Literature and links
Larry

Hobbs, NM

#21 Dec 12, 2006
This article whoever this was is way informatie and I think will answer some questions to those afflicted even after treatment. http://www.safe2use.com/scabiesboard/2005_06/...
Been There

United States

#22 Dec 16, 2006
This will blow your socks off.

http://www.dermato.med.br/hds/bibliography/19...
slomo

Assonet, MA

#23 Dec 16, 2006
Larry wrote:
This article whoever this was is way informatie and I think will answer some questions to those afflicted even after treatment. http://www.safe2use.com/scabiesboard/2005_06/...
IMHO a long rambling post from someone with a vivid imagination. Repeating stuff over and over. Lots of superstitions and assertions without any backing arguments.

E.g. What is the rationale for using mouthwash? Probably harmless, but seems ludicrous. What is with the bird mites crawling in through the electrical wiring...far out, man.

I must admit, it was entertaining. Just my opinion.
slomo

Assonet, MA

#24 Dec 16, 2006
Been There wrote:
This will blow your socks off.
http://www.dermato.med.br/hds/bibliography/19...
It indeed did. Now we know where the "2-3 days off the host and they die" originally comes from. I am sitting here, no socks.
Been There

San Diego, CA

#25 Dec 16, 2006
slomo wrote:
<quoted text>
It indeed did. Now we know where the "2-3 days off the host and they die" originally comes from. I am sitting here, no socks.
Uh huh, and how about those fluid filled blisters containing mites.
this sucks

Courtland, CA

#26 Dec 16, 2006
http://cat.inist.fr/...

Medical article on scabies in toenails. Iver and topicals failed. 30 days of occlusive dressings worked.

Who do some people get extra special treatment - and we are told we are koo-koo and sent home?
slomo

Assonet, MA

#27 Dec 16, 2006
this sucks wrote:
http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=a fficheN&cpsidt=14993379
Medical article on scabies in toenails. Iver and topicals failed. 30 days of occlusive dressings worked.
Who do some people get extra special treatment - and we are told we are koo-koo and sent home?
Notice the authors are Japanese. I wonder whay y-BHC is.
May be Benzene Hexachloride?

By golly, there IS toenail scabies...
I must admit, I was sceptical.
Been There

United States

#28 Dec 23, 2006
Photos crusted scabies, toenail scabies.

http://dermnetnz.org/arthropods/scabies.html
Been There

United States

#29 Dec 23, 2006
correction: fingernail scabies photo

very clear photos
http://dermnetnz.org/arthropods/scabies.html
Mary

United States

#30 Dec 23, 2006
Those are some great photos. Thanks Been There.
Been There wrote:
correction: fingernail scabies photo
very clear photos
http://dermnetnz.org/arthropods/scabies.html
Been There

Henderson, NV

#31 Dec 24, 2006
Mary wrote:
Those are some great photos. Thanks Been There.
<quoted text>
Your welcome Mary.
On this same site, check out the video of a mite going for a walk. Discusting little vermits.
Mary

United States

#32 Dec 25, 2006
oh my god. you can actually see it, trying to bite and dig. the little sh...
http://www.ihotauti.net/syyhy.htm
Been There

Del Mar, CA

#33 Dec 30, 2006
They use Ivermectin topically too, probably as a spot-on. Maybe easier to use topically on the little fellas.

http://www.guinealynx.com/ivermectin_products...
slomo

Assonet, MA

#34 Dec 31, 2006
Been There wrote:
They use Ivermectin topically too, probably as a spot-on. Maybe easier to use topically on the little fellas.
http://www.guinealynx.com/ivermectin_products...
Just be aware, you should consider any amount you put on your skin, as if you took it orally.

It is very easy to lose track the amount you use topically, and overdose by keep applying more.

Go on the asumption that some residue will remain for at least 5 days.
frances

Corpus Christi, TX

#35 Jan 1, 2007
i have discovered over time that spot treating is not the answer,,,
Been There

San Diego, CA

#36 Jan 1, 2007
slomo wrote:
<quoted text>
Just be aware, you should consider any amount you put on your skin, as if you took it orally.
It is very easy to lose track the amount you use topically, and overdose by keep applying more.
Go on the asumption that some residue will remain for at least 5 days.
Spot-on is a term used for a once a month topical treatment of say...Revolution or Advantage that comes in a small tube and is applied as a "spot-on" usually between the shoulders or near the tail of the animal. This is obsorbed into the skin and is claimed to be effective for 28days to 1 month. These products are usually very effective for treatment of parasites. Also, easy to use on tiny critters dosed at a drop or two. Not labeled for human use.

Since many of us are putting some sort of something on our bumps and itchy areas, I can understand the confusion with the "spot-on" term.
frances

Corpus Christi, TX

#37 Jan 1, 2007
ohhhhhhh i see ,thanx for the clarification:]
Mary

United States

#38 Jan 1, 2007
Frances. You'd better pay attention, because tomorrow there will be a test!
frances wrote:
ohhhhhhh i see ,thanx for the clarification:]
frances

Corpus Christi, TX

#39 Jan 1, 2007
ah ha ha LoL mary :p
slomo

Wallingford, CT

#40 Jan 1, 2007
I am posting a comprehensive article on head/body. and pubic lice.

I am becoming convinced that some folks are struggling with one of the above, and mis-diagnosing it as scabies.

There are some important clues that started niggling at me lately, e.g.:

- eyebrow and eyelash involvement,
- small, fast-moving bugs seen,
- apparently long-surviving eggs & bugs,
- stubborn scalp issues.
- bluish bruise marks seen
- no burrows seen

If someone has no prior experience with the above parasites, and already predisposed to look for scabies, I can see how one can jump to the wrong conclusion.

Anyhow, here is the link, if you think you have atypical scabies, check it out and see if this fits. If it does, take heart! It is easier to deal with than scabies, you just have to approach it differently.

http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1769.htm

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