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Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Very itchy inner wrist one night, very itchy back of the hands, knuckles and ankle area the second night. Both issues brought on weps from scratching. I checked and I do not have bedbugs. first night I used Calamine Lotion really did not work. Second night I used vaporub, which stopped the itching. What could this be?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Scabies

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Probably you have developed scabies.
Your symptoms are suggestive of that.
I treat such cases with a single application of topical 5 % permethrin cream, to be applied all over body in night and washed off in morning.
This works well.
You can try it.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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