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UnScabieMe

Ermington, Australia

#1 Oct 9, 2011
Hi there,
I'm a single mum if four whose 6 yr old son bought Scabies home one day, they stayed for 8 weeks and 6 treatments until 3 weeks ago my GP (who I have been seeing for over 20 yrs) advised me to stop treating.

In the last few days I had stated to feel quite positive, I had hardly an itch. But as of yesterday - 3 weeks to the day my
Itching has increased markedly. I cannot see any new bites but have poor skin from the treatments, dry spots, broken capillaries, bruising - which has gone. My scalp has become shockingly itchy in the last 24 hrs. I had such a mild doSe originally that I feel more itchy now than when the scabies were active... Is this common? I do not feel any of the sharp biting sensations anymore, but definitely have a renewed sense of a carling sensation- like the kind you get when you have a loose hair on your skin. The children are seemingly bump free. However, my son, who had it the longest still itches.
I am out of my mind with worry that it is back again!
Any ideas? Suggestions? Or even words of calmness.:)
Cheers
Lisa
UnScabieMe

Ermington, Australia

#2 Oct 9, 2011
I should probably add that since scabies my skin has developed some sort of new sensitivity. Clothes/ fabrics against my skin annoy me in
A way they never did before. Could the itches I'm
Feeling be "natural" ones but seem so severe because of an increased sensitivity of my skin? I'd really love to hear from anyone experiencing/experienced similar post scabies
Symptoms.
ReadyToMoveOn

Dalton, GA

#3 Nov 28, 2011
UnScabieMe wrote:
I should probably add that since scabies my skin has developed some sort of new sensitivity. Clothes/ fabrics against my skin annoy me in
A way they never did before. Could the itches I'm
Feeling be "natural" ones but seem so severe because of an increased sensitivity of my skin? I'd really love to hear from anyone experiencing/experienced similar post scabies
Symptoms.
Hey there! I too am experiencing these sensations of crawling after 3 treatments of perm. cream. I will have little bumps here and there and my scalp will itch every now and then. I would love it if someone would answer this. I'm freaking out and wondering if I should start doing my cleaning rituals again. Helpp!!
MiteBeGone

United States

#4 Jan 8, 2012
ReadyToMoveOn wrote:
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Hey there! I too am experiencing these sensations of crawling after 3 treatments of perm. cream. I will have little bumps here and there and my scalp will itch every now and then. I would love it if someone would answer this. I'm freaking out and wondering if I should start doing my cleaning rituals again. Helpp!!
Same here. A nurse practitioner told me that the permetherin cream causes itchiness as well and that over-using it can be harmful as it is a neuro toxin. I took ivermectin about three weeks ago and nearly most of my bumps, especially the major ones, went away but as of a few days ago I've noticed some new bumps and have mild itchiness. I'm going to give it a week and if this continues I'm going to see the Dermatologist again and see what he says. Hope this helps.
casey

Houston, TX

#5 Jan 10, 2012
me and my family have had scabies for 5 months now and we all treated our selfs with perm cream and me and my husband did the stromectol pills also, did the major cleaning and started buying clove oil, tea tree oil, and 16oz bottle of grapeseed oil and neem oil also orange oil and combined those in the with base oil grapeseed and applied it to our bodies every night. it burned like hell but wouldnt get bit after that, we also used Dr.Bonners tea tree soap and citrus soap. i felt i have ruined my skin and now i dont know if i still have it. i have rashs on my shoulders and forearms and my sides are burned and itch from the soap and oil use. but i have felt a crawling sensation when i get in bed at night. no where else but the bed. could the scabies be gone or what? Please give me your thoughts on this! thank you! i also started taking garlic supplements with allicin in them.
bugged out

El Centro, CA

#6 Jan 10, 2012
casey wrote:
me and my family have had scabies for 5 months now and we all treated our selfs with perm cream and me and my husband did the stromectol pills also, did the major cleaning and started buying clove oil, tea tree oil, and 16oz bottle of grapeseed oil and neem oil also orange oil and combined those in the with base oil grapeseed and applied it to our bodies every night. it burned like hell but wouldnt get bit after that, we also used Dr.Bonners tea tree soap and citrus soap. i felt i have ruined my skin and now i dont know if i still have it. i have rashs on my shoulders and forearms and my sides are burned and itch from the soap and oil use. but i have felt a crawling sensation when i get in bed at night. no where else but the bed. could the scabies be gone or what? Please give me your thoughts on this! thank you! i also started taking garlic supplements with allicin in them.
It sounds like you are on the right track. Try to stay away from sugar, gluten, and yeast. Take neem pills and scrub your body down with salt and borax in the shower. Boil or soak your sheets and blankets overnight in borax, or bleach. Washing and drying does not kill them all. Try to change bedding every day. Sprinkle food grade DE on bed, floors, and clothes. Taking Triphala has also been known to work by boosting the immune system.

