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Suggest treatment for scabies and itchy lesions

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Posted on Mon, 2 Nov 2015 in Skin Rash
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Suggest treatment for scabies and itchy lesions
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Answered by Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Suspected scabies

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.
The skin lesions (superficial, papulo-vesicular ,at places dried up & excoriated ) look like scabies. Do you have itching,particularly when you are in bed?
To confirm ,one can look for burrows, unroof it with a
sterile needle or scalpel blade, and the scrapings should be examined
microscopically for mites, eggs, and fecal pellets.That can be done by dermatologist.
Permethrin cream (5%) is effective against scabies but tolerance issue might be there.
Ivermectin - a single oral dose (200 μg/kg) is also effective in otherwise healthy
persons; patients may require two doses separated
by an interval of 1–2 weeks. All FDA-approved scabicides are however
available only by prescription.





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Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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