Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids, Topical are used in the treatment of Scabies?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Megan Barry, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids, Topical

These agents may be applied to help control intense pruritus caused by scabies.

Hydrocortisone, topical (Westcort, U-Cort, Ala Cort, Rederm)

This is an adrenocorticosteroid derivative that is suitable for application to skin or external mucous membranes. It has mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid effects that result in anti-inflammatory activity. Hydrocortisone is considered the lowest-potency topical steroid.


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