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Do red bumps near lower back with history of scabies indicate relapse?

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I have clustered tiny red pumps on my lower back (where the spine is). It appears a week or two ago. I have scabies infections in the past but the Dermatologist treated it and it has not happen since. What could this be? Can it be a re-infections?
Thu, 8 Aug 2019
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Hello,

It can be a reinfection of scabies.

I suggest using Permethrin cream as the first treatment. 

I also suggest using Cetirizine to relieve the itching.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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