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Can you put on scabies medication 2 days in a row?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No reason

You can, but there's no reason.
One treatment is almost always enough. You may still be itching the next day, but that doesn't mean there are any living mites.

In brief: No reason

You can, but there's no reason.
One treatment is almost always enough. You may still be itching the next day, but that doesn't mean there are any living mites.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Itch will persist for weeks after you kill the mites because you are allergic to the dead mites still in your skin. Eventually it stops. It is very important to treat all contacts even if they are not (yet) itchy. It is important to apply permethrin 5% over entire skin from ears to toes & leave on 8 to 24 hours. Then use fresh clothing & bedding.
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