Scabies on face and scalp?

Since: May 14

Abilene, TX

#889 Jul 7, 2014
I've had symptoms for months. My doc told me to apply the Permethrin 5% cream from head to toe. I got one tube and followed his instructions (waited 7 days and treated again). He refused to prescribe Ivermectin.

This infestation has taken a toll on my mental and physical health. I was afraid the cream wouldn't kill the mites because I can't reach the middle of my back to thoroughly apply it. The rash spread to my upper back and now it's on my face. I've had spots on my face before, but those always faded on their own. The new spots look like bites on both cheeks. I applied coconut oil to control the itching, and I was hoping it would smother the mites. I felt crawling and biting within a few minutes, so I went to get a tissue. Sure enough, there were black specks on my face. I've collected some for testing. Just to be sure that they were actually coming out of my face, I applied the oil to a huge red welt that appeared the next day. Not ten minutes later, I felt the crawling and biting. Another black speck appeared on top of that spot. It is now in a plastic bag.

I was hoping the rash was an allergic reaction to sulfur soap. The mites must be moving because I've been soaking in the bath.:-(

Since: Dec 13

Location hidden

#890 Jul 8, 2014
HumanPincushion wrote:
I've had symptoms for months. My doc told me to apply the Permethrin 5% cream from head to toe. I got one tube and followed his instructions (waited 7 days and treated again). He refused to prescribe Ivermectin.

This infestation has taken a toll on my mental and physical health. I was afraid the cream wouldn't kill the mites because I can't reach the middle of my back to thoroughly apply it. The rash spread to my upper back and now it's on my face. I've had spots on my face before, but those always faded on their own. The new spots look like bites on both cheeks. I applied coconut oil to control the itching, and I was hoping it would smother the mites. I felt crawling and biting within a few minutes, so I went to get a tissue. Sure enough, there were black specks on my face. I've collected some for testing. Just to be sure that they were actually coming out of my face, I applied the oil to a huge red welt that appeared the next day. Not ten minutes later, I felt the crawling and biting. Another black speck appeared on top of that spot. It is now in a plastic bag.

I was hoping the rash was an allergic reaction to sulfur soap. The mites must be moving because I've been soaking in the bath.:-(
Suggest bleach bath, 3 cups Clorox and 3 cups baking soda in hot full bathtub. Submerge your entire body including your head, try to soak for 20 minutes, empty tub and shower off to get bleach out of your pores. Should give you temp relief and kill lots of mites. I had the same problem for over 2 years, eventually I was cured using oral Albendazole / Valbazen and Amoxicillin.
lspig

Tampa, FL

#896 Jul 11, 2014
pasadena tx wrote:
after seven years still have those critters on my face and scalp only not in the rest of my body . if anyone need some meds .let me know
i need some meds on my face and scalp for 2 years
Hope

Norman, OK

#900 Jul 15, 2014
spray alcohol in hair and it kills them instantly on hair.
mattie

Melbourne, Australia

#901 Jul 15, 2014
Yes I have the mite on my scalp and also on the forehead and eyebrows and have treated without success, I was advised by my GP to use a product called LYCLEAR Perm 5%- HOPELESS these companies that sell these products should be taken to task, surely they would have some research to determine the validity and not just put it on the shelves for the return (money) I have also read that the mites have developed a resistance to over the counter Perm
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?
lolly

Pearland, TX

#902 Jul 16, 2014
After treating my body with perm mites attacked my forehead and my scalp got itchy. I used clove oil and massaged three large mites from my eyebrows. It was super gross and very painful. I used all sorts of home remedies after that while I searched for a dermatologist or doctor to prescribe perm and the pill. The ones that were most useful included lice shampoo (cleared all the itching on my scalp, but I used it all over my body), nair hair remover all over, bleach baths and tee tree oil. I also used zinc oxide diaper rash creme all over, what a mess that was. I tried mosquito spray and lice killing spray, which is highly toxic.
IMHO, none of the home remedies are strong enough to kill the mites that burrow under the skin. My infestation thrived for six months before a nurse diagnosed it as scabies so the mites had grown and burrowed deeply into my skin.
I took my first round of perm and iver last week and saw large almond shaped bumps rise from my skin which seemed to be dead mites. It's all been so disgusting and has completely disrupted my life. I obssess constantly and spend hours bathing and fretting about my skin.
I am due for my second treatment today.
Hope this help.
Howard

