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Itching in face. Suspecting scabies. Contagious?

Hi, I think I may have scabies , I am itchy all over my body, in particular on my face, e.g my nose , eye brows and eye lids. I picked up Lycream from the pharmacy and did my first application last night, I am still really itchy today, is that normal and is the scabies contagious to any of my family members at this stage?
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Hi, it seems that you are not having scabies, but you may have either allergic dermatitis or seborrheic dermatitis. Take steroid in tappering dose for 3 to 4 weeks. , antihistaminic till relief of itching. Apply mild steroid cream or tacrolimus oint 0.03 percent. Avoid soap bath. Avoid pruritus inducing diet fish, prawns, peas,fermented food... etc . I hope you may be benefitted. Relapse may occur. Thats why you should consult dermatologist... Ok
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