Ryan

Thunder Bay, Canada

#188 Apr 8, 2012
Permethrin will work if you are immediately diagnosed and start treating with it. The longer you go undiagnosed and treated the harder it will be to kill scabies with Permethrin as it does a poor job of penetrating the skin.

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Lesley

Thrapston, UK

#189 May 8, 2012
so sick wrote:
Im in the same boat youre in right now. Have no idea how I got them but they are horrible. I used the permethrin cream, as did my roomate who is covered as well. Still itching and still noticing new bumps. I've bleached, nixed, hotwashed, and boraxed everything but my body and still noticing new spots. I read that you can mix a mild detergent with borax and water and wash yourself with it but am too afraid of what that my do to my skin. I'd almost try anything right now - this is miserable. Maybe I haven't given the treatment (applied two days ago) enough time to work.
I've been told to give the treatment 7 days and then put the cream on again. I'm one my first day. Had the cream on an hour and icthy like mad. Does anyone know if the cream can make them worse while it works?
Christopher

Orlando, FL

#190 Jul 27, 2012
Hello, I have had what I think is Scabies since the summer of 2011. It was so bad for the summer and fall and it stayed pretty bad over the winter.
I moved to florida in November and I noticed that I stopped getting the bumps and itchiness as much and my skin didn't look scabbed and gross all the time.
I went to my doctor, and she said to try the permethrin and when I did, the visable signs re appeared. I am just wondering if I have had it for so long that my body is just used to them? Could I possibly have this forever? I am concerned because my girlfriend and I are sexually active and she has it now, like I did in the summer of last year. I didn't know I still had the rash, because there are no visable signs. We both have gotten treated but it keeps coming back for both of us, but for her it's a lot more severe. I also noticed when I stopped seeing the bumps, the hot searing feeling I got from hot water also stopped happening, and I just want this to stop. I don't have health insurance and it's getting expensive paying cash for my treatments. I just wanna get rid of it.. can't I just make a home remedy? Please help, I just want this to go away and I am quite afraid she will leave me if I don't find a way to get rid of this stupid thing.
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Christopher

Orlando, FL

#191 Jul 27, 2012
Joe wrote:
Yes, it's both ways with these mites. The canines can get your scabies mite and you can catch their scabies mites, too. And the mites can actually live off of you; although you may not be the preferred host for canine mites. They are both in the sarcoptes scabiei family of mites.
You cannot get the scabies that your dog can. You should do some research.
BeYourOwnDR

Dallas, TX

#192 Aug 26, 2012
Hey guys the best thing I've learned in life is to be PROACTIVE and if you want the job done right, Do It Yourself. I'm really new to this scabie crap. My family has it including my 2 month baby which has it the worse. She looks like shes been out in the sun for 6 hours without sunblock. Good thing bout her havin it is new borns break out the worse so I can use her to know when they r back n when they r finally gone. Being Active Duty military I don't have time to keep going to stupid Doctors who are unexperienced with there big degrees. So I took the initiative and bought a affordable low power MICROSCOPE for $280. U can get them real cheap but bein in the military u dont get to take "sick" days. you have to PROVE u r sick..injured..etc. So the scope i got has a LCD screen and hooks up to the computer n RECORDS what ur scope is seein. Thats why its $280. U can get them for $60. the Mite is suuuuper small I dont even KNOW how they r such pests but U see them perfectly as if it was a fly at 40X Magnification on ur scope. BUT NEWAYS Its been 4 days since my first Perm treatment and last night I scraped out a NON ITCHY tiny bump with a tiny black dot. NOT A BURROW just a tiny bump. I slapped it on a slide and watched it under the scope and sure enough it was the female mite just in there chillin. So Im goin to keep doin treatments..and skin scrapings until I cant find nething nemore. I suggest if you wanna put ur mind at ease, buy u a scope and be PROACTIVE and stop trustin the "DR" with tha Degree and no experience, and start educatin urself on these mites and beat it urself. oh and BTW tons and tons of BOOKS say these things dont get in ur head and on ur face. Well who ever wrote those books obviously never had scabies cuz i got them on my head..jaw line..under ear lobe, and my wife has them before the nostril openings. This thing is serious. If you wanna save money on ur water n electric bill then after ur 2nd or 3rd treeatment quarantine urself OUTSIDE your house for 4 days to be safe and let them die on there own. if you can get off work do all your shoppin u gotta do so u dont have to drive ur car for 4 days.
Gemmie70

