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The infestation of the skin with mites called Sarcoptes scabiei is called scabies. If left untreated, these mites live and multiply on the skin by burrowing the eggs into the skin. It results in skin rashes, which itch intensely.

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My 1-year-old baby boy has recurrent scabies. Please help.

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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Saira Mohsin

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 we...  Read Full »

Tablet Permethrin and oral Ivermectin are not effective for my scabies. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been diagnosed with severe scabies in my tissues, but my treatments have not been successful. Tablet Permethrin and tablet Ivermectin for two days did not help, and I think I need more days in a row. I wonder if Ivermectin 1% topical lotion would work for my body?. That was prescrib...  Read Full »

Dr. Saira Mohsin

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you not use both topical and oral Ivermectin simultaneously. You can use only oral Ivermectin because oral therapy kills germs of scabies completely. I suggest you take tablet Ivermectin for three days again. I suggest applying Physi...  Read Full »

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