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    Condition: Scabies
    5/25/2016 9:12:58 PM

    Reviewer: bbg65, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    my dr gave me this 4 times and at 56 a tube thought it would work but nope and I washed my bedding my dogs bedding etc this product stinks am not happy with it at all

    Condition: Scabies
    11/23/2015 12:40:07 PM

    Reviewer: Looking for a cure, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    This is another update to a previous review. After my last post, I went to Australia, where permethrin is sold over the counter and much cheaper than the U.S. I ended up doing full treatments about 10 times, as well as using benzyl benzoate four times. They helped a lot, but I was still getting fresh bites from eggs that were hatching over time (I assume). A doctor there wouldn't prescribe ive ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Scabies
    9/9/2015 6:53:37 PM

    Reviewer: Looking for a cure, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    This is an update to my last review, dated Aug. 27th. I did try the diatomaceous earth treatment, as mentioned. The DE I bought (SAFER brand) ended up turning into a brown paste when mixed with the oil. I used grape seed oil and also canola oil, and rubbed it all over. It made my skin super greasy, so I couldn't go out, but I work from home so I tried it for a while and it did seem to help. Th ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Scabies
    8/27/2015 3:00:15 AM

    Reviewer: Looking for a cure, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I've used this now twice and it hasn't worked. I put it on at night before bed, as directed, yet even before I washed it off the next morning, I already had new bites in numerous places. Some people say that it is effective, except that people aren't careful washing clothes, etc., so they are reinfected. This can't be true if I'm getting new bites when the cream is still on. It ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Scabies
    8/22/2015 12:58:13 PM

    Reviewer: Friendly, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I used this medicine at least six times with no lasting effect. I have been having muscle spasms and twitching since using. Please be careful. All the best in your efforts to cure this awful condition.

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