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Please help! What is the proper medicine for scabies?

Please help! What is the proper medicine for scabies?

Not just medicine.: 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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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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What is the reason for scabies and what is medicine for it?

What is the reason for scabies and what is medicine for it?

Scabies: The mite (insect) that causes scabies often responds to topical prescription medication (elimite) or in some cases an oral antiscabetic. All close contacts should be treated at the same time to avoid renewed infestation. ...Read more

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Which medicine is prescribed to a 6 week old with scabies?

Scabicide & Laundry!: For complete details, visit: http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/scabies/treatment. Html child should be treated head-to-toe with a "scabicide" (medicine that kills scabies and mites). No medicine has been approved for infants under 8 weeks. But the 1st line is Permethrin cream. You also have to wash all clothes/bedding in very hot water (be careful). Please see your doctor for treatment recs. ...Read more

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What medicines are prescribed to a 6 week old with scabies?

Permethrin: The treatment of choice in children is permethrin 5% cream. It is applied all over the body and face for infants, left on for 12 hours, and washed off. Repeat this in 1 week. ...Read more

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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

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Can I apply anti-itch cream over the scabies medicine?

Can I apply anti-itch cream over the scabies medicine?

Anti itch cream/scab: No it is not a good idea. But you can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydroxyzine for itching during the treatment. ...Read more

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I am suffering from scabies till starting of summer I have used many medicine but I have no benefit from these lotions and medicine I have red spots?

Scabies: If you have tried the treatment then you should and still have the symptoms then you should see a Dermatologist. We use Permethrin to treat the symptoms. Dermatologist may have other options. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine can be used for treatment of scabies for body and furniture? What do they look like on your skin?

What over-the-counter medicine can be used for treatment of scabies for body and furniture? What do they look like on your skin?

There are none: Scabies mites cannot be killed by over-the-counter meds. Prescriptions include: Permethrin cream 5%, crotamiton 10%, lindane 1%, sulfur ointment 5-10%, and oral ivernectin pills (off-label). The mites burrow under the skin, and look like small red raised bumps. Clothing and bedding from 2-3da before treatment should be washer in hot soapy water, dried in hot drier; or placed in airtight bag x 7da. ...Read more

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I had scabies and doctor have prescribed me with this medicine and treatment that does not work please help me to treat this disease?

Permethrin cream: You need to use a cream that treats the mite overnight, spreading it over your whole body. Sometimes you may need to retreat in 1 week. If you can't seem to get it to go away, you might be re catching it from family or furniture. Sheets should be washed in very hot laundry, furniture sanitized with special cleaner, and all family should be treated at the same time, to eliminate scabies completely. ...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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Sir iam suffering from scabies even I used medicines for a week iam feeling itchy rashes and itchy pimples like on my penis please sir what should ido?

It takes 2-3 weeks: It takes 2-3 weeks for scabies symptoms to subside after successful treatment. Even though the treatment killed the scabies mites, your body is still reacting to the dead mites, eggs, and droppings in your skin. Just wait it out; your symptoms will clear up in the next couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was with this guy 2months ago&i started to itch real bad went to the e.R and found out I had scabies what is that?

What do you advise if I was with this guy 2months ago&i started to itch real bad went to the e.R and found out I had scabies what is that?

Scabies: Scabies is a skin infection caused by a mite called sarcoptes scabiei. It can cause intense itching which worsens at night. If you check your skin you can see little burrows made by small blisters and bumps in skin folds. Places you might find them include your armpits, inner elbows, between your fingers, on your feet, around the buttocks, genitalia and breasts. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I've been with this guy 2months ago&i started to itch real bad went to the e.R and found out I had scabies what is that?

What do you suggest if I've been with this guy 2months ago&i started to itch real bad went to the e.R and found out I had scabies what is that?

Scabies: Scabies in people is cause by a mite called sacroptes scabieivar. Hominis. 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 ; genitalia. You need to treat it. ...Read more

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My S/O family member is being treated for scabies, she has no symtoms but being treated. Is she contagious even if she has no lesions? Stay away?

Relax: Even if the person you love is crawling with scabies, that's no reason not to snuggle up and be happy together. You can both be treated at the same time. Congratulations on your relationship and best wishes to you both. ...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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What is scabies?

Scabies: Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. ...Read more

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What are scabies?

What are scabies?

They are mites..: Scabies are mites! The one 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.
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Are scabies white.

Scabies: Scabies in people is cause by a mite called Sacroptes Scabieivar. Hominis. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made w 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 & genitalia. You aren't likely to see mites. ...Read more

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What are are scabies?

What are are scabies?

Infesting parasite: Scabies is a common infestation caused by the arthropod sarcoptes scabiei. The mite is transmitted via prolonged direct human contact. The main presenting symptoms include rash and severe itching. If you think you might have scabies, please see your doctor and get treatment soon! ...Read more

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How do u get scabies?

How do u get scabies?

Scabies: The scabies mite is a microscopic parasite that is passed from the skin of an infected person to another, usually by close physical contact. The mite only lives up to 3 days off the human body because it requires a very specific temperature to live and breed. ...Read more

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How serious is scabies?

Define serious: For the person who has it, it can cause horrible itching, but it's certainly not life threatening. The "serious" thing about scabies is that it's highly contagious, which can be a big problem in places like nursing homes, medical wards or group homes. ...Read more

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How do you get scabies?

Direct contact: Scabies is caused by the human itch mite. The symptoms are caused when the mite burrows in to your skin. You can acquire them through direct skin - to - skin contact - or from contact with infested objects such as clothing, furniture, or towels. You can not acquire this from animals. ...Read more

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How do I treat scabies?

Several: There are many treatments. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you get scabies?

Transmission.: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more

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Can u get scabies twice?

Sure: You can get this more than once. ...Read more

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How do you cure scabies?

How do you cure scabies?

Scabies treatment: Involves using a prescription medication, usually in a cream form. It is applied head to toe overnight, then washed off. It is important to washes all bedding, linens and recently worn clothing in hot water to prevent re-infestation, and household contacts may require treatment as well. Itching and dry skin can last up to two weeks following successful treatment. ...Read more