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Two months ago I was treated for scabies with Permethrin and Ivermectin. I was also just finishing up my last doses of oral retinoid for acne at that same time. I do not have any symptoms of an active scabies infestation right now, but I still have red spots everywhere that I was bit around my belt-line and pelvis area. These spots are not itchy or scabbed, but still slightly raised and red / pink. They almost resemble the site of a pimple a day or so after having been popped.

Is this scaring from the retinoid? Do bites like this take this long to fade? Anything I can do to speed the healing process up or fade them?

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replied March 21st, 2019
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These are not due to retinoid. These are the remnants of scabies. Take mild potent topical steriods to resolve the issue.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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