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What happens post scabies?

What happens post scabies?

Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Suspected scabies diag 5 weeks ago. 4 perm apps, family treated, home treated (including bug bombs w/perm). Much improved but new bumps..Post scabies?

Permethrin 1% vs 5%.: If you are using any over the counter permethrin, the 1% version, you may not be using a product strong enough to deal with this problem. There is also a new approach, one with pills that is very effective as well. Please let your health care provider know that you are having ongoing problems. ...Read more

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I'm going to bali in a weeks time, need a quick way to get rid of post scabies bumps

Scabies bumps.: If you are sure that it was scabies, they resolve quickly once the bug has been treated. Moisturize your skin 2-3 times a day with any good moisturizer and you should see improvement in a week. If not improving it may not have been scabies and a topical steroid may be in order depending on the cause. Moisturizers will not hurt no matter the cause. Have a great time in bali! ...Read more

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If scabies rash is disappearing does it mean it is healing or not and the crawling sensation is it active scabies or it can be post scabies?

If scabies rash is disappearing does it mean it is healing or not and the crawling sensation is it active scabies or it can be post scabies?

Creeping: The itching and the creeping senstation under the skin can persist sometimes for weeks, after the scabies has been treated. Make sure you applied the cream 2 times, a week apart for proper eradication and use a moisturizer and oral antihistamines for the itch. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hives and welts post scabies ?

What to do if I have hives and welts post scabies ?

Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. 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 ...Read more

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Trtd scabies w/5% perm crm 4x in last 5 wks. Rash imp after the last treat, but new bumps now appearing. Derm appt in 8 days. Reinf or post scabies?

Both possible: It's possible to get reinfected with scabies if you did not get rid of the source. Wash everything (clothes, towels, linens) and wrap in plastic unwashables for 5 days to kill the mites/eggs. Post-scabetic hypersensitivity can persist for 1-2 months even after proper treatment. ...Read more

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If post scabies treatment there is one suspicious bump, can I spit treat with permetherin?

If post scabies treatment there is one suspicious bump, can I spit treat with permetherin?

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

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Scabies post treatment red bumps and blisters (watery filled) am i still infected?

Scabies post treatment red bumps and blisters (watery filled) am i still infected?

Vague: Still itch? How long since treatment? Details of initial symptoms and details of treatment? Go back to DR, preferably a dermatologist. Extent and distribution of "bumps and blisters"? ...Read more