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Scabies Rash After Treatment
Does a scabies rash get worse after treatment before it gets better? And does epsom salt baths help to kill the scabies?
Scabies: Although sometimes referred to as the "seven-year itch, " scabies can be effectively treated with killing of the mite sarcoptes scabiei, preventing cross-contamination from a close contact and/or clothes/bedding sheets. Sometimes pruritus may be secondary to postscabetic dermatitis which in turn is secondary to the skin reaction to the scabies infestation that persists after effective eradication. ...Read more
See below: 5% Permethrin 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 to the areas that itch the most for symptomatic relief. The rash and itching can last over a week after the start of treatment. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for scabies? What is the best way to treat and get rid of a scabies rash?
Prescription Rx: First get diagnosed properly. Sometimes what we think we have, masquerades as something else. With scabies, the longer you wait, the longer you itch! it is also highly contagious and you risk spreading it around. Unlike head lice, scabies has not developed resistance to its established treatment, prescription topical Permethrin 5% also called Elimite or Acticin (permethrin) (here in the United States). ...Read more
Will scabies go away in spots and show up in other spots without treatment? Or will the rash remain everywhere it appears until treatment?
Scabied: RASH DOES NOT COME AND GOGet a more detailed answer ›
Skin rash: It should be looked atGet a more detailed answer ›
What can I do if my 8mo. Old needs a second scabies treatment but he has developed a bad rash since the first treatment?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Dr said my daughter has scabies but without any treatment yet the rash has gotten better and she hasn't really been itching. What else could it be?
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?
Started scabies treatment 24 hours ago. Rode in car w/o pants three days ago because of rash on legs and butt. How long till safe to ride on seat.
72 hours most likely: 72 hoursGet a more detailed answer ›
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
I hav been treated with permithrin cream for scabies twice 1 week apart, itching not as much but skin breaking out in sore rash!is this normal?Has the treatment worked?What can I use to heal it?Help?
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Hey doc, so I've had this "rash" for some time now. A few weeks actually. My friend had scabies and I was around him a day or two after treatment and then a week or two later I start itching on my legs ankles backs if my knees and nowhere else really. I t
Rash: Scabies is very contagious. You need to see your doctor for treatment with permethrine cream to apply as directed & repeat in 1 wk, also benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream can alleviate the itching but permethrine cream is the main treatment. Wash clothes, towels & sheets in hot water & dryer. Use ironing as needed. Itching usually persists for a while after treatment. ...Read more
I have a spotted rash, started on my legs, moved to arms. It's very itchy, looks like mosquito bites. Tried steroids and scabies treatment and no luck?
See a dermatologist: Stop fooling around. See a pro.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had scabies and did 2 treatments but i still have a bad rash. What should I do to make it go away?
Moisturizer: Sometimes the rash and itch can persist for weeks after treatment of scabies. Use a moisturizer and ask your doctor for a topical cream to soothe the skin and help it recover. Also, if you are still itchy, take an oral antihistamine to ease it. The more your scratch, the worse the rash gets. ...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
Not contagious: Should not be.Get a more detailed answer ›
Microscopic: Mites are basically invisible to the human eye. Lice , however , can be seen on the skin or hair. ...Read more
Side Effect: The topical scabies treatments do actually cause itching because they are irritating to the skin itself. You can try topical cortisone 1% as well as zyrtec (cetirizine) antihistamine as needed for itching, then retreat with scabies treatment if not resolved within a week. Good Luck! ...Read more
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