United States

#193 Dec 7, 2012
buggie wrote:
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Just my opinion but I think you should lose your license. The medical profession is overful of smug, judgemental nurses.
Actually, buggie's not all wrong there.(This is coming from another nurse who has dealt personally with scabies). I wouldn't go so far as to say the judgmental nurse should lose her license. Nah, just her arrogance. Let's just say it's easy to make the cure sound simple...."What's wrong with you guys, don't you know how to treat these mites? Just take the cure and get over the illness and yourselves already--lol". My interpretation. Maybe what Buggie is trying to imply is that a little empathy can go a LONG way.
And yes, these mites have been known to develop resistance to the prescription drugs. It's a rather maddening illness to deal with lol. After doses of oral meds, cream, natural remedies first, a vinyl cover on my bed, wiping it down every day,laundering sheets/covers/clothes daily in hot water, using dryer, vacuuming carpets, bagging clothes, shoes, throwing other items out, etc, etc., I've done (am doing )it all folks. I am still dealing with them 2 1/2 mo. later. Unfortunately, I work in home health and have lost wages due to this (I thank god for my Aflac STD). By the way, one of the local nursing homes dealt with an infestation that took quite some time to eradicate, between re-infest.of patients and staff. In other words, I'm just saying the cure, it's not that simple of a matter all, or even most of the time.
I take some comfort in reading others' testimonies on-line that I can relate to-- on how much endless and pain-staking effort it can ultimately take to rid oneself and their environment of these little buggers. Don't lose heart if you get the Scabies, and don't be surprised, even prepare yourself for it to potentially take a good amount of time for the cure. You know where the quote from the "7 Yr.Itch" came from? Well,now you do. Just keep on keepin' on with treating yourself and your environment, and eventually they'll be licked (I keep telling myself,I pray). It's not an easy ordeal to contend with. Let's just hope the ICU nurse (with all the answers) never gets a case of the scabies. Well,*then* she might understand lol.
Anonymous

Inkster, MI

#194 Dec 7, 2012
Daveed wrote:
I've heard so many stories about how this treatment or that treatment doesn't work...
but I have not yet seen one successful story with just the use of permethrin.
Does it EVER work?
Please say there is hope. I'm currently an unemployed student with no income... all I have is this free clinic and what they prescribed [permethrin 5%].
Can I get an easy success story, for Chrissakes?
YES PERMETHRIN WORKS!!!!!!!! Have scabies twice in the past Permethrin worked both times, make sure you use it twice a week apart. The problem is Permethrin causes skin irritations that mimic scabies so people keep applying cream and they end up in a battle with themselves when they are actually cured. For me I kept getting scratch marks for a month-2 months itched alittle and had bumps that would appear here and there but go away quickly. This was all post scabies sympthoms. Hope this eases the mind of atleast 1 person because you people are nuts on here and scare the crap out of people
Anonymous

Woodbridge, VA

#195 Dec 7, 2012
4 days is not enough, I have researched and they can live up to 21 days without a blood host. Yippee, right? I did 3 course of perm combined with oral ivermectin (changing sheets every day, towels, furniture covered with plastic drop sheets, etc, cleaning like a maniac) before I found the website that talked about borax combined with dial body wash & using it as a scrub. I have been doing it daily, often twice a day for 3 weeks and I am almost healed completely, I also spray myself with the bleach & water mix. at night. Scrub your head too. Even though the 4 doctors I went to SWORE to me I couldn't get them in my hair, I got them there. Ivermectin, perm, borax & bleach... and winning combo.
marcus

Sheffield, UK

#197 Dec 15, 2012
Does any one know what they used to treat scabies with in the UK about 30 years ago . The reason I ask is because I remember my friend getting them she was badly bitten aswell and she was given some lotion that looked like calamine to paint on . She used it once and they cleared really easily. I have now contracted them and used permethrine 6 times and done all the cleaning etc and plastic sheet on mattress and I cant seem to feel any better or really arent sure if my skin irritated
Anonymous

Woodbridge, VA

#198 Dec 15, 2012
marcus wrote:
Does any one know what they used to treat scabies with in the UK about 30 years ago . The reason I ask is because I remember my friend getting them she was badly bitten aswell and she was given some lotion that looked like calamine to paint on . She used it once and they cleared really easily. I have now contracted them and used permethrine 6 times and done all the cleaning etc and plastic sheet on mattress and I cant seem to feel any better or really arent sure if my skin irritated
6 rounds of Permethrin, sounds like you need some ivermectin too. Perm alone is not enough. Lindane?? Is that the lotion you mean?? The good thing about ivermectin & a topical, you get them both ways. Add in some borax scrubs and bleach treatments you will be better in no time.
marcus

Sheffield, UK

#199 Dec 15, 2012
Doctors wont prescribe ivermectin in uk ive asked already been told lyclear only treatment here. If it was lindane i dont know but it worked for my friend years ago and cant get that here either . Dont know if we can get borax here Ive never heard of it but will google
marcus

Sheffield, UK

#200 Dec 15, 2012
Found borax at amazon have ordered it . Do i put it in with laundry ? Is it safe to bathe in and how much do I use
Anonymous

Inkster, MI

#201 Dec 22, 2012
These boards are horrible if you have scabies stop reading these boards just use your permithrin cream and youll be fine. I have been cured twice in the past both times with he cream and I didnt even do any cleaning at all.... I must add though the second time I had scabies I didnt follow up with a second treatment a week later and I was reinfested so make sure you use te cream twice!! But like I said I never did any cleaning at all. Scabies is the worst feeling ever and we all come to these boards and then we start thinking we are forever going t have them and many people are overdosing on the meds and tearing up theuir house but really they are very EASY to cure. Just be patient. One more thing is the permithrin cream does cause skin irritations and many people justify that as being reinfested andthats whythey never think they are cured. Apply thye cream twice and be patient, you will get better week by week. Trust me!
Anonymous

