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scabies treatments created me eczema that looked like “uncurable” scabies

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SEA

Singapore, Singapore

#1 Feb 15, 2013
Dear scabies sufferers,
I was MISSDIAGNOSED FOR SCABIES FOR 2 MONTHS and SCABIES TREATMENTS CREATED ME ECZEMA THAT LOOKED LIKE “UNCURABLE” SCABIES.
I had a guest for a week with horrible rashes that she is suffering from for over a year. She was scratching and using some oils at all the times. Tried to ask her to see some good dermatologist, but she refused. Once, she even told me to “better not touch her”. IT MADE ME A BIT PARANOID.
During her stay I started feeling a bit itchy. After she left, in few days, I felt SUPER ITCHY AND HAD THOSE LITTLE INSECT LOOKING BUMPS ALL OVER MY BODY, inclusive of scalp and face. Set on internet, looked for “contiguous parasites” and (first time in my life) found scabies. Run to local family doctor, suggested to her potential scabies infestation, she told me that scabies usually do not attack head and gave me malathion lotion and some antihistamines. I used it on my face and head, just in case….
I was fine for a week or so, no new bumps, BUT I HAD ALL THE TIME CRAWLING SENSATION ON MY FACE AND SO AND BIT ITCHY SCALP. I also had two “unusual pimples” on my face that, with squeezing become more infected, so I left them as they are (took them almost a month to heal). I met my “boyfriend” and after intercourse, I’ve seen new bumps on my body on the place where he was holding his hand while hugging me. OH, NO! MY BABY IS INFECTED, TOO! I warned him of potential infestation.
I got worried, bought in pharmacy phermethrin, applied it all over again and next day, just touching my baby, I’ve got new bites on my neck. SERIOUS PARANOIA!
In a week or so, after having few more bumps, I took another permathrin treatment.
My “scabies condition” wasn’t getting better, but worse: I COULD FEEL BITES, HAD ITCHY SKIN AND SCALP, and GOT NEW BUMPS AND BECOME MORE WORRIED!
So I did two more malathion treatments, with trying all these “alternative methods for scabies” that you guys are recommending here on this forum and MY “SCABIES CONDITION” WAS GETTING WORSE EACH DAY!
Especially THE 1:4 BLEACH/ WATER SOLUTION (that I used only once) MADE MY SKIN EVEN MORE SENSITIVE TO “BITES” AND THEY BECAME PAINFUL AS WELL! THAT WAS MY FIRST SLEEPLESS NIGHT SINCE!
Now I had a lot of new bumps all over my (unusual only) top part of body and was going DESPERATE, closed myself in the house, realized I got mild poisoning from malathion- my neck muscles were pinching and I had mild headache. Got on healthy food regime, stopped scabicide treatments, used only “natural remedies” and sulfur/ Epsom salts treatments and I was feeling worse and worse every day!
THIS FORUM MADE ME SUPER PARANOID ABOUT THOSE “UNCURABLE SCABIES” AND I THOUGHT THAT IS IT: I AM FU’KED! This thing is getting out of my control!
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SEA

Singapore, Singapore

#2 Feb 15, 2013
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After month and a half, I decided to go and see some “experienced” dermatologist who will be able to at least control it.
Got university professor told him my story and he asked me after a while to SHUT UP! and to show him my skin. Truly, I had no bumps on my hands and feet and legs or under my armpits (I had few there but they healed quickly at this time) and nobody around me haven’t developed any symptoms. He told me that THIS LOOKS TO HIM LIKE ECZEMA they did blood and scabies scrap test- found nothing and gave me some “no soap” mild washing lotion and steroid cream to apply twice a day, advised me to take antihistamines and asked me to come in 5 days again. He also said that these SCABICIDES DO DESTROY SKIN and asked me to stop using anything else and stop frustrating myself with isolation and extensive washing of house.
So I DID! After first application of steroid cream MY STINGING BITES AND NEW BUMPS STOPED! THE RASHES STARTED LOOKING BETTER and I STARTED REALIZING WHAT I HAVE DONE TO MY SKIN!
Now it has been a day since and I FEEL SOOOO MUCH BETTER!
I AM WRITING THIS TO ALL OF YOU DESPERATE SCABICIDE USERS TO CONSIDER THAT THESE TREATMENTS ARE CREATING ECZEMA THAT LOOK LIKE SCABIES BUT ARE NOT!
I STILL HAVE NO EXPLENATION TO ALL THIS INSECT STINGING ALERGIC BITES AND CRAWLING AND ITCHY SENSATIONS, but I will ask my doctor in few days.
I never had allergies and I have amazing immune system and I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED TO ME BUT I WAS FOR SURE DELUSIONAL OF HAVING SCABIES!
This PSYCHOSIS THAT THIS DESEASE IS CREATING IS VERY STRONG AND MADE MY ECZEMA probably EVEN WORSE!
CONSIDER MY EXPERIENCE AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR DOCTORS- THESE TREATMENTS ARE DESTROYING YOUR NATURAL SKIN’S ABILITY TO RESIST MITES THAT ARE COMMONLY FOUND IN ENVIRONMENT!
Wish you all the best!
SEA

Singapore, Singapore

#3 Feb 16, 2013
To support my story above, I've uploaded some photos of HOW MY SKIN WENT FROM "NORMAL" TO "SCABIES RASH LOOKING" IN 7 WEEKS OF SCABIES TREATMENTS:

http://s1306.beta.photobucket.com/user/SEA110 ...

http://s1306.beta.photobucket.com/user/SEA110 ...

http://s1306.beta.photobucket.com/user/SEA110 ...

