FRED

Golden, CO

#65 May 22, 2013
post scab wrote:
Last treated in March sometime. Treated three times. Got paranoid and did the bleach baths also and tto.
Slept in the garage in a different sleeping bag for a week.
I have no itching any more but am still getting red bumps on my forearms on occasion, for awhile under my pecs but that seems to have gone away now, and still get some bumps on the side of my ribs. The bumps hang around for a week or so. Not many bumps but see many small marks pop up and go away. HOW long will this go on? Cured but still have bumps I believe. Did not even have that many I dont think to start with.
The mites carry infections that they pass on to you and you end up with those after the mites are gone. These might be borriella, bartonella, babesia, etc. You need to go to an infectious disease specialist, regular doctors and dermatologists are worthless.
canucker

Scarborough, Canada

#66 Jun 8, 2013
Confused one wrote:
Ok I had scabies, I never saw a dr but I had the same symptoms I saw and read online. I took the 5% cream and the next days my bites seemed to be gone, I had it bad on my abs and hands. It's been about a month n half I still itch bad at night and have minor bumps on arms and thighs. Is this normal? Also I had scabies for 3 months before getting treated, no one caught it. I thought its, highly contagious?
self diagnosis is dangerous. I am awaiting biopsy. I may have caused irreparable damage to my skin thinking i had scabies. There are many skin conditions thar look like scabies. One of which is lichen planus which my derm thinks i have. Of course waiting on biopsy result.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#67 Jun 8, 2013
Dermatologists are one of the most unqualified to diagnose medical conditions. This is because their focus is on the skin. The skin symptoms are always the result of some kind of systemic problem. The better choice is an infectious disease specialist.
Charlie

UK

#68 Jun 9, 2013
I've had a rash they said scabies now after 6 weeks I itch all over. Have a lot of allergies and anyone I've been in contact with is fine. I don't keep we'll mentally and I'm weak and tired with more than 6 or 7 treatments what's up?
MISERABLE

Olive Branch, MS

#69 Jun 10, 2013
So I had broke out with this rash shortly after new years it got a little worse over the next few weeks so I went to the dr and was told it was eczema no tests no nothing just seen the blisters on my hands and based it off of a picture and was given a steroid cream which helped nothing except for the itching occasionally. So I finally couldnt stand the itching and burning after 6 months of no relief anymore and went to the local minor med today and within seconds of seeing how terribly covered I was she told me I have scabies. I have put the first application of the 5% cream on and feel like these things have gone on full blown vengance mode from my chin to the bottoms of my feet feel like they are on fire and I have an army of these things biting me everywhere and I mean everywhere. I am asolutely miserable more so than before the cream and still have at least 5 hrs I have to keep this on. Can I take benadryl while still using the cream or will it cause it not to work? I cannot take 5-11 more hours of this torture that has been building up for 6 months now because of a crap diagnosis. Please someone help!
Beckie

Danielson, CT

#70 Jun 10, 2013
MISERABLE wrote:
So I had broke out with this rash shortly after new years it got a little worse over the next few weeks so I went to the dr and was told it was eczema no tests no nothing just seen the blisters on my hands and based it off of a picture and was given a steroid cream which helped nothing except for the itching occasionally. So I finally couldnt stand the itching and burning after 6 months of no relief anymore and went to the local minor med today and within seconds of seeing how terribly covered I was she told me I have scabies. I have put the first application of the 5% cream on and feel like these things have gone on full blown vengance mode from my chin to the bottoms of my feet feel like they are on fire and I have an army of these things biting me everywhere and I mean everywhere. I am asolutely miserable more so than before the cream and still have at least 5 hrs I have to keep this on. Can I take benadryl while still using the cream or will it cause it not to work? I cannot take 5-11 more hours of this torture that has been building up for 6 months now because of a crap diagnosis. Please someone help!
The mites go into a frenzy when they die. I know it's tough but think of it they will be dead in a few hours. I'm not 100% sure what would happen if you take bendrayl will the cream is on. Many people have been misdiagnosed.
stressedinCali