Woodbridge, VA

#202 Dec 22, 2012
denversun11 wrote:
These boards are horrible if you have scabies stop reading these boards just use your permithrin cream and youll be fine. I have been cured twice in the past both times with he cream and I didnt even do any cleaning at all.... I must add though the second time I had scabies I didnt follow up with a second treatment a week later and I was reinfested so make sure you use te cream twice!! But like I said I never did any cleaning at all. Scabies is the worst feeling ever and we all come to these boards and then we start thinking we are forever going t have them and many people are overdosing on the meds and tearing up theuir house but really they are very EASY to cure. Just be patient. One more thing is the permithrin cream does cause skin irritations and many people justify that as being reinfested andthats whythey never think they are cured. Apply thye cream twice and be patient, you will get better week by week. Trust me!
Incorrect. These boards helped me get better! You are way off base. Cleaning is a MUST!!!!!!!! Why do you think you were reinfested?
Anonymous

Woodbridge, VA

#203 Dec 22, 2012
marcus wrote:
Found borax at amazon have ordered it . Do i put it in with laundry ? Is it safe to bathe in and how much do I use
Yes put in with your laundry detergent, I use about 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup. Always in hot water, rinse in cold.

Yes safe to bathe in. Not sure how much to put in the bath water, it says on there somewhere, maybe 1 to 2 cups? I used it with dial bodywash & a splash of hydrogen peroxide and made a scrub... scrubbed everywhere with it, even my head. Work up a good lather. I think was in the shower under the water for probably about 25-30 minutes ever time I showered. For the scrub, I used about 1 cup borax, a splash of hydrogen peroxide and about 1/4 cup of dial body wash. Mix well, and apply with your hands or a rough wash cloth and scrub well. Don't forget head and back & shoulders! EVERYWHERE!!!! You know what I mean!
Kelly

Los Angeles, CA

#204 Dec 23, 2012
Shelby, let me know when you get them out of your hair. Thats the only place I have them. Iím using sulfur soap 2 times a day and leaving it in overnight.
Anonymous

Woodbridge, VA

#205 Dec 23, 2012
Kelly wrote:
Shelby, let me know when you get them out of your hair. Thats the only place I have them. Iím using sulfur soap 2 times a day and leaving it in overnight.
Kelly I they have been out of my hair for several weeks now.

Use borax mixed with shampoo - ALOT of borax, it will be very gritty and hydrogen peroxide every day (try to leave on your head for about 15-20 min when you are doing the rest of your body) for at least 7 days, follow with lemon juice (yes it burns!!! watch your eyes!!!) gets rid of them. I also would dab the bleach & water solution on my scalp where there was an outbreak, that helped too. It was Ok for me - and I color my hair - bleach/water combo did notcause me any problems. Just test it on your arm or something first, before you put on your head.
David Burham

United States

#206 Jan 6, 2013
denversun11 wrote:
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YES PERMETHRIN WORKS!!!!!!!! Have scabies twice in the past Permethrin worked both times, make sure you use it twice a week apart. The problem is Permethrin causes skin irritations that mimic scabies so people keep applying cream and they end up in a battle with themselves when they are actually cured. For me I kept getting scratch marks for a month-2 months itched alittle and had bumps that would appear here and there but go away quickly. This was all post scabies sympthoms. Hope this eases the mind of atleast 1 person because you people are nuts on here and scare the crap out of people
When in the process of the treatment I understand that you are supposed to cover your body entirely but when having the permethrin on can you still be able to wear clothes or will the cream rub on the clothing causing it not to work? Another question is: I itch but its not that severe, would one application of the permethrin be enough or should I just do it again a week later to be on the safe side?
suzyb

UK

#207 Jan 6, 2013
David Burham wrote:
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When in the process of the treatment I understand that you are supposed to cover your body entirely but when having the permethrin on can you still be able to wear clothes or will the cream rub on the clothing causing it not to work? Another question is: I itch but its not that severe, would one application of the permethrin be enough or should I just do it again a week later to be on the safe side?
i was told to wear long sleeve pyjamas long trousers and wear socks and go straight to bed after applying some say do a week later cos it doesnt kill eggs and some say it does kill them so dont know what to believe
Anonymous

Woodbridge, VA

#208 Jan 6, 2013
My research led me to believe (and personal experience) that perm kills the live ones on you (well, mostly... the borax & bleach treatments finish the job) and the ivermecton "deactivates" the eggs.

I wore perm all over day and night 2 times, kept it on for 24 hours... does not stain clothing. I did NOT experience any skin irritation (and I have very sensitive skin) from Perm, only a burning/tingling across my back & neck, which went away.

You need to do more than one treatment of Perm. One is not enough! Yes do it again a week later. In the meantime, get yourself some borax and scrub yourself daily, at the very very least. That is what fixed the itching for me. I was going out of my mind until borax. Love that stuff.

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