Don’t Worry Scabies Can Be Treated Well!

scabiesCheers! Relax! Good news for all the scabies victims is that scabies can be treated very well.

Many products have come into the market promising to treat scabies at their best.

Condition is that all these products should be used keeping in mind their effect, side affects if any and of course the procedure of application.

Now let’s have a brief discussion on scabies treatment!

Many scabies treatment products like lotions are available for common people at very effordable prices. Be very careful and always follow the directions provided by your physician or the directions on the package insert.

The method of application of each product may differ sometime, but the most common procedure and suggestion would be apply lotion to a clean body from the neck down to the toes and left overnight (8 hours). After 8 hours, take a bath or shower to wash off the lotion.

Pregnant women and children are often treated with milder scabies medications. All the patients should put on clean clothes. All clothes, bedding, and towels used by the infested person 2 days before treatment should be washed in hot water; dry in a hot dryer. A second treatment of the body with the same lotion may be necessary 7-10 days later.

Important! People who have scabies obviously should be treated for the disorder but along with them people moving around them close to them, sexual partners and persons who have a prolonged contact to the infested person should also be treated. Don’t neglect the health of your family members if they are also suggested to be treated by your doctor.

The scabies treatment shows its effect slowly, it is not possible to stop itching all of a sudden but definitely it can be slowed down gradually. If needed your health care provider may prescribe additional medication to relieve itching if it is severe. Remember and Watch Out! No new burrows or rashes should appear 24-48 hours after effective treatment.

Treatments can be categorized as topical “pesticide” applications, systemic “tablet” doses. These scabies treatments proved to have the advantage of ensured total coverage. As the studies reveal the least toxic treatment is 10% sulfur ointment, a cost-effective treatment with the least long-term side-effects.

Because it is safe for all age groups the topical medication of choice is 5% permethrin, it should be applied for eight to twelve hours (overnight is the most convenient) then washed off.

As it is known that topical or surface medications are often effective and must be applied thoroughly to all skin from the face down, especially to areas known to be primarily affected (skin folds, etc.).

Historical scabies treatments are Lindane (hexachlorocyclohexane) creams or lotions which should be avoided because they have been shown to have neurotoxic effects in children and infants. Similarly, 5–10% sulfur ointments are considered historical.

In order to reduce or control the itching doctor may also prescribe some medications. So hope you had good information on the scabies treatments available for scabies. Take Care!


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