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Reinfestation Of Scabies After Treatment
Can a rash from scabies spread after permethrin treatment of the mites are killed? Just did treatment last night, rash on cheek now, not itchy
Probably not but: Even if the mites are killed, they have left some droppings behind in the skin areas where they had visited. The allergic reaction to the droppings may linger on for a couple of more weeks. However it is uncommon to involve the face and thus the problem may not be scabies. ...Read more
Problem is Scabies: Can be transmitted indirectly as well as directly. Thus- it can be the gift that keeps on giving. Scabies can take effort to get rid of. 1st, you &all members of family need to be treated. Ivermectin is effective for treating scabies (oral or topical). 2nd, you’ll have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding &towels you have come in contact w. Some things like pillows can’t go in >. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ivermectin: Ivermectin (Stromectol) dose is 200 mcg/kg orally on an empty stomach with water. 2 or > doses at least 7 days apart is sometimes needed.scabies infestation. Per CDC: “The safety of ivermectin in children weighing less than 15 kg and in pregnant women has not been established.” ...Read more
Can otomycosis recur after one week from cessation of medical treatment for the original infection?
Possibly: Infection can recur if not fully eradicated (treatment only eliminated symptoms) or if underlying risk factor not eliminated. ...Read more
After the application of permethrin cream, can I bath normally for the 2 weeks before the second treatment?
Permethrin Cream: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
When should a second treatment of NIX (permethrin) be done to ensure all lice is dead? 7?8?or 9 days after the first treatment. Please help
7 days: In fact doesn't make much difference, 7 days after the first application would be fine ...Read more
What is the treatment of Borrelial lymphocytoma after 1 day after infection? Bite at back of the knee so paint there. Doxycycline?
2 of them: The cheapest one is a lotion (permethrine) which you have to put on your body from neck to toes. It will kill the parasite but won't stop the itching until 2-3 weeks later. The other one is a pill you have to take. Same as the other one, it won't stop the itching. You need another medication for it. Wash all the bed linen and the clothes you were wearing in hot water to avoid reinfestation. ...Read more
Trombiculidae: Itching can be helped with topical corticosteroids and antihistamines as well as hot showers or baths. In cases of severe dermatitis or secondary infection with chigger bites, a doctor should be consulted. Some apply petroleum jelly or painting nail polish over the chigger bite under the false belief that the nail polish will suffocate the chiggers under the skin, but it does not work that way. ...Read more
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