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How can scabies be treated?

I am infested with Scabies. I have used Permethrin Cream for two months and Ivermectin pills for one month. So far I am still crawing with the hatchlings. Up my nose, ears, eyes. My scalp seems to be crawling with new hathclings the worste. I weigh Two Hundred and Ten Pounds and am taking Eighteen MG Ivermectin. Is there anything else I can be doing.
Thu, 24 May 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per your case history of scabies, my treatment advice is -
1. Maintain good hygiene and bath twice daily.
2. Apply a Permethrin 5 percent lotion from neck to toe.
3. Take an antihistamine medication like Levocetrizine.
4. Other treatment options are oral Ivermectin and Crotamiton lotion given only after consulting a dermatologist.

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

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How can scabies be treated?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. As per your case history of scabies, my treatment advice is - 1. Maintain good hygiene and bath twice daily. 2. Apply a Permethrin 5 percent lotion from neck to toe. 3. Take an antihistamine medication like Levocetrizine. 4. Other treatment options are oral Ivermectin and Crotamiton lotion given only after consulting a dermatologist. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.