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Scabies persistent itchiness

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 09, 2011 at 9:41 PM

I got infected with scabies in March. My doctor prescribed me permethrin to treat the infection, and it was effective at killing the scabies. However, over 6 months later I still get very itchy in the same spots that I had the scabies along with a rash. My understanding is that even after the scabies are dead, there can still be an immune response that persists for some time that causes itchiness and a rash.

Has anyone had a similar problem and found any relief? My doctor doesn't really know what to do at this point. The itchiness isn't too bad, but the rash is kind of unsightly. Thanks!

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on December 10, 2011
at 12:30 AM

If you still have itching and a rash 6 months after treatment, maybe you have either a recurrent or persistent scabies infestation. Ask your doctor about trying another round of treatment. Also, urge all of your known close physical/sexual/household contacts to get treated. Oral ivermectin is often effective for scabies that persist after permethrin treatment.

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on December 10, 2011
at 01:38 AM

If you are looking for something natural and non-toxic this is something you might want to research, Diatomaceous Earth:

More info here:

http://scabieshometreatment.com/blog/using-diatomaceous-earth-to-treat-scabies/

http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_mites.html

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on September 17, 2013
at 01:32 PM

Is Elimite cream useful in treating scabies. [spam redacted]

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on December 10, 2011
at 12:07 AM

I had scabies and if you had it for a while, you could have that residual itchiness. It should go away soon. The itchiness is caused by the scabies feces. I would guess at this point regular anti itch cream should work.

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