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What does it take for scabies to go away and heal?

What does it take for scabies to go away and heal?

Scabicide: Scabies is almost always easily treatable with safe prescription lotion which is used once and repeated if necessary in one week. Other family members should also be treated in case they are incubating scabies. Itching after treatment can be treated with topical or oral steroids if itching is still present. ...Read more

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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


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How long does it take for poisen ivy to go away and your skin to get back to normal?

How long does it take for poisen ivy to go away and your skin to get back to normal?

3 weeks or so: In general, poison ivy/oak/sumac is a 3 week problem. That's how long it usually takes for the reaction to subside and your skin to settle down. As a dermatologist, i will always error on the side of prolonging the treatment to at least 3 weeks to make sure there is no rebound reaction which frequently happens if the treatment is shorter than 3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a varicocele to heal and go away?

How long does it take for a varicocele to heal and go away?

May be...: Successful surgical transection and ligation of spermatic veins will theoretically collapse varicocele right away and the varicocele residual tisssue mass will drastically decrease, but still palpable. But surgery-related pain and swelling may last longer. How much and how fast the pos-surgical resolution will be? I may vary, but it's okay to wait and see as long as it gets better slowly. ...Read more

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

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

2 weeks: Usually two weeks of treatment would be enough, but "itching" may linger, sometimes, up to months. The itching without "rash" makes some people believe their scabies still presented. ...Read more

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How long does it take for skin allergy on lip to go away?

How long does it take for skin allergy on lip to go away?

Varies: Depending upon the type of allergic reaction resolution time may vary. For example, a food allergy reaction would resolve relatively quickly. However, an allergic contact dermatitis reaction may take days to weeks to resolve. ...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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How long does it take for a sunburn to go away?

How long does it take for a sunburn to go away?

Depends on...: Healing time for a first degree burn is usually < 1week. Healing time for a second degree burn may be up to 3 weeks. ...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 scabies rash to go away?

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

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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How long does it typically take for a sunburn to go away?

How long does it typically take for a sunburn to go away?

1 to 2 weeks: Mild sunburns may resolve after 3 days. A 1st degree sunburn may take a week to go away. A 2nd degree sunburn (blistering) may take 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my cellulitis to go away?

How long will it take for my cellulitis to go away?

Many Causes: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pimple scars to go away?

How long does it take for pimple scars to go away?

Depends: If true scarring has occurred, they may never disappear. However with excellent healing they are typically not very conspicuous. In the meantime do not pick and keep wounds clean. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for athletes foot to go away with treatment?

How long is it supposed to it take for athletes foot to go away with treatment?

10 days: Otc generic antifungals are very good. Ventilate feet. Do not wear sox to bed. See a dermatologist if persists. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for scabies to go away?

2-4 weeks: After the initial application of a topical agent to kill scabies, symptomatic relief usually occurs within two to four weeks. If symptoms persist past this, then a second application of the topical agent may be necessary. ...Read more

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Does sciatica go away? and how long does it take to heal

Does sciatica go away? and how long does it take to heal

Varies: Sciatica refers to the development of symptoms such as pain or numbness that run down the leg from irritation of a nerve in the back. It's course depends in part on its underlying cause. Sciatica can resolve over time, but is also a common problem that sometimes we have to do more for. If it is going to resolve quickly it should get better over a 4-6 week period. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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How long does it take for zits to go away if you popped it?

How long does it take for zits to go away if you popped it?

Do not pop: You are likely to make matters worse by popping the zits. Consult this site for home remedies. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for face bruises to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take for face bruises to go away?

Bruise: The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person.For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. ...Read more

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How long does it take for jock itch to go away?

How long does it take for jock itch to go away?

Untreated? forever: "Jock itch" is caused by a fungus that is a cousin of athlete's foot. It is essentially a "yeast infection" of the external vulva(vulvovaginitis) and is easily treated when assessed by a GYN MD. ...Read more