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Water blisters

Melbourne, Australia

#226 Nov 29, 2012
Basically I have had scabies fr six months I have done a total of 8perm treatments and yesterday was the first day I thought I was completely cured.This morning I woke up with the water blister things on my hand, about 3and I burst into tears I don't know if it's gone or not or if its just a reaction. Could have got re infected by my boyfriend but him ad I are gonna treat again sometime this week, but why do I keep getting water blisters? Someone help
Joey D

Pikesville, MD

#227 Dec 18, 2012
Reina are you scabie free? I am now going through my 2nd Permethrin treatment after a week from my 1st week of the permethrin. My dermatologist gave me a prescription of Permethrin for the 2 treatments and gave me that pill(8 of them) that I had to take all at the same time. Hope for the best-this disease makes me crazy. I got scabies probably when I was in the hospital a few months ago. If I had a million dollars, I'd give it to the doctor who can give an absolute cure to this dreadful disease.
Most people who greet me with close contact, I have to tell them to not touch me. 1st-while here in Baltimore my wonderful sister took me to er they couldn't determine what was wrong with me and for argument sake gave me Permethrin, but it did not work. So my sister made an appointment with a dermatologist and he did the scrape test and went to his microscope and instantly told me that I had scabies which he gave me the above treatment which I'm going through now. I am so cautious after my shower I take plastic garbage bag and scoop up all my clothes that I wore before my shower and my sister's nurses she hired for my father put my clothes in the washer and dryer using medical gloves. I disinfect everywhere I sit or sleep. Is there anybody out there that can shed some light with success stories? I sure can use some support. Thanks a million and sorry for those of us who have this.
freezing

United States

#228 Dec 20, 2012
So a doc told me 2day about using 1/2 of crem e on my body and shower n morning. he aqlso mentioned how scabies hate the cold and die just fall out. well doing this rite now. i am freezing my as off under cealing fan and it so cold out 2nite so yeah freezing but seem 2 be working. also have decided 2 leave lite on cuz he mentioned how they scabbIes like both th dark and warmth.. i kam seeing alot of those pipmle like rashe vanishing from my thighs. funny thing is it never itched ther at all. wonder if i can go jump n shower now. thanks 4 being here ppl. hope and pray this goes away in jesus nme.

Since: Feb 12

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#229 Dec 20, 2012
freezing wrote:
So a doc told me 2day about using 1/2 of crem e on my body and shower n morning. he aqlso mentioned how scabies hate the cold and die just fall out. well doing this rite now. i am freezing my as off under cealing fan and it so cold out 2nite so yeah freezing but seem 2 be working. also have decided 2 leave lite on cuz he mentioned how they scabbIes like both th dark and warmth.. i kam seeing alot of those pipmle like rashe vanishing from my thighs. funny thing is it never itched ther at all. wonder if i can go jump n shower now. thanks 4 being here ppl. hope and pray this goes away in jesus nme.
Well God Bless You! I hope you are cured. But honestly your doctor is just like all the rest. Clueless! Next time you see your doctor and you tell him/her the treatment doesn't work expect to be called crazy. Even if they did a skin scrape test! They don't have any new meds to treat us with and the old treatments rarely work. But I'm hoping for you.
freezing

United States

#230 Dec 20, 2012
sweetkitten wrote:
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Well God Bless You! I hope you are cured. But honestly your doctor is just like all the rest. Clueless! Next time you see your doctor and you tell him/her the treatment doesn't work expect to be called crazy. Even if they did a skin scrape test! They don't have any new meds to treat us with and the old treatments rarely work. But I'm hoping for you.
OH THANK U SO. WELL WAS FINALLY NOTICING RESULTS AND QWANTED 2 BATHE BUT INSTED GOT UP SWEPT/MOPPED FLOOR THEN DISENFECTED BROOM/MOP AND GOT ANOTER WHIT SHEET PLACED IT ON MY BED AND LAY DOWN AND DOZED OFF BOT MAYBE 6 AM. NO 2 SURE BUT MUST SAY I JUST NOT GOT UP WASHED STILL NOT TAKEN SHOWER CUZ WANNA MAKE SURE THIS CREAM HAS DONE ITS PART ALONG W/ALL THE OTHER STUFF I DID like so many of on here did as wel, the washing disenfecting everytghing n home, vehicle, etc. THANK GOD THIS NORTHERN BLEW N CUZ READ SOMEWHERE THAT OUR VEHICLE SERVE AS KEEPING DA MITE ALIVE 4 ALOT LONGER CUZ WE HAVE HOT TEPERATURES IN FAL SO WENT
freezing

