Scabies can be effectively treated with prescription creams or lotions that contain permethrin or other insecticides. However, it may take some time for the symptoms of scabies to go away completely after using the cream.
Typically, it can take up to two weeks for the itching and rash caused by scabies to completely disappear after treatment. However, the length of time may vary depending on several factors, such as the severity of the infestation, the individual’s immune response, and the effectiveness of the medication used.
It is also important to note that even though the symptoms may have disappeared, it is still possible to spread scabies until all members of the household or close contacts have been treated. It is essential to follow the treatment plan recommended by your doctor and to avoid close contact with others until the infestation has been completely eradicated.