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How to treat scabies?

i went to the emergency room and was told i had scabies they gave me cream but it didnt work that was over a month ago is there something else that is cheap that i can use i have four kids and thats a concern

i dont have any money i can hardly make the rent im a single mom

Thu, 24 Dec 2015
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Hello dear,
Welcome to HCM.

If I am your treating doctor I would like to advice that You should think of permethrin for the treatment because scabies is a ectoparasitic infection,a kind of skin infestation caused by a tiny microscopic bug known as the human itch mite.

It is a common in people living in dense atmosphere like hostels, military houses. All the candidates of the house should be treated simultaneously.

I can understand your financial issue but this treatment you should take for the relief of scabies.

Apply permethrin from below head up to toe.

There are other medications also available in market for treatment of scabies like ivermectin and benzyl benzoate etc.

But the only thing is the disease should be confirmed by a doctor and proper drug and dosage is decided individually.

And hence, why you will need to see some local doctor if dermatologist appointment is not feasible for diagnosis confirmation first and his/her prescription.

Hope this helps.

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