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Sex after 1 day of permethrin treatment for scabies and risk of transmission

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If I have sex 1 day after applying Permethrin for scabies, do I still risk spreading the infestation to my partner?

Category: Dermatologist

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Hello,

Yes there is small risk of transmitting scabies to the partner. Single application might not give a 100% eradication. So a repeat application is suggested after a week (In consult with your Doctor). Unless thoroughly sterilised the infection can also spread via clothes / bedsheets etc.

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Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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