Hope these links work...
Hope

Canada

#4 Feb 16, 2013
After scabies treatment my skin became infected and am taking antibiotics now. Symptoms are similar to scabies except no more burrows.

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#5 Feb 16, 2013
Hope wrote:
After scabies treatment my skin became infected and am taking antibiotics now. Symptoms are similar to scabies except no more burrows.
What are your symptoms?
Hope

Canada

#6 Feb 16, 2013
Itchy scalp, face esp on chin eyebrows. Crawly feelings. Red bumps and spots all over body.
Hope

Canada

#7 Feb 16, 2013
& Rashes

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#8 Feb 16, 2013
How long have you been taking the antibiotics? Do you think they are helping? I have crawling and itching sometimes, red bumps every once in a while.
Hope

Canada

#9 Feb 16, 2013
Just got the antibiotics yesterday and I'm pretty sure about the diagnosis and treatment. I have also developed some large infectectd like boils. The red marks I have had since the beginning of the scabies infestation and also new ones.
See your Doctor Np34.

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#10 Feb 16, 2013
Hope wrote:
Just got the antibiotics yesterday and I'm pretty sure about the diagnosis and treatment. I have also developed some large infectectd like boils. The red marks I have had since the beginning of the scabies infestation and also new ones.
See your Doctor Np34.
I went to see a derm in Thursday she told me that I have execema and dry skin and to keep it moving. I also has the boils you speak of...hmm thanks for posting this info. I have the worse docs.
Hope

Canada

#11 Feb 16, 2013
Your so welcome! Well Wishes Np34!

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#12 Feb 16, 2013
Hope wrote:
Your so welcome! Well Wishes Np34!
Keep us posted on your treatment! I hope this is it for you!
SEA

Singapore, Singapore

#14 Feb 16, 2013
...just figured out that these links of my "scabies rash" skin photos above do not work, so here are new ones:

http://s1306.beta.photobucket.com/user/SEA110...

http://s1306.beta.photobucket.com/user/SEA110...

http://s1306.beta.photobucket.com/user/SEA110...
Hope

Canada

#15 Feb 17, 2013
Yeah SEA, that looks about like what I have. I also get pimply bumps underarm when I sweat.
I've used anti-bacterial dish liquid and have gotten some relief too.
Hope

Canada

#16 Feb 17, 2013
Firstly I was diagnosed having a fungal infection and to you Nizoral shampoo head to toe, helped a little. Previously I was prescribed corticosteroids and antihistamines, really didn't do much. DR thought it was an allergic reaction. The pharmacist told me it is only needed for a 10 day treatment.
Went back to the DR and his diagnosis was my hair follicles were infected. I'm taking two antibiotics now that work together, Apo-Clindamycin 150mg and Ran-Ciprofloxacin 500mg.
SEA

Singapore

#17 Feb 17, 2013
Hang in there HOPE! Don't use any silly things on your skin. Skin needs its own bacteria and mites to be normal. Try these Cethaphil Restoraderm products- they are affordable here and I'm sure much cheaper in Canada where they are made.
I am so much better now- skipped one dose of steroiod cream today, because I feel good- though my scalp still feels a bit itchy- haven't used anything on my hair yet....guess it will recover on its own...
Also, antihistamines made my allergic reaction go away, still on them though...
My skin got very dry so I got myself some moisturizing cream from brand above.
SEA

Singapore

#18 Feb 17, 2013
I got few pimples on my face, btw! Looks like in teenager. Will go away for sure... I usually don't have these...
Hope

Canada

#19 Feb 17, 2013
I have like pimples on my face & ears too. The pharmacist recommended not using the steriod cream on face, genital area and places of delicate skin. The steriods thin the skin.
I'm not sure if the itchy scalp will go away on it's own though.
My skin was dry and flaky too til I used Nizarol shampoo. Think I did have a fungus infection as well.
Glad you are doing much better SEA!
Hope

Canada

#20 Feb 17, 2013
Thanks SEA, I will try the Cethaphil, sounds like something I would want to use anyways. Prob just as expensive here lol

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#21 Feb 17, 2013
Sea your pic looks like what I had for a longtime. I hope your having some relief. How long have you been dealing with this? Hope your symptoms sound soo much like mine. Keep updating the thread with your treatment. Hoping this is it!!

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