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Scabies Home Remedies That Work
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
There is an outbreak of scabies at my work. I am pregnant and they won't give me treatment for it. What should I do?
I had scabies and doctor have prescribed me with this medicine and treatment that does not work please help me to treat this disease?
Permethrin cream: You need to use a cream that treats the mite overnight, spreading it over your whole body. Sometimes you may need to retreat in 1 week. If you can't seem to get it to go away, you might be re catching it from family or furniture. Sheets should be washed in very hot laundry, furniture sanitized with special cleaner, and all family should be treated at the same time, to eliminate scabies completely. ...Read more
What home remedy can I use to relieve itching. Nothing is working and scabies cream had a bad reaction. Dermatologist appt in December. Not helping me right now?
Dermatologist is: The best way to go. In the meanwhile, think about possible changes you may have made in your laundry detergent, clothing, etc. Food sensitivities and low B12 are also possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My mother was treated for scabies in a nursing home. What are chances I will get it? Been four weeks since her treatment
If you don't: If you don't have it now you are not going too. ...Read more
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?
My doctor diagnosed me with scabies. She told me to go buy Rid lice treatment. But if it didn't work to fill a script she gave. They were oral medication I took for only 7 days. I done one treatment, took all 7 pills then done another Rid treatment. My la
Very confusing: Rid is not a treatment for scabies. You fail to note the name of the pills or the name of the "prescription." Sounds like you need a better DR. If you really have scabies, ivermectin pills are a single dose with one more dose 2 weeks later. Permethrin cream is used once all over the skin, then repeated in 1 or 2 weeks. All contacts are treated, even if not itchy. From first treatment to absence of ...Read more
Should I contact a doctor? I was treated 8 days ago for scabies with permethrin 5% cream, the day after the treatment I developed a clear fluid filled blister that popped and turned into a scab. I didn't think much of this since I work in the food industr
See a doctor:
Scabies can be persistent and can spread. Here is a place to go for good information: http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info/faq_workplace. Html
since you work in a job where you could spread that to other people the right thing to do is to be cleared by a doctor before you work. ...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 more
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
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
What is the remedy for scabies.!! Are anti b to be taken. What's the best cream to be used. Thanks?
Pregnancy & scabies: According to the organization of teratology information specialists, many pregnant women are prescribed pyrethrin or permethrin, which is derived from chrysanthemums, to treat scabies. According to otis, these medications are not absorbed into the body the same way other, more harsh scabies medications are. Take the medication as directed by your doctor. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Dohan: Additionally -- 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 that can’t go in the wash. Place them in a big plastic bag & tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 ...Read more
Sure: Certainly yes with proper treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes but sometimes it can take several weeks. ...Read more