Itching is perhaps the most annoying and painful aspect of scabies. Even after proper treatment, itching will prevail for some time, but beyond a limit, it indicates a relapse.
So, what is it that causes itching even after a complete scabies treatment and when should you become more cautious about it.
Reasons for Persisting Itchiness after Treatment
Generally, cases where patients still suffer from continuous itching are reported when they are the treatment administered to them was either improper or incomplete.
The itching can also persist under the following circumstances:
- Since Permethrin based treatments have been in use for decades, medical research shows that some mites have developed a natural resistance against the medicine. This is why, treatments based on Permethrin and similar products are proving ineffective in curing the itching left after treatment.
- If the mites have thrived on the furniture used by a patient during treatment, they may again attack the skin and dig new tunnels to cause itching.
- At times, when correct precautions and cleaning are not taken care of, chances of a relapse always remain and itching becomes persistent.
How Long Will It Take For The Itching To Subside?
Generally, even after complete treatment for scabies has been administered, itching persists for at least 2-3 weeks. This is because brown reddish lumps that remain from the rashes will keep itching until they completely disappear from the skin, which may take as much as 3 months.
You can appease the itching by applying Dr. Scabies, which will also ensure to kill mites if any of them are still feeding on your skin.