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Scabies, itchy, bumps on whole body, permethrin cream. Cure?

Hi Doc , I am suffering from scabies and today I used PERMETHRIN cream. There many bumps on my whole body and it is itchy as well. Can you please help me and recomend me what exactly I should do to cure this ASAP ?
Asked On : Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Thank you for your question.

First of all I want to make sure you have scabies. Sometimes patients get scaird and think they have scabies and it is not. I am assuming that you know this for sure.

The cream has to be applied from head to toe (excluding your scalp and pubic hair, eyes, ears,). It needs to stay on 8-12 hours so I usually tell patients to do this before bed. The next morning they need to shower it off. Wash all bedsheets and clothing in very hot water. Check other family members for a rash.

The itching will go on for a few more days as scabies is actually a 'mite' which is a microscopic organism that burrows in the skin and lays eggs. You can use Benadryl which is over the counter. Vistaril requires a prescription. Some cases require a steroid because the itching goes on for weeks.

If in one week, you still have lesions, the cream should be reapplied.

Hope this helps,

Carol Rogala D.O.
Answered: Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...dear meghna..,
Thanks for choosing HCM.., is highly contagious parasitc disorder..,
caused by itch mite Sarcoptus scabei...,
It produces itchy lesions on inter-digital areas.,
around umblicus, thighs, shoulders and axilla..,
very itchy in night times..,
usually all family members are involved..,
So treatment should be give to household members at a time .,
1) Saboma lotion containing Lindane or Gama benzene Hexachloride..,
apply from neck to toe..,night times per every 3 days..,
keep 12 hrs on the day morning have bath..,
2) For itching areas apply Permethrin 1% Cream ...,
3) Tab Ivermectin 12 mg once ...,
4) Tab Cetrizine daily night times..,

Answered: Tue, 29 May 2012
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