How are scabies outbreaks in nursing homes and cases of crusted scabies treated?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Scabies outbreaks in nursing homes and cases of crusted scabies may require combination therapy consisting of topical application of permethrin and 2 oral doses of ivermectin at 200 mcg/kg (administered 1 wk apart). [75] Bullous scabies may respond to ivermectin therapy. [76]


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