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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Remedies For Scabies

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for scabies?

Yes: Scabies is treated with a topical over the counter scabicide such as 5% Permethrin (nix, actin, elimite). It is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to 14 hours before washing off. The treatment is repeated 1 week later. After your first Permethrin treatment is completed you can try some calamine lotion and some solarcaine as itching may persist. ...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 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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Are there over-the counter medications to treat scabies?

Are there over-the counter medications to treat scabies?

Scabies: The over the counter topical medication to treat scabies is the generic elimite (permethrin). Make sure you read the insert regarding side effects of the medication. ...Read more

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Is there something I can buy over-the-counter for scabies?

Is there something I can buy over-the-counter for scabies?

Relief, not cure: Over the counter medicines like anti-itching cream and antihistamine pills help you feel better but do not kill scabies. Scabie-killing medicine us still prescription. Hope those helps. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some affordable ways to treat scabies with at what are good home remediesor over the counter?

Could you tell me what are some affordable ways to treat scabies with at what are good home remediesor over the counter?

Scabies: 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. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. ...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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Is permetherin avaiable over-the-counter ? Looking for over-the-counter treatments for scabies.

Nix, (permethrin) : Nix, which is used to treat head lice, contains permethrin. But, it is a creme rinse for the hair and not the same percentage as that which has been shown to work for scabies so i would recommend you see a dermatologist for Elimite cream. Read more about scabies, see a sample picture, and treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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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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Could you tell me what are over-the-counter treatments for scabies?

Could you tell me what are over-the-counter treatments for scabies?

Prescription needed: The treatment is generally a prescription cream called Permethrin - which should be used according to the directions and everyone in the household (over 2months old) should be treated! ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for trichomanosis?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for trichomanosis?

No - See a Doctor: No, you need Flagel Pills for the most effective treatment. See your Doctor or the Health Department - you should have a full STD screening if you have been exposed to any STD. ...Read more

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Can i buy treatment for giardisis over the counter?

Can i buy treatment for giardisis over the counter?

No: Giardiasis is a protozoan infection of the intestine that requires prescription medication to cure. While anti-diarrhea medications are available over the counter, they will not cure the infection. ...Read more

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What is an over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

What is an over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

PSORIASIS: Over the counter rx are: emolients, salicylic acid, coal tar ointments, solution or shampoos. ...Read more

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What is good over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

What is good over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

No such animal.: Unless you have very, very mild psoriasis - which might respond to Hydrocortisone cream - nothing available over the counter in the us is going to make much of a dent in your psoriasis. Sorry, but i've been doing this for 30 years and have yet to see an otc product work, other than skin cap, which turned out to have an illegal steroid in it. See a dermatologist; don't waste money on otc treatments. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for gastroparesis?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for gastroparesis?

Diet: Diet is the only non prescription treatment for gastroparesis. Low fat, low residue diet is recommended. Small frequent meals are also advised. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for cholesteatoma?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for cholesteatoma?

Not recommended: I personally would not recommend otc treatment for this condition. See an ent. ...Read more

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