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What is the cure for scabies?

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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Rishi Kumar
Rishi Kumar
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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology

In brief: Oral or topical

There are two main treatments.
.. Topically Permethrin 5% cream orally ivermectin see you dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment reccomendations.

In brief: Oral or topical

There are two main treatments.
.. Topically Permethrin 5% cream orally ivermectin see you dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment reccomendations.
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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