Is this scabies?
Fed up

Chatham, UK

#1 Sep 25, 2013
I was diagnosed with scabies on the 15th August after finding to track like pencil marks on my hand ... My hand itched but nowhere else, I went to the docs who gave me permethrin I applied and did all the washing as requested. I was fine for about 4 days no Itching nothing at this point I had no rash no red bumps nothing nor had I ever. However on day 5 my hand started itching again and I felt like things were crawling I panicked and did another treatment I was at my mums on this night so I did the treatment went home and again cleaned everywhere.
A week later my itching was no worse and I felt crawling still no bumps etc but was being kept awake at night so I went back to the docs and saw the head doc at my practice he tried to prescribe malathion and benzoyl however the pharmacist said they no longer stock these anywhere and this is a large city centre practice. So I went back to the doc who have me premethrin again he told me to put 2 tubes on at once so I went to my mums did it again and then came home the next day did our most heroic cleaning ever through out all old bedding and washed and dried everything and cleaned everything with bleach. The next day I was getting weird vibrations and biting sensations and worse itching I left it alone for a week. But still no better went back to the docs who said the scabies must be gone. So I went home but the next few days I started itching and bumps were appearing which hadn't before. So I retreated in the next 2 weeks I started to feel better and thought I might be finally over it then the the itching started again like a prickly pin prick type itch. I also had bite like marks one on my shoulder one on my wrist and one on my foot all the same side appear these have not gone they have a red hole in the middle like a bite! I'm still itchy and had a rash come up after showering which went. I must add I had also been using eurax in between and tea tree oil and lotions for dry skin. I have got. A dermatolgist app but not for another 3 weeks I need to know am I post scabies or what is going on ? I can't wait 3 weeks and let this get worse as I'm
Moving to another country in 5 weeks. I can't bear the thought of leaving England and taking this with me
Please please help

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#2 Sep 25, 2013
Fed up wrote:
I was diagnosed with scabies on the 15th August after finding to track like pencil marks on my hand ... My hand itched but nowhere else, I went to the docs who gave me permethrin I applied and did all the washing as requested. I was fine for about 4 days no Itching nothing at this point I had no rash no red bumps nothing nor had I ever. However on day 5 my hand started itching again and I felt like things were crawling I panicked and did another treatment I was at my mums on this night so I did the treatment went home and again cleaned everywhere.
A week later my itching was no worse and I felt crawling still no bumps etc but was being kept awake at night so I went back to the docs and saw the head doc at my practice he tried to prescribe malathion and benzoyl however the pharmacist said they no longer stock these anywhere and this is a large city centre practice. So I went back to the doc who have me premethrin again he told me to put 2 tubes on at once so I went to my mums did it again and then came home the next day did our most heroic cleaning ever through out all old bedding and washed and dried everything and cleaned everything with bleach. The next day I was getting weird vibrations and biting sensations and worse itching I left it alone for a week. But still no better went back to the docs who said the scabies must be gone. So I went home but the next few days I started itching and bumps were appearing which hadn't before. So I retreated in the next 2 weeks I started to feel better and thought I might be finally over it then the the itching started again like a prickly pin prick type itch. I also had bite like marks one on my shoulder one on my wrist and one on my foot all the same side appear these have not gone they have a red hole in the middle like a bite! I'm still itchy and had a rash come up after showering which went. I must add I had also been using eurax in between and tea tree oil and lotions for dry skin. I have got. A dermatolgist app but not for another 3 weeks I need to know am I post scabies or what is going on ? I can't wait 3 weeks and let this get worse as I'm
Moving to another country in 5 weeks. I can't bear the thought of leaving England and taking this with me
Please please help
Sounds like your skin is reacting to the treatments you have done, the itch, red dots,and bumps. Try to not use chemicals for 2 weeks and just mosturise. If by the end of the first week your not feeling better then reconsider treating again in that second week.If your post your skin will improve and the itch diminish slowly over the 2-3 weeks.

At this point I would recommend you work on your nerves and start to consider your possibly on the path to recovery.

Check your not getting reinfected by something or someone.Unwind from the fear so you can get a better perspective.The chemicals do work but it gets worse before it gets better...
Fed up

Chatham, UK

#3 Sep 26, 2013
Scabiesxnightmare wrote:
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Sounds like your skin is reacting to the treatments you have done, the itch, red dots,and bumps. Try to not use chemicals for 2 weeks and just mosturise. If by the end of the first week your not feeling better then reconsider treating again in that second week.If your post your skin will improve and the itch diminish slowly over the 2-3 weeks.
At this point I would recommend you work on your nerves and start to consider your possibly on the path to recovery.
Check your not getting reinfected by something or someone.Unwind from the fear so you can get a better perspective.The chemicals do work but it gets worse before it gets better...
Thank you so much for replying to me it has made me feel better to think I am post scabies. However my last premethrin treatment was 3 1/2 weeks ago I have used eurax inbetween. Surely I should be feeling fine by now ?

Thanks again for replying

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