Recurrent Scabies: Seeking Effective Treatment

Recurrent Scabies: Seeking Effective Treatment
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Aditya Favade and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


was diagnosed with scabies three months ago. The doctor prescribed permethrin lotion, ivermectin tablets, and levocetirizine. However, after 20 days, I developed bumps and swelling on my scrotum. The doctor confirmed that I had scabies again and prescribed the same treatment. Now, after one month, he has diagnosed me with scabies once more and has prescribed the same treatment again. Please advise me on what to do now




Answered by Dr. Aditya Favade


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


You can get reinfected with scabies if you are exposed again after treatment. No need to worry.A entire medical information is required.Remember, it may take some time for the symptoms to completely resolve even with proper treatment, so be patient and diligent in following your healthcare provider's advice.  If you have any concerns or questions, don't hesitate to communicate them with your doctor for further guidance and support.


Stay safe.

Thanks & Regards

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