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What Happens If You Don T Treat Scabies
See physician: If still not healed, needs to be assessed again. May be need more treatment or the diagnosis may need to be re-assessed ...Read more
I was the only one diagnosed with scabies and treated. My husband never got it. Could the diagnosis be wrong. They didn't do any tests?
Scabies: I recommend you go to CDC website. Center for disease control. ...Read more
Is it: Is it someone you live with? Then yes. ...Read more
Steam clean: For such exposure I like to use a steam wand followed by a quick wipe down. The steam will kill most bugs on contact and you can be thorough, getting into crevices, without ruining the fabric. Wipe it down afterwards but there may not be much moisture left. You can use a hair dryer or heat gun to speed drying if an area seems moist afterward. ...Read more
Can't really tell: Can't really tell at first, right after treatment, because the scabies lesions will still itch for a few weeks. So, people generally do 2 treatments and just presume the scabies are all dead. Then, if one is not scratching so hard that he is causing skin lesions, any new lesions seen would be suspicious for remaining bugs or new live scabies. ...Read more
Scabies: Good to give meds time to work but itching make take several days to clear. Rec cortisone cream and antihistamines. ...Read more
My girlfriends brother just got diagnosed with scabies. Should I be treated too? She is already being treated as well as her whole family.
If you have come in Physical contact with him, or if you share the same household with him, if you have shared Linens, clothes, furniture, utensil etc with him and if you are having any unusual itching or skin rashes, you may want to get examined and be treated.
Otherwise by casual contact one does not get scabies.
Hand washing, cleaning clothes & linens in very hot water & soap is advisable ...Read more
My coworker has had scabies for a month and refuses to get treated knowing she contracted them. She insists they will die on their own. Totally false?
Side effect from med: Thos is a side effecr from the treatment and should resolve im. A day or 2. ...Read more
Weeks: Can be contagious up to 2 weeks, and some may need retreatment 2 weeks after the initial course of therapy. ...Read more
SCABIES: Common tx of scabies is 5% Permethrin crm. From neck to toe with attention to intense involved areas; remove 8-14 hours by bathing. Scabies cause burrows, a thin gray, red or brown line, 2-15 mm long. Sometimes burrows obscured by vesicles, pustules or bullae. Because scabietic lesions are due to hypersensitivity reaction to mite, itching and bumps sometime get worse during tx. Take some benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
Cured?: If you have both been treated and the problem eliminated skin contact should not be an issue. ...Read more
I got told I have scabies I was given cream and treated my family and I now my scabies have spread?
Keep treating: Sometimes it takes several treatments or change of cream to get rid of the infestation. Be sure that you have washed all linens in hot water and put pillows and stuffed toys into plastic bags for a few days (scabies can't live long without humans). I would also vacuum the whole house then throw away that vacuum bag. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are some affordable ways to treat scabies with at what are good home remediesor over the counter?
Scabies: If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. ...Read more
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