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Scabies Medication

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Scabicide Lice Care® (Malathion) Children

Scabies Medication - What is it for

The medicine is used for treating scabies. Scabies are mites (a type of small insect that can be seen with a microscope) that burrow under the skin, causing severe itching and bumpy red rashes. They rarely affect the skin above the neck, except in infants and young children. Usually more than one person in a family has scabies as it easily transmitted by close physical contact.

Symptoms may take up to 2 months to develop after exposure. Therefore, all infected people and close contacts (eg. baby sitter, everyone living in the house or have skin contact) have to be treated at the same time even if they have not developed a rash.

Scabies Medication - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Scabies Medication cause?

Before taking Scabies Medication, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Scabies Medication?

  • Tags: Permethrin, Malathion
  • Updated on Friday, October 6, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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