Salinas, CA

#71 Jun 12, 2013
Yes you can absolutely take benadryl, zyrtec is Ok too.
FRED

Golden, CO

#72 Jun 12, 2013
Beckie wrote:
<quoted text>
The mites go into a frenzy when they die. I know it's tough but think of it they will be dead in a few hours. I'm not 100% sure what would happen if you take bendrayl will the cream is on. Many people have been misdiagnosed.
Yes many people have been misdiagnosed;

http://www.topix.com/forum/health/scabies/TP8...
vicar of dibley

Oldbury, UK

#73 Jun 17, 2013
The worst feeling ever wrote:
My skin has to be very sensitive because its been about 4 months the bumps come and go all over my body. The itching on the scalp has calmed down tremendouslybut i still am very itchy on the inside of my thighs and my back is very itchy also. I went to a dermatologist and she told me to let my body heal because the cream is very strong and that is most likely the reason for this terrible itch. I just want to share because if I didnt go to the dermatologist I would be freaking out to this day about this defistating life crisis! I hope this helps but I'm still itchy after 4 months since the cream has been used. I have not found anything to help the itch except for ice baths.
Try and get some 'Eurax'- you can get it in the UK as a cream or a lotion. it really helps with the itching. It won;t get rid of the scabies but it makes things more bearable till you do.
Overscabies

Lititz, PA

#74 Jun 27, 2013
I have been dealing with scabies since march. Never had a scarping. But went and saw dr. I have use permethrin 4 times. Also used borax bath, tea tree bath and lotion, bleach bath and a product called kleen free naturally bath and spray with water on body. I have very little itching but feel very buggy and crawling. I also get little bumps every few days. They itch a little but not like when i first went to dr. My husband and 3 boys were treated with the cream but never got rash or itching. Wondering if I am in post scabies??? should i just quit doing any kind of treatment. Worried and not sure what to do. Any advice would be appreciated!!!
Roz

Clemmons, NC

#75 Jun 27, 2013
Just a little FYI for those out there without a doctor and are SELF TREATING scabies (or what you think is Scabies).
Last year I had scabies, confirmed by a clinic, and because I have a weakened immune system due to Thyroid Disease, I catch it often. What I didn't expect that made a HUGE impact on treating this was knowing about SECONDARY INFECTIONS: with scabies comes scratching and with raw exposed skin, comes all sorts of nasty infections. After my second visit to the clinic when I was SURE there still were bugs in me, we discovered that while the mites were dead, I had STAPH INFECTIONS in different ways and FUNGAL infections too. Cellulitis, Folliculitis, Yeast, and bacteria were found in the area where we killed the mites as well as the leftover dead bugs with bug poop. That is a recipe for discomfort! I had to STOP over-treating with pesticides and start treating with anti-fungal and antibacterial medications. I would have never thought that the bugs were gone and kept on treating them which was making my skin weaker to fend off the Staph and Fungal infections that looked like more Scabies. BEWARE of self treating as you just don't know what can grow on you!
Now here am again a year later after staying in a cheap motel and contracting Scabies again, with Yeast fungus and all the other cooties. Mostly located under my breasts and in my butt crack. I am on my 1st Permethrin round, with anti fungal powder accompanying it. Keep your skin DRY as best as possible to combat the fungal cooties! And use Anti Bacterial cream (Neosporian) in the days after a Permethrin round to HEAL YOUR SKIN. DON'T think you can solve this alone: get to a clinic and don't be stupid!!!
Read more at http://www.topix.com/forum/health/scabies/TRI...
Me my self and I

Brookfield, WI

#76 Jul 5, 2013
ITchy in Sheboygan wi, i beleive i got it from Planet Fitness Gym, wipe everything down well before use and after
Jessica

Lakewood, NJ

#77 Jul 6, 2013
I found that Allegra helps to relieve the itch during treatment.
help

