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Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have scabies.. the symtomps started last tuesday. Consulted a dermitologist and done with the first treatment last saturday of applying the lotion.. keeping it over night and then taking bath next mornjng.
I have just one question if the soap mentioned in the attached report can be used evryday.
And if taking bath with warm water will aggrevate the rashes ? I have also been applying paste of neem leaves and turmeric on my body before taking bath with warm water. I hope its okay to apply natural products.
I do see my rashes drying up but the itchiness still persists. Let me knownif this is normal.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Use soap daily, warm water won't aggravate the rash, can use turmeric &neem

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic,
I have gone through the images.

The soap mentioned in the prescription has to be used daily for a bath.
Bathing with warm water will not aggravate your rashes.

You can continue using neem leaves and turmeric as they won't cause any side effects.
Itching in scabies takes at least 3-4 weeks to subside even if the infection is treated properly.

Regards
Dr Asmeet


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