Hollywood, FL

#903 Jul 16, 2014
lolly wrote:
After treating my body with perm mites attacked my forehead and my scalp got itchy. I used clove oil and massaged three large mites from my eyebrows. It was super gross and very painful. I used all sorts of home remedies after that while I searched for a dermatologist or doctor to prescribe perm and the pill. The ones that were most useful included lice shampoo (cleared all the itching on my scalp, but I used it all over my body), nair hair remover all over, bleach baths and tee tree oil. I also used zinc oxide diaper rash creme all over, what a mess that was. I tried mosquito spray and lice killing spray, which is highly toxic.
IMHO, none of the home remedies are strong enough to kill the mites that burrow under the skin. My infestation thrived for six months before a nurse diagnosed it as scabies so the mites had grown and burrowed deeply into my skin.
I took my first round of perm and iver last week and saw large almond shaped bumps rise from my skin which seemed to be dead mites. It's all been so disgusting and has completely disrupted my life. I obssess constantly and spend hours bathing and fretting about my skin.
I am due for my second treatment today.
Hope this help.
Scabies mites are microscopic. You cannot see them with the naked eye. So, you said you got "three large mites" out of your eyebrows? That's not true. They are microscopic. So, now what?
Exactly how "large" were these monster mites from hell?
Worried

Abilene, TX

#905 Jul 16, 2014
Went to my doc again yesterday to ask about the rash on my face and the crawling/biting. He looked at the specks that appeared on my skin after I applied coconut oil to the rash. These specks were black and brown, and I don't think they're scabies. He said the specks could be fleas. I don't have a microscope, but I kept the specks until I can get someone to take a closer look. The only flea that burrows (that I'm aware of) is the Chigoe flea, but they aren't very common here. My face felt like there were wood splinters under the skin. That particular flea burrows, then swells up, leaving part of its body outside the bite. Disgusting! I'm lucky I wasn't diagnosed with Delusional Parasitosis. He prescribed oral Ivermectin and is referring me to a dermatologist.
lolly

Lake Charles, LA

#906 Jul 17, 2014
@Howard
The things that came from my eyebrows looked like tiny grains of rice. I've also seen little black specks come from my arms and I've seen the little black specks move under the thin skin on my forearm once or twice. It may be that this is not scabies but some other type of mite, I'm not sure and I don't care as long as they die and go away. But, I'm curious now as I've read others in this forum who mentioned the tiny black specks. Oh, and I have lumps at the end of the burrows, almost like tiny tumors. Definitely not purely microscopic in my case. I wish it were that way, it's really gross and scary to see the creatures and burrows and know there's some sort of bug under your skin.
Worried

Abilene, TX

#907 Jul 17, 2014
I find it amusing that someone keeps judging my posts as spam, clueless, and nuts. At any rate, I'm not saying I don't have scabies. I believe I may have more than one affliction. The bugs/specks that appeared on my face can NOT be scabies because I can see them. The biggest one was black. I couldn't make out what it was, but it looked like a tiny house fly. Since flies don't lay eggs on humans, much less under human skin, well...

Has anyone had a similar experience? If so, I'd like to know if/how you treated yourself. Thanks in advance. I've had this rash for months, so nothing would surprise me. I'm sick of worrying about this.
Llp

El Dorado Hills, CA

#908 Jul 26, 2014
Howard wrote:
<quoted text>
Scabies mites are microscopic. You cannot see them with the naked eye. So, you said you got "three large mites" out of your eyebrows? That's not true. They are microscopic. So, now what?
Exactly how "large" were these monster mites from hell?
yes you can see the mites once you have had them a long time small like a poppy seed but when when you are lucky to find the roamers I use witch hazel and tree tea oil to find them you on a cotton ball can see them eve value little part of one of their legs LP

Since: Dec 13

Location hidden

#909 Jul 26, 2014
Llp wrote:
<quoted text>yes you can see the mites once you have had them a long time small like a poppy seed but when when you are lucky to find the roamers I use witch hazel and tree tea oil to find them you on a cotton ball can see them eve value little part of one of their legs LP
No, they are microscopic. It sounds like you have fleas. Unless you have a microscope you cannot see the Scabies mites with the human eye.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#910 Jul 26, 2014
Many of us have seen the black specks and white ovoid things. I was told it was some sort of mite, not a human scabies mite but they didn't know what exactly, not surprising considering that some researchers have said there are 1000's of different types of mites. Yes - it is truly disgusting and especially if you're not taken seriously.
FRED

Wheat Ridge, CO

#912 Jul 28, 2014
ashleyshere wrote:
<quoted text>
No, they are microscopic. It sounds like you have fleas. Unless you have a microscope you cannot see the Scabies mites with the human eye.
Go away Ashley your knowledge base here is non-existent . Your stupid Albendazole had already been tried here a lot and the only people who said they were cured didn't understand what was happening to them . You need to get tested because it's clear to someone who does have a handle on this that you are infected and it is affecting your ability to reason.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18092060

"Do bartonella infections cause agitation, panic disorder, and treatment-resistant depression?"

