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How is scabies treated?

The most common treatment for scabies is permethrin cream. If an alternative treatment is required, benzyl benzoate emulsion is generally used. A course of treatment may last several weeks, until no eggs or mites remain. Steroid creams and antihistamines are also sometimes prescribed to help calm the inflammation and itch.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
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