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Suggest treatment for scabies on arms and legs

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: how do i get a cure 4 scabies red pumps on arms and legs there itchy spreading?
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Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Topical Permethrin 5%, wash and dry dresses and be

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the query,

The most important thing however is making the right diagnosis that what you have is scabies. Your doctor could easily make this from the classical presentation of the eruptions and usual pain, itches and involvement of the areas in between fingers and feet (hands and feet are preferred areas). If not, your doctor could be useful of diagnosing.

Treatment involves mainly a drugs and hygiene. Topical permethrin 5% cream is the main drug used. Clothing and bedding of persons with scabies should be washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer.

Thanks and kind regards,

Dr Bain
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Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain

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Suggest treatment for scabies on arms and legs

Brief Answer: Topical Permethrin 5%, wash and dry dresses and be Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks for the query, The most important thing however is making the right diagnosis that what you have is scabies. Your doctor could easily make this from the classical presentation of the eruptions and usual pain, itches and involvement of the areas in between fingers and feet (hands and feet are preferred areas). If not, your doctor could be useful of diagnosing. Treatment involves mainly a drugs and hygiene. Topical permethrin 5% cream is the main drug used. Clothing and bedding of persons with scabies should be washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer. Thanks and kind regards, Dr Bain