Focus on fixing yourself because your vapid misinformation doesn't help anyone, it only serves to support your delusions.
mightymite

Cape Town, South Africa

#913 Jul 28, 2014
About those scabies in the hair.I am free of scabies but had it for six months last year and my husband could see the eggs on the ends of my hair.
Have you ever thought of using the vacumn cleaner on your hair.
Don't forget to get rid of the bag afterwards.By the way styling your hair with a vacumn cleaner is easier than a brush and hair dryer.
Good luck. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
mightymite

Cape Town, South Africa

#914 Jul 28, 2014
HumanPincushion wrote:
I've had symptoms for months. My doc told me to apply the Permethrin 5% cream from head to toe. I got one tube and followed his instructions (waited 7 days and treated again). He refused to prescribe Ivermectin.
This infestation has taken a toll on my mental and physical health. I was afraid the cream wouldn't kill the mites because I can't reach the middle of my back to thoroughly apply it. The rash spread to my upper back and now it's on my face. I've had spots on my face before, but those always faded on their own. The new spots look like bites on both cheeks. I applied coconut oil to control the itching, and I was hoping it would smother the mites. I felt crawling and biting within a few minutes, so I went to get a tissue. Sure enough, there were black specks on my face. I've collected some for testing. Just to be sure that they were actually coming out of my face, I applied the oil to a huge red welt that appeared the next day. Not ten minutes later, I felt the crawling and biting. Another black speck appeared on top of that spot. It is now in a plastic bag.
I was hoping the rash was an allergic reaction to sulfur soap. The mites must be moving because I've been soaking in the bath.:-(

Scabies on the back is the worst because it is difficult for the sufferer to reach there.
Apply the cream and get thick sports plaster and plaster your back so thhat they cannot go anywhere.If you bath do not remove . Forget a back wash for three days.Apply again after 3 days and I promise you they will be gone.
Marie

United States

#917 Jul 29, 2014
I've did over 20 treatments for scabies. N in my hair is where there don't want die. I'm going crazy. Feel suicidal! Cause nothing is working.
soxcat

Portsmouth, RI

#920 Aug 13, 2014
Iím sorry but I very upset by all this. I donít know about any of you but I pay alot for my medical plan and now it is mandated. Funny just when I said I don't want it. Why can ebolla be cured in 2 days and all these people are suffering?? There is a simple, cost effective, and most importantly non-invasive procedure that, according to my research, could solve most problems.
It is a Trichoscope/Dermascope. I'd propose every Dermatologist learn how to use one especially if I'm paying for this sh..!
My problems started with mandated vaccines 5 years ago which makes me even more mad, but what makes me infuriated is how will this affect our children someday. Not only the condition in it self but what we as Americans are willing to settle for in our medical care and the amount requested to pay for it.
See for me, although I have no clue what this is there are wounds mostly in my scalp and arms w/ a ton of circle like scars (and i mean I am pretty scarred up forever and it hasn't given me a break yet). I went to 8 Derms and wonder if they'd even know if I had head lice let alone scabies (which I don't think I do and just making a point). Now get this, after 6 Derms I waited approx 6 months to get into a place for a Trichoscope/dermascope (7th Derm). Based on my history of no success and failed treatment w/out diagnostic confirmation i felt it would be a no brainer. Never did I think it was optional for the medical provider to decide regarding a non invasive procedure especially when I'm paying for it. Well, to my dismay I was refused and instead given another trial and error which ended up being a big error. Low and behold the provider subsequently lost my records too.
Now, I have not seen any fibers come out of me (yet), but during that timeframe (approx 3 years ago) there was a pending study being done by the CDC. To me, and under the circumstances of 6 previous Derms and pending CDC study, I think it would have been imperative to use a scope. But all of a sudden you can cure F'in ebola in a snap for 2 people (and wait i'm sure a vaccine will be prepared now that everyone is scared resulting in making someone rich).
We all know the outcome of that study and I like you don't have fibers, but have some feeling that that pending study along with many other ailments on line (scalp scabies, bird mites, IBBS, Morgellons, etc) prevented the Scope. WTF! We as a group need to ban together and demand that we get the appropriate treatment that we not only are paying for but mandated to do so to boot!
Please research the procedure to see for yourself as I would imagine it would solve all these different complaints (if different).
We need to do this to protect our future generations (children, etc) and not give the Government this much control.
infested

Thunder Bay, Canada

#921 Aug 13, 2014
The medical professionals know nothing about scabies they should listen to people who are infested and learn from there.
Frustrated

Atlantic Beach, FL

#922 Aug 15, 2014
Has anyone had success getting rid of these on the scalp?

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