United States

#231 Dec 20, 2012
Contt to sweetkitten: out after continuing a bit of other things n home to open car windows. hope that this cool front serves as a bless ing by killin any remains of da mite n vehicle(s). but must say I do feel "normal" this morning- no itching just the cream still working. Thatnk God 4 this, and gonna believe that He gave me da ability 2 do all that I did and He place in my heart and mind 2 go thee extra steps with the little advise doc gave me (the cold and lite on). honestly noway I could have done all that work and still had mind 2 remember those 2 extra steps. So yes, it worked. even though I was freezing like some detox individual and couldnt get much sleep it outcome so far was well worth it. 1 more thing, I know now that anyone can get this especially since we r clueless 2 the sign of someone itching, scratchin, etc. But still believe that ppl who know something aint rite w/them have no business going out and shaking or embracing had or a hug w/ other when they know they itched and scrached allnite.
freezing

United States

#232 Dec 20, 2012
Just common curtosy 2 not infest others if one truely has a heart and mind. I tell u this huge and hurdling experience almost makes me want 2 distance myself from ever inviting anyone 2 ever visit or tag along w/me n car. I know it sounds terrible but even moreso was this terrible experience and hard wrk getting rid of the problem... sincerely and thanks 4 those of us who went thru this (without knowing) together. It's always nice 2 have heinsight from others when going thru something as forign as this thing was 2 me w/help from others who had experienced something I had no knowledge of. but in my case my circle was small and did not take long @ all 2 find the main source/host/carrier. Not mad just pleze take time 2 make sure u got rid of ur problem before going out and reinfesting others, please! I knew it could b an std cuz my hubby and I have not seen each other 4 2-months. however, ppl try this and report if this wrks 4 u or if anyother knew cream/drug develops for actual scabbie problem should come out.
freezing

United States

#233 Dec 20, 2012
Washington DC wrote:
Can someone tell me if they seen them on their skin? I see and feel them on my skin and they are very very very small black dots that i take off with clear tape and put on white paper. I have used ther permithean cream 2 times and they are still there. My wife just used it once, and my 3 year old daughters peditrician said not to give her cream until we see them on her bc of side effects to her young body. I cant fuction on a daily basis and need help getting rid of them. Any suggestions on why i am seeing many little little spots of them after 2 uses of cream and a pill the dr gave me. I wash sheets and clothing after every shower, sleep, and day? HELP PLEASE.....I BEG FOR HELP....
Im not sure mite is visible and till lasnite(this morn bout 4am) I wqas able 2 c somthing so tiny on the white sheet i lay on fllor with. it so small think I saw it only cuz I was so freaked out but took it and placed whte nail and when popped like a flee I did c something that looked like blood.
for the record

United States

#234 Dec 20, 2012
Just curious, is this scabbie outbreak taking place in falfurrias or where r we topixing from? c I came on here thru gooleing search for " do scabbies not like cold but warmth" and it brought me 2 this topix but Im from Falfurrias TX AND WAS JUST WONDERING IF THIS S ALL TAKING PLACE HERE AND IF SO WHAT S CAUSING THIS MITE 2 HAVE SURFFACED LIKE IT HS AND AFFECT SO MANY? BECAUSE I DONT WANT 2 END UP GETTING THIS BECAUSE Ive Read UR STORIES AND IT SEEMS LIKE A LONG AND STUGGLING DILEMA. STILL MY HEART GOES OUT 2 U ALL. JUST WANT 2 UNDERSTAND HOW A PERSON GETS THIS IN 1ST PLACE AND Y S THERE NO REAL TREATMENT THAT WORKS WITHIN MINUTES? ALL IVE HEARD S HOW LONG EVEN AFTER VISITING A DOCTOR IT TAKES 2 GET RESULTS. WHAT NEUSANCE THIS THING SEEMS 2 BE. AND Y HAVE THEY NOT COME OUT W/ A PRECISE CURE 4 IT. AND Y SHOULD TRATMENT 4 THIS NOT BE AVAILABLE OFF COUNTERS BECAUSE IT SEEMS WASTING A VISIT 2 DOCTOR AND SPENDING $ 2 GET A SCRIPT 4 A REMEDY WHICH DOESNT SEEM 2 HELP S PRETTY DAM MESSED UP! SHAME ON MEDICAL AND RXS.
Cured01

Philippines

#235 Jan 2, 2013
Relax folks. Its not the end yet. I had scabies last month. I was cured with 1 appli of perm. YES only 1. Maybe wat your experiencing right now is just the post effect. Relax, best wishes happy holidays.

