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Since: Aug 07

Vancouver, WA

#1 Aug 13, 2007
It seems the overall consensus is that doctors nowadays have vastly outdated knowledge when it comes to our lovely little mites. However, I wanted to clarify one thing before I wage all-out war on my microscopic enemies:

I have been told by every doctor that I have seen, nurses, friends, and every website on scabies I've visited that, due to acidity levels on the face and scalp, scabies just don't like it and won't take root there.

What are your experiences with this? Have you had burrows/bumps/other symptoms on these areas? Do you treat your face and scalp with the same products as the rest of your body if you do treat them? Have you been cured without treating your face and scalp?
Alhatesitchin

Bellingham, WA

#2 Aug 13, 2007
christines_crawlies wrote:
It seems the overall consensus is that doctors nowadays have vastly outdated knowledge when it comes to our lovely little mites. However, I wanted to clarify one thing before I wage all-out war on my microscopic enemies:
I have been told by every doctor that I have seen, nurses, friends, and every website on scabies I've visited that, due to acidity levels on the face and scalp, scabies just don't like it and won't take root there.
What are your experiences with this? Have you had burrows/bumps/other symptoms on these areas? Do you treat your face and scalp with the same products as the rest of your body if you do treat them? Have you been cured without treating your face and scalp?
Oh they go there!! I found a burrow on my face!! I know they go to your scalp too.. Think about it when there is skin they will go there.. Mites dont care as long as its skin.. I think the old thining is that due to oily face and scalp that the mites wont go there.. Also when you scratch you detach mites and its under your finger nails and if you scratch your head or face on accident the goes the mites in that area.. Basically you helped the scabies transfer to new area.. This is why you want to clean your nails all the time everyday..
Mary

Hollywood, FL

#3 Aug 13, 2007
christines_crawlies wrote:
It seems the overall consensus is that doctors nowadays have vastly outdated knowledge when it comes to our lovely little mites. However, I wanted to clarify one thing before I wage all-out war on my microscopic enemies:
I have been told by every doctor that I have seen, nurses, friends, and every website on scabies I've visited that, due to acidity levels on the face and scalp, scabies just don't like it and won't take root there.
What are your experiences with this? Have you had burrows/bumps/other symptoms on these areas? Do you treat your face and scalp with the same products as the rest of your body if you do treat them? Have you been cured without treating your face and scalp?
yes, they go to both face and scalp. I have had one area on my cheek where the mites go. I clear it up and then weeks later, they are there again, breeding. And on my scalp, too. Ensure your pillows are cleaned in hot, hot water and cover them with vinyl covers, and wash your pillow cases every day in hot water. I do spray Benzyl Benzoate/alcohol on areas of my scalp where I feel activity. I will put the permethrin on my face and around my hairline and ears and on my forehead, too. It's hard to put permethrin cream on scalp, though, because of the hair.

Since: Aug 07

Vancouver, WA

#4 Aug 13, 2007
Thanks guys, I needed to hear it from someone experienced, not a labcoat reading from a book...
Been There

United States

#5 Aug 13, 2007
This is an older post from last year that I copied and pasted. I'm sorry the link has expired because this is a very good article. But see what this nurse/poster has to say about scabies on the face and scalp. The directions on Rx US permethrin 5% bottle or insert states to apply head to toes.

I had scabies on my face, in my nose, around my ears and in my scalp.
BT

antimite wrote:

"A good up-to-date scabies article, by an Australian group.
Aussie doctors seem to have a lot of experience in this area because it is prevalent in their indigenous population.
Important highlight: they recommend treating the scalp."

