Scabies on face and scalp?
jep

Calgary, Canada

#227 Jul 8, 2010
thank you guys for your advice,I really appreciate it.So far so good im still itchy but no new bumps.
My son is completely clear and the bumps i noticed later on my daughter are going away.hopefully it stays that way.don't know what i would have done without the advice and support of others going through the same thing.thanks so much
Very Itchy Scalp

Huntington, NY

#228 Jul 11, 2010
Hello,
I just completed my second Permethrin treatment, and my body feels better, but my head and scalp especially are worse than ever. I should have thrown out my pillow after the treatment and I am kicking myself for washing the pillowcase and putting it back on the old, infested pillow. I have had scabies are mites of some sort for about two months and I am crying all of the time and I can't function normally. I am thinking about buying some NIX shampoo with 1% permethrin for my hair tonight, and then doing a third round of Permethrin cream next weekend. Do you have to wait 7 days for another dose of permethrin? How long do all of you wait in between treatments? I think I will try waiting only 5-6 days this time. I will also try to get some Ivermectrin from the doctor next week. My husband is very allergic to sulfur, so I don't want to use any of those products out of fear for his health.
God Bless you all. Thank you for your help and support.
jep

Calgary, Canada

#229 Jul 11, 2010
Very Itchy Scalp wrote:
Hello,
I just completed my second Permethrin treatment, and my body feels better, but my head and scalp especially are worse than ever. I should have thrown out my pillow after the treatment and I am kicking myself for washing the pillowcase and putting it back on the old, infested pillow. I have had scabies are mites of some sort for about two months and I am crying all of the time and I can't function normally. I am thinking about buying some NIX shampoo with 1% permethrin for my hair tonight, and then doing a third round of Permethrin cream next weekend. Do you have to wait 7 days for another dose of permethrin? How long do all of you wait in between treatments? I think I will try waiting only 5-6 days this time. I will also try to get some Ivermectrin from the doctor next week. My husband is very allergic to sulfur, so I don't want to use any of those products out of fear for his health.
God Bless you all. Thank you for your help and support.
the doctors tell you your suppose to wait a week but i did mine 5 days later.do the shampoo it does work.I also did my face with the lice stuff because THEY DO GO TO THE FACE.hope it works i did my second treatment 4 or 5 days ago im still itchy but not even close to what i was right after treatment and no new bumps.good luck
ItchyCyn

Toledo, OH

#230 Aug 22, 2010
I have been diagnosed with scabies on my scalp and the bumos and itchy has moved to my neck and shoulder area. The itching is relentless and merciless. T
I did my treatment of Elimite 2 days ago, and the directions warned that the itching and symptoms could be worse for a few days AFTER treatment, but should start clearing up after that.
The doctor said these mites were microscopic, and invisible to the naked eye. She gave me a tube of ointment, and said to make sure I put it throughout my whole body head to toe. Very hard to do with a small tube of elimite !!!
I am still itching, and worried I didn't get every inch of my body now. The doctor says I can do a 2nd treatment one week after the first if they aren't gone.
She asked if I'd been working in the dirt or on a sandy beach, as that's how many people get them.
She also gave me a Prescription for HYDROXYZINE. which is a pill you take every 6 hours to help with itch relief. It works OK, but makes you tired. Guess I'd rather be tired than itchy.

Has Elimite worked for anyone else on the first try?
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#231 Aug 22, 2010
ItchyCyn wrote:
I have been diagnosed with scabies on my scalp and the bumos and itchy has moved to my neck and shoulder area. The itching is relentless and merciless. T
I did my treatment of Elimite 2 days ago, and the directions warned that the itching and symptoms could be worse for a few days AFTER treatment, but should start clearing up after that.
The doctor said these mites were microscopic, and invisible to the naked eye. She gave me a tube of ointment, and said to make sure I put it throughout my whole body head to toe. Very hard to do with a small tube of elimite !!!
I am still itching, and worried I didn't get every inch of my body now. The doctor says I can do a 2nd treatment one week after the first if they aren't gone.
She asked if I'd been working in the dirt or on a sandy beach, as that's how many people get them.
She also gave me a Prescription for HYDROXYZINE. which is a pill you take every 6 hours to help with itch relief. It works OK, but makes you tired. Guess I'd rather be tired than itchy.
Has Elimite worked for anyone else on the first try?
Make sure you do another treatment. because elimite does not kill the eggs. the eggs will hatch out, and if you do not have any permethrin on your skin, they will survive and start multiplying all over again.
keep reading this forum. there is alot of good information on this forum to help you. you can get reinfected from your bedding and clothes. wash in scalding hot water, with 20 mule team borax added to the laundry.
noscratchymyitch y

