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Scabies Transmission

Scabies is a skin rash caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. It is contagious and can spread through direct contact with a scabies-infected person, contact with contaminated clothing and bedding, and sexual intercourse.

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I am suffering from scabies for a week. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 40-year-old, suffering from scabies from a week. I have two kids, a wife, and a cat, and they keep on itching themselves continuously. Please suggest treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You may have acquired animal scabies. I would suggest a single whole-body application of 5 % Permethrin cream from the neck downwards to the whole body, kept overnight for eight hours, followed by bath the next day. An OTC oral antihistamine, e.g. Cetirizine 10 mg on...  Read Full »

I have contracted scabies and have been trying to get rid of it with various over-the-counter lotions, and creams. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 70 years old, female with height 5 feet 6 inches and weigh 12 stones 2 Ibs. I have contracted scabies and have been trying to get rid of it with various over-the-counter lotions, and creams. The scabies are in my eyelashes and, as I am registered blind, I find it extremely difficu...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. First I need to ask you a few questions to confirm the diagnosis of scabies, 1 How much is the itching? 2 Do you get itchy at night? 3 What all medications have you tried for scabies and how? 4. Does anyone in the family ha...  Read Full »

What is the remedy for recurring scabies?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old, with a height of 6 feet and a weight of 190 lbs. I have recurring scabies for over a year, which is contagious.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send photographs of all the affected areas. Any history of hypertension or diabetes mellitus? Any other family members affected? Kindly share your detailed history of the onset and progression. Regards.  Read Full »

What are the best medicines to treat scabies?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 months old. She is a very active child. She was suffering from severe itching and rashes. The doctor diagnosed her with scabies. He prescribed HH mite cream for three days, and Atarax syrup thrice a day. On the rash, he asked us to apply Flutivate cream at night time. It...  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please continue the Atarax syrup (Hydroxyzine) only if there is itching. You can repeat HH mite cream (Permethrin) if itching is significant. It has to be applied to the whole body below the neck. Avoid the head, face, neck, anal and vaginal areas. Also, avoid region...  Read Full »

Can scabies be transmitted from the jacket to the chair or is skin-to-skin contact necessary?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about scabies. We have wooden chairs and leather chairs in the restaurant. Can scabies be transmitted through clothes, a wooden chair, or a leather chair? For example, people are hanging their coats on wooden or leather chairs. So can scabies go from the jacket to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Scabies is usually transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact. It can be transmitted by prolonged exposure to clothing or bedding or even furniture. Scabies can survive in a patient's skin for weeks to months. But it can survive only for two to three days in the env...  Read Full »

My scabies rash does not seem to disappear even after taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old, my height is 157 cm, and my weight is 58 kg. Almost a month back, I was diagnosed with scabies. Red bump-like blisters had appeared all over my body. The dermatologist had prescribed HH lite cream with Ivermectin 12 mg. I applied the cream twice, along with the oral ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case. Firstly you need to understand that itching and bumps may persist for upto four weeks even after treatment of scabies. Secondly, you may have missed following certain instructions properly, like- Washing your clothes separately. Th...  Read Full »

My partner suffers from scabies, and we had intercourse. How can it be prevented?

Query: Hi doctor, I had intercourse with my partner, who is suffering from scabies. I use Lindane lotion and moisturizer cream. I used it twice. Please recommend medication and soap to kill those mites. I am having severe itching and also take the tablet Atarax 25 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry. Use scabicidal lotion (Lindane and Cetrimide) for two consecutive nights, then wash it off with warm water the following day. Wear loose-fitting cotton clothing. All clothes should be washed in hot water and dried in the sun....  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

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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