http://pmj.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/80/945/38 ...
"I definitely had it on my scalp and eyelids (maybe because I rub my eyes a lot and fiddle with my scalp) I think this ambiguous advice about heads is ridiculous. O.K. scabies prefer areas other than the scalp but they do go there sometimes and its time the pharmaceutical and medical establishments caught up with the facts. I work as a nurse and i remember years ago when I worked in a drug rehab, a guy was admitted and I did the usual physical checks which involved the patient being naked. He had a rash on the side of his face and it looked just like scabies. Of course I was on high alert for scabies and thought we should do a treatment on him just in case. I was overruled by my colleagues and so he wasn't treated. Of course a couple of weeks later after it had spread over him and he had passed it on to several other people, everyone agreed it was scabies. Since then I've told this account to loads of medical/nursing colleagues to try to spread the truth and get people to think outside the box!"
Sam

United States

#6 Aug 13, 2007
Here is a discussion among professionals concerning scabies, I don't believe everything it says, but explains the myth of them not going to the face and head. Personally I didn't get them in my face or scalp until I started taking the baths everyone was recommending.

http://www.bio.net/bionet/mm/parasite/1997-Ma...
2ScratchOrNot2Sc ratch

Sanford, NC

#7 Aug 14, 2007
Same here.
Sam

United States

#8 Aug 14, 2007
2ScratchOrNot2Scratch wrote:
Same here.
Hi Scratch! You were right, the lindane zaps the burrows pretty quickly. I had a few new ones where the chinese ones were, I'm assuming from a couple eggs hatching, zapped them with the lindane. I increased the cleaning procedures. If I hadn't done enough iver, perm, Benz, etc, to kill a small army I'd do the allover lindane. I've been keeping eurax or Benz on my hands and feet. Most of the time I feel pretty darn normal, and forget all about it.

How is your post scabies coming along?
KSF

Irvine, CA

#9 Aug 17, 2007
Mary wrote:
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yes, they go to both face and scalp. I have had one area on my cheek where the mites go. I clear it up and then weeks later, they are there again, breeding. And on my scalp, too. Ensure your pillows are cleaned in hot, hot water and cover them with vinyl covers, and wash your pillow cases every day in hot water. I do spray Benzyl Benzoate/alcohol on areas of my scalp where I feel activity. I will put the permethrin on my face and around my hairline and ears and on my forehead, too. It's hard to put permethrin cream on scalp, though, because of the hair.
How in the world did all of you guys get scabies???? I don't have it and after reading some of this stuff, I want to ensure I never ever will. Is there a way of telling if someone else has it?
Alhatesitchin

Bellingham, WA

#10 Aug 17, 2007
KSF wrote:
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How in the world did all of you guys get scabies???? I don't have it and after reading some of this stuff, I want to ensure I never ever will. Is there a way of telling if someone else has it?
Ok first off if you dont have scabies why are you posting on this forum?

Since: Aug 07

Beaverton, OR

#11 Aug 17, 2007
KSF wrote:
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How in the world did all of you guys get scabies???? I don't have it and after reading some of this stuff, I want to ensure I never ever will. Is there a way of telling if someone else has it?
If they have itchy red bumps and burrows that feel worse at night they might have it. If they hang out with someone who was diagnosed, it is likely.
2ScratchOrNot2Sc ratch

Sanford, NC

#12 Aug 17, 2007
Sam wrote:
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Hi Scratch! You were right, the lindane zaps the burrows pretty quickly. I had a few new ones where the chinese ones were, I'm assuming from a couple eggs hatching, zapped them with the lindane. I increased the cleaning procedures. If I hadn't done enough iver, perm, Benz, etc, to kill a small army I'd do the allover lindane. I've been keeping eurax or Benz on my hands and feet. Most of the time I feel pretty darn normal, and forget all about it.
How is your post scabies coming along?
I did enough to kill a small army as well and it didn't stop me! LOL Clean like a bitch and zap your entire body and be done with it.

Post sucks. I still freak when I see anything on me. The bumps are getting fewer and further between. Still only get the crawly, tingly feeling on the back of my neck....but not as often.

The scars suck. I can't wait for summer to be over. As if I didn't spend enough money on scabies......now I'm spending a small fortune on different scar remedies.

