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Hard, red , itchy bumps on buttocks and private areas. Histroy of scabies. No relief with creams. Advice

My son is 12 yrs. old and he has kinda hard red bumps which are itchy on his buttocks and private area. He has had them for a couple of weeks and now I'm have them also. We found out from the doctor that we had scabbies, and was presribed a cream which took care of that, but it has no effect on these bumps. Do you have any advise?
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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These red itchy bumps on genitals are due to scabies. This variant of scabies is known as nodular scabies.
Firstly scabies infestation should be treated with permethrin cream application and ivermectin pill. The nodules are treated with application of steroid cream . The nodules and itching are due to hypersensitivity reaction to the mite. Use of antihistamine like cetirizine and steroid cream application would help
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Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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