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Feeling confused and a bit hopeless...Folliculitis or scabies?

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Since: May 14

Abilene, TX

#1 Jun 3, 2014
Hi. I switched to Irish Spring a few months ago. I'd been using Dove for Sensitive Skin and Free/Clear detergent. I had also started using OxiClean Free. Shortly thereafter, I noticed I kept getting a rash around my bra line that I treated with Neosporin when it got really inflamed. The redness would go away, but I thought I might have a yeast overgrowth. The rash felt more like a bad sunburn than anything, though, so I bought a new filter for my shower head, thinking I just had a heat rash and/or too much chlorine in my water. I have a strong reaction to chlorine. Because of that, I don't swim in public pools and avoid it like the plague. After a few weeks, the rash changed. I started to get pimples along with the red, sometimes raw welts I had at first. Then came the pain and itching.

My mother convinced me to go to the ER to rule out shingles. I had no idea what was happening. I'm a hermit and I haven't been sexually active. I didn't even know what scabies looked like, or that it can also be transmitted sexually. My mother thought she had scabies several years ago, but it turned out she developed an allergy to sulfa (sp?) drugs. That's the only time I'd ever heard the dreaded S word.

The ER doc said I had Folliculitis. He prescribed a topical anti-fungal (NyStop) and Clindamycin. The powder stopped the itching, but then I began to break out on my stomach and upper right arm. The itching became almost unbearable. I went to see my GP for a follow up. He said I have scabies. I got the Permethrin cream and ordered some natural products, including sulfur/lavender soap. The cream seems to have made the itching worse, and now I have the rash on both arms. My forearms have cleared up, but every now and then, the bumps on my upper arms swell and start to look like blisters. I keep scratching and picking at two or three on each arm because I'm convinced that that's where the mites are.

Anyway, I've been reading this forum. I have to admit I'm horrified by some of the stories.(God bless you all!) I've got two major problems, aside from being revolted by the mere thought(s) of bugs crawling under my skin, etc.:

1. My budget is very limited.
2. I have two dogs that I need to treat. They don't appear to have any sores on them, but they've been scratching a little more of late.

I know I need to buy vinyl covers for my mattress, pillows, and boxsprings.

One story I read here got me wondering whether I have scabies or bird mites. The lady said she moved into an apartment that had a dead bird in it. She and her daughter got scabies from the carpet. I'm still baffled by this diagnosis. My son's room has been closed off because I had mouse poison out. Winter before last, my pipes ruptured and I was overrun with mice. I didn't want my dogs to get into the poison. One of them was actually catching the mice and chewing on them. I was terrified of secondary poisoning. I cleaned that room for Christmas. The bedding was nasty. I washed everything 4 times and still couldn't get rid of the smell, so I just closed the room off again. My son stayed at my mother's house, but I didn't wear gloves when I handled the bedding.

I live next door to a daycare center. Sometimes I pick up toys and throw them back over the fence. I always wash my hands when I come in, though. Maybe I'm paranoid. I haven't had prolonged skin-to-skin contact with anyone since Christmas. No one else has any symptoms. Then a few days ago, it occurred to me that there's a bird's nest above my back door. I touched it to keep from shutting part of it in the door and I remember wondering if the bird would return to it afterwards.

A few days after I read the story about the dead bird in the lady's apartment, my dog was eating a bird in the back yard! I feel like I'm gonna lose my mind over this. I've had the raised blister-like spots on my face, but they come and go. I don't know why some go away on their own like that.

My doctor didn't want to prescribe (continued)...

Since: May 14

Abilene, TX

#2 Jun 3, 2014
(continued) Ivermectin and I don't think the Permethrin's gonna be enough. I expected that treatment to fail because I can't reach some spots on my back..