Trussville, AL

#232 Aug 22, 2010
Scabies mites ABSOLUTELY DO infect the face, ears, eyelids, scalp, and neck. In fact, the face, ears and neck have been my most horribly infected sites!
I recently went to a Dermatologist that told me the same old same old,...that mites don't infect above the neck. My face, ears and neck was full of burrows. I told him that I had even removed eggs or larvae from some of the burrows. The doctor took a scraping from my shoulder! There were NO traces of burrows or mites where he took the sample from.
I begged him to take the sample from my face or neck. He told me to just take a deep breath, while he looked under the scope. He had the nerve to re-enter the room and say, "Good News!" No mites showed up. I cried. He gave me some steroid cream and sent me home. He did not want to find mites. He wanted me out of his office.
I determined that my healing would come from my faith in my God, and my own hard work researching this mess. Prayer and worship are powerful tools in defeating the devils attempt to destroy our health and our lives. God bless
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#233 Aug 22, 2010
noscratchymyitchy wrote:
Scabies mites ABSOLUTELY DO infect the face, ears, eyelids, scalp, and neck. In fact, the face, ears and neck have been my most horribly infected sites!
I recently went to a Dermatologist that told me the same old same old,...that mites don't infect above the neck. My face, ears and neck was full of burrows. I told him that I had even removed eggs or larvae from some of the burrows. The doctor took a scraping from my shoulder! There were NO traces of burrows or mites where he took the sample from.
I begged him to take the sample from my face or neck. He told me to just take a deep breath, while he looked under the scope. He had the nerve to re-enter the room and say, "Good News!" No mites showed up. I cried. He gave me some steroid cream and sent me home. He did not want to find mites. He wanted me out of his office.
I determined that my healing would come from my faith in my God, and my own hard work researching this mess. Prayer and worship are powerful tools in defeating the devils attempt to destroy our health and our lives. God bless
If I would have been there, I would have kicked his ass. bastard.
noscratchymyitch y

Trussville, AL

#234 Aug 23, 2010
Awe, Thank You Joe!=)
SRO

Parker, CO

#235 Aug 23, 2010
Alhatesitchin wrote:
<quoted text>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..
Scabies can also burrow on the face and the scalp (they like the forehead)... this depends on your skin. My 15 year old nephew had scabies on his forehead. Google can I apply permethrin cream to my scalp
RK s answer

Central District, Hong Kong

#237 Sep 19, 2010
They sure liked my forehead and I had many bites there.

To Very Itchy Scalp-- You need to buy anti allergy pillow cases and mattress covers. They are supposed to not even allow the feces of dust mites to escape from the covers.

Dust mites are smaller supposedly than scabies mites.

Also have you tried Ivermectin? Read the journal articles, the half life of it is 18 hours, but some remains even 2 days later.

I have been taking it every 3-4 days with pretty good results. It seems to go in pretty deep in the tissues. One last thing, if buying Ivermectin from India, take a higher dosage.

It was recommended 200mg per kilo, but the iver seems a bit weaker so I take 300mg per kilo and this worked better than when I took only 200mg per kilo.

One last thing, garlic ( or garlic oil pills DO NOT buy Odourless, once you take out the odor, you take out the medical/health effects of garlice ), this seems to help as well.

When you exercise it seems to push more out, then I run to the bleach bath for 30 minutes, using 3 capfuls, these caps are 2 to 2 1/2 inches in height. Regular bleach bottle. I always rinse off because if I don't I feel like crap and it gets me down to be fighting this at all times.

Simply wipe with bleach when you feel them attacking again. Iver every 3 days has seemed to help.

Anyways, my two cents,

Also beside the mattress covers, use a fogger ever two weeks, I found some mites on and in my computer case.

God Bless Everyone Here,
ck-dds

Raleigh, NC

#238 Sep 24, 2010
Glad to hear we are not the only ones fighting scabies - misdiagnosed by 3 GP's, 2 dermatologists, 1 allergist. Thought they were a little easier to get rid of?!? We did Ivermectin and the permethrin (just permethrin on my son) and cleaned and washed like maniacs. Not enough?
Aaron

Hollywood, FL

#239 Sep 24, 2010
ck-dds wrote:
Glad to hear we are not the only ones fighting scabies - misdiagnosed by 3 GP's, 2 dermatologists, 1 allergist. Thought they were a little easier to get rid of?!? We did Ivermectin and the permethrin (just permethrin on my son) and cleaned and washed like maniacs. Not enough?
how many times did you treat. none of the meds kills the eggs, so you should treat again.
ck-dds

Raleigh, NC

#240 Sep 25, 2010
Aaron wrote:
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how many times did you treat. none of the meds kills the eggs, so you should treat again.
Only once so far - will do it again in a week.
zuz88

El Sobrante, CA

#241 Oct 7, 2010
Hi.
Can someone please help me.
I have had some sort of mite for over a year now.
Small itchy bumps mostly on my face neck and chest and now all over my body.
The crawling feeling is certainly there but i have never seen burrows.
Drs. ignore me when i tell them it's mites/scabies bc it is on my face and scalp and looks like individual small bites and not a rash.
Does anyone know of a mite that acts like scabies? Or could I have really had this for over a year with 9 Dr. mis-diagnosing it?
Oh...i have tried permethrin many times ....does this mean it could still be scabies or would that rule it out?
zuz88

