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#685 Jan 30, 2013
cindilu wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, but sulfur soaps and sulfur ointments don't penetrate enough to cure Scabies.
I was responding to the post by the sulfur soap sales person. I used there stuff it didn't work.
Critter Caper

Maryville, TN

#686 Jan 31, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
Here is so photo's of the mites I have caught so far. Please not the legs of the light brown on are curled up but you can still see them and they are long.
http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s536/Lang...
http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s536/Lang...
http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s536/Lang...
Can you identify what is in your 3rd photo. I have found this under a microscope too, but don't know what it is. Is it an undeveloped scabie? iIt seems to have a barb for a tail. I hope you are still active on this post. I'm looking on this post for answers & advice.

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#687 Jan 31, 2013
Critter Caper wrote:
<quoted text>Can you identify what is in your 3rd photo. I have found this under a microscope too, but don't know what it is. Is it an undeveloped scabie? iIt seems to have a barb for a tail. I hope you are still active on this post. I'm looking on this post for answers & advice.
I believe it is a collembola
Critter Caper

Maryville, TN

#688 Jan 31, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe it is a collembola
Absolutely! Thanks! I looked this up immediately after your reply...you are right on the mark. Now my problem, I was itching had some bumps come up with black specks on center, thought I had scabies. Got some permethrin 5% from doc, bought some tea tree oil 100%, my scalp & bod are still itchy. Wiped my body down with Tt oil & found the "specks" on the cotton ball. I placed it on a slide & find what you had in pic 3. Not what I expected!! Now I wonder can I treat as if it were scabies? My dog also has bald itchy spots on her "elbows". Wonder if it is the same & was she the carrier? Sorry so long I'm just really worried now. Thanks for your help :)

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#689 Jan 31, 2013
Critter Caper wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutely! Thanks! I looked this up immediately after your reply...you are right on the mark. Now my problem, I was itching had some bumps come up with black specks on center, thought I had scabies. Got some permethrin 5% from doc, bought some tea tree oil 100%, my scalp & bod are still itchy. Wiped my body down with Tt oil & found the "specks" on the cotton ball. I placed it on a slide & find what you had in pic 3. Not what I expected!! Now I wonder can I treat as if it were scabies? My dog also has bald itchy spots on her "elbows". Wonder if it is the same & was she the carrier? Sorry so long I'm just really worried now. Thanks for your help :)
Yup you're getting them from the dog.

Diatom powder works on them. You need revolution for the dog.

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#690 Feb 1, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup you're getting them from the dog.
Diatom powder works on them. You need revolution for the dog.
Hi Langoliers, hows your wife doing? Did she feel crawling all over her body? Do you guys still have DE all over the house? You got tracks from what ever you were dealing with? I'm to the point I'm going to shave my hair off. Any help is apperciated

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#691 Feb 1, 2013
Needpeace34 wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Langoliers, hows your wife doing? Did she feel crawling all over her body? Do you guys still have DE all over the house? You got tracks from what ever you were dealing with? I'm to the point I'm going to shave my hair off. Any help is apperciated
We are cleaning powder out of one room a week. My wife is still scared but still no bites. The Doctor gave us Lindane Shampoo maybe you can try that before you shave off your hair.

Tracks here is a pitcher of how they left tracks at the worst of our battle.

http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s536/Lang...

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#692 Feb 1, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
We are cleaning powder out of one room a week. My wife is still scared but still no bites. The Doctor gave us Lindane Shampoo maybe you can try that before you shave off your hair.
Tracks here is a pitcher of how they left tracks at the worst of our battle.
http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s536/Lang...
I don't blame her. How long have you been cleared? I know I have major OCD. I use to love being outside. I always hated bugs, but now I'm really scared.
Is DE all you used or did you fumigate also? My husband put DE all over the attic and basement, and my room. We fumigated the house about 3 weeks ago. I found a bug that was in my room, it was dead but all dried up prob from the DE. Thanks to your post about DE.
I doubt they will give me lindane, I don't have any marks but that little track a 1/2mm long. I showed them one I had on my leg that was prob 2 inches long, and they said I prob scratched myself...one scratch? No other scratches just one?? Ugh. Thanks again for still helping everyone on forum. You deserve a gold star!:-)

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#693 Feb 1, 2013
Needpeace34 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't blame her. How long have you been cleared? I know I have major OCD. I use to love being outside. I always hated bugs, but now I'm really scared.
Is DE all you used or did you fumigate also? My husband put DE all over the attic and basement, and my room. We fumigated the house about 3 weeks ago. I found a bug that was in my room, it was dead but all dried up prob from the DE. Thanks to your post about DE.
I doubt they will give me lindane, I don't have any marks but that little track a 1/2mm long. I showed them one I had on my leg that was prob 2 inches long, and they said I prob scratched myself...one scratch? No other scratches just one?? Ugh. Thanks again for still helping everyone on forum. You deserve a gold star!:-)
Early off we fumigate that didn't work

For the Environment (your house) all you need is DE a THIN coat on everything, and in bed with you.
Take that bed a part and powder everything. "Thin coat"

You will need lindane lotion for your body and that you need to put every where, in ears in your nose eye brows scalp under nails every where including the privates.

