Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

160 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

How to treat scabies?

Hello im having scabies for 2 years.i have applied permethrin for many times with full medical protocol but it doesnt work now my 2 years old son has developed similar rashes.i coudnt take ivermectin as i was pregnant and now im lactating mother.kindly help me
Wed, 5 Dec 2018
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication ,  
Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,

It may not be scabies but maybe prurigo simplex or else. Diagnosis should be revised after consulting the expert dermatologist. If needed, a skin biopsy should be done to confirm the diagnosis. And also your son should be examined by an expert dermatologist and have a proper diagnosis... before considering the treatment. You may take an opinion of a few other dermatologists.

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

Take care.

Regards,
Dr Ilyas Patel,
Dermatologist
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi there...I have had scabies since December, 2011-Wayy too long! I have tried several treatments including Permetrin which did not work..Can you please give me some advice to get clear of this as it is making me so depressed and affecting my life so much...Thank you!

doctor1 MD

I believe i have contacted scabies at work i am a nurse and cared for a patient who has a rash all over his body i cleaned all the dead scles of him a few days ago since tthen my itch started I havehad scaping done this morning from my gp. i hope to have the result back on friday but drs. in the hospital say it is not scabies a few other staff have the same lumps as me I treated myself with lyclear yesterday and am concerned that the drs still say it is not scabies what can i do.

doctor1 MD

Hi there, just wondering what methods/products would be best used for killing the scabies mite - on furniture, beds, blankets, clothing etc, etc. I have read that neem oil, tea tree oil, are some of the best natural treatments for curing scabies, is this true??, and would eyculyptus oil be of the same cure as tea tree & neem oils. I look forward to hearing from you Thank you Marcia

Recent questions on  Permethrin cream

doctor1 MD

I have a child in my home with head lice. I treated it twice with over the counter medication and it did not go away so I brought her in and treated her and everyone in the home with permethrin two days ago and colmbed out the hair in small sections to make sure I got rid of all nits and eggs as well, but one child has live lice again. I have also bagged up all the pillows in the house and washed all clothing and blankets with hot bleach water. I also bought nix spray and sprayed all the furniture, beds, and carpets throughout the house. Is there anything else I can do to permanently remove this lice infestation from my home?

doctor1 MD

Hello im having scabies for 2 years.i have applied permethrin for many times with full medical protocol but it doesnt work now my 2 years old son has developed similar rashes.i coudnt take ivermectin as i was pregnant and now im lactating mother.kindly help me

doctor1 MD

I have very itchy rash all over my body. I did 2 treatment of permethrin, prednisone 60mg for 3days, and Benadryl. My rashes and itches has stopped. I removed bed lines and wash with hot. But when prednisone has stopped my rashes and itchiness came back. What do I need to do now.

doctor1 MD

I have been having a troubling skin condition that has been diagnosed as scabies. I have been prescribed Permethrin 5% twice, which helped temporarily, but the symptoms always return afterwards. I have small white and red worm like objects all over me. They are particularly bad in vagina, on nipples, hands, feet, butt, back, ears, lips, and nose. I can feel them moving at times, but I m hopeful that things have improved bc I feel them less often now. They cause a crawling, itchy sensation at night that keeps me awake. There have also been random swollen areas on me which seem to be disappearing. There was one on my left earlobe, above my eye, on my neck, and under my toe. My vagina also had a blue/grey color on the left side which has slowly disappeared. After the permethrin my skin seems to be shedding in white pieces. Every time I use the bathroom more and more come off. I m just worried this may not be scabies because the symptoms still remain and the small white threads seem to keep coming off and I want it to stop. Not sure it whatever it is is dying, or growing. I have also been taking vitamins, using Black African soap when showering, and using dicatemous earth on skin. This condition has also caused several open sores on my skin and also swollen pimple like eruptions along my hairline. Thanks for any help-I m just hoping someone can figure out this mystery.

doctor1 MD

Hello! My 95 year old mother contracted scabies while in rehab last April. I have treated her with Permethrin cream ( and all that entails) 5 times since the initial outbreak, but it keeps coming back. Is there another treatment that might...

doctor1 MD

if I have been diagnosed by a doctor in Iceland with scabies , is a cream or a pill of ivermectin a better choice for treatment? i would prefer the pill but am not sure it would work as well

doctor1 MD

I am trying to identify red spots that have been appearing all over my body over the last week or so. I thought at first they were ant bites, but I have not been around any ants today and they are still appearing. My husband is also getting them....