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Suggest treatment for scabies

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Posted on Wed, 16 Mar 2016
Question: can I use dry sulfur to treat scabies? YYYY@YYYY

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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Use permethrin

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Sulphur was used in treatment of scabies in olden days, however it is used in the form of sulphur paste.
Sulphur powder might not be that helpful.
There are many effective creams like permethrin available in the market.
It is Highly effective and a single application is enough.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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Suggest treatment for scabies

Brief Answer: Use permethrin Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Sulphur was used in treatment of scabies in olden days, however it is used in the form of sulphur paste. Sulphur powder might not be that helpful. There are many effective creams like permethrin available in the market. It is Highly effective and a single application is enough. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you.