Cortisone injections?

Hogansville, GA

#1 Sep 11, 2012
After dealing with scabies for over 4 months now, countless Premethrin applications, and a round of Ivermectin, I am STILL suffering & from time to time discovering new bites. I just had my 3rd dermatologist appt & my doctor swears there is no way I am still infected. I kind of felt like she wasn't really listening to me but whatever. She said that I'm just having severe reactions on a few bites & gave me on site injections on 3 of my worst spots and prescribed cortisone pills. Has anyone had any treatment like this or been told you were just having post-scabies reactions? I'm really starting to go crazy :(

Since: Aug 12


#2 Sep 11, 2012
Your doctor is trying to help.

Remember your doctor is human too.

People have reported post scabies reactions and reactions to permethrin so alleviating the symptoms with cortisone may be a good thing, then again the treatments may have failed and you still have scabies.

If you still have scabies after so many perm treatments, you may have to look at other treatment options as it is unlikely that further perm treatments will work.

You aren't crazy yet, but you may get there.

Birmingham, AL

#3 Sep 13, 2012
Just to update, it's been a few days since the injections & so far I am itching pretty much zero. I guess only time will tell if I'm truly scabies free or not, but just for the itch I'd really recommend asking your derm about it.

Since: May 12

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#4 Sep 17, 2012
Both the itch and the rash can last for quite some time after the scabies mites have been killed off under the skin. Therefore I guess what your doc. said may me true.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

United States

#5 Mar 28, 2014
Can new spots come up after u use the cream and they die but ur still itching new places...why???

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