The last thing you need is Ivermectin.

Those three did it for us the rest you read about was nothing more then a waste of time. Some of it I had thought had cured us only to get bit up again 6 weeks later.

Good luck.
Virtual Scabies

Hollywood, FL

#694 Feb 1, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup you're getting them from the dog.
Diatom powder works on them. You need revolution for the dog.
Revolution did not work for my dogs.
The very first thing the vet gave my pets was injectible ivermectin.
Revolution does not quite do it.
Virtual Scabies

Hollywood, FL

#695 Feb 1, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Early off we fumigate that didn't work
For the Environment (your house) all you need is DE a THIN coat on everything, and in bed with you.
Take that bed a part and powder everything. "Thin coat"
You will need lindane lotion for your body and that you need to put every where, in ears in your nose eye brows scalp under nails every where including the privates.
The last thing you need is Ivermectin.
Those three did it for us the rest you read about was nothing more then a waste of time. Some of it I had thought had cured us only to get bit up again 6 weeks later.
Good luck.
Ivermectin works wonder for scabies.
You can also use the Lindane as a topical, but I heard that lindane can be quite toxic, so don't use any more often than once every 7 days. Consult a physcian and have the physician prescribe Elimite permethrin cream 5%(with 3 refills) and Stromectol Ivermectin tablets according to your weight. 2 refills of the ivermectin would be needed.
Consult a professional medical doctor.
These are just things I learned along the way, and you should always consult a professional medical doctor.

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#697 Feb 1, 2013
Virtual Scabies wrote:
<quoted text>Ivermectin works wonder for scabies.
You can also use the Lindane as a topical, but I heard that lindane can be quite toxic, so don't use any more often than once every 7 days. Consult a physcian and have the physician prescribe Elimite permethrin cream 5%(with 3 refills) and Stromectol Ivermectin tablets according to your weight. 2 refills of the ivermectin would be needed.
Consult a professional medical doctor.
These are just things I learned along the way, and you should always consult a professional medical doctor.
Yes, Stromectol, and Lindane you need to get through your Doctor and follow those instructions, obviously. I had both given every seven days 5 doses of the Lindane and 4 months of Stromectol.
We did not win the war until my wife shaved her hair off and we DE everything.

I will say this one more time so no one gets the wrong idea. Follow Doctors orders, these medication can kill you if you do it wrong! And stay away from bleach baths and eating things like Borax. These will cause more harm then the mites.
ScabiesScare

Santa Rosa, CA

#698 Feb 1, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
We are cleaning powder out of one room a week. My wife is still scared but still no bites. The Doctor gave us Lindane Shampoo maybe you can try that before you shave off your hair.
Tracks here is a pitcher of how they left tracks at the worst of our battle.
http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s536/Lang...
Are those all tracks or are some of the marks scratches? It's hard for me to tell the difference...thanks for sharing the pic!

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#699 Feb 1, 2013
ScabiesScare wrote:
<quoted text>Are those all tracks or are some of the marks scratches? It's hard for me to tell the difference...thanks for sharing the pic!
I woke up with them so I can't be 100% sure but they are way to thin to be finger nails. And very common to tracks marks we had for months. Some over 3 inches long. Most 1 1/2 inches long.

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#700 Feb 1, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, Stromectol, and Lindane you need to get through your Doctor and follow those instructions, obviously. I had both given every seven days 5 doses of the Lindane and 4 months of Stromectol.
We did not win the war until my wife shaved her hair off and we DE everything.
I will say this one more time so no one gets the wrong idea. Follow Doctors orders, these medication can kill you if you do it wrong! And stay away from bleach baths and eating things like Borax. These will cause more harm then the mites.
Thanks for all your help. I think I might have to rob a pharmacy for lindane. I have the pills, my friend went to South America and brought me the iver pills and prem. I wish I knew about Lindane I would have had her brig that also. It's crazy how much easier and cheaper it is to get meds there. I paid for 2 6mg packs for $6.00 and prem $10.00 a tube...thanks again. I have DE all over my room but not the whole house. I can see why your wife is still scared thinking your ok and six weeks later you start getting bites. It's the worse. I thought I was over this in October not to find out at the end of November they were still there. Put me over the edge! Now I'm in war mode

