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Boyfriend and siblings have scabies. I don't have the rash but I'm itching a lot, will permethrin cream work even if I haven't developed a rash yet?

Treat immediately. The "rash" with scabies is due to violent scratching. EVERYBODY with contact MUST be correctly treated.This includes all girlfriends and everybody in his home. YOU ALSO HAVE SCABIES. Permethrin must be applied to every inch of skin from ears to toes. The itch is due to allergic reaction against the mites. Usually it is 2 or 3 months from initial infestation to onset of itch, and a few weeks to end. Read more...

Should I contact a doctor? I was treated 8 days ago for scabies with permethrin 5% cream, the day after the treatment I developed a clear fluid filled blister that popped and turned into a scab. I didn't think much of this since I work in the food industr

First . First and foremost you need to stop working until you get a diagnosis and treatment for your problem. The fact that you work in the food industry puts the public at risk, and that can be very dangerous. It sounds like you may be dealing with infectious boils/abscesses that will require antibiotic treatment. It's very difficult to say without actually seeing the lesions. Regardless you need to see a doctor right away. Good luck. Read more...
See a doctor. Scabies can be persistent and can spread. Here is a place to go for good information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info/faq_workplace.Html since you work in a job where you could spread that to other people the right thing to do is to be cleared by a doctor before you work. Read more...

Is permethrin cream good for scabies?

Scabies. Permethrin cream is the most commonly used prescription treatment for scabies. It is applied all over adult skin from neck down and left on overnight. Repeat in 7 days. Wash all clothes, bed linens in hot water. Itch can last for weeks, but mites should be killed. Read more...

Is it possible for me to apply permethrin cream everyday until scabies is gone?

Permethrin cream. You should read the info on national institutes of health online www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a698037. This 5% cream may be used more than once but is generally unnecessary. The itching may persist for a long time even after the mites have been killed. Read more...

Applied permethrin cream 5% for scabies last night, to every inch of my body. On for 12 hrs. I still woke up with new bites. When will new bites stop?

It can take 3 weeks. Scabies symptoms aren't from "bites", but from the body's allergic reaction to scabies mites and their products (eggs, droppings, etc). Permethrin kills mites immediately, but it takes time for the immune system to clear the dead mites and the junk they left behind. Red bumps and itching can continue up to 3 weeks, and may even get worse for a while. Hang in there, it will clear up with time. Read more...

How many doses of permethrin cream kill scabies?

One. Usually just one, unless you get reinfected from an untreated person or from not washing recently used clothes or bed sheets. Itching after treatment is usually from dead mites, not live ones. Read more...