El Sobrante, CA

#242 Oct 7, 2010
Joe wrote:
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I have the same kind. Could be a resistant strain of scabies. Do you have dogs or cats? I got this from my pets, who got it from a very infested dog next door to us. Don't do the Anti depressant route, or steroid route. The docs are not used to treating this. They know about norweigan scabies, but it's easier for them to diagnose you as delusional. Very simple, you are nuts, here's a script for xanax, now you are out the door and then i'm onto my next patient, who has a cold virus, which you cannot see with the naked eye, either. Instead the patient gets an antiobiotic or anti virus med and out the door to the next patient.
You can go to the low cost clinic, who are very used to treating scabies and resistant strain of scabies. You need 2 refills on your permethrin and if you can talk them into giving you ivermectin, you can say that it is being used as a first line treatment for scabies by the Center for Disease Control.
Also, please do some searching on this forum for environmental cleaning, laundry, bedding, treating the car, etc. This is very important, as reinfestation is very common here.
Hello,
You raise some interesting info about pets. I have had a mystery mite (maybe scabies but it does not look exactly like typical scabies..more like little bites) and I have an itchy cat. What did you do to get rid of the mites on your pet?
Aaron

Hollywood, FL

#243 Oct 7, 2010
zuz88 wrote:
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Hello,
You raise some interesting info about pets. I have had a mystery mite (maybe scabies but it does not look exactly like typical scabies..more like little bites) and I have an itchy cat. What did you do to get rid of the mites on your pet?
One of the things you have to figure out here, who is the main host? Are you the main host of these mites, or is your cat the main host?
Do a search on this forum for a few things, like:
ivermectin
treating pets
ordering links
cleaning and laundry
do a search for just the word "pets"
face
eyes
ears
borax
arm and hammer laundry detergent
I added many posts from people who were cured on the I Am Cured thread, towards the end of that thread.
Immunity plays a huge role in being able to completely eradicate these mites. Age, too.
All the answers are here. Itchygirl had pets and her vet derm diagnosed "walking dandruff" on her pets, called cheyletiella mites. Her cure is posted in the I Am Cured thread.
If you have some money, you can take your cat to a Vet Derm, A GOOD ONE, who will help you diagnose this and treat it. It's costly, but may be worth a visit or two.
The vets know more about parasites than regular MD's and derms.
Another poster on here, named Welty, had one cat, no kids. She tried very hard to do this. Her posts were mainly in 2008. Towards the end, I think she gave her cat to her mom. Soon after, she stopped posting.
do a search on the forum for the word "cured."
Aaron

Hollywood, FL

#244 Oct 7, 2010
zuz88 wrote:
Hi.
Can someone please help me.
I have had some sort of mite for over a year now.
Small itchy bumps mostly on my face neck and chest and now all over my body.
The crawling feeling is certainly there but i have never seen burrows.
Drs. ignore me when i tell them it's mites/scabies bc it is on my face and scalp and looks like individual small bites and not a rash.
Does anyone know of a mite that acts like scabies? Or could I have really had this for over a year with 9 Dr. mis-diagnosing it?
Oh...i have tried permethrin many times ....does this mean it could still be scabies or would that rule it out?
It could be some type of animal mite.

Could be canine scabies, which are different than the regular vanilla variety of human scaibes.

The canine scabies produce the "little red bite marks" on your skin.

There are other type mites that infest humans, too; namely, bird mites and rodent mites, and cheyletiella mites.

check out the birdmitesorg yahoo group when you get a chance.

one way to distinguish between bird mites and scabies (sarcoptes scabiei) is, the bird mites are visible to the naked eye and sarcoptic mites are microscopic.
Aaron

Hollywood, FL

#245 Oct 7, 2010
Also, do a search for Progress' Scabies Forum. This is what he entitled it. It is a good read.
Wondering

Cookeville, TN

#246 Oct 8, 2010
If anyone else here has suffered any other problems from scabies beside secondary infection? I am having problems with inflammation in my skin (tissue under skin?)and joints.
Canuckette

Hamilton, Canada

#247 Oct 8, 2010
Aaron wrote:
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It could be some type of animal mite.
Could be canine scabies, which are different than the regular vanilla variety of human scaibes.
The canine scabies produce the "little red bite marks" on your skin.
There are other type mites that infest humans, too; namely, bird mites and rodent mites, and cheyletiella mites.
check out the birdmitesorg yahoo group when you get a chance.
one way to distinguish between bird mites and scabies (sarcoptes scabiei) is, the bird mites are visible to the naked eye and sarcoptic mites are microscopic.
Aaron - I can see the mites on my skin, white and black ones. Does that mean for sure that i'm battling bird mites and neither canine nor human scabies?

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