorder, ocd, and others. Alternatively, this could be a medication reaction. She should check with her doctor for assessment and referral. ...Read more

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Scabies on my feet itches to much and the cream that doc gave me seems to not be working cause im up all night with itches please help a shot maybe?

Scabies on my feet itches to much and the cream that doc gave me seems to not be working cause im up all night with itches please help a shot maybe?

Treat the source: Scabies is a challenging problem to treat. Not only do you need to use the proper cream (ie: Elimite or permethrin) for the proper amount of time, you need to treat the source by washing all clothes, linens, towels, anything in contact with your body in hot water. Anything not washable needs to be sealed off for 3-5 days so the mite does not reproduce. Ivermectin is an oral medication. ...Read more

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I've been itching for a week could it be scabies?

I've been itching for a week could it be scabies?

Yes: Or any of a dozen or more conditions. The info provided is too scarce to comment on. Suggest you see your pcp. ...Read more

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Can you have scabies without the intense itching ?

Can you have scabies without the intense itching ?

Yes: The classic and most common symptom associated with scabies is intense itching, worse at night but can occur any time of the day. If you have no itching, it is possible that you do not have scabies and you have some other disorder that might look like scabies. Also, you can have scabies without itching if there are any associated nervous system or mental disorders masking it. ...Read more

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What to do if I had treated for scabies twice, but still itching?

What to do if I had treated for scabies twice, but still itching?

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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If you start itching from scabies, is it terribly bad right away?

If you start itching from scabies, is it terribly bad right away?

Itching can be : Significant. 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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My dog is itching and i think it has scabies, could it be the reason why i have scabies too?

My dog is itching and i think it has scabies, could it be the reason why i have scabies too?

Canine scabies: (mange) is caused by a different species of mite than the one typically found in humans. The dog mite may transfer to humans, but is generally felt to die quickly on the human host but can still cause itching. ...Read more

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How to treat scabies itching?

Scabies: Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. Antihistamines can be used for itching. ...Read more

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Is my itching contagious from scabies?

Is my itching contagious from scabies?

Scabies=contagious: Scabies are mites! the ones infesting human are called sarcoptes scabiei var hominis, and have been torturing mankind for over 2500 yrs, dating back to the roman times. They typically burrow under skin, lay their eggs, thus causing the burrows of inflammation and thus intense itching at times-easily treated, but often a missed diagnosis. If u r concernd/having burrow-rashes, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can neem oil help in scabies itching how it used?

Can neem oil help in scabies itching how it used?

Itching in scabies: have you tried hydrocortisone cream? You can use it topically and it is available over the counter. are you treating the scabies? ...Read more

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How many days itching take to remove after applying scabies cream?

How many days itching take to remove after applying scabies cream?

Itching: could last up to six weeks, usually less. Take care of all your clothes and linens so you don't reinfect yourself ...Read more

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Is there over-the-counter treament for scabies itching every where.

Is there over-the-counter treament for scabies itching every where.

Permetherin : Permetherin is the medication used to treat scabies. There is a pill that can treat it also. It's possible that you don't have scabies, however, my suggestion is that you be seen by a medical professional, preferably a dermatologist to see why you are itching and if there are scabies mites that they can see under the microscope. Scabies typically shows up on the creases of the wrists, between the fingers and in the skin folds. Many times when someone has scabies, there are multiple other close contacts affected. ...Read more

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How do you kill scabies in your home, and what are some remedies for itching?

Scabies: Hello. If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies (either oral or topical). Second, you will have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine the clothes, bedding and towels you have come in contact with). There may be some things like pillows that >>. ...Read more

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I currently got treated for scabies. I used the cream to cure it. When will itching stop?

I currently got treated for scabies. I used the cream to cure it. When will itching stop?

SCABIES ITCH: If the diagnosis was correct, and you do have scabies, and if you used a cream called Elimite (permethrin) or anything else with Permethrin in it, the itching should be gone in a week or two. An oral medication -- stromectol -- can also be used if the cream doesn't work. One of the old, very good medications is kwell lotion. Best luck. ...Read more

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