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SCABIES MEDICATION

I dont know if this is the right category to put this in but iv jus been diagnosed with SCABIES and this medication cream is to expesnsive for me right now but i need help this itch is driving me crazy im tearing apart my skin and i cant sleep at night iv been on benadreel and anti itch creams nd lotions NOTHING if someone knows of something else for me to try, HELP ME!!!!
Wed, 26 Oct 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi........Mr.Aldana ..
do U recognise as Scabies o.k..
Scabies is highly contageous.,
commonly seen in entire family members ....
seen in inner folds of the skin i.e. interdigital spaces of the fingers,palms, wrists, elbows, buttocks, external genitalia..,
intense itch in night times..
very good treatment is available...
1) good hygienic habits.
2) everyday night ( minimum 3 consecutive days)...do hot scrub bath with Permethrin soap
3) Apply 0.5% permethrin lotion from neck to toe ...keeping throughout night
4) orally to allevate the itching by levoctetrizine daily night times and oral intake of specific drug ovicidal.........Ivermectol 12 mg once 5) Laundering and Ironing of clothes of enitre family members....ok bye ..
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Infertility Specialist Dr. Meenakshi Rastogi's  Response
Hi,
Scabies is a parasitic infection and these are deep in the skin folds. So to get compelete irradication multiple things have to be done. The source of the infection has to be identified and treated. the daily clothes and linen should be thouroughly washed with warm water. It would be better to boil your cotton clothes in water for 20 minutes. before starting the medicines make sure you have 2 sets of clean clothes so that infection does not recur through clothes. There are several very effective topical and oral drugs for scabies.Consult some good dermatologist. Take care.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome.Scabies is an ectoparasitic infestation.You must treat all the household members.5% permethrin is applied over whole body including scalp,face,neck and ears.Wash off after 8-12 hrs and repeat after 7days.Clothes,bed sheets and linen must be laundered in hot boiling water.Good luck.
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  User's Response
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PERMITE/ OMITE/ NOMITE 5% cream; apply all over the body except face and head; wash after 8-12 hours.
ivermectin s. A single 0.2 mg /kg(12 mg adults) dose has cured upto 91-100% patients of scabies.
but consult dermatologist.
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  User's Response
The drug of choice is Permethrin 5% lotion to be applied over whole body below neck. leave it for over night and have a scrub bath nexy day morning.
U can also Take Ivermectol tablets if its widespread and recurrent.
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