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ann

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#1 Jul 24, 2006
my doctor said i had scabies. when i went to him i had only a cluster of about 5 blisters on my wrist and about 5 or 6 single blisters between my two wrists.Never got anymore until sunday.i got 2 very small blisters on my neck. none today. Today i noticed 3 very very thin lines on my the back of my hands. i can not see them without a magnifying mirror.i mean they are almost invisible. they could even be scars. i noticed them when i was looking in the mirror tweezing my eyebrows. i cant be sure if they were there for a few days or they just appeared today, or been ther forever. I am really a wreck about this!!! how can i tell if the treatment worked, or am i still infested. how long after treatment do the burrows go away. Help, i am beside myself... thanks
lmoe

Burlington, KY

#2 Oct 9, 2006
I've noticed a bump on my arm and I didn't think anything about it. I arrived at work like days later to find out that there had been an outbreak of scabies. From that point on I've been back to the doctor for the topical cream which has failed since I 've used it. I don't know what to do at this point.
Scabies in Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Oct 9, 2006
Go see 3 or 4 doctors (don't tell them). Get Permitherin from 2 of them, and Ivermectin from 2 of them. Try to get refills on everything.

You REALLY have to manhandle the doctors some as they don't have ANY FREAKIN IDEA what they are up against.
pinhead

Wallingford, CT

#4 Oct 31, 2006
The treatment you want is 2 doses of Stromectol, 200 mcg per body weight kilogram. Take the 2 doses 10 days apart. Treat everyone in the household.
TO get the script for the stromectol, print and show this to your doctor:
http://www.aafp.org/afp/20030915/1089.pdf

Take daily aveeno oatmeal soaking baths with a cup of epsom salt (eases symptoms)
Spray furniture and objects you use with lysol. Do not spray lysol on your skin!!!
Wash your linens and clothes on hot cycle, dry in a dryer on the hottest setting. Keep dirty nd clean laundry separate. Change bed linens daily.

Best of luck
pinhead

Wallingford, CT

#5 Oct 31, 2006
I dunno if the multiple doctor trick would really work. If you have insurance, all scripts end up going to your insurance co. They may shut you down.
Scabies in Fl

Lakeland, FL

#6 Nov 1, 2006
Scabies in Phoenix wrote:
Go see 3 or 4 doctors (don't tell them). Get Permitherin from 2 of them, and Ivermectin from 2 of them. Try to get refills on everything.
You REALLY have to manhandle the doctors some as they don't have ANY FREAKIN IDEA what they are up against.
Ivermectin or "Stromectol" the prescription name), but doesnt explain it. It is a dewormer for animals(heartgard), BUT also is used for two diseases of humans. The two diseases are:river blindness (onchocerciasis) and a certain type of diarrhea (strongyloidiasis. IT IS NOW used "off label" for scabies, meaning it is still not approved for the use of scabies but doctors prescribe ivermectin for it anyways if the poison creams arent working for the patient or in immune system challenged people(HIV). NOW let me explain how easy it is to get! If your doctor wont prescribe it at first, then what you do is go to your local feed store(horses, cattle, etc) and buy ivermectin paste for horses. It comes in tubes for 1500 lb or 2500 lb. horse. DO NOT BUY ANY OTHER VERSION like injectable or topical. ONLY BUY PASTE. The tube has marks on it for every 250 lbs. of animal and the proper amount of medicine. the amount of ivermectin in it is already the same as stromectol...200 micrograms (mcg) per kilogram (kg)(91 mcg per pound) of body weight. This amount can be used on children above 35 lbs according to the medlineplus website. Google "oral ivermectin" and click on the second item which says "medlineplus drug information". Like i said it talks about stromectol not ivermectin horse paste BUT THE DOSE is the same. I weigh 230 lbs so i took the paste and filled a pill capsule i emptied of its previous contents. Of course i used the amount up to the first mark(250 lbs) on the ivermectin tube because thats close to what i weigh. You need to take less if you weigh less. Take it on an empty stomach with only one glass of water. You dont want to dilute it. I didnt put the capsule back together but swallowed the pieces separate...the only reason i even used the capsule is because it tastes bad. Obviously pregnant or lactating women should not use ivermectin, but I CANNOT FIND ANY NEWS on toxic side effects from ivermectin. ITS A LOT BETTER FOR you than all those poisons you are using on your body! Now my other reccommendation is to use the permethrin cream also. Than 7 days later use both again. and than 7 days later use both again. Dont listen to these doctors that say 1 or 2 coats kills all the scabies! IT JUST ISNT TRUE!! If you want cheap permethrin you can also buy a product at the same feed store call permethrin 10. It is just concentrated permethrin and thats it...no petroleum products. DO NOT BUY "High-Yield" permethrin concentrate though because it DOES have petroleum products. I'm going to continue in another comment the rest of my story.
Scabies in Fl

Lakeland, FL

#7 Nov 1, 2006
Scabies in Phoenix wrote:
Go see 3 or 4 doctors (don't tell them). Get Permitherin from 2 of them, and Ivermectin from 2 of them. Try to get refills on everything.
You REALLY have to manhandle the doctors some as they don't have ANY FREAKIN IDEA what they are up against.
i will now keep going. When you buy the permethrin-10(Martin's or durvet are good), You should dilute it in half of course which turns it into Permethrin 5 %.
You may need to buy some PBO concentrate on the internet to counteract the enzyme in the scabies bug which neutralizes Pyrethroids. They are a SURVIVOR! It isnt roaches that will some day rule the world...it is scabies! If you dont know what a pbo is than look it up on the internet. In "elimite 5% permethrin cream" or generic brand, which you are all using, the pbo is: butylated hydroxy-toluene. Thats right, Toluene, and we all know how dangerous that is. It is added to the permethrin to counter act the scabies enzyme which neutralizes pyrethroids, In other words straight permethrin WONT always kill them! If you use my over the counter feed store brand, you should add a pbo at 5%-10% to your homemade permethrin 5%. REMEMBER, its the pbo in these poisons that are bad for you...not the permethrin so BE CAREFUL! Just like its the pbo's and petroleum products in over the counter poisons like "Raid" that are bad for you as well. Permethrin(Pyrethroids is actually the name of all these poisons) itself is a synthetic(man-made) molecule that is exactly like the molecule that is naturally in the chrysanthemum plant. Thats what these pyrethroids are based on...a natural bug killer in chrysanthemums! The before mentioned permethrin 10 made into 5% by addding half water at the feed store should also be sprayed on your bedding and such or spray your clothes before washing as well.(The army already uses Permethrin 5% to coat clothing of military personnel) What the army does is soak the permetrhin 5 into the clothing and then let it dry. Then you can wash the coated clothing or anything and the permethrin 5 stays in the clothing for quite a while as a tick repellant. HUNTERS WILL BE USING THIS SOON as well because the outdoors magazines are saying permethrin 5%"clothes soak" will be okayed by the FDA soon or by whatever government body okays those things. There are other pyrethroids out there that ARE NOT GOOD for you so please stick with Permethrin only! Isnt it wierd that you cant buy permethrin 5 or 10 % OR Ivermectin(Stromectol) legally in a human form yet OTC(Over the counter), but you can go to your local feed store and get it ALL DAY LONG!! and its cheaper!(Same thing with some antibiotics by the way)

One more thing. Please DONT use these over the counter poisons like raid to spray your carpeting and bedding or bring in the local bug man to do the same. BELIEVE me, it is not the pyrethroids in those products that will take years off your life, but it is the pbo's and petroleum products in them that will.
in other words...the "inert" ingredients. Look at those products anyways and you will see most have less than 1% pyrethroid in them anyways, so they are only killing you, not the scabies mite! Get that permethrin-10(martins or durvet) at your local feed store and make your own SAFE bedding and carpet spray by diluting it in half with water(If you must than add a pbo at 5%-10% but try it without the pbo first)...Remember the ARMY does it that way already, and soon hunters will also. Any hunters out there? Dont wait for that "soak" product to be okayed. Make your own now!
Scabies in Fl

Lakeland, FL

#8 Nov 1, 2006
Scabies in Fl wrote:
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Ivermectin or "Stromectol" the prescription name)
i will now keep going. When you buy the permethrin-10(Martin's or durvet are good), You should dilute it in half of course which turns it into Permethrin 5 %.
You may need to buy some PBO concentrate on the internet to counteract the enzyme in the scabies bug which neutralizes Pyrethroids. They are a SURVIVOR! It isnt roaches that will some day rule the world...it is scabies! If you dont know what a pbo is than look it up on the internet. In "elimite 5% permethrin cream" or generic brand, which you are all using, the pbo is: butylated hydroxy-toluene. Thats right, Toluene, and we all know how dangerous that is. It is added to the permethrin to counter act the scabies enzyme which neutralizes pyrethroids, In other words straight permethrin WONT always kill them! If you use my over the counter feed store brand, you should add a pbo at 5%-10% to your homemade permethrin 5%. REMEMBER, its the pbo in these poisons that are bad for you...not the permethrin so BE CAREFUL! Just like its the pbo's and petroleum products in over the counter poisons like "Raid" that are bad for you as well. Permethrin(Pyrethroids is actually the name of all these poisons) itself is a synthetic(man-made) molecule that is exactly like the molecule that is naturally in the chrysanthemum plant. Thats what these pyrethroids are based on...a natural bug killer in chrysanthemums! The before mentioned permethrin 10 made into 5% by addding half water at the feed store should also be sprayed on your bedding and such or spray your clothes before washing as well.(The army already uses Permethrin 5% to coat clothing of military personnel) What the army does is soak the permetrhin 5 into the clothing and then let it dry. Then you can wash the coated clothing or anything and the permethrin 5 stays in the clothing for quite a while as a tick repellant. HUNTERS WILL BE USING THIS SOON as well because the outdoors magazines are saying permethrin 5%"clothes soak" will be okayed by the FDA soon or by whatever government body okays those things. There are other pyrethroids out there that ARE NOT GOOD for you so please stick with Permethrin only! Isnt it wierd that you cant buy permethrin 5 or 10 % OR Ivermectin(Stromectol) legally in a human form yet OTC(Over the counter), but you can go to your local feed store and get it ALL DAY LONG!! and its cheaper!(Same thing with some antibiotics by the way) One more thing. Please DONT use these over the counter poisons like raid to spray your carpeting and bedding or bring in the local bug man to do the same. BELIEVE me, it is not the pyrethroids in those products that will take years off your life, but it is the pbo's and petroleum products in them that will.
in other words...the "inert" ingredients. Look at those products anyways and you will see most have less than 1% pyrethroid in them anyways, so they are only killing you, not the scabies mite! Get that permethrin-10(martins or durvet) at your local feed store and make your own SAFE bedding and carpet spray by diluting it in half with water(If you must than add a pbo at 5%-10% but try it without the pbo first)...Remember the ARMY does it that way already, and soon hunters will also. Any hunters out there? Dont wait for that "soak" product to be okayed. Make your own now!
itchy and sratchy

UK

#9 Nov 2, 2006
Thanks for the information Scabies in Fl, but in future there is no need to post it in every thread on the board :)
Scabies in Fl

Lakeland, FL

#10 Nov 2, 2006
itchy and sratchy wrote:
Thanks for the information Scabies in Fl, but in future there is no need to post it in every thread on the board :)
I apologize, thankyou for the info. I just know that most doctors are of no help, and i wish i would have had my information from a site like yours before i spent $700.
Scabies in Georgia

Atlanta, GA

#11 Nov 8, 2006
Still wondering if anyone has suffered or is suffering from "Nodular" scabies? I'd appreciate any info. that can be provided and I'll be happy to share the small amount of info. that I have.
Thanks! Good Luck to Everyone!
Vren

Assonet, MA

#12 Nov 13, 2006
Scabies in Fl wrote:
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I apologize, thankyou for the info. I just know that most doctors are of no help, and i wish i would have had my information from a site like yours before i spent $700.
Do not apologize. You did me a big favor. Thanks.
I had a derm appointment 1 month out, then they cancelled it and pushed it back another 2 weeks. Seesh... I would have gone out of my mind w/o your help.
worried

United States

#13 Nov 15, 2006
so recently i've been on the pill "bactrim" and i went to a tanning booth while on the pill. a few days later i noticed my skin was all red and blotchy. i ended up getting really bad migraines too. i went tanning about a week and a 1/2 ago, and to this day my skin is still red and blotchy like hives. tonight i noticed a red raised rash that has like 4 bumbs close together so it looks like one rasied rash. the rash is located on my inner thigh right before my pupic hair would start. any ideas of its bc of my medication or scabies?! PLEASE DONT SAY SCABIES!
Slomo

Assonet, MA

#14 Nov 16, 2006
worried wrote:
so recently i've been on the pill "bactrim" and i went to a tanning booth while on the pill.PLEASE DONT SAY SCABIES!
Er.. your symptoms sound more like a bad sunburn. Some antibiotics make you sensitive to UV. The typical symptom of scabies is intense itching that gets worse at night.
After an initial infection, you are symptom free for 4-6 weeks.
Slomo

Assonet, MA

#15 Nov 16, 2006
worried wrote:
smedication or scabies?! PLEASE DONT SAY SCABIES!
Try this: take a magic marker and paint over your suspicious rash. then wipe the ink off with rubbing alcohol.
If you see a thin, hairline channel highlighted by the remaining ink, you have a classic scabies burrow. You do not always get this, but if you do , you very likely have it.
worried

United States

#16 Nov 28, 2006
can ppl get scabbies on their face? like on their chin ?
scabies in fl

Lakeland, FL

#17 Nov 28, 2006
worried wrote:
can ppl get scabbies on their face? like on their chin ?
Yes,
Unlike what most doctors will tell you, scabies will get on your face! i had a "track" above my right eyebrow once.!
Mary

United States

#18 Nov 28, 2006
yes. anywhere there is a warm blooded body for them to mate, eat, live. REcently, I had one on my cheek.
worried wrote:
can ppl get scabbies on their face? like on their chin ?
Been there

San Diego, CA

#19 Nov 28, 2006
worried wrote:
can ppl get scabbies on their face? like on their chin ?
Yes, even a mild case of scabies can show up anywhere on the body. Even in your nose and ears. That's why it's so proper treatment is so important.

For face and scalp, Topicals can be very effective if applied over the entire body, except near the eyes. The Permethrin cream is very difficult to apply to scalp and is hit or miss with the mites. Systemic treatments are highly effective.
Slomo

Assonet, MA

#20 Nov 28, 2006
scabies in fl wrote:
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Yes,
Unlike what most doctors will tell you, scabies will get on your face! i had a "track" above my right eyebrow once.!
Agreed. Perhaps it depends on skin type. The theory is that mites are photophobic (they avoid light) and prefer thinner skin. That is why they are rare on the palm or the sole of the feet.

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