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Hi docs, is it true that scabies symptoms are always present and if they're gone that means you're okay?

Hi docs, is it true that scabies symptoms are always present and if they're gone that means you're okay?

Here's the problem--: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. t requires effort to get rid of Scabies. 1st, you & all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding & towels you've come in > ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

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


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I continue having new outbreaks, 44hrs after taking po Ivermectin for mild scabies, is this normal? Or does this mean tx has failed/isn't effective?

Consider the process: The break out of scabies develops with an immune reaction to the debris left by the living mite in its burrows. Once you kill the mite, it may take a few weeks for the intense itching and bodily reaction to fade, because the drug does not remove the triggering material form your body. I would give it some time before I consider it a failure. ...Read more

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If scabies rash is disappearing does it mean it is healing or not and the crawling sensation is it active scabies or it can be post scabies?

If scabies rash is disappearing does it mean it is healing or not and the crawling sensation is it active scabies or it can be post scabies?

Creeping: The itching and the creeping senstation under the skin can persist sometimes for weeks, after the scabies has been treated. Make sure you applied the cream 2 times, a week apart for proper eradication and use a moisturizer and oral antihistamines for the itch. ...Read more

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If i find new water blisters does that mean the scabies is back?

If i find new water blisters does that mean the scabies is back?

NO: The answer requires details. Apparently you had a successful treatment for scabies. How long have you been free of symptoms? Were all your contacts treated at the same time? All cured? Did you identify the source of your scabies? Water blisters???? Where? How many? Severe itch again??? ...Read more

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I used Lyclear to kill scabies. using it twice once a week but i have new red bumps that are itchy. does this mean im still infested?

See a dermatologist: How long ago were you treated? Did you apply the cream EVERYWHERE below your ears? Did you wait at least 8 hours before you washed? Did ALL your contacts get treated at the same time? Did you wash or put away your clothing and bedding? The itch from scabies is mostly due to allergy to the mites. After you kill the mites you are still allergic to the dead mites. It often takes several weeks for com ...Read more

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I have spots on my forearm, like a rash, and it has faded slightly since yesterday, does that mean it cannot be scabies if it has gotten lighter?

I have spots on my forearm, like a rash, and it has faded slightly since yesterday, does that mean it cannot be scabies if it has gotten lighter?

Not sure: Scabies would have other symptoms besides the rash being on specific locations and extreme itchiness. For rashes, a picture is generally better than a thousand words, for which they can be diagnosed by a simple glance by an experienced physician. Feel better soon ...Read more

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We have treated for scabies twice my 6yr old has a puss filled blister on her hand does that mean she is still infected ?

Not necessarily: Many times bacteria can get into the disrupted skin layers of a kid with scabies & produce a localized bacterial infection. This should be evaluated. We often see it take 6 weeks or more for the skin to calm down after a significant scabies infection, but it also can recur after re-exposure or emergence from an untreated site. ...Read more

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Treated for scabies 30 hrs ago with po Ivermectin. I sanitized EVERYTHING. Just broke out w/ new itchy red bumps. Does this mean treatment failed?

Reassess diagnosis: Either it's not scabies, or the source is somewhere you haven't accounted for. See your doc to explore other possibilities such as bed bugs, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, syphilis, or many other diagnoses. ...Read more