Scrubbing my body with borax in the shower w/out washing off and leaving it on all day has worked wonders for me in the past.

Boil your clothes if you can.

Hit them hard and don't give up because it becomes harder to cure yourself the longer you have them.

Good luck
casey

Houston, TX

#7 Jan 11, 2012
bugged out wrote:
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It sounds like you are on the right track. Try to stay away from sugar, gluten, and yeast. Take neem pills and scrub your body down with salt and borax in the shower. Boil or soak your sheets and blankets overnight in borax, or bleach. Washing and drying does not kill them all. Try to change bedding every day. Sprinkle food grade DE on bed, floors, and clothes. Taking Triphala has also been known to work by boosting the immune system.
Scrubbing my body with borax in the shower w/out washing off and leaving it on all day has worked wonders for me in the past.
Boil your clothes if you can.
Hit them hard and don't give up because it becomes harder to cure yourself the longer you have them.
Good luck
thank you so much! i just bought at shark steamer and i steamed ALL of our bedding last night including the night clothes i wore to bed. no crawling mites on me after that! now i know that those were mites on me. This cant all be in my head. im going to steam the hell out of everything now!
stressed out

Placerville, CA

#8 Jan 11, 2012
Seriously, who has the time to boil all clothing and bedding? No doubt it probably works, but not many people with a job and family have to time to boil stuff every day.
ReadyToMoveOn

Dalton, GA

#9 Jan 11, 2012
Hey all! I finished my treatments and for almost a month everything was gone. Bumps, itching, and the tingling had just dissipated. Here it is January and I've caught the early bumps coming back. I don't know how they are back but maybe I've been reinfected by a family member or I just didn't get away with killing them the first time. I call my physician and he prescribed me some other kind of lotion. The name is Eurax. I will keep in touch guys...let's see if we can kick this.
stressed out

Placerville, CA

#10 Jan 11, 2012
You can give Eurax a try, but it only has a 50-70% success rate according to studies.
Casey

Dallas, TX

#11 Jan 11, 2012
stressed out wrote:
Seriously, who has the time to boil all clothing and bedding? No doubt it probably works, but not many people with a job and family have to time to boil stuff every day.
Im not boiling i just bought a shark steamer and steamed all my bedding and mattress including my two babies who sleep on just there mattress now. I work full time and I don't get sleep I'm depressed and I'm sick and tired of these mites. I agree with you there is no time. I stay up til 2 am cleaning and then turn around everyday and wake up at 6 am I'm exhausted but I'm afraid to hold my baby in fear of giving him mites. I'd rather be exhausted then to have to deal with this he'll any more. I pray for us all to be healed of this horrible disease.
stressed out

Placerville, CA

#12 Jan 11, 2012
I can totally sympathize with you Casey! I have a busy schedule, but no kids, so that makes it easier. It's hard to find the 2-3 hours every day I spend cleaning. Sucks.

My husband never got this, although we treated him early on with perm a few times.

He thinks I'm crazy believing I still have this. I show him the marks I get almost every day, and he always tries to tell me it's from something else, like I scratched it, etc.

What Shark Steamer did you get? I looked at them, there are a few models.
casey

Houston, TX

#13 Jan 12, 2012
stressed out wrote:
I can totally sympathize with you Casey! I have a busy schedule, but no kids, so that makes it easier. It's hard to find the 2-3 hours every day I spend cleaning. Sucks.
My husband never got this, although we treated him early on with perm a few times.
He thinks I'm crazy believing I still have this. I show him the marks I get almost every day, and he always tries to tell me it's from something else, like I scratched it, etc.
What Shark Steamer did you get? I looked at them, there are a few models.
i got one at walmart it comes with a roller and it can be hand held it was $50.00 and fully worth it. after i steamed everything in my bed EVERYTHING i felt nooooo crawling which tells me that steam did kill them. but its still a battle. the problem im having now is my car! need to get that steam cleaned. it seems that every time i sit in it i get bit or crawled on. read my post i put up about bought a shark steamer! how long have you had them now? we have for 6 months almost.
stressed out

Placerville, CA

#14 Jan 12, 2012
Hi Casey,

I'm going on 3 months now. My husband has never showed any signs, but we did a couple perm treatments on him early on, and from that he did develop a rash, which may be a reaction to the perm.

