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Is it safe to do a 3rd Permethrin treatment after 6 days of last application?

Doctor's Assistant: Can you tell me about all the symptoms you've noticed (e.g. itching, rash, new birthmarks or moles)?

About 20 mosquito type bumps 3 weeks ago. Then creepy, crawling sensation on nape of neck, and feeling I had to knock off something on my skin all over. Did 2 treatments of Permethrin and Ivermectin. Yesterday, rash in left armpit burned like after applying tea tree oil, somewhat in other. Last night unable to sleep due to parasite movement and biting.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?

Yes. After using creams I really noticed how many bite scars I had. ER said I had Scabies that how I got the cream. Though today after treatment, I feeling biting and crawling more so than before. I have another refill for the Permethrin, but not sure if safe to do again. 6 days since last application. Though feel timing is right to get them while their on the surface.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Very large fibroids, also may be premenopausal. No high blood pressure or diabetes.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 10 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 10 months ago

Dear customer itching or crawling can take 4-6 weeks to go after complete eradication of mites from your skin so if have already had two applications ( in proper way as advised by your doctor ) then its better to wait till 4 weeks. Itching takes time to go. Take benadryl to reduce that but third application isnt recommended this soon.

I hope your query is addressed.

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Wishing you a healthy life.

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Dermatologist: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 10 months ago

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Dear customer its to request you to please leave a positive rating for my service as that will ensure i get my due share for my work.

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