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Itching in elbows, forearms, knuckles, inner thighs. Pimples, inflammation. History of scabies. Help

Hi,
I am experiencing a high intensity bodily itch, which centres itself mostly around my elbows/forearms, my knuckles on my hands, and my inner thighs/genital areas. However, it can appear anywhere at any time, most commonly after a steamy shower or washing my hands under warm water.
The itch most commonly starts out as a small pimple type lesion, however without the characteristic red around the edges, covered instead by a completely translucent "head", These end up splitting after I itch them and become inflamed and take ages to go away.
I treated myself twice for scabies earlier in the year, and I'm confused about this itch because the scabies treatment informed me that after a maximum of 2 treatments, scabies would be eradicated.

Please help?
Wed, 19 Jun 2013
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Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Scabies is 100 % eradicated with two treatments , if it uses in proper way.
Local applicant is sufficient , if not than you have to take oral treatment.
Other point of treatment is that all family member must take this treatment simultaneously.
All belongings like bed sheets, pillow covers, towel should be washed with warm water and with antiseptic solution.
Have you taken these measures ?
If not ,than consult a physician and get in his advice , how to use anti scabies method of treatment.
Hope I have answered your question.
If further any question I will help.
Good luck.
Dr. HET
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