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New Rash After Scabies Treatment
What can I do if my 8mo. Old needs a second scabies treatment but he has developed a bad rash since the first treatment?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Started scabies treatment 24 hours ago. Rode in car w/o pants three days ago because of rash on legs and butt. How long till safe to ride on seat.
72 hours most likely: 72 hoursGet a more detailed answer ›
I have a spotted rash, started on my legs, moved to arms. It's very itchy, looks like mosquito bites. Tried steroids and scabies treatment and no luck?
See a dermatologist: Stop fooling around. See a pro.Get a more detailed answer ›
I hav been treated with permithrin cream for scabies twice 1 week apart, itching not as much but skin breaking out in sore rash! Is this normal? Has the treatment worked? What can I use to heal it? Help?
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If I treat myself with ivermectin scabies treatment and wash everything tomorrow such as clothes, sheets...won't I just get reinfected from new mites?
Took permethrin for scabies rash. Initial rash has cleared but new rashes are forming in new spots on my body. Did the treatment not work?
Scabies or not.....: A dermatologist or your family doctor can diagnosis scabies accurately. Scabies 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
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
Scabies treatment: If your scabies treatment was successful, it may be contact dermatitis from the topical treatment. If you have already cleaned clothes and linens, applied treatment twice one to two weeks apart for the entire family. It probably isn't scabies anymore. Please be seen by your treating physician for an exam. ...Read more
If I did scabies treatment on the 23rd and today is the 30th, should I do treatment tonight or tomorrow? Thanks
Scabies Treatment: Either day would be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Side Effect: The topical scabies treatments do actually cause itching because they are irritating to the skin itself. You can try topical cortisone 1% as well as zyrtec (cetirizine) antihistamine as needed for itching, then retreat with scabies treatment if not resolved within a week. Good Luck! ...Read more
Any moisturizer.: Any moisturizer will do. Use your favorite. ...Read more
Scabies: You & all members of your household need to be treated. 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 scabies can survive w/o being on a human for 24 to 36 hours. Clean the hard surfaces you have been in contact ...Read more
Depends: In true scabies the mite dies after it is exposed to treatment (permethrin) fairly soon after treatment. However, and this is the gross part, the major reaction is to the scabies droppings left behind. This material is very irritating and causes the characteristic itching one experiences. This particular symptom can take weeks to "cool down" and may require topical or even oral steroids. ...Read more
Why is it that I am so much more itchy after scabies treatment yesterday? It was my first treatment. I do it again next week. I used to be medium itchy, now I'm severely itchy.
Itching: After scabies treatment, the body of the arthropods stay in the skin & your body is reacting to it, you might continue to itch until the body is completely resolved, you can use OTC hydrocortisone cream & zyrtic or benadryl (diphenhydramine) to alleviate the itching. Feel better. ...Read more
Maybe: You could try this, but sometimes a full application a week after the first treatment may be necessary to kill any mites that have hatched since the first application. ...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?
Have you treated: The house and clothe furniture and household contacts. If not could get it back. CSee your doctor. ...Read more
Accidentally picked up a natural scabies treatment bottle and held a few secs. Could I catch scabies this way?
Scabies: No, not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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