Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
130 Doctors are Online

I have scabies, I am using permethrin

I have scabies . i ve been told a cream called permetharin or something like that is the sure way but its not helping me it just bothers it more. i m on the verge of crying and breaking down. is there anything i can use at home to get rid of this now. PLEASE, PLEASE. i cant take this anymore.
Asked On : Thu, 23 Dec 2010
Answers:  1 Views:  402
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, Welcome to Healthcare magic,

Scabies is a contagious disease caused by a parasite that lives just under the skin. I hope you applied it from the neck down, left on overnight, & then washed it off & repeated the same in seven days. The cream that you are using is good, but just the cream is not adequate. You must also get rid of the contamination on clothes & bedsheet which have been used anytime during the three days before treatment. Make sure you wash your clothes etc with hot water, dry it under sun & iron your clothes before wearing it.

You must also make sure that everyone in the family/close personel contacts are also treated or else you could get reinfected from them.

There is an oral drug- Ivermectin available. May be your dermatologist will prescribe it if you vivit him again.
Answered: Fri, 24 Dec 2010
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

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]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor