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Scabies Treatment- permethrin worked but took a long time

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User452113

Newark, NJ

#1 Jul 5, 2013
I started itching in march and was misdiagnosed twice until finally I went to the dermotologist who confirmed my suspicion of scabies. I was actually relieved to know what it was and that it was not a chronic condition.

Like many, I spent hours upon hours reading forums- especially at night when I was too itchy to fall asleep. My experience may be helpful to some because I was very scared by what forum posts said about how permethrin is ineffective and how much cleaning has to be done etc.

I treated twice with permethrin and I am 99% confident that I am rid of them. But I was definitely still itchy for longer than I thought I would be after treating and that made me feel for a couple weeks like I still had it.

My dermotologist said that it is VERY rare not to kill them with two treatments of permetherin- as does a report by the CDC. However, she said it is very common to have the same itchy response for four to six weeks after treating. It takes a long time for the symptoms to go away. I've called her and visited her three times after treating because I was so paranoid I still had it. One thing she said was that my skin is slowly getting back to normal. Also over treating with permethrin, or treating with harsh chemicals like bleach, as I read on one forum, can cause other similar itchy skin reactions.

So if you've treated with permethrin, try to trust it. Clean as best you can and do laundry. Follow the instructions from your doctor and be patient. Be as careful as you can but try not to become too crazy. Epsom salt baths also helped to soothe my skin. Hang in there, it'll get better!
pin prick woman

Australia

#4 Jul 20, 2013
Yea Im sus too. Iv still got bumps but can sleep now. I hope the bumps are dead mites. Im leaving it & having a break as i stopped caring. The last study on scabies was done in 1947 OMFG & Dr's want us to trust their 50min class on scabies at uni. I think people on here know more about scabies than dermos do. No offence to anyone suffering. Im doin a parasites cleanse on inside of me with MMS drops if this keeps up. Im a crazy lunatic now.
pin prick woman

Australia

#5 Jul 20, 2013
I think we should all give our Dr's a good skin to skin rub & see how they cope. Its like "hi Im Dr a**hole" "i think your a delusional hypercondriac looking for attention" "its stress" here's a big fat pill & big fat bill" NEEEXT!
Vertical

Rochester, NY

#6 Nov 13, 2013
I covered myself with Permathrin five days ago and I'm due for another treatment in two days. I have NO idea how I got this. My reaction to scabies is to get hard, red nodules that itch violently, all over my legs and backside. They biopsied one of them and found the revolting critters. Since the treatment, five more nodules have appeared, and the last one had the tell-tale trail. I don't understand this: how many treatments do I have to get? Do scabies live in your chair? sofa? The day after I used up my first tube, I bought all new underwear, new sheets, new comforter, and I've been washing old clothes in hot water and enzymes. I read some scary thing elsewhere that someone was on her sixth tube of permathrin. HELP!!(already paranoid...)
User452113 wrote:
I started itching in march and was misdiagnosed twice until finally I went to the dermotologist who confirmed my suspicion of scabies. I was actually relieved to know what it was and that it was not a chronic condition.
Like many, I spent hours upon hours reading forums- especially at night when I was too itchy to fall asleep. My experience may be helpful to some because I was very scared by what forum posts said about how permethrin is ineffective and how much cleaning has to be done etc.
I treated twice with permethrin and I am 99% confident that I am rid of them. But I was definitely still itchy for longer than I thought I would be after treating and that made me feel for a couple weeks like I still had it.
My dermotologist said that it is VERY rare not to kill them with two treatments of permetherin- as does a report by the CDC. However, she said it is very common to have the same itchy response for four to six weeks after treating. It takes a long time for the symptoms to go away. I've called her and visited her three times after treating because I was so paranoid I still had it. One thing she said was that my skin is slowly getting back to normal. Also over treating with permethrin, or treating with harsh chemicals like bleach, as I read on one forum, can cause other similar itchy skin reactions.
So if you've treated with permethrin, try to trust it. Clean as best you can and do laundry. Follow the instructions from your doctor and be patient. Be as careful as you can but try not to become too crazy. Epsom salt baths also helped to soothe my skin. Hang in there, it'll get better!
Saraya

Wroclaw, Poland

#8 Dec 15, 2015
I've been trying to treat it for half year with no success. I used permethrin, ivermectin and it seemed to work only for a moment. Fortunately after applying a treatment, which is described in a linked ebook it looks like scabies finally disappeared. I applied it 4 weeks ago, cleaned all my clothes and daily-use items and so far nor scratches on my skin or any itching. I'd like to share with you a book about how to win with those annoying parasites. I hope, it will help you to get rid of scabies. The ebook can be found online: http://tiny-uri.com//scabies
PS: Do NOT give up!

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