The hardest thing for me is my husband is not very cooperative with this. Since he never got it himself, he thinks I'm overreacting. When I had a very depressive episode and was crying to him about it, his exact words were, "It is not a big deal to have this. We have stuff on us all the time...:(By natural stuff, we was referring to the natural flora (bacteria) we all have, that usually stays in check"

So, that said, he does not help with the cleaning at all. I haven't slept in the same room with him this whole time anyway. I only use the kitchen, my office (where I sleep), and my own bathroom. He doesn't keep his room or bathroom, or car clean at all. He still leaves wet towels lying around on the floor!

I show him the new bites I get, and he says, "oh that's nothing".

As for the car (and house), I actually used some of my student loan money and bought the Cedarside fogger. I don't know if it is helping or not. Maybe. It's really hard to say what helps and what doesn't. But it makes me feel better to fog the house and car. I'm doing that about once a week. I also spray the car with bed bug spray every day, wipe the steering wheel and other stuff with a Clorox wipe, and I sit on a sheet. I bought twin flat sheets at Walmart for $5.00 each.

I'm tired of fighting and watching the rest of life life fade away.
katie

Seattle, WA

#15 Jan 12, 2012
please help, my whole family thinks im crazy because they do not have any symptoms. i researched all last night and believe i have scabies. I have an urge to itch and uncomfortable areas all over my body, rashes, even dry flakes on my skin, bumps in which resemble pimples on my chest and thighs, in between my fingers, etc.. Also, what seems like dandruff from my scalp with flakes in my hair, dry crust behind my ear, itchy eyebrows, and what seems to be crawling on my skin. What makes it more frustrating - went to dermatologist yesterday, she looked quick, and said it might be eczema (she wasn't too confident with her answer). My whole family and friends thinks I'm crazy when I tell them what I think it is because they have no symptoms. Is it possible to get this condition when sharing towels or bedding? Could someone I know have given this to me and they have yet to have any symptoms? My mother has eczema, however, I'm starting to think it's now scabies in which she has past onto me. She has also taken naps in my bed during the day, so I am not too sure. Right now, my chest and neck are burning and has the urge to scratch. Could it be something else if one of my symptoms do not tend to be scabies-related? Could this possibly be psoriasis or another condition? These symptoms came out of no where (two weeks ago) and I'm going nuts! Please help.
ReadyToMoveOn

Dalton, GA

#16 Jan 12, 2012
stressed out wrote:
You can give Eurax a try, but it only has a 50-70% success rate according to studies.
Honestly, I WILL try everything I can to get rid of this. I'm trying to stay positive and a 50-70 success rate means it works for some people. Hopefully I am one of those people it helps. Regardless, I'll keep in touch forum friends. Stay positive!
Snitchy

