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Scabies Treatment Not Working
Is there a difference between a scabies itch, and an after scabies treatment itch? Or are they both just as severe?
The same!: You will probably look about the same as before the treatment, although your skin may feel a little drier. Redness, flaking and scabbing at the sites of the previous scabies infestation will heal with time. Moisturizers should help hasten this process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Accidentally picked up a natural scabies treatment bottle and held a few secs. Could i catch scabies this way?
Scabies: No, not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
If i did scabies treatment on the 23rd and today is the 30th, should I do treatment tonight or tomorrow? Thanks
Scabies Treatment: Either day would be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Why is it that I am so much more itchy after scabies treatment yesterday? It was my first treatment. I do it again next week. I used to be medium itchy, now I'm severely itchy.
Itching: After scabies treatment, the body of the arthropods stay in the skin & your body is reacting to it, you might continue to itch until the body is completely resolved, you can use OTC hydrocortisone cream & zyrtic or benadryl to alleviate the itching. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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