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Treatment for scabies infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   my girlfriend was diagnosed with scabies yesterday
User :   and her derm told her i have it too
Doctor :   ok
User :   im freaking out
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the person-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height.
User :   we both put on permethrin
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am 22
User :   she is 21
User :   the rest isnt necessary
User :   what should i do to fix this
User :   i am staying in my house
Doctor :   ok
User :   and putting on cream
User :   what now?
Doctor :   i need to know the details
User :   what details/
Doctor :   so what would u like to know about in scabies
Doctor :   Please provide these details of the person-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height.
User :   what can i do to get rid of them
User :   forget details
Doctor :   Scabies is a common skin infection that causes small itchy bumps and blisters due to tiny mites that burrow into the top layer of human skin to lay their eggs
User :   i need to get rid of them
User :   i know what it is i went to the derm
User :   but how to get rid of them
User :   from my house
User :   car
User :   etc,,,
Doctor :   scabies will be treated with a medicated cream or lotion to kill the mites. The cream will need to be applied to the skin all over the body, not just the area with the rash, and usually must remain on the skin for 8 to 12 hours before it can be washed off. After applying it, don't wash your hands â?? scabies mites love the area between the fingers! You may want to apply the medication before your child goes to bed, then wash it off in the morning.
User :   your not being much help?
Doctor :   iam trying to help you
Doctor :   please be patient
User :   ok what should i do about my house
User :   not me
Doctor :   Direct physical contact â?? like holding hands â?? is the most common way to transmit scabies, but because the mites that cause scabies can live as long as 2 to 3 days in clothing, bedding, or dust, it's possible for your child to catch scabies from another person who shares the same infected bed, linens, or towels.
User :   i have the cream
Doctor :   If someone in your family is being treated for scabies, all other members of the household should be treated, too. Clothing, sheets, and towels should be washed in hot water. Each room in the house should be vacuumed, and the vacuum cleaner bag should then be thrown away

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