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Treatment Scabies Mites
5% permethrin cream: This cream is available by prescription and can be used in children as young as 2 months. The cream should be massaged into the skin from scalp to legs and left on overnight, rinsed off in the morning. All household contacts should be treated. Then wash all your clothing and bedding in hot water. You may need to repeat the cream in 1 week if itching persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have scabies, can my dog spread the mites throughout my house? I'm in treatment but don't want my dog to spread the mites.
If I get treatment for scabies and not around my house for a few days will the rest of the scabie mites die plz help?
If I treat myself with ivermectin scabies treatment and wash everything tomorrow such as clothes, sheets...won't I just get reinfected from new mites?
Scabies: If you have taken care of any contaminated bedding and clothing and have treated yourself the answer should be no. The scabies can not live without a blood food after two to three days. Check put this link http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/treatment.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Permethrin: Scabies is caused by the mite sarcoptes scabiei. They tunnel under the skin and spread all over. They are very active and readily spread from person to person. The treatment is to apply permethin once overnight and repeat in one week if necessary.. Post scabetic itching is treated with topical steroids. Sheets and pillow cases are washed the next morning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elimite orLindane: Apply a mite-killer like Permethrin (elimite). These creams are applied from the neck down, left on overnight, then washed off. This application is usually repeated in seven days. Permethrin is approved for use in people 2 months of age and older. An alternative treatment is 1 ounce of a 1% lotion or 30 grams of cream of lindane, applied from the neck down and washed. ...Read more
I was told i had scabies about a week ago i got treatment asap after putting it on it on seemed to get worse and spread to places i don't want it?
Scabies: It is very possible that you did not have scabies at all. If your practitioner did not scrape the lesions actually see the mites, the possibility of scabies is lessened. Sometimes the medicines given for presumptive scabies can be quite irritating in their own right. That means that you should definitely see a dermatologist and get this assessed properly. You may or may not even have scabies. ...Read more
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