Scabies Topic Guide

Scabies Scabies: Scabies is a skin condition that causes severe itching. Scabies lesions on the skin may look like pimples, and the skin may also be red. Treatment involves washing all clothing and bed linens, vacuuming rugs and furniture, and applying a prescription cream to kill the mites.

Scabies Topic Guide - Visuals

Scabies Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ivermectin Ivermectin

Ivermectin is an anti-parasite medication. It causes the death of certain parasitic organisms in the body...learn more »

crotamiton topical Crotamiton Topical

Crotamiton is a scabicide. The exact way that crotamiton works is unknown...learn more »

permethrin topical Permethrin Topical

Permethrin is an anti-parasite medication...learn more »

lindane topical Lindane Topical

Lindane is a pediculicide and a scabicide. It affects the nervous system of the parasites...learn more »

diphenhydramine Diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine. Diphenhydramine blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in the body...learn more »

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