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Scabies Affect Fertility
Needs evaluation: There's too many variables here, and no details on the situation. An itchy scalp in a 4mo old could be "cradle cap" or seborrheic dermatitis, a contact rash, or eczema (similar to contact rash, but due to exposure to foods or chemicals). Have this looked at, or ask at the next well check. ...Read more
The cream isn't working for scabies.. When i put the cream on its fine but then days later it's back what should I do the cream isn't working for me..?
Scabies: Products used to kill scabies mites are called scabicides. No "over-the-counter" (non-prescription) products have been tested and approved to treat human scabies. The following medications are used to treat scabies: Permethrin cream 5%, crotamiton lotion 10%, Lindane Lotion 1%, and ivermectin200mg/kg orally. You may not have scabies and is why the medication is not working. ...Read more
Buying the medicine: By buying the medication prescribed by your physician. ...Read more
Scabies: Wash linens and bedclothes in hot water. Because mites don't live long away from the body, it is not necessary to dry-clean the whole wardrobe, spray furniture and rugs, and so forth.If you have upholstered furniture, rent or buy a steam cleaner and steam it thoroughly. ...Read more
Is it safe for someone who has a bad case of scabies to be cooking at a restaurant? I don't want those bugs!
Scabies: Scabies mites are spread by direct bodily contact with a person, and more unlikely from wearing clothing or sitting on an infected couch. Treating with medication may kill the mite before the rash and itching are gone. Though spread in a restaurant setting is almost impossible, respect your patrons by making sure you are treated and your clothing disinfected before going back to work. ...Read more
I was told i had scabies about a week ago i got treatment asap after putting it on it on seemed to get worse and spread to places i don't want it?
Scabies: It is very possible that you did not have scabies at all. If your practitioner did not scrape the lesions actually see the mites, the possibility of scabies is lessened. Sometimes the medicines given for presumptive scabies can be quite irritating in their own right. That means that you should definitely see a dermatologist and get this assessed properly. You may or may not even have scabies. ...Read more
I continue having new outbreaks, 44hrs after taking po Ivermectin for mild scabies, is this normal? Or does this mean tx has failed/isn't effective?
Consider the process: The break out of scabies develops with an immune reaction to the debris left by the living mite in its burrows. Once you kill the mite, it may take a few weeks for the intense itching and bodily reaction to fade, because the drug does not remove the triggering material form your body. I would give it some time before I consider it a failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescribed cream for scabies. Told to use for one week. Then when I go to use it again after a week, to also medicate my husband. Isn't it better to medicate us at the same time? Won't he just reinfect me?
CORRECT: Assuming you really have scabies, TREAT EVERYBODY IN THE HOUSE and any close contacts at the same time. "Told to use for 1 week"?????? Which cream,???? DETAILS MATTER. Permethrin? Use over entire skin from ears to toes. Do not wash off before 8 to 24 hours. USE ONCE, then repeat in 1 or 2 weeks. Everybody to be treated at same time, even if no itch. ...Read more
Direct contact: Scabies is caused by the human itch mite. The symptoms are caused when the mite burrows in to your skin. You can acquire them through direct skin - to - skin contact - or from contact with infested objects such as clothing, furniture, or towels. You can not acquire this from animals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scabies treatment: involves using a prescription medication, usually in a cream form. It is applied head to toe overnight, then washed off. It is important to washes all bedding, linens and recently worn clothing in hot water to prevent re-infestation, and household contacts may require treatment as well. Itching and dry skin can last up to two weeks following successful treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Person to Person: Scabies are mites that are transmitted by person to person contact, either from adult to adult, adult to child or child to child.. Since scabies can survive for up to three days without a host, there also have been reported instances of scabies being transmitted through wearing or handling heavily-contaminated clothing. Scabies usually results in severe itching of the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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