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Where can you buy over-the-counter scabies medication?

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In order to kill mites and eggs associated with scabies, scabicides, which are by prescription only, are the treatment options used by healthcare professionals, relates the American Academy of Dermatology. For this reason, there may be fewover-the-counter medications thateffectively treat this skin condition.

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WebMD relates that the topical treatments prescribed by doctors are a 5 percent permethrin cream, Crotamiton lotion/cream and Lindane. However, although Lindane is an approved medication for this condition, it should be used only after other treatment options are not effective, explains MedicineNet. This is because there are several negative side effects associated with Lindane, such as seizures and possibly even death. In a severe case of scabies that covers an extensive area of the body, doctors can also prescribe an oral antibiotic. Patients should follow the doctor's instructions for doses when using these medications.

Scabies is a skin condition in which mites burrow under the skin, which causes itchy skin, a rash or crusts that form on skin.

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