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Suggest treatment for severe scabies on the scalp

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I have scabies so bad on my head have used so much poison on my head and tea tree oil. I don't know what else to do
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Scabies doesn't cause itching in the scalp in adults

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
Scabies is usually charactersised by noturnal itching between finger web spaces, wrist, axilla,breasts, abdomen, thighs and buttocks.
It doesn't involve the scalp in adults.
Itching in the scalp could be due to other causes.
I would recommend you to take antihistaminic like tablet Cetrizine 10 mg twice daily and apply topical steroid like cortisone lotion on the itchy areas of the scalp twice daily.
This should help in resolving your itching.
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Dr Asmeet
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