Ps. Don't read to much in forums like this it will drive you crazy xD.
hopeful

Lewisville, TX

#236 Jan 4, 2013
Cured01 wrote:
Relax folks. Its not the end yet. I had scabies last month. I was cured with 1 appli of perm. YES only 1. Maybe wat your experiencing right now is just the post effect. Relax, best wishes happy holidays.
Ps. Don't read to much in forums like this it will drive you crazy xD.
Thanks for giving me some hope! Good grief...I was beginnning to think it was the end of the world.
David Burham

Charlottesville, VA

#237 Jan 5, 2013
Hi< good post Reina! I was wondering when putting on the Permethrin Cream are you supposed to stay naked over night while its on you or can you put clean clothing on?
David Burham

Charlottesville, VA

#238 Jan 5, 2013
hopeful wrote:
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Thanks for giving me some hope! Good grief...I was beginnning to think it was the end of the world.
While putting the cream on do you have to sleep naked overnight and will the cream harden while its on you. I live with friend so i really don't want to be naked with cream all over me lol.
concerned

Fillmore, CA

#239 Jan 5, 2013
thank you Reina for taking the time to post your story. It eases my concern with this situation. I have been perplexed by the long uncomfortable healing process that is still fully inflamed due to overuse of the perm.
Reina wrote:
I don't know why the original post didn't show but here it is again.
In a moment of narcissism I wanted to share my scabies story. Maybe it's not narcissism and it's just me trying to help anyone searching the internet for help with this. I was very lost, scared and confused when I had scabies. I'll try to include all of the keywords I searched for so other people won't take a week, like I did, to find this forum and all of its helpful answers and people. I'll also post links to my photos.
I woke up one morning to a row of welts behind my knee. It happened overnight. I immediately thought I had bedbugs because of the obvious linear nature of my bites and it occurring in bed over night.
This picture is from about 4 days after so they'd spread but it started out as that one line plus a small cluster which fused together: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/cru5h/...
I treated my room as though I had bed bugs when I thought that's what I had. I searched high and low with absolutely no sign of bedbugs whatsoever. I sealed the mattress and all of my pillowcases. I washed my sheets and covers every single day. So I felt safe that my bed was nice and clean inside of its zippered wrap. I continued to wash everything (towel, washcloths, linens, etc.) every day. I sealed my throw pillows and comforter off in a garbage bag after washing them. I vacuumed every day as well.
Another pic: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/cru5h/...
And here is a detailed photo of the scabies bumps I had: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/cru5h/...
They were bitten in lines with bites so close together that when they swelled, they swelled into one another. After almost a week I was frightened because it was getting worse. I tried using a steroid-cortizone foam on it thinking it was a simple bite. After 24 hours there was no difference. In fact it got worse. I tried Cortizone 10, Benedryl tablets, standard anti-itch creams and I even tried suffocating it with nail polish like ringworm. Nothing. I just kept getting worse. The itch was relentless. They were like sea lice in the way they felt alive and if one itched they would all itch.
It was also getting infected (probably because of the nail polish thing). My leg was swollen from the knee down and it hurt. Walking became difficult. I went to the ER and was told I had a bacterial skin infection, not an emergency. He also said I didn't have scabies because they were just behind my knee, not all over. I didn't doubt the skin infection part - but I knew I had scabies or some other kind of mite.
My primary physician wouldn't see me on an emergency visit since I was new. My insurance claimed to cover Urgent Care centers but even the ones listed in their provider books didn't accept it. So I shelled out $75 for urgent care and was diagnosed with scabies that night. I was prescribed Permethrin. I went home, took a shower and put it on afterward, went to sleep thinking I'd wake up all better.
I woke up unaffected. I read around about how long Perm takes to work so I decided I'd be patient. I found relief from the itching in a bottle of Listerine and a bag of cotton balls. If I stayed cool and dry and put some Listerine on them, I could almost sleep through the night. The day after I took Permethrin, I walked around my enormous school campus all morning and found that my welts had burst and oozed everywhere. There was a rash forming around the bitten areas though, too. It seemed they were spreading. I woke with 2 more bites on the other leg.
concerned

