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Can scabies cause itching and rashes on the hands and legs?


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Dr. Suvash Sahu

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Published At July 26, 2023
Reviewed AtJuly 26, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My six-and-a-half-year-old son has suddenly developed allergies on his hands and legs, as well as on his face, with little pimples on his hands and legs visible during the day, which become larger at night with itching. I saw several doctors but was unable to find a remedy. I saw another doctor today, and he recommended Atarax and Allegra syrup, as well as Moisturex with Flucort-N cream, to be used after a bath. Previously, he was using Ethimom lotion, HHMite ointment, and 1 tab Iverscab 6 for the same

Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Suvash Sahu


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query, examined your pic

and can understand your concern.

Your son is most likely to have a condition called scabies. Since you have already taken medicine for this, please repeat the same even after seven days. Apply 5% Permethrin lotion once below the neck and all over the body for ten to twelve hours, followed by a bath, and take a single dosage of Tablet. Ivermectin 6 mg (milligram) (anti-parasitic) on the same day. I also advised you to wash your son's worn garments properly. After contacting your general physician or a local dermatologist, begin using Fluticasone Cream twice daily and by taking Syrup. Cetirizine 4 ml during the night hour for five days. Scabies itching takes around two to three weeks to go away.

I hope this helps.

Thank you and take care.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Suvash Sahu
Dr. Suvash Sahu


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