Soak In A Hot Bath To Speed Up The Healing Of Scabies?

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Morning doctor .. r nI want to ask about whether bathing in hot water baths that contain sulfur is effective for accelerating the healing of scabies? If so, how many times can the doctor recommend a bath there? R nAnd also for 2-4 ointments can you use it until the scabies goes away even though the medicine runs out? R n r nThank you …

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Hello Tiara, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

Scabies is a skin disease caused by infection with the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. These mites are highly contagious to other people and can be transmitted through items that have been used together, including sheets, beds, blankets, sofas, etc. Because the mites are easily transmitted, treatment for scabies should not only be applied to people with scabies, but must also be given to people who live in the same house as well as items that the patient has used.


Treatment for scabies is carried out by administering anti-rabies drugs. Commonly used anti-rabies treatments are permethrin cream (most commonly used), crotamiton cream, benzyl benzoate lotion, sulfur cream (5-10%), and lindane. Medicines of this type can only be purchased using a doctor's prescription. Soaking in hot springs is not effective in treating scabies, so it is not recommended as the main treatment for scabies.


Ointments 2-4 are ointments containing 2% salicylic acid and 4% sulfur. Although widely used for the treatment of scabies, ointments 2-4 are not as effective as other drugs in the treatment of scabies because they do not kill the egg stage of this mite. 2-4 ointments should be applied all over the body (neck down) for 3-4 days.


Some other things you need to pay attention to:

Treat all family members or other people who live in the same house with you, especially those who share the same bedroom with you.
Bed linen, clothes, towels, and other items that have been used and can be washed should be washed in hot water before starting therapy
Other items that cannot be washed, such as beds and sofas, must be covered tightly with plastic and kept out of reach of skin for at least 3 days.

If your disease persists and does not heal with 2-4 ointments, make sure you have done the things mentioned above, and consult a Dermatologist for further treatment.

So much information from me, hopefully it will be enough to answer


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