Q:

My 4 month old baby has got scabies infection, I m not sure from where she got, I have consulted the skin specialist md started wid the treatment (ointment Nd antibiotic drops) from last 2 weeks, also doc has given meds Nd ointment which needs to be applied to all family members once a week. But the infection comes Nd goes, does anyone have any idea as how many days will it take to completely cured the infection. Please help I m really very worried, plz answer if anyone has any idea



Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Hi anon..
It will take around one month to two months to completely clear.. Leave the cream on the skin (may be for eight hours or more), and then wash it off. Babies tend to put their hands in their mouth a lot when they're awake, so it's best to put the cream on at bedtime and wash it off first thing in the morning. If your child tends to suck on his hands or fingers while he sleeps, cover his hands with mittens or socks overnight to keep the medicine out of his mouth. If it is not clearing then ask your doctor to start oral medicines to kill the scabies mites parasites inside..

Thank u doc, Ya till now hv applied cream 3 times in 3 weeks, it has cleared 70% but the remaining is like it goes nd come back again, I wash her clothes Nd soak in very hot water with dettol daily, will it take such a long time to get cured. Is there anything else which i need to do????

Nothing else just keep her with yourself.. not multihanded..

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