May I suggest purchasing some cheap pillows from walmart, like $5 a pillow. Do not use the same pillow but once every 7 days. You can also cover in plastic or a garbage bag. Using the same pillow will cause scalp problems. Spray it with rubbing alcohol to kill the mites on it from the night before. Or replace with another pillow that hasn't been used in 7 days.Hey I want to bump this for any new comers feeling stressed, depressed or just need to vent. Please trolls be respectful of how individuals feel. If you have had scabies or some other mite you know how it feels to be alone looking for answers or support.
Like I have said before this thread has helped me a lot I have connected with some pretty amazing woman, that have pushed me to fight again.
Side note, I have noticed that a lot of people are posting about having issues with there scalp. It's really weird..my scalp to is giving me problem I was feeling like I might be done!! Then I started to feel these pinprick on my scalp. Not everyday, but everyone in a while. I do feeling crawling every once in a while. Last night I felt a bump on my scalp. Husband said looked like a pimple.:-( just soo sick of this shit!
Remember that scabies mites do not live that long without a host. In a dry house, with the a/c running, they don't last much longer than about 4 or 5 days without a host. It all depends on the environment, how humid the air is. The more humidity, the longer the mite lasts away from its host.
Also, ivermectin kills the mites in your scalp, along with the mites in your nose and ears.
Some people on this forum used a spray called Sardex made by Happy Jacks dot com. It contains 29% benzyl benzoate. They sprayed it into their scalp.
When needpeace talks about losing some of her hair, she may have a demodex mite problem. This is an immunity problem where the demodex mite flourishes. Once you figure out what your immunity issues are, then the demodex mite problem can be addressed. All humans have demodex mites, but it is only when there are immunity issues arising that this mite thrives. Usually, sarcoptic mites do not cause loss of hair. The demodex mite lives in the hair follicles, but sarcoptic scabies mites burrow into the skin, not so much the hair follicles.
But, these are just my opinions and things I have learned along the way. Always seek the advice of a professional medical doctor for dosage and treatment of scabies.