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Lotions For Scabies
Not a good choice: Nonprescription nix (permethrin 1%) is used to treat lice but is not strong enough to cure scabies. Prescription Permethrin 5%(elimite) cream is the most common medication to treat scabies and it works well. Lindane is mentioned in the above answer- it is rarely used now and carries a boxed warning because it has caused seizures and death in some age groups and low weight individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It has side effects: and should not be used if you have a history of seizures, but it works, so discuss side effects with your doctor, and if it's the medication you need, be aware of side effects most are rare ...Read more
Acne like bumps on forearms for now over 6months after chicken pox occured.i have been to various doc eaten anti biotics tried scabies lotion pls help?
Dermatology consult: get a skin culture and bipsy- then you will received treatmnt. ...Read more
I am suffering from scabies and i used different types of medicines and lotions but till i am suffering from scabies so what to do now?
Depends: The residual itching and skin disturbance of scabies can take 6 or more weeks to heal. It is a body reaction to scabies fecal material deposited underneath the skin in their burrows.One time treatment with a good scabicide like permethrin 5% (left on 12 hrs))should be enough although re-treatment after 7 days is common. Repeat disease is common if re-exposed and develops quicker. ...Read more
I was suffering from scabies.I applied the lotion 2 times. But now i feel crawling sensation and pin pricks on back and belly. What could be the cause?
Scabies: First you need to make sure this has been prescribed for your infant and not for older children and not for you. The fact that you are asking makes me think that it is not. The medications typically prescribed for others are toxic to newborn and can cause seizures. Please take you infant in to be seen by her FP or pediatrician to be given the correct medication and instructions on application. ...Read more
Not usually: Derbac is malathion; an organophosphorous insecticide used in resistant cases of head lice (over age six years) not usually used in scabies where resistance is rare. Malathion is flammable and made with a base of rubbing alcohol so use on raw skin (as in scabies) would cause stinging and irritation. Scabies is treated with prescription Elimite Permethrin 5% or--less effective oral ivermectin. ...Read more
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