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Will Sulfur Cure Scabies
How can 10% sulfur soap be used effectively to treat scabies? (this is as a supp to prescription trtmnt and after the environment has been treated)
It can't.: The prescription treatment (either topical or oral), after a thorough bath or shower (using any soap you wish) will be effective. The next morning, launder all your towels, sheets, and bedclothes. One treatment is usually curative, but you may wish to repeat it in a few days to be certain. ...Read more
What to do for scabies so i'm very sure I have scabies, I have itchy red bumps on my groin, and i'm itchy every where. Today it has never been worse, i orders 10% sulfur soap and it should be here really soon. But my question is should I see out help at a
There : There is an over the counter treatment called elimite (permethrin). I believe it is inexpensive. Also remember to wash your sheets/bedding in very hot water, and all affected family member's need to be treated. If the treatments do not work go to the free clinic for an evaluation. Best of luck. ...Read more
Derm said rash doesn't look like scabies but waiting for biopsy.It's itchy, some spots come and go.Sulfur soap seems to dry up some. What could it be?
Family & I contracted scabies from our dog.Can we use sulphur soap to help get rid of them?How long should it stay on in the shower?Safe for 1yr old?
Yes, but only kills: live mites. Animal scabies mite does not reproduce on the human host, so a few days should take care of it. For human to human scabies, the sulfur soap will not kill the eggs, so the treatment will have to be repeated for several weeks. I recommend pymethrin lotion applied overnight and repeated in a week. It is safe for infants over a year old. See the label on one product: http://www.cuticareproducts.com/scabies_treatments_s/1820.htm ...Read more
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
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
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