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What Is The Cure For Scabies
Permethrin 5% Cream: Permethrin 5% cream (prescribed by your physician) is applied to all skin surfaces below the neck and left on overnight. Repeat this application one week later. In the meantime, one should decontaminate all linen, bed sheets, etc. By washing in hot water. All close contacts should also be worked up for scabies due to the skin-to-skin transmission of the mite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scabies treatment: involves using a prescription medication, usually in a cream form. It is applied head to toe overnight, then washed off. It is important to washes all bedding, linens and recently worn clothing in hot water to prevent re-infestation, and household contacts may require treatment as well. Itching and dry skin can last up to two weeks following successful treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Scabies is treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. It 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. ...Read more
Fast?: Not fast - not easy! 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. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Second, you will have to clean (ie. Hot water in machine the clothes, bedding and towels you have come in contact with). There may be some things like pillows that can’t go in >. ...Read more
Repeat in 1 week: Apply lotion from neck for entire body. Leave on overnight. Launder sheets and pillow case in hot water wash. Itching can be treated post treatmeant with topical prescription steroid cream. Body may require second application in one week. Also treat all households contacts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: Certainly yes with proper treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
SCABIES ITCH: If the diagnosis was correct, and you do have scabies, and if you used a cream called Elimite (permethrin) or anything else with Permethrin in it, the itching should be gone in a week or two. An oral medication -- stromectol -- can also be used if the cream doesn't work. One of the old, very good medications is kwell lotion. Best luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My spouse and I were diagnosed with scabies. After several treatments, he/she still has symptoms while I am cured. Why?
If i have been cured of scabies, is it possible for me to transmit the disease still? Are the mites still under my skin?
Diagnosed with scabies & told to do permethrin 2x, a week in between. I was not able to do 2nd dose until 10 days after 1st. Will that effect cure?
Scabies: Go back to your original twice weekly regieme. ...Read more
Not familiar with: Use of borax as a tx. 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. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. ...Read more
I just start useing the cream permethrin for scabies how long will it be before i'm cured and what do they look like when healing?
See below: Scabies is treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. It 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. The itching may take over a week to resolve. Skin lesions will gradually fade and resolve. ...Read more