is a highly-contagious itchy skin condition caused by a microscopic mite
(Sarcoptes scabiei) that is passed strictly by skin-to-skin contact between
people. Every year, 300 million people are affected by this
DO YOU GET SCABIES?
can only catch scabies by very close skin-to-skin contact. Close physical
contact such as hugging can transmit the mite and usually many members
of a family are infected. Sexual contact is on of the most common
forms of transmission among sexually active young people. The mite is very
sensitive to environment and can not live off a host body for more than
24-36 hours. You can not contact scabies for a dog or cat.
DOES SCABIES LOOK LIKE?
produces a skin rash, and it first presents as widespread and overwhelming
itching before there is any rash. The rash develops as a result of
scratching and part as an allergic reatioin produced by the body in response
to the infection. The resultant skin rash is composed of small red
bumps and blisters. The scabies actually seek out cooler areas of
the body to live and the rash most commonly affects the webs between the
fingres, the wrists and the backs of the elbows, knees and around the waist
and umbilicus, axillary folds, areas around the nipples, sides and back
of the feet, the genital area and buttocks.
DOES SCABIES FEEL LIKE?
of itching begin approximately 30 days after exposure. Therefore it is
crucial that all family members be treated at the same time, even if they
do not exhibit symptoms. When symptoms develop, the itching is relentless
and pervasive and typically worse at night and increases in intensity.
What distinguishes the itch of scabies, from other skin conditions, is
its relentless quality that will get so intense to prevent sleep or awaken
the inflicted in the middle of the night.
IS ELIMITE CREAM & HOW DOES IT WORK?
5% cream (Permethrin) is a topical scabicidal agent manufactured by Allergan.
It is for topical use only. Only one application is necessary
to compoetely eliminate the parasites. This is a prescription medication
and it should be used exactly as directed, nor more quantity nor more often
DO I USE ELIMITE CREAM?
cream is applied topically only one time. It applied from the
neck all the way down to the soles of the feet being careful to apply in
the web areas between fingers and toes and in skin folds. Apply before
bedtime and leave on 8 - 14 hours. Wash it off in the shower
or bath. Usually 30 grams is sufficient for an average adult.
PROTOCOL TO ERADICATE SABIES INVESTATION:
infestation is asymptomatic for the first weeks, all family members and
close intimate contacts need to be treated.
worn the prevsious day, pajamas, bedding, etc must be washed. Dry
the launddry for an hour in a hot dryer.
items must be placed in a pastic bag for 2 weeks. The eggs hatch
in 10 days, but the scabies mite can not live away from a human host
skin for more than 24 hours.
not live in carpeting or furniture; they are slow moving and have no wings
and can not jump like fleas.
Pets can not
get human scabies and do not need to be treated.
QUICKLY DO I FEEL RELIEF AFTER TREATMENT WITH ELIMITE?
only one application of Elimite cream is effective and curative, the symptoms
of itching continue up to 6 weeks following treatment. The mites
are long dead and the infection is eliminated although the itching continues.
Do misinterpret this itching as continued manifestation of mites and try
repeated treatments with Elimite or other scabies treatments. This
will on cause enormous skin irritation.
LONG DO I HAVE TO USE ELIMITE CREAM?
cream is only applied ONCE! One application completely kills and
irradicates the mite. Symptoms and itching may not disappear for
weeks. Do NOT reapply cream or use other scabies treatment.
Soaking in cool water or applying a cool, wet washcloth to the irritated
areas of your skin may minimize itching. A soothing lotion
such as Calamine lotion can be applied. You can also use over-the-counter
antihistamines to relieve the allergic symptoms caused by scabies.
ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF ELIMITE?
treatment may temporarily exacerbate the itching, redness and edema accompany
scabies infestation. Also after the application of the Elimite itching,
mild burning and/or stinging may occur. The intensity of these side
effects may also be directly associated withthe severity of the actual
WHO SHOULD NOT USE
WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS
There are no known contraindications to the use of Elimite cream,
but there are several precautions. Before proceeding to the medical
consultation form you must read these precautions. Also, Elimite
cream has NOT been proven safe in certain age groups.
NO adequate well-controlled studies in pregnant women and therefore can
not be recommended for pregnant women (unless your own personal physician
approves the use of Elimite cream during pregnancy and directly prescribes
cream should NOT be used by pregnant woman or woman who are breast feeding.
cream is should not be used in severely immunocompromised patients or patients
with HIV (AIDS) disease.
Cream is CONTRAINDICATED in anyone with known hypersensitivity to the product
or any of its components: You must not use Elimite cream
if you have a known hypersensitivity to any of its components or to any
synthetic pyrethroid or pyrethrin.
NO circumstance is any child under the age of 18, in anyone pregnant
or breast-feeding, anyone with a severely compromised immune system
or advanced HIV use Elimite cream (unless prescribed by your
own personal-regular physician).