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To get rid of scabies, treatment is essential. Medicine that treats scabies is only available with a doctor’s prescription
he person diagnosed with scabies and everyone who has had close contact with that person need treatment. Even people who do not have any signs or symptoms must be treated. This is the only way to prevent new outbreaks of scabies weeks later. People who should be treated include:
Everyone who lives with the person.
Recent sexual partners.
Most people can be cured with a medicine that they apply to their skin. These medicines are often applied to all skin from the neck down. Infants and young children often need treatment for their scalp and face, too. A dermatologist will provide specific instructions to follow.
Most medicine is applied at bedtime. The medicine is then washed off when the patient wakes up. You may need to repeat this process one week later.
It is important to follow your dermatologist’s instructions. Treating the skin more often than instructed can worsen the rash and itching.
Medicines that may be prescribed include:
5% permethrin cream: This is the most common treatment for scabies. It is used to treat patients 2 months of age and older and women who are pregnant.
10% crotamiton cream
25% benzyl benzoate lotion
Sulfur (5%-10%) ointment
1% lindane lotion
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