Scabies treatment is highly successful at killing the mites. However, itching may continue for two to three weeks, and does not mean that you are still infested. Your healthcare provider may prescribe additional medication, such as antihistamines, to relieve severe itching.
No new burrows or rashes should appear 24 to 48 hours after effectively treating scabies.
There is no home remedy for scabies. People should see their doctor so that medicine can be prescribed to kill the mites and eggs.
If nodules, which are commonly found on the scrotum and penis, remain for more than a couple of weeks after successful scabies treatment, the doctor can inject the nodules with steroid medicine.
Even after successful treatment, a person is not immune to scabies. Therefore, it is possible to get scabies again. If a person becomes reinfected with the mites in the future, symptoms are more likely to occur within several days of the infection, as opposed to within weeks for brand-new infestations.