Permethrin is an insecticide medication and is used to treat scabies and lice. They are usually applied on the skin, as they are available as creams, gels, and shampoos.

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How to get rid of scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from scabies. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini V Swamy


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Scabies is a contagious skin condition. Treatment for scabies is Permethrin cream. Can you please provide more information, and if possible, send a picture of the rash? Have you been diagnosed to have scabies by a doctor? Are you on any treatment for that? When do you ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of non-itchy red spots on hips, abdomen, and arms?

Query: Hello doctor,I have some red spots on my hips, lower abdomen, left arm (smaller), and a single large spot on my left leg. They have been there for a long time (months), and they do not seem to go away. I tried to apply a Fluticasone propionate 0.05% cream twice a day for one week, but it did not hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdel Hakam Soliman

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is there anyone else in your family affected by the same?  Read Full »

Can pinworms cause itching in the butthole?

Query: Hello doctor,My mom is immunocompromised, and she took care of a stray cat. This female FIV+ cat had ringworms, pinworms, mites, and something else that cannot be identified yet. Even the humane society we brought the cat to is unable to make her adoptable yet because they cannot cure her of what sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from the feeling of itchiness on your butthole. Pinworms are visible to naked eyes. They are about 2-13 mm in size and white. But pinworm eggs are small and transparent and can be see...  Read Full »

How to confirm whether my itchy rash is scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a skin rash and it is very itchy. Exactly eight days back, I had two or three red dots on the chest. I approached the GP. She was not sure since there were only two dots but approximated it could be scabies and advised me to use Lyclear scabies cream (Permethrin 5%). But it see...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Does itching aggravate at night? Does web spaces of fingers involved? Do you have similar complaints from family members? Will you scratch or rub the lesion? Use Permite 5 percent cream at night on day 1 and day 7. Apply all over the body below the neck. Use Permi...  Read Full »

How do I get rid of my back acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I have back acnes for the past five years. I did not take any medicines because it does not bother me. How to get rid of it? Can it spread from others?  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you scratch or rub the lesion often? Do you have a pus-filled lesion or mite allergies? Does itching aggravate during the night? Are there any similar episodes in any of your family members? Please attach the picture of the lesion to confirm the diagnosis.  Read Full »

What should I do to prevent skin problem with recurrent rashes and scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 13-year-old male. I am 5 feet tall and my weight is 125 lbs. I have skin problem, recurring rashes, and scars.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have night aggravation of itching? Excess scratching and rubbing of the lesion, oozing, or bleeding? Do you have mite allergies? Similar history in family members? Web spaces of finger involvement? Do you have a fever or improper hygiene? Any history of atopy...  Read Full »

How to manage itchy skin allergy in a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My worker's daughter is suffering from skin allergy, as shown in the picture. They used medications, and it worked temporarily. The kid is on normal diet. She drinks mother's milk also. Is there any medicine and cure for skin allergy of a 1.5-year-old?  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems she is having impetigo or scabies with secondary infections because I can make out lots of pustules. But you did not mention the symptoms of childlike. Is she having pain or itching? Si...  Read Full »

How to treat skin itching in all family members?

Query: Hello doctor, I have skin itching for almost a month. It started after a relative with a skin problem visited my home two months ago. Now I am having the same type of issue with minor problems of itching and other family members face the same as well. I feel more itching at night and it is affectin...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Do you have mite allergies? Any recurrent episodes of inflammatory papules or nodular lesions? Do you have intense itching, excess scratching and rubbing of lesions? Any excoriation marks, improper hygiene, dusty environment, or improper washing of clothes? A...  Read Full »

Why do I have itchy red blisters all around my body?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. I am suffering from some red blisters all around my body, which are very itchy. This also spreads in my groin area and in the penile shaft. It is very itchy. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is the itching predominantly occurs at night? Is there any other member of your family affected? Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

What is the chance of transmission of scabies from a person who is under treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an issue concerning scabies. My teenage son's girlfriend's sister had scabies so her family and my son got a treatment a few weeks ago. Their doctor could not confirm everyone does not have it anymore so they start treatment again a few days ago. My son left for aholiday two d...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Yes, you may get infected because of sharing the same bedsheet. Please let me know the exact date of starting scabies treatment? Any symptoms, of skin lesions in your son? Please reply to me with answers of above asked questions so t...  Read Full »

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