Sorry for the long, rambling post. I just had to get some of this off my chest. Hope you all get some rest tonight (or the next time you lie down to sleep). Thanks for reading.:-)

Since: Feb 13

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#3 Jun 3, 2014
You could have birdmites. I would remove the nest and spray the area. Ck out the birdmites.org site

Since: May 14

Abilene, TX

#6 Jun 4, 2014
Homeless scabies wrote:
You could have birdmites. I would remove the nest and spray the area. Ck out the birdmites.org site
Thanks for replying. I'll check it out. I'm gonna ask my doctor to refer me to a dermatologist as soon as possible.

Since: May 14

Abilene, TX

#7 Jun 27, 2014
Well, I finally got an appointment for July 1st with a dermatologist, but it's doubtful that I'll be going. The doctor's office is 40 miles from here, and my car isn't reliable.

I called a lady who specializes in natural healing. She helped me when I was suffering from chronic gastritis. I ordered 2 bottles of essential oils from her and sprayed my furniture. There are no labels on the bottles and she would only say that she mixes the oils herself. I feel cheated, but I have no one to blame but myself. It took half a bottle just to spray my recliner down one time.(I sent her some photos of my arms and legs. She told me that I have scabies or chiggers.) I believed her when she said she had a client who got rid of scabies with these essential oils.

To make matters worse, the mites have spread to my back, just as I thought they would. Since my doctor won't prescribe Ivermectin, can anyone recommend a legit site that sells the pills? Thanks in advance.
pretty crazy

Jackson Heights, NY

#10 Jun 27, 2014
Dear HumanPincushion,

First, let me warn you that this site is heavily utilized by a troll. There's only one for the most part, a prodigious one that posts daily, using different user names and locations, faking back stories, scenarios and knowledge. He's been here for abt 7 years. He controls the flow of info on the forum. That said, once you learn to accept this fact, you will begin to decipher (or cipher if you will) fact from fiction.

I don't know what you have, nor do you, or anyone else on this site for that matter, despite what someone like FRED will tell you (FRED is not the troll BTW). I will warn you, though, that usually the derms are of minimal help if you have a parasite/mite infestation. They often just take your money and give you a convenient diagnosis of delusional parasitosis.

Do not soak in anything. If you have mites, they will disperse throughout the body, moving into hiding places that are hard to treat. Do not, no matter what anyone tells you or what you read on this or any other site, soak in anything. They will go to the vagina, ears, scalp, eye sockets, etc.

Don't buy pills or products from foreign manufacturing countries. Safest bet is to use products made specifically for the US market, either here or abroad, doesn't matter. Veterinarian meds are fine, they are safe, IOW, US manufacturing does not go out of its way to make animal products unsafe. Animals are valuable, someone's profit. Get past your biases.

Educate yourself. You are your own doctor.

Ivermectin horse paste doesn't do the job. Ivermectin doesn't work as touted on this site. It is a poison and, if you are healthy, your body will recognize it as such and work to miminize its effect. If you take it, don't take it everyday. Educate yourself on how to tamp down the p450 enzyme system response ("trick" the liver).
pretty crazy

Jackson Heights, NY

#14 Jun 27, 2014
continued...

You can make permethrin cream, look it up on YouTube.
pretty crazy

Jackson Heights, NY

#15 Jun 27, 2014
continued...

For immediate relief--today--w/o the negative aspects of perm, buy a 32 oz btl of Lily of the Desert Organic Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Gel for the skin and a 32 oz btl of Lily of the Desert Organic Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice for the hair. Other aloe veras will soothe; only LOTDOWLAVG and LOTDOWLAVJ will halt the biting. It will not cure you, only bring relief. Put it everywhere, except the vagina. Use a boric acid solution for that area. Google home remedy for yeast infection/vaginitis if you develop a problem there. Boric acid dry or wet is good, too. Just don't use it if you have babies/kids. Don't waste your time with Borax, except for laundry.
pretty crazy

Jackson Heights, NY

#16 Jun 27, 2014
having problems with posting.

continued...