Fillmore, CA

#240 Jan 5, 2013
hopeful what post stage are you and length of time? i first used the Perm med a month ago. I had the mites on my waste, buttock, and inside thighs. They were not in other locations. About a week after the application of creme I noticed new pimples on the top of my hands. Jeez! Also the itching was crazy. I reapplied the creme on the seventh day. The condition of itching and bumps got worse. Totally out of control. Then it seemed to be getting better after a week but then I notice more pimples on my stomach.(there is no way I could be reinfected). I had some of the Perm so I put it on my stomach and in doing so noticed more fricken bumps on my arms and thighs. After application the itching got nuts and that's where I am and it is about the 4th week. My body looks like I have smallpox or something serious. I am so upset and confused with the situation.
hopeful wrote:
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Thanks for giving me some hope! Good grief...I was beginnning to think it was the end of the world.
concerned

Fillmore, CA

#241 Jan 5, 2013
true Cured but i came to this forum because i am in my 4th week now with 2 treatments and 2 spot treatments and at present i have awful pimples and itching everywhere. i cannot be reinfected as i have taken every precaution. what was your post cure like?
Cured01 wrote:
Relax folks. Its not the end yet. I had scabies last month. I was cured with 1 appli of perm. YES only 1. Maybe wat your experiencing right now is just the post effect. Relax, best wishes happy holidays.
Ps. Don't read to much in forums like this it will drive you crazy xD.
Cured01

San Juan, Philippines

#242 Jan 6, 2013
concerned wrote:
true Cured but i came to this forum because i am in my 4th week now with 2 treatments and 2 spot treatments and at present i have awful pimples and itching everywhere. i cannot be reinfected as i have taken every precaution. what was your post cure like?
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4th week of what your 2nd treatment? Or first? Does the itching intense as before? Know your body you should know if your getting better, dont mind the pimples or rashes, I still have 2 blisters on my hand but I know Im cured xD because theitchynes gets lessen lessen each weeks until its gone. Or maybe your itchy because your skin is dry, me and my 3 bro had this were all cured, just give your skin time to heal.
Cured01

San Juan, Philippines

#243 Jan 6, 2013
Water blisters wrote:
Basically I have had scabies fr six months I have done a total of 8perm treatments and yesterday was the first day I thought I was completely cured.This morning I woke up with the water blister things on my hand, about 3and I burst into tears I don't know if it's gone or not or if its just a reaction. Could have got re infected by my boyfriend but him ad I are gonna treat again sometime this week, but why do I keep getting water blisters? Someone help
u keep getting water blisters because you have a dry skin. Scabies make your skin dry and also perm. Stop using too much perm it will just make the reaction longer. Give your skin time, if the itchyness get lessen each week then your cured examine your skin first.
Andy

San Francisco, CA

#244 Feb 11, 2013
I buy generic permethrin without a prescription at http://toppillsvendor.com/... and it killed my scabies quickly
Scabies Advice

Salem, VA

#245 Feb 18, 2013
I first want to say that I sympathize with anyone who, like me, has had to endure scabies! I am a 50 year old, mother of three, and these things have freaked me out! I scratched so hard I had bruises all over - thought I was going to go crazy! The best advice I can give is this: if you have the slightest suspicion that you have scabies, GO TO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST! I saw my family doctor first, and she didn't have a clue. After almost 4 weeks of MISERABLE itching, I went to a dermatologist. She knew right away that I had a severe case of SCABIES. She prescribed two treatments of Permethrin Cream and Ivermectic pills - taken together and repeated 1 week apart. THIS IS IMPORTANT: the first treatment kills the live mites but there are still eggs waiting to be hatched. The 2nd treatment a week later kills the ones that hatched but doesn't give them time to lay more eggs. You have to trust the treatment. You may see new bites between the two. DO NOT OVERUSE the Permethrin as it can irritate your skin further. You will continue to itch as long as a month after the 2nd treatment!! My follow-up with the dermatologist confirmed that the bugs are dead but she explained that continued itching is caused by 2 things. One, even though they are dead, the mites remain in your skin until the skin "turns over" which happens about every 4 weeks or so. Secondly, the severe and prolonged itching damages the nerve endings which causes continued tingling and itching. THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO IS TO CONTINUE TO USE ALTERNATE TOPICAL TREATMENTS. Just let the medicine take it's course. 2 weeks after my 2nd treatment, the dermatologist prescribed TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE CREAM to aid in healing abused skin. THIS IS A LONG PROCESS AND THERE IS NO QUICK EASY FIX! BUT - you will make it even longer by overusing the medicines. I cannot stress enough to see a dermatologist and to following their instructions.Take it from someone who has suffered through these pesky mites - It does get better!

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