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I was prescribed ivermectin 3mg tablets for 12 days to treat scabies. Can i use some type of otc topical cream for the itch?

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

This medication can be combined with an oral steroid.
Start with 1% hydrocortisone - mix a good portion with an eczema cream and spread over affected areas within 3 minutes after shower/bath. See your MD for alternative prescription strength creams if this is not helpful. Itch will stop when the body absorbs the dead mite from the skin. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-scabies-overview

In brief: Yes

This medication can be combined with an oral steroid.
Start with 1% hydrocortisone - mix a good portion with an eczema cream and spread over affected areas within 3 minutes after shower/bath. See your MD for alternative prescription strength creams if this is not helpful. Itch will stop when the body absorbs the dead mite from the skin. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-scabies-overview
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