Scabies Treatment: Aretriamcinolone 0.1 Percent Cream

Anti-itch creams and lotions are generally used in scabies treatment. Medications that are used to treat scabies are generally prescription only.

Scabies

Scabies is a contagious skin infection that is caused by mites known as Sarcoptes scabei. These mites live inside the layers of the skin and on the surface. Scabies is characterized by skin irritation, pimples on the skin and severe itching. The persistent itching leads to the formation of papules, vesicles and burrows in the skin.

Aretriamcinolone 0.1 Percent Cream

Aretriamcinolone is a cream available in a paste form at 0.1 percent and is used to reduce inflammation and relieve the itchiness caused by scabies. It is a corticosteroid that prevents nerve impulses from reaching sensory nerves, and causes numbness at the site of application. The cream should be applied two to three times a day on washed and dried skin. It should be rubbed into the skin until it is no longer visible. This is a prescription medication that should only be applied for the amount of time prescribed by the doctor.

Side Effects of Aretriamcinolone 0.1 Percent Cream:

  • Burning sensation
  • Inflammation of hair follicles
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Excessive growth of hair
  • Dryness of the skin
  • Cushing's syndrome on prolonged use of the cream
  • Hyperglycemia

Precautions

When applying the cream to your face, you should ensure that it doesn't enter the eyes, as it can cause glaucoma. If you are allergic, you should discontinue the use of this cream immediately. Pregnant or nursing women should not be prescribed this medication for a prolonged period of time.

Children younger than 1 year should not be prescribed this cream, and young children should be monitored if they are treated with it.

Use Aretriamcinolone 0.1 percent cream as prescribed by your doctor. If it is used for a longer duration than prescribed, it can irritate your skin and cause complications. Since scabies is contagious, all family members should be treated simultaneously.

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