Scabies is a contagious skin infestation caused by the itch mite Sarcoptes Scabiei which causes severe itching over body parts of the infected person. The mite gets transferred through close physical contact and create burrows beneath the skin to lay eggs and spread further. This article will guide you about the topical creams for the treatment of scabies.
The initial symptoms of scabies are itching between fingerfolds, armpits, thighs and genitals. It is very important to get treated for scabies right after the infestation to avoid the disease from getting complicated. It is even recommended to visit the doctor in case you are aware that you have come in contact with a scabies patient recently. This can prevent the outbreak of the disease.
Don’t ignore any signs of itching as the itching will get severe due to increase in number of mites which make it difficult to treat the disease.
Treating Scabies with Topical Creams
It’s best to take recommendation of the doctor if you experience any itching. The doctor will do a proper diagnosis with ink test and scrap test to identify the real cause of itching. If it is scabies he will prescribe you appropriate medicines and dose to get rid of the mites. Most of the medicines are in the form of topical creams and lotions which help to get rid of itching and the mites.
It takes at least four weeks to get rid of the disease provided you strictly adhere to the instructions of the doctor and take the medicine properly.
Your GP will prescribe you Permethrin as the startup treatment for scabies. This cream is available as 5% permethrin cream consisting of a synthetic chemical to kill the scabies mites. This is even effective in relieving the itch. Permethrin is considered as safe for pregnant women and young children around 2 months old but still it’s advisable to take doctor’s advice before you use it.
Permethrin is known to cause burning or skin irritation. So, don’t apply more than what is recommended by the doctor. The cream should reach all body parts including neck, armpits, in between fingers, nails.
This cream is available in the form of 1% Lindane lotion and is effective to treat the scabies mites. Lindane is prescribed by the doctors only when other medicines fail to work. It has to be applied for eight hours and then should be rinsed off.
It’s not safe for pregnant or nursing women because it can be absorbed in the blood stream and result into seizures. So, avoid using this medicine on your own.
Dr Scabies cream
Dr Scabies is one of the best and highly popular medicines for scabies treatment. It is recommended by the doctors worldwide for quick relief from scabies mites and itching. Dr Scabies cream contains the most effective ingredient for scabies treatment-Sulfur and other natural ingredients which make it a safe remedy for scabies treatment. That’s why this medicine is safe and suitable for everyone.
The major ingredients in Dr Scabies cream are soy & Jojoba Oils, MelaleucaAlternifolia Leaf Oil and ChamomileExtracts. This means Dr Scabies is a chemical free treatment of scabies which doesn’t have any side-effects. You can obtain Dr Scabies cream from a nearby pharmacy or buy it online.
This is another anti-scabies cream available in the form of 10% crotamiton. Crotamiton is a powerful antipurirtic that can reduce itching by destroying the scabies mites.
You can apply this cream after every 24 hours and then wash it off. Don’t use it on inflamed tissue, eyes, nose, mouth and vaginal areas because it can be poisonous.
Make sure you disinfect all clothing, bedding, and towels regularly and pat them dry on high heat to eradicate the mites.