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How to get rid of scabies and itchy blisters in a 1-year-old child?


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Answered by

Dr. Saira Mohsin

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At October 10, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 10, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My 1-year-old baby boy got scabies when he was just four months. He was prescribed permethrin 5 %, and it worked. But slowly, it started again. Almost ten months have passed, and small blisters have appeared on his fingers and palms, especially on the sides of his feet. These blisters are extremely itchy and have pale, whitish water filled in them. Some of them are big, about 5 to 8 mm in diameter. After 2 to 3 weeks, these begin to dry up, and the skin gets flaky, dark pink, and sometimes purplish pink in color. He barely sleeps and gets awoke due to itching. He has been using Fusidic acid and Triprolidine Hydrochloride as per the doctor's prescription. Can you help me know what this condition is? And how can I help my little boy to get rid of this?

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Saira Mohsin


Welcome to icliniq.com.

From the detailed history, it seems that scabies is still active. Apply Permethrin lotion at night for three consecutive nights on the baby and all the family members simultaneously. Give syrup. T-Day (Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride) half teaspoon at night for two weeks after applying Permethrin lotion. Start applying moisturizing lotion (one part) and soothing lotion (3 parts) mixture two times a day for one week. You can consult a specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their consent.

Thank you.

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

Dr. Saira Mohsin
Dr. Saira Mohsin


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