Scabies3

Hollywood, FL

#22 Jan 22, 2008
Welty wrote:
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Hi Scabies 3! I don't even know what I have for sure. I think I have bird or rodent mites, but am not positive. I could also have geriatric burrowing) scabies from my dentist's - he has a ton of older patients - because my bumps are all mostly on my arms, scalp, and back. You did use the term bite though to describe your bumps. That tells me that you might actually have biting mites which are rodent or bird mites. Although lots of people say the word bite to decribe the feeling of a mite burrowing. I did see a picture of a mite in the hinge of somebody's glasses, but with plastic lenses I don't know what you can use on them. I'm thinking of trying ths: I don't wear my glasses all the time, so sometimes when I put them on I swear there's an itch in my scalp very shortly. I do not want to wreck my lenses so I want to be cautious. Maybe I will set them down in a shoebox on a cloth placed over some boric acid (which is a powder) in the bottom of the shoebox. That should dry them up overnight I hope. Boric Acid is actually even more drying than borax which contains some, and is OTC in the drugstore or in the garden center. Hang in there, we'll figure this out sooner or later.
Welty wrote:
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Hi Scabies 3! I don't even know what I have for sure. I think I have bird or rodent mites, but am not positive. I could also have geriatric burrowing) scabies from my dentist's - he has a ton of older patients - because my bumps are all mostly on my arms, scalp, and back. You did use the term bite though to describe your bumps. That tells me that you might actually have biting mites which are rodent or bird mites. Although lots of people say the word bite to decribe the feeling of a mite burrowing. I did see a picture of a mite in the hinge of somebody's glasses, but with plastic lenses I don't know what you can use on them. I'm thinking of trying ths: I don't wear my glasses all the time, so sometimes when I put them on I swear there's an itch in my scalp very shortly. I do not want to wreck my lenses so I want to be cautious. Maybe I will set them down in a shoebox on a cloth placed over some boric acid (which is a powder) in the bottom of the shoebox. That should dry them up overnight I hope. Boric Acid is actually even more drying than borax which contains some, and is OTC in the drugstore or in the garden center. Hang in there, we'll figure this out sooner or later.
Good idea about the eyeglasses and boric acid. I don't think I have bird mites. I cannot see not one under the scope. I don't know, though. Could be animal sarcoptic mange.
itchy pinpricks

Adelaide, Australia

#23 Jan 22, 2008
Sam wrote:
itchy pinpricks, did you reapply the eurax or just leave it on but not shower? It works best if you reapply it.
I have left it on for 4 days and also reapply every day.. only once did i have a shower, then put it back on again,, today i washed it all off.. I feel a bit better. no really itchy anymore. but still some small pinpricks.. but at the moment a lot better.. i hope this works.. i will see in a few days how i feel... let you know. I also wash all bed clothes every day. and all clothes. every day with borax.. anyway ,, we will see it it works..
SleeplessInNY

Pleasanton, CA

#24 Jan 23, 2008
Sam wrote:
itchy pinpricks, did you reapply the eurax or just leave it on but not shower? It works best if you reapply it.
Is Eurax only a prescription?

Does it cure - or only prevent?
MISERABLE IN SA

AOL

#25 Jan 24, 2008
SleeplessInNY wrote:
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Is Eurax only a prescription?
Does it cