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Are there any OTC scabies mites killers?

Are there any OTC scabies mites killers?

No: The medications that kill scabies mites(scabicides) are by prescription. There are some OTC but none have been tested or approved for the treatment of scabies. ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is 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 are some over-the-counter scabies mites killers?

What are some over-the-counter scabies mites killers?

Prescription meds: Med prescribed by health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, & crotamiton. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to treat scabies?

Is there a natural way to treat scabies?

Who knows?: Most people with scabies are too miserable to experiment with natural therapies that might not work. Even the most ardent fans of "natural therapy" will reach for the harsh chemicals when mites are burrowing under their skin! ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for scabies really work?

Do natural remedies for scabies really work?

No, not really: There aren't any herbs or teas that get rid of scabies. Sulfur creams and lotions have been known to get rid of scabies, but covering oneself with smelly sulfur cream is not exactly natural (more like 19th century medicine). The easiest way to get rid of scabies is to get prescription modern medicine from the doctor. ...Read more

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If i get scabies is it natural to get bumps on your hands that look like borrows under it which i can pop month after using the cream?

Yes: Scabies can present with small burrows underneath the skin especially around the wrists and knuckles. Also can be found around the belly button, abdomen, groin, around elbows and knees, creases of skin. Excruciatingly itchy especially at night. ...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?

What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

5% permethrin cream: This cream is available by prescription and can be used in children as young as 2 months. The cream should be massaged into the skin from scalp to legs and left on overnight, rinsed off in the morning. All household contacts should be treated. Then wash all your clothing and bedding in hot water. You may need to repeat the cream in 1 week if itching persists. ...Read more

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