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Suggest treatment to cure scabies

scabies
i was diagnosed either scabies and u have been treated with permethrin, prednisone, and momatem topical i am still itchy and.seeing new bumps appearing. last night some.skin ed peeling.off of the old bums is this normal. also i have been disinfectant.the house and my yet babies were treated as well and they have no visual symptoms
Mon, 19 May 2014
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Hello dear,
welcome to HCM.
I have read your query and understood your concern.

Scabies is a disease caused by mite which if as you mentioned being treated properly , infection resolves in 2 weeks. But the itch may persist because it is basically due to the hypersensitivity reaction to mites and their secretions . It may take a month or so to get resolved completely.

I usually advice my such patients to continue taking oral antihistaminics like levocetrizine/fexofenadine in night time for symptomatic relief.

If you have any further query, you may ask me.
stay healthy.
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Suggest treatment to cure scabies

Hello dear, welcome to HCM. I have read your query and understood your concern. Scabies is a disease caused by mite which if as you mentioned being treated properly , infection resolves in 2 weeks. But the itch may persist because it is basically due to the hypersensitivity reaction to mites and their secretions . It may take a month or so to get resolved completely. I usually advice my such patients to continue taking oral antihistaminics like levocetrizine/fexofenadine in night time for symptomatic relief. If you have any further query, you may ask me. stay healthy.