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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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I just washed the scabies treatment off and I'm itching worse than before. Why?

I just washed the scabies treatment off and I'm itching worse than before. Why?

Side Effect: The topical scabies treatments do actually cause itching because they are irritating to the skin itself. You can try topical cortisone 1% as well as zyrtec antihistamine as needed for itching, then retreat with scabies treatment if not resolved within a week. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Have had treatment from my doctor for folicalitis 2x & scabies 6x but still HAVe seveRe ITCHINg?

 Have had treatment from my doctor for folicalitis  2x & scabies 6x but still HAVe seveRe  ITCHINg?

Itchy rash: Scabies may cause itching for some time after treatment but this is prolonged itching. Make sure there is no re-infection or another cause of this itching. Need to talk to your physician about seeing a dermatologist ...Read more

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My whole body itches & its not scabies what can cause this?

My whole body itches & its not scabies what can cause this?

Many causes: An allergy to food or medication. A reaction to an internal problem such as liver or kidney. Persistent itching requires blood tests. It is alsonpossible to have itching from an atypical case of scabies where it is difficult to find mites. Treatment with Elimite one application is safe as part of treatment, just in case. ...Read more

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I am suffering scabies for 2 weeks, applied permetherin 5% 2 times, no improvement. When itches, I use hair blower aiming the bumps, is it ok to do so?

I am suffering scabies for 2 weeks, applied permetherin 5% 2 times, no improvement. When itches, I use hair blower aiming the bumps, is it ok to do so?

Scabies Treatment: The topical medications used to treat scabies are: crotamiton 10%, petmethrin 5%, and lindane 1%. The oral medication is Ivermectin at 0.2mg/kg by mouth one time. You can try a different medication. However, has a skin scraping been done and scabies mites seen. If not, you may not have scabies. ...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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