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My brother was suffering from scabies and I have also started developing some symptoms. I have applied 5% permethrin three times this week but haven't got any results, please tell me about other remedies to use and also tell me that permethrin results appear after how many days?

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Hi lybrate-user. Scabies is parasitic skin infection caused by mites, it burrow skin and skin swollen and redness appears, and very hard itching on it, its treatment is with anti parasitic medicine and good hygiene and care. Permethirin is take little time to recover it. But its best topical use for scabies. Along with you should use oral anti parasitic drug like ivermectine 200 mcg/kg once in a day. And wash his clothes with lukewarm water and antiseptic solutions. Maintain good diet don't use sour and sweet things, oily fast food. Etc. For more information consult private or visit at clinic.
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