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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is there a difference between a scabies itch, and an after scabies treatment itch? Or are they both just as severe?

Is there a difference between a scabies itch, and an after scabies treatment itch? Or are they both just as severe?

Tough to treat: Scabies are tough to treat. Sometimes it takes 2-3 treatments to fully kill the mites. If you are still having the symptoms you may need an additional treatment. ...Read more

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Have had treatment from my doctor for folicalitis 2x & scabies 6x but still HAVe seveRe ITCHINg?

 Have had treatment from my doctor for folicalitis  2x & scabies 6x but still HAVe seveRe  ITCHINg?

Itchy rash: Scabies may cause itching for some time after treatment but this is prolonged itching. Make sure there is no re-infection or another cause of this itching. Need to talk to your physician about seeing a dermatologist ...Read more

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Been spending time in a hostel. Very itchy feet! when i scratch i see small bumps appear and burning itch! scabies treatment?

Been spending time in a hostel. Very itchy feet! when i scratch i see small bumps appear and burning itch! scabies treatment?

Get it checked: Get it checked by your doctor or a dermatologist it may be scabiees will cause itching other parts of body. Most of time itchy feet are due to sweating of the feet and moistening of the same other causes are athletes feet due to fungus infection called tinea pedis. Tungiasis caused by cotagion infection with pathogen called tunga contact dermatitis other rare causes. ...Read more

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Will i still breakout after the first scabies treatment?

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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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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Still very itchy day after scabies treatment. Normal?

Still very itchy day after scabies treatment. Normal?

Yes: Yes, permethrin kills the scabies but does not relieve itching and inflammation. The itching should slowly improve over the coming days if the medication was used correctly and if indeed scabies was the cause of the complaint. ...Read more

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When does the itching stop after treatment from scabies?

When does the itching stop after treatment from scabies?

Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...Read more

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Worse itching after treatment for scabies. Why does this happen?

Worse itching after treatment for scabies. Why does this happen?

A couple thoughts: If you overuse scabies medicines it can cause skin irritation. You may itch for several weeks after tx because your skin is still reacting to the mites /feces. ...Read more

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I have scabies and im going through the first treatment but the itching is unberable and i put alchohol on to stop the itching will this cause problem?

I have scabies and im going through the first treatment but the itching is unberable and i put alchohol on to stop the itching will this cause problem?

Scabies - itch: After one had undergone the first treatment, one can use topical steroid creams for itching. Prescription strength creams work best. Applying alcohol may irritate the skin, can be soothing, but will not affect treatment. ...Read more

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I used 5% perm cream (scabies) as prescribed. After treatment, there is no more itching but there are a few water blisters on my fingers! any medication?

I used 5% perm cream (scabies) as prescribed. After treatment, there is no more itching but there are a few water blisters on my fingers! any medication?

Was it scabies?: Water blisters on the fingers sounds a little different from a scabies infection to the skin. Consider seeing a dermatologist. Otherwise if irritated w/o infection, can try Hydrocortisone over the counter. Good luck. ...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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Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Details are everythi: Who said scabies? Distribution and duration of skin symptoms? When treated? How many times? Others also affected? Others treated even if no itch? EXACT details of treatment? If scabies, how did you get it? No answer without these details. ...Read more

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