You need to get rid of the mites. Our doctors can advise you about the most effective cream or lotion to use. If your itching is particularly bad, tell the doctor and see if there’s a separate corticosteroid cream you can use to help you resist the urge to scratch.
You will also need to be treated straight away if your partner or someone you live with gets scabies, even if you haven’t had any symptoms yourself. The condition can sometimes takes up to two months to cause any symptoms, so it’s important to follow the same treatment plan as the person showing signs of scabies.
Several lotions are available to treat scabies. The infected person’s clothes, bedding and towels should be washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer. Treatment is also recommended for household members and sexual partners.