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Condition: Scabies
3/16/2014 12:40:25 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was diagnoized with Scabies 5 days ago. I had the itching about 2 weeks before going to the Dr. My granddaughter was itching too, so she went to the Dr. and was diagnoized with Scabies. Her Dr. told her that she had caught it from a puppy that she had gotten that had the mange. I also took care of the puppy. Some say that the mite that infects animals can't be transferred to humans. But, he ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Scabies
10/7/2013 10:44:12 AM

Reviewer: Annoyed, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My son brought Scabies home from his uncles house. I took him to the dr. as soon as he showed signs of it. The dr gave him Lindane. He had a terrible reaction to it, so took him back to dr. The dr. said to ignore it b/c kids are "rashy" It got so bad! Finally took him to dermatologist he said it was Scabies. Got permetherin used it once then again a week later. couple months later I got ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Scabies
8/17/2013 11:47:19 AM

Reviewer: itchy mama, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My grandsons brought home scabies after spending a couple of weeks with their dad. Before the mite was identified they spread to several other family members. We have treated with Permethrin. The boys cleared up but I have have treated and retreated. I have washed linens and clothing, even set off bug bombs in the house. The day after I treat new red bumps pop up. I know I have over treated. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Scabies
12/20/2012 3:19:46 PM

Reviewer: 3rd times a charm?, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is the third time in my life I have had Scabies, the first from sleeping in a not so clean place, the second from a partner and this time I have NO IDEA as I haven't been with anyone or slept anywhere in months. Each of my instances were years apart. Both previous times I've used Permethrin and noticed results right away. This time however my first use brought everything out and they ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Scabies
10/7/2012 12:55:48 AM

Reviewer: servbot001, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I keep reading a bunch of people saying that the Permethrin did not work. This is most likely not the truth. It's important to note that it is a nerve poison and the itching will continue for weeks to possibly YEARS afterwards depending on how long you had scabies. It is BAD for your skin but the benefits outweigh the bad - unless directed, do not treat more than your doctor says because it wi ... Show Full Comment

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