London, UK

#17 Jan 17, 2012
I too, recently dealt with a mite infestation. I looked and looked and couldnít find what was biting me and the parallels with what you have said makes me believe you have mites, not bed bugs.
Let me tell you about our problemÖ it all started when we went to see a breeder about getting another dog as a companion to our current dog who we have had for 4 years with absolutely no problems. Anyway, 6 weeks after being in the breeders house, bang on que, I started to itch Ė uncontrollably on my hands. Then, a week before Christmas, we got the puppy and the poor little thing was itching terribly too. It was at this point that my husband and I recalled that the mother dog had had a very poor coat. Looking back, its clear that she was suffering from Mange (name for dog mites). In any case, doctors say you canít get mites from your pets, but Iím sure we all agree thatís nonsense Ė YOU CAN!! The bottom line is that I got scabies from the puppy (human mites) and hereís what I did to beat them in 1 month:
1. Get Permethrin 5% cream (this is available over the counter in the UK, or by script in the USA). Apply the cream at night from your neck to the bottom of your soles, being careful to ensure the cream gets into every single crease, under your nails ó everywhere, because mites like to hide. Leave it on for 8-12 hours and wash off in the morning. Repeat the treatment 4 days later, and then 4 days later again. This is because the cream kills the mites but not the eggs which will hatch otherwise. Do this treatment a minimum of 3 times (they say twice is enough, but experience has taught me otherwise!).
2. Wash all bed linen and clothes youíve worn within 3 days of the outbreak in 90 degree celsious water. Add borax (20 mule) to the wash if you can.
3. Anything that cannot be washed or dry cleaned should be sealed in bin bags for 2 weeks (this includes shoes). People say 3 days is enough, but I wanted to be sure!
4. If you have been wearing leather gloves, put them in a plastic bag and pop them in your freezer for 1 week.
5. Vacuum everything, every day ó rugs, hard floors, furniture and upholstery. This is a pain, but I swear you will be sorry if you donít.
6. Wash all hard floors in diluted bleach every 3 days.
7. Ensure that you bath every night in a bath that is as hot as you can stand it and add 10-20 drops (check your sensitivity first!) of 100% pure tea tree oil, clove oil and lavender oil. The mites HATE this, but the added benefit is that it will give you fantastically soft skin and glossy hair and can be done regularly even if you didnít have mites.
8. Buy Lavender-Sulphur soap from Dermasil. This is very cheap and apart from the ingredients (which mites hate), the sulphur in the soap acts as an exfoliant and helps to remove the debrie left behind by the mites (skin, faeces etc) which is in the top layer of your skin. A real problem with mites is that the itch continues for far longer than necessary if you donít get that crap out from underneath your top layer of skin. This soap is organic too, so it wonít harm your skin.
9. Ensure you get your pets to the vet for a spot-on treatment like Advocate or Stronghold. There is no point treating yourself and your house if you donít treat them as the problem will just start up again. If you canít afford it, beg the vet to do it and promise to pay later ó I think most vets will do it for you.
10. Get your house fumigated for bed bugs and fogged for mites. Also, buy Benzarid from Dermasil and spray it on your furniture, in your car and on your floors.
If you follow the above, you should see a DRAMATIC difference in 1 month.
I know from bitter experience how desperate I felt ó like it would never get better ó but I PROMISE you, it DOES!
Best of luck to all of you.
Lynn

Dartmouth, Canada

#18 Mar 5, 2013
This shit is horrible i want to cry .. I think my son contacted them from somewhere he got a itchy rash around his elbows and his buttocks .. 3 diffrent doc said it was eczema but the lotion for it was not doing a damm thing .. So back to the doc and was told finally to treat for scabies .. Done so my daughter and myself aswell and still itching like a MF and still more bumps i feel like im going to loose my mind . I cleaned from top to bottom errrrr i just dont know what to do .. HELP!!!
Lynn

Dartmouth, Canada

#19 Mar 5, 2013
Hello lynn again .. Not to metion i have a very active mind and seems to play tricks on me does anybody think the perm loation actually works cause im starting to have doubts ... And doctors do not seem to take this crises seriously enough they say oh just treat yourself with over the counter loation and everything should be ok .. Well its not ok this is just beyond me its horrible i wouldnt wish this on my worst enemy my poor babies .. I feel lost here .. And was not offerd any oral med for this either im going back and demanding it because this is insaine and i will not continue feeling like one big human bug .. I wish everybody who is going threw the same thing luck

Since: Feb 13

Troy, MI

#20 Mar 6, 2013
Hi, Lynn: I don't think perm cream alone will do away with this hellbug. I think you'd be right to go back and demand an oral medication along with the perm cream. The perm cream alone works on the outside, but the Stromectol (brand name for ivermectin medicine) works from the inside out, too, and gets into your skin all over, including your scalp. Your kids need to be at least 110 lbs to take it, though. But a two-prong attack is definitely needed to help get rid of this thing. Doctors are so reluctant to prescribe it and I don't know why, because I've read on the CDC and other medical sites that it's usually well tolerated and has a good track record for treating scabies. Doctors are about 20 years behind the times with this mite. It's become a superbug.

If the docs won't prescribe the Stromectol to you, you can go the ivermectin horsepaste route, which actually is the same medication, only it's over-the-counter and meant to keep animals free from parasites. You have to buy it from livestock/feed stores, or on-line--I ordered mine on eBay, Durvet Paste 1.87%, a good brand, and it's cheap. There are tons of threads here on this forum about how to use the horsepaste. When the docs wouldn't prescribe any more Stromectol for me, that's what I used.

And I also bombed my house with Raid Fumigator in the blue box (three cans in each box), which contains permethrin. I know that's extreme, but I truly think it helped immensely to get rid of a lot of bugs in my surroundings.

Lots of work. I almost--ALMOST!!--wish some doctors would get it just once, so they could find out firsthand what it's like to have it. Then they might give it the attention and research it deserves to fight it, and maybe discover a vaccination for it once and for all. But, like you, I wouldn't wish this off on my worst enemy. Please hang in there. You deserve to feel better.

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