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How long does it take for scabies to go away after the elimite (permethrin)?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: One treatment...

...With elimite, (permethrin) if applied properly, will kill all the mites and eggs immediately.
However, the itching can persist for a couple of weeks after the treatment because your skin is still reacting to the infestation. Also, i usually recommend repeating the Elimite (permethrin) treatment a few days after the initial application, to kill any mites you might have missed or any eggs that may have hatched.

In brief: One treatment...

...With elimite, (permethrin) if applied properly, will kill all the mites and eggs immediately.
However, the itching can persist for a couple of weeks after the treatment because your skin is still reacting to the infestation. Also, i usually recommend repeating the Elimite (permethrin) treatment a few days after the initial application, to kill any mites you might have missed or any eggs that may have hatched.
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