I replied to your email and it got bounced back on me.

“MM&M”

Since: Jul 07

Misery in Missouri

#13 Aug 18, 2007
http://www.lycos.com/info/sacbies--itching

States "Recent research has shown that 30% of scabies patients also have mites in the face, scalp, and ear regions"

insectresearch.com
Sam

United States

#14 Aug 18, 2007
2ScratchOrNot2Scratch wrote:
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I did enough to kill a small army as well and it didn't stop me! LOL Clean like a bitch and zap your entire body and be done with it.
Post sucks. I still freak when I see anything on me. The bumps are getting fewer and further between. Still only get the crawly, tingly feeling on the back of my neck....but not as often.
The scars suck. I can't wait for summer to be over. As if I didn't spend enough money on scabies......now I'm spending a small fortune on different scar remedies.
I replied to your email and it got bounced back on me.
Hi Scratch, I deleted that email account and opened another one. I'll email you.

I have one of those crawly, tingly, buzzy spots on my back. It's kind of numb and has been there for several months. I think it's a spot where I didn't get the meds rubbed in enough, or got too much of the topical on it. Might be worth a trip to the derm and not mention scabies to see if it's something else, if it doesn't go away. It could be something not related to scabies on the back of your neck.

I'll take scars over scabies any day ;)
KSF

Irvine, CA

#15 Aug 18, 2007
christines_crawlies wrote:
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If they have itchy red bumps and burrows that feel worse at night they might have it. If they hang out with someone who was diagnosed, it is likely.
How common is scabies???? How do you think you got it???
2ScratchOrNot2Sc ratch

Sanford, NC

#16 Aug 18, 2007
I'll take the scars, too.

My friend suggested a chemical peel, but I don't think I can afford an entire body peel. lol
Alhatesitchin

Bellingham, WA

#17 Aug 18, 2007
2ScratchOrNot2Scratch wrote:
I'll take the scars, too.
My friend suggested a chemical peel, but I don't think I can afford an entire body peel. lol
Yeah you could scratch..
http://sal3.com/

I have been using this and I noticed I been peeling skin of little at time with mites attached.. dead or alive dunno.. BUt 10 sulfer and little accid.. I think Im at my turning point with Ivers and Perm and Sulfer soap and that Tetsmol soap.
bumpyhead

Auburndale, FL

#18 Mar 28, 2008
i have bumps like pimples all over my scalp. they are itchy and painful. my 3 year old went to dermo and said she had scabies. i think i have a hotel in my hair. whats the deal with oil i put oil in my hair what do people use for the head
cleanfreak

Laguna Niguel, CA

#19 Mar 28, 2008
Does anyone know after uding Elimite if you should experience new rashes in places you did not have them prior to the treatment? I've treated twice and cleaned like a maniac but I still feel a fluttery feeling on my skin. The rash is beyond just itching...it hurts! This has been a nighmare to deal with. We had 4 Dermatologists, 2 GP's and 1 Allergist misdiagnose scabies. They told my son he had chronic Urticaria. He figured it out after 3 months and treated himself. Then 5 weeks later, I got it. I'm usually an up person, but this has actually made me feel a bit depressed.
Scabies3

United States

#20 Mar 29, 2008
cleanfreak wrote:
Does anyone know after uding Elimite if you should experience new rashes in places you did not have them prior to the treatment? I've treated twice and cleaned like a maniac but I still feel a fluttery feeling on my skin. The rash is beyond just itching...it hurts! This has been a nighmare to deal with. We had 4 Dermatologists, 2 GP's and 1 Allergist misdiagnose scabies. They told my son he had chronic Urticaria. He figured it out after 3 months and treated himself. Then 5 weeks later, I got it. I'm usually an up person, but this has actually made me feel a bit depressed.
Sounds like you are still infected. You need more permethrin and a couple of doses of ivermectin.

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