Once you've slept and the pinpricking has calmed down, read the entire "Albendazole (Valbazen) Curing Me" thread--yes it's long and full of trolling--but you're smart. Then decide what treatment you wish to pursue.
pretty crazy

Jackson Heights, NY

#17 Jun 27, 2014
finally...

Don't focus on the house, only clothes. There is no evidence that the parasites are in your carpeting. Human parasites don't live in upholstery.

Good luck.
scabies fighter

Miami, FL

#18 Jun 27, 2014
hello Human Pincushion,

after from scabies, I ended up having POST SCABIES, meaning I no longer had scabies but still had symptoms due to my body still releasing all the chemicals and bad stuff. at the time, I'd still get new bumps as well, sometimes almost like I was reinfected, and started looking into bird mites. I ended up not having anything at all, but from when I learned, bird nests are at large risks of bird mites. this the reason why most people will try and get rid of birds nests, although in some place it is illegal to do so. birdmites.com has some really awesome information on how to get rid of it. BIRD MITES ARE ALMOST ALWAYS MISTAKEN FOR SCABIES. symptoms are very similar: itching worsens at night, bites are mostly seen in warm places ex: skin folds, groin area, etc... because you mentioned your dog messing with the dead bird, and the bird nest you had touched, it could be a possibility.

Since: May 14

Abilene, TX

#22 Jun 28, 2014
For some reason, my posts aren't showing up unless I'm logged in. The forum page isn't updating even when I log in, so I apologize for any duplicate posts.

I woke up with several welts on my face. Ugh! I can't afford to throw my furniture away or buy vinyl covers for anything. I'm going to clean my house thoroughly and hope for the best.
caution

Hollywood, FL

#23 Jun 28, 2014
pretty crazy wrote:
Dear HumanPincushion,
First, let me warn you that this site is heavily utilized by a troll. There's only one for the most part, a prodigious one that posts daily, using different user names and locations, faking back stories, scenarios and knowledge. He's been here for abt 7 years. He controls the flow of info on the forum. That said, once you learn to accept this fact, you will begin to decipher (or cipher if you will) fact from fiction.
I don't know what you have, nor do you, or anyone else on this site for that matter, despite what someone like FRED will tell you (FRED is not the troll BTW). I will warn you, though, that usually the derms are of minimal help if you have a parasite/mite infestation. They often just take your money and give you a convenient diagnosis of delusional parasitosis.
Do not soak in anything. If you have mites, they will disperse throughout the body, moving into hiding places that are hard to treat. Do not, no matter what anyone tells you or what you read on this or any other site, soak in anything. They will go to the vagina, ears, scalp, eye sockets, etc.
Don't buy pills or products from foreign manufacturing countries. Safest bet is to use products made specifically for the US market, either here or abroad, doesn't matter. Veterinarian meds are fine, they are safe, IOW, US manufacturing does not go out of its way to make animal products unsafe. Animals are valuable, someone's profit. Get past your biases.
Educate yourself. You are your own doctor.
Ivermectin horse paste doesn't do the job. Ivermectin doesn't work as touted on this site. It is a poison and, if you are healthy, your body will recognize it as such and work to miminize its effect. If you take it, don't take it everyday. Educate yourself on how to tamp down the p450 enzyme system response ("trick" the liver).
You say that this Denver fellow fred is not the troll? He is the true troll on this forum. He created the valbazen thread and used many many accounts to manipulate that thread and HE STILL IS. Who is to say that you are not him..... He is a computer programmer for god's sake and lives on the net and talks with women on this forum and on the lyme forum day in and day out. He created many threads on this forum and uses account tohide behind because he doesn't want to be held liable to any damage he is doing to people here. He is deceiving and cunning. HE IS THE TOPIX SCABIES FORUM TROLL. His name is Don Mau and he will never let up here.

Since: May 14

Abilene, TX

#24 Jun 28, 2014
I was just reading another thread here on this forum. Someone mentioned a flea that burrows in the skin. I've never heard of them, but since my dogs are scratching more of late (Or maybe not? I've had 6 Miniature Schnauzers and they've all had sensitive skin.), I guess it's possible.

