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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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    How to get rid of scabies?

I recently had Scabies, and think I ve gotten rid of it, however, when my mucus drains into the back of my throat, it gets stuck, not matter if i drink something afterwards. when i try to spit it up, it s simply clear mucus with pieces of white stuff. I ve lost my appetite, and have a headache. I m nauseous and slightly dizzy as well. What is going on? could is be the Scabies still?
Mon, 8 Sep 2014
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello, Thnx to contact us. If I am your treating doctor I would like to advice you that scabies is ectoparasitic infection. It is common in people living in dense atmosphere like hostels, military houses. You should think of permethrin for the treatment. All the candidates of the house should be treated simultaneously. Apply permethrin from below head up to toe. All the clothing of the home should be treated at all combine. I thin the symptoms you have mentioned is because of eosinophilia which has resulted because of scabies. Even if you have treated by scabies eosinophilia may persist for some time. I advice you once take the DEC drug which is available at nearest government hospital. Also take small dose prednisolone for a week period. I think all your problem will be solved. If you have anything else to ask please contact me. Thanx. Dr. Arun Tank
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