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Reddish itchy spots on the body. Need medication

Hi, My brother was in portugal recently and when he came home he had itchy skin. over the past few monbths the itching has spread throughout the family. we all have itchy skin and when we scratch, red spots appear. scratching only makes the problem worse. some creams has relieved the itch however none have solved the problem completely. what could this be and what may be casuing it? thank you.
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Hi There,
It seems like your brother is suffering from Scabies and he has spread the infestations in the house.
But not to worry at all you just have to use Permethrine 5% cream as directed on the literature of the medication.The important thing to be noted here is that all the family members have to apply the cream once at the same time and then have to reapeat it after a week.
The itch will be there for a week or so thats why i have told you to reapeat the application again after a week,but in the mean time you can apply Calamine lotion only on the affected areas for three times aday along with some oral anti allergics and everything will be fine.
I hope this will help.
thanks very much and all the best.
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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