#2. eyelids. yes, mites can and will infect eyelids.1) I hate it when you spend HOURS researching all your symptoms, and you KNOW what you have, only to have the doctor barely glance at your body and tell you it's something else. Then you're standing there trying to explain how this and that symptom is scabies. First he told me it was just some harsh perfume in my soap (the one I've used for months without a problem). Then it was just a fungal infection. Finally I kept showing him the signs on my body and he prescribed Permethrin 5%.
2) You guys that had reactions on your eyelids: It was probably just the treatment itself. Your eyelids are sensitive. But who knows.
3) I've been told that the mites are too small for your skin's pressure/friction nerves to feel them individually. So if you're having crawling sensations, it's probably a skin reaction (yes, even to a mite itself), rather than you actually feeling a mite currently running on the skin.
4) All these people talking about dousing yourself with intensive treatments day after day, and still having "bites": You really need to consider whether it is your skin just reacting to the treatment. Skin is sensitive, and its bumps, eruptions, and inflammations can look just like scabies. Give it just a two-week break and see what happens! Although if you have burrows, that's definitely not just a reaction.
5) The possibility that scabies are developing a resistance worldwide is scary! I do not want to live like this the rest of my life. With all the nasty chemicals out there, surely we can find something that kills them better. They're just small bugs with needs for crying out loud! Although I think part of what makes them hard to kill is killing their eggs.
6) Before getting the Permethrin, I kept them in check by covering problem areas with soap (without water), massaging it onto my skin and letting it dry, and just leaving that on my skin all day. At the very least it made the bumps and itching subside; I also thought it would harass them and possibly prevent burrowing/eating. In the end it only slowed them down, and my skin was tired of getting dried out, so I'm using the permethrin.
7) I wouldn't call this a "nightmare" (I guess I have a minor case), although I am afraid of people finding out, and I can't go swimming or wear shorts.
God bless... Let's beat this menace.
#3. when you feel mites crawling on your skin, it is just that, mites crawling on your skin. the young ones looking for a mate. it is part of their finely tuned survival. which they are super good at... don't you think?
agree that not everyone feels this. but, some are highly sensitive to the mite infestation on their bodies.
4. not everyone is dousing ourselves with treatments day after day. we know our bodies and what our bodies can take and cannot take. you learn from experience.
7. you are lucky to have a minor case of this. nightmare it is!!! I vote nightmare!! I vote hell-raisers. I vote plague!! I vote we get off this ship and find some nice beach to relax...