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Dr. Robert Jackson
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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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When does the itching stop after treatment from scabies?

When does the itching stop after treatment from scabies?

Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...Read more

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Worse itching after treatment for scabies. Why does this happen?

Worse itching after treatment for scabies. Why does this happen?

A couple thoughts: If you overuse scabies medicines it can cause skin irritation. You may itch for several weeks after tx because your skin is still reacting to the mites /feces. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for scabies or i got skin itching with red streaks marks and after sometime time it goes ?Kindly suggest

Is there any treatment for scabies or i got skin itching with red streaks marks and after sometime time it goes ?Kindly suggest

Scabies: Med prescribed by health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. ...Read more

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I used 5% perm cream (scabies) as prescribed. After treatment, there is no more itching but there are a few water blisters on my fingers! any medication?

I used 5% perm cream (scabies) as prescribed. After treatment, there is no more itching but there are a few water blisters on my fingers! any medication?

Was it scabies?: Water blisters on the fingers sounds a little different from a scabies infection to the skin. Consider seeing a dermatologist. Otherwise if irritated w/o infection, can try Hydrocortisone over the counter. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hey doc, so I've had this "rash" for some time now. A few weeks actually. My friend had scabies and I was around him a day or two after treatment and then a week or two later I start itching on my legs ankles backs if my knees and nowhere else really. I t

Hey doc, so I've had this "rash" for some time now. A few weeks actually. My friend had scabies and I was around him a day or two after treatment and then a week or two later I start itching on my legs ankles backs if my knees and nowhere else really. I t

Rash: Scabies is very contagious. You need to see your doctor for treatment with permethrine cream to apply as directed & repeat in 1 wk, also benadryl & hydrocortisone cream can alleviate the itching but permethrine cream is the main treatment. Wash clothes, towels & sheets in hot water & dryer. Use ironing as needed. Itching usually persists for a while after treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Bader
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I have scabies and im going through the first treatment but the itching is unberable and i put alchohol on to stop the itching will this cause problem?

Scabies - itch: After one had undergone the first treatment, one can use topical steroid creams for itching. Prescription strength creams work best. Applying alcohol may irritate the skin, can be soothing, but will not affect treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
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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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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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