Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
154 Doctors are Online

Reddish itchy spots on the body. Need medication

Hi, My brother was in portugal recently and when he came home he had itchy skin. over the past few monbths the itching has spread throughout the family. we all have itchy skin and when we scratch, red spots appear. scratching only makes the problem worse. some creams has relieved the itch however none have solved the problem completely. what could this be and what may be casuing it? thank you.
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  73
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi There,
It seems like your brother is suffering from Scabies and he has spread the infestations in the house.
But not to worry at all you just have to use Permethrine 5% cream as directed on the literature of the medication.The important thing to be noted here is that all the family members have to apply the cream once at the same time and then have to reapeat it after a week.
The itch will be there for a week or so thats why i have told you to reapeat the application again after a week,but in the mean time you can apply Calamine lotion only on the affected areas for three times aday along with some oral anti allergics and everything will be fine.
I hope this will help.
thanks very much and all the best.
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor