Post Scabies Itch Syndrome
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

Ardsley, NY

#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:
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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

Bristol, 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

Greensboro, 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

Sheboygan, 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

Northport, NY

#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

Warwick, 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

Huntington Beach, 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

Huntington Beach, CA

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

United States

#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
Brando

Chatham, Canada

#86 Nov 12, 2013
What about a person that has been having post scabies breakouts for 8 months after treatment? Even went back to dermatologist and said I had no active mite. But I had scabies for an entire year to the point I was developing encrusted scabies on my hands.
Brando

Chatham, Canada

#87 Nov 12, 2013
Roz wrote:
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...
Im sorry but it is impossible to catch scabies more often just because you have a weakened immune system.... You have to come into contact with scabies to get scabies and you are not any more likely to catch them due to a weakened immune system.
Sharon

Hollywood, FL

#88 Nov 12, 2013
Brando wrote:
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Im sorry but it is impossible to catch scabies more often just because you have a weakened immune system.... You have to come into contact with scabies to get scabies and you are not any more likely to catch them due to a weakened immune system.
Not true. This is the case with everyone. Anyone who DOES HAVE a weakened immunity is likely to catch and develop into full blown scabies. Those whose immunity is strong are the ones who do not develop into full blown scabies. It's your immunity that plays a significant role here. Age has a lot to do with it, too. Many factors here. Of course you have to catch them first, but it's what your body does and what you do to see what develops in the future, "Brando."

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