Canton, OH

#78 Jul 22, 2013
OK so I only had bumps on the outside of my right elbow and my doc told me it looked like scabies but I thought scabies started on your hands between your fingers...anyway I used the premetherin cream on that spot and that whole arm about 6 times and did head to toe once but I now have a couple bumps on my belly (which I'm pregnant) and a couple on my other elbow and like 3 on NY legs... are they dead cuz im still itching and getting more bumps I've used that cream so much on that spot even when the pharmacy told me that it couldn't be scabies because my boyfriend who I sleep in bed with everyday has got nothing no bites no itch nothing I think I got it when I went to the hospital for what I thought was a spider bite on my face which I found out was MRSA is the MRSA why I'm not healing or what is happening
Whatiwoddo

Lititz, PA

#79 Jul 23, 2013
When you have a rash. Think it might be scabies. First thing to do is go to a doctor that does scraping test to be positive that you have scabies. Most doctors don't do thing and call it scabies and it might not even be scabies. You you want to be positive.
OneWeek

Providence, RI

#80 Aug 11, 2013
I treated myself one week ago with the 5% cream and my stomach, crotch, and ESPECIALLY my feet. The tops of my feet are covered with tiny red bumbs, way more than my pre-treated feet. Large clusters of the red bumps and it's starting to really concern me. Do I really just need to wait it out?
LPR

Centerville, IA

#82 Aug 25, 2013
I got scabies due to being an organic farmer (also low immune system while pregnant) Scabies really is a common farming issue. I had this issue for 3 entire years because i just let the itch go for too long without any treatment and it got me pretty bad! But- three years later I have gained knowledge about natural treatments. Let me tell you what works.
******Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother), crushed raw garlic, mixed with an infusion of organic *****wormwood leaves (dried leaves available on amazon) diluted with boiling water,
Let the mix get down to just warm temp soak affected areas for at least 10 minutes in this mix, then followed up with coconut and tea tree oil as needed for the dry skin itch that inevitably comes. I still have dried cracked skin years later and i think that is from the permethrin treatment the 'doctor' gives out.

I heard of a treatment in south america where a tree material is used to create a smoke that kills scabies when you burn a cloud of smoke around your skin, but i do not know the name of the tree/plant that they use for this..
Rizzo

Los Angeles, CA

#83 Sep 12, 2013
post scabies itching wrote:
I used permethrin 5% cream to treat my scabies a couple of months ago. I noticed that i had continued to itch around a small area on my stomach and other parts of my body. Knowing that the cream can cause itchiness, I left it alone for a while but the pain had gotten worse. There were a tingling feeling, along with burning and itching, and sometimes strong needle pricking sensations. I've used hydrocortisone cream and have taken Benadryl. It feels like sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. it has been about four months now. The burning and prickling sensations have decreased but it's still very itchy and has started developing a numb sensation on the area. There has been no development of rashes or any form or insect bites on the area.
I'm really starting to worry because all of this started after the application of the cream to get rid of the mites.


You might have testicular cancer
Rizzo

Los Angeles, CA

#84 Sep 12, 2013
You might have testicular cancer
Scabies NIGHTMARE

Brooklyn, NY

#85 Oct 15, 2013
I had what I think or thought to be scabies after going to the beach and getting buried in the sand. The dermatologist never found a mite but still treated me because of the way the rash looked. 5 treatments with the cream and 2 with the pills and a steroid cream everyday.. Finally have me some relief. However I still do have that itch and a break out here and there and I was told to let Ur skin heal.. The very first post couldn't of been more honest.. If Ur bumps appear and then disappear most likely it's an allergic reaction that u are dealing with because of so much trauma to Ur skin. Aquaphor and a pill to ease the itch should help. Clean everything and try to go back to living life because the itch factor is very mental.. Hope it helps

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Scabies Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
scabies or what????? (Nov '11) 45 min itchy and scabby 26
Scabies on face and scalp? (Aug '07) 8 hr essentials for sc... 903
how do i get rid of scabies once and for all? i... (Feb '07) 9 hr betseyB 4,186
Scabies Cure: SULFUR (Oct '08) 11 hr Jeanie 286
Fogging (Jun '10) 11 hr Jeanie 13
PLEASE HELP ME... do i have scabies? 11 hr homelessjoe 11
Scabies won't go away (Aug '06) 17 hr Scabies hell 1,199
More from around the web