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Diagnosed with scabies. Using sulfur soap and sarna. Can I take sulfur tablets?

I was diagnosed with scabies in December (had suffered since end of Oct and family Dr. thought I had allergy , sent me to a Dermatologist ) My husband was diagnosed at the same time. He is nearly completely over his itching and breaking out, however, I seem to get new spots and terrible itching off and on. I am showering with sulfur soap and extremely hot water and using Sarna for anti-itch. Will the 30c of sulfur tablets help me?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Greetings. Management of scabies is not fundamentally medical. We could actually treat it, but if we do not treat our surroundings, we might always continue getting it. Scabies is caused by a parasitic infection. It survives in our dresses and linens. When we notice a scabies out break in a home, bedding's and dresses are supposed to be washed generally in boiling water and always ironed before wearing them.. Each time the dress or bedding ir removed. it goes through the same process of washing and ironing before being warn all over. If this s not dine, we shall continue getting treated and reinfecting each other.
There exists a standard effective treatment for scabies which is Ascabiol, usually for three days and the itches fade away gradually. Sulphur derivatives are generally effective against fungal infections and not scabies. I would suggest you meet your family physician for prescription, explanation on how to use the drug and other practical advice issues.
Thanks as I pray this helps,
Best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Achuo Ascensius's  Response
Hello, thanks for using HCM.
Scabies is caused by infection from a parasite called Sarcoptes scabiei which is characterised by severe itching especially in the night and mostly between the fingers and buttocks areas. It is transmitted by close contact with an infected person and mostly more than one person is affected in a household.
Sulfur is traditional medication for treating scabies. However, it is effective when used in an oilment form and its effectiveness is less than the contemporary medications such as benzyl benzoate (ascabiol), spregal etc.
Treatment for scabies is done simultaneously by every one in the house regardless whether they have symptoms or not and should be repeated 1 week later and each time all dresses and bedding washed and ironed.
So, i will advice you see your doctor for prescription of a more effective anti-scabies lotion like benzyl benzoate (ascabiol) which is safe even in pregnancy and in children, you get all your beddings and dresses washed and ironed, everyone gets treated at the same time and everyone gets to repeat the treatment one week later.
thanks and hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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