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Does the itching become worse at night?
Thank you for the information. Your symptoms are most suggestive of a mite infestation known as Scabies.Scabies is characterized by generalized itching that is typically worse at night. There is no typical skin rash apart from excoriation marks due to scratching. Grey burrows may be seen in the interdigital areas (between the fingers) and on the wrists on elbows but these are often scratched off. Itching is often present in more than one family member though this is not a necessity for diagnosis.Here is what is required as treatment:
All the people living together must also be treated with permethrin as advised above even if they are asymptomatic, as usually everyone in the family is affected but only one or two people develop itching. This is very important. Not doing this is the most common cause of treatment failure in scabies.Permethrin and Ivermectol require a prescription - your GP or Family Physician can prescribe them for you. Claritin is available over the counter and can be started right away.
Lastly please note that the itching of scabies can take 4 weeks to completely disappear even after successful treatment.P.S: If there is no way you can see a doctor for the prescription meds then there is a home remedy that I can detail - however this is substantially less effective than the prescription meds. Let me know.Please feel free to ask if you have any queries.