I am sure you have Rx for Kwell cream or lotion or an alternative medication. Even after successful tx, itching may continue for about a week. Cool baths and calamine lotion will help the itching. To prevent reinfection wash bed linen and pj's (wash everything). Anything that can't be washed, eg., sleeping bags or blankets, can be put aside in bags for 4 days, since the mite can't live away from the human body that long. The main complication with scabies is impetigo, or infected sores, due to the child's intense scratching. If any of the sores look weepy or have pus, they are probably infected and antibiotics will be needed.~~NP-C.
at 6:27 PM on Aug. 19, 2009