I've decided to cancel my appointment with the dermatologist so I can take them to the vet first. I've even thought of boarding them for a week or two while I treat myself and the house. My vet might be able to tell me what *I* have.
caution

Hollywood, FL

#25 Jun 29, 2014
HumanPincushion wrote:
I was just reading another thread here on this forum. Someone mentioned a flea that burrows in the skin. I've never heard of them, but since my dogs are scratching more of late (Or maybe not? I've had 6 Miniature Schnauzers and they've all had sensitive skin.), I guess it's possible.
I've decided to cancel my appointment with the dermatologist so I can take them to the vet first. I've even thought of boarding them for a week or two while I treat myself and the house. My vet might be able to tell me what *I* have.
You've never heard of fleas? my oh my.....
all animal owners know alot about parasites...
Don/Denver, who are you kidding here?
caution

Hollywood, FL

#26 Jun 29, 2014
very difficult to get rid of zoonotic mites when you have more than one pet. they tend to ping pong off of each other. Either you are rich, or you learn to treat your pets with anti parasitics. A few visits to the vet with six dogs will cost quite a bit of money, unless, of course you have a cousin vet who will treat for free. The vet will treat with ivermectin injectible. But only if you own a pet that does not have a genetic defect, where the ivermectin crosses the blood brain barrier. Collies and herding breed dogs have this defect.

Bye, FRED/DON/DENVER.... Maybe you can instant message yourself so that you can treat these dogs with "herbal tinctures."

Since: May 14

Abilene, TX

#27 Jun 29, 2014
caution wrote:
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You've never heard of fleas? my oh my.....
all animal owners know alot about parasites...
Don/Denver, who are you kidding here?
I was referring to this thread, post #95. I've heard of chiggers, but not the Chigoe Flea.

http://www.topix.com/forum/health/scabies/T7V...

And I'm not Denver/Don/Fred. I'm new to this forum and looking for help/a place to share with others who can relate to what I'm going through.

Since: May 14

Abilene, TX

#28 Aug 5, 2014
Well, I finally saw a dermatologist. He doesn't believe I have scabies. Sadly, I have to wait at least 2 weeks for the results of the biopsy. He diagnosed Dermatitis Herpetiformis. I want to believe I don't have scabies, but at the same time, I'm worried about having to deal with a chronic autoimmune disease. My symptoms get worse whenever I eat sugar or yeast and wheat products. I hardly ever see new bumps. The ones I've had (some of them for a couple of months) just swell, for lack of a better word. The bigger blisters hurt more than they itch. I don't know what to think anymore.

Thank you, pc and scabies fighter, for trying to help me make sense of this.

Since: May 14

Abilene, TX

#29 Aug 5, 2014
I forgot to mention that I took my dogs to the vet while I went for my appointment. He did a scraping and didn't find any mites. They didn't have any marks on them, and not a single flea. I had them groomed and dipped anyway.
FRED

Wheat Ridge, CO

#30 Aug 6, 2014
HumanPincushion wrote:
Well, I finally saw a dermatologist. He doesn't believe I have scabies. Sadly, I have to wait at least 2 weeks for the results of the biopsy. He diagnosed Dermatitis Herpetiformis. I want to believe I don't have scabies, but at the same time, I'm worried about having to deal with a chronic autoimmune disease. My symptoms get worse whenever I eat sugar or yeast and wheat products. I hardly ever see new bumps. The ones I've had (some of them for a couple of months) just swell, for lack of a better word. The bigger blisters hurt more than they itch. I don't know what to think anymore.
Thank you, pc and scabies fighter, for trying to help me make sense of this.
You don't have scabies?! well there's a surprise. What you have is Lyme disease and a dermatologist will find a skin disease because that's how they think. Lose the derm and go to an infectious disease specialist, they understand that the body is more than just skin.

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