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#701 Feb 1, 2013
Needpeace34 wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for all your help. I think I might have to rob a pharmacy for lindane. I have the pills, my friend went to South America and brought me the iver pills and prem. I wish I knew about Lindane I would have had her brig that also. It's crazy how much easier and cheaper it is to get meds there. I paid for 2 6mg packs for $6.00 and prem $10.00 a tube...thanks again. I have DE all over my room but not the whole house. I can see why your wife is still scared thinking your ok and six weeks later you start getting bites. It's the worse. I thought I was over this in October not to find out at the end of November they were still there. Put me over the edge! Now I'm in war mode
That's the right attitude!
Virtual Scabies

Hollywood, FL

#702 Feb 1, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, Stromectol, and Lindane you need to get through your Doctor and follow those instructions, obviously. I had both given every seven days 5 doses of the Lindane and 4 months of Stromectol.
We did not win the war until my wife shaved her hair off and we DE everything.
I will say this one more time so no one gets the wrong idea. Follow Doctors orders, these medication can kill you if you do it wrong! And stay away from bleach baths and eating things like Borax. These will cause more harm then the mites.
Hi Langoliers,
Usually doctors will not prescribe months and months of Lindane treatment. Since it is toxic, I don't see any doctor prescribing anymore than about 2 refills. Also, Stromectol ivermectin is also prescribed with caution and not usually for 4 months. Maybe 3 refills, if you are lucky.
Shaving your head will help, but it is not necessary. Diatomacious Earth did absolutely nothing to help our situation. But every situation is different, and I have read many good things about DE.
If used too often it may cause lung damage, though. It is a very fine dust..

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#703 Feb 1, 2013
Virtual Scabies wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Langoliers,
Usually doctors will not prescribe months and months of Lindane treatment. Since it is toxic, I don't see any doctor prescribing anymore than about 2 refills. Also, Stromectol ivermectin is also prescribed with caution and not usually for 4 months. Maybe 3 refills, if you are lucky.
Shaving your head will help, but it is not necessary. Diatomacious Earth did absolutely nothing to help our situation. But every situation is different, and I have read many good things about DE.
If used too often it may cause lung damage, though. It is a very fine dust..
Yes many Doctors allow only one dose of Lindane. I had the Mites to give the Doctor and he was an expert and told us yes we can take as many as 4 to 6 treatments of Lindane he also gave me 5 pills per treatment of Stromectol and we stayed on Stromectol for like months. But for us it was the DE that really helped because our mites could live 6 weeks off the host so we needed to make sure that each one that left the host died. When my wife shaved her hair we found the last hive and Lindane killed that off. Funny we thought we were getting down to her scalp but with her thick hair we could not get them. She had her hair colored many times one would think that would do it but it didn't. She had to shave it and that exposed the main hive. That's was some war. Just over a year now. 2 to 3 months bit free slowly cleaning and Unboxing our cloths.

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#704 Feb 2, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes many Doctors allow only one dose of Lindane. I had the Mites to give the Doctor and he was an expert and told us yes we can take as many as 4 to 6 treatments of Lindane he also gave me 5 pills per treatment of Stromectol and we stayed on Stromectol for like months. But for us it was the DE that really helped because our mites could live 6 weeks off the host so we needed to make sure that each one that left the host died. When my wife shaved her hair we found the last hive and Lindane killed that off. Funny we thought we were getting down to her scalp but with her thick hair we could not get them. She had her hair colored many times one would think that would do it but it didn't. She had to shave it and that exposed the main hive. That's was some war. Just over a year now. 2 to 3 months bit free slowly cleaning and Unboxing our cloths.
I'm guess you use to check her hair, did you ever see any bumps or bites? My hair is also thick. Though its gotten thinner, did that happen to her? The DE seems to be helping us.(Touch wood)
I know I'm asking tons of questions, and i'm sorry if you have answered these before, but I was wondering did you get bitten all over your body or were you only bitten in certain places? When you did the stromecol, did you feel itchy later? I read that you said if you get tracks after taking the meds you know it's working, how long after taking the meds would you see tracks? Did you ever see little black specks like >.
Last one (I hope) how did your bites look? Again thanks for all your help!

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#705 Feb 2, 2013
Needpeace34 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm guess you use to check her hair, did you ever see any bumps or bites? My hair is also thick. Though its gotten thinner, did that happen to her? The DE seems to be helping us.(Touch wood)
I know I'm asking tons of questions, and i'm sorry if you have answered these before, but I was wondering did you get bitten all over your body or were you only bitten in certain places? When you did the stromecol, did you feel itchy later? I read that you said if you get tracks after taking the meds you know it's working, how long after taking the meds would you see tracks? Did you ever see little black specks like >.
Last one (I hope) how did your bites look? Again thanks for all your help!
My hair got real thin also. They lay their egg sac on the hair when they hatch they seem to eat through the hair

Yes she had red bumps and like a red rash and bits.

I was bitten all over. And yes you will get itchy as the dead stuff gets pushed out of your skin.

Tracks, it was like they went nuts before dying. This was a day or two after the medication.

I also found that not eating for many hours before and after the medication make it work a lot better.
So I got up at at three AM and took mine.

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