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Can I take homeopathic sulfur for scabies? Acute - about 4…

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Can I take homeopathic...

Can I take homeopathic sulfur for scabies?

Doctor's Assistant: Is the condition chronic, or acute?

Acute - about 4 weeks visible cots on my husband's skin - different parts of his body.

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

Husband is 87 years old, active, healthy, not on any prescriptions. Has been using benydry

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Yes, sulfur is a good remedy for the irritation and itching caused by scabies however it will not do much to kill the mite that causes scabies.

So, along with the sulfur I suggest that you use permethrin or any other antiscabies lotion like scabion etc you can find off the shelf in your pharmacy.

He should take a bath with warm water, apply the anti scabies lotion neck down once for 24 hours and then take another bath and repeat application. That is all he needs to do for scabies.

Wash his bed linen and clothes with warm water, dry them in the sun and iron them inside out.

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