Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Desparate Mom | 2008/10/05

Q.

scabies in toddler

Paediatrician diagnosed my 1year old daughter with scabies two weeks ago. I was in shock as no-one at home has scabies but she attends creche during the day. Whatever this is seems to be eating my babies' s skin. I have applied the cream given by doctor for the second week now and the first bites seem to be healing yet more of them appear. I' m at my wits end! Where did she get this from and how come new bites keep appearing if I' m supposed to be killing them with the cream? Help please.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby probably picked up this scabies at the creche she attends. The cream the doctor gave you is not working. Ask your paediatrician to prescribe half strength Benzyl Benzoate lotion and apply the lotion exactly as you are instructed. All her clothing and bedding must be washed in hot water and then ironed.

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