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Itching on whole body. Taking antihistimines, steroids did not help. Treatment?

I have violent itching which starts on my feet and ankles usually an hour or two after I lay down to take a nap or got to sleep at nigh, it has since now gone all over my body including arms and stomach, antihistimines of no value, am currently takinf steroids which also seem to do nothing, anti itch creams are worthless
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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From your clinical picture, it looks like you are having scabies.
Scabies is a mite infestation presenting with itching papular lesions all over the body , mainly over abdomen,finger web spaces, thigh and genitilia. It usually causes more itching at night .
It is a contagious condition, so proper treatment of the patient and the contacts has to be done
Steroids wont be of any help to you, so please stop taking oral steroids.
You need to apply 5 percent permethrin cream all over your body. Single application of this cream all over the body below the neck is to be done,,,
Apply it at night, leave it overnight, take bath the next morning..
Use crotamiton cream from the next day twice a day over the affected areas..
Take antihistamines like levocetrizine for itching
You have to take care also to disinfect all your clothes and beddings by washing them in warm water and drying them in sun..

And also find out, if anybody else from your family has similar lesions or itching, then they should also be treated...

Wishing you speedy recovery

Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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