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How long does it take scabies rash to disapear after treatment?

How long does it take scabies rash to disapear after treatment?

Weeks: Even though the scabies mites might have been eradicated, their body and droppings stay in the skin for weeks ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Does a scabies rash get worse after treatment before it gets better? And does epsom salt baths help to kill the scabies?

Does a scabies rash get worse after treatment before it gets better? And does epsom salt baths help to kill the scabies?

Should not: After treatment the rash should not flare. The best treatments are Permethrin 5% cream and / or oral Ivermectin depending on the severity of the case. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a scabies rash to go away after treatment?

How long does it take for a scabies rash to go away after treatment?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for the scabies rash to go away after treatment?

How long is it supposed to it take for the scabies rash to go away after treatment?

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

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Breaking out in rashes after scabies cream treatment ?

Breaking out in rashes after scabies cream treatment ?

Allergy: You may be having a contact dermatitis or an allergic reaction to the cream. Would discontinue this and if the rash persists, go show it to a dermatologist. Since cannot see this over the internet, cannot imagine accurately diagnosing it. ...Read more

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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

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What can I do if my 8mo. Old needs a second scabies treatment but he has developed a bad rash since the first treatment?

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

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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?

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?

See below: It's recommended to receive two treatments with 5% Permethrin 1 week apart. Make sure that you treat your whole body from chin to toes and leave the Permethrin on your skin for 8 to 14 hours before washing it off. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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

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I had scabies and did 2 treatments but i still have a bad rash. What should I do to make it go away?

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

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What's the definitive way to determine if the scabies treatment works?

What's the definitive way to determine if the scabies treatment works?

Scabies: If scabies treatment is effective, any new bumps as well as itching, should go away. If not, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Crotamiton is treatment for scabies?

Yes: Crotamiton (eurax) is a scabicide which can be used to treat scabies. It is available only be prescription from a health care worker. ...Read more

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Nodular scabies treatment, what to do?

Need to see a: physician for prescription medications. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573456/ or http://pmj.bmj.com/content/81/951/7.full ...Read more

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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

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

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Will i still breakout after the first scabies treatment?

Not sure what you : Mean by breakout. Sometimes treatment needs to be repeated about a week later. Med prescribed by health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. ...Read more

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Is it okay to interact with people after scabies treatment?

Scabies contagious: If one has come in contact with someone that has scabies, they can contract it. For this reason, we often treat those whom have come in contact with persons with active scabies.

Those whom have already been treated should not be contagious. ...Read more

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Scabies: new mites showing 5 hours after treatment? Is this normal?

Microscopic: Mites are basically invisible to the human eye. Lice , however , can be seen on the skin or hair. ...Read more

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Plz is it adviseable to sleep wit your hubby while still on scabies treatment?

Plz is it adviseable to sleep wit your hubby while still  on scabies treatment?

By all means: Don't miss a night. The treatment kills the mites rapidly, and the small chance of transmission isn't worth spending a night apart. Congratulations on your having one another. Cherish it. ...Read more

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I just washed the scabies treatment off and I'm itching worse than before. Why?

I just washed the scabies treatment off and I'm itching worse than before. Why?

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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I got treatment for scabies but I still itch do I need another treatment itch in groin alot?

I got treatment for scabies but I still itch do I need another treatment itch in groin alot?

Discuss with doctor: If itching persists a second treatment may be necessary and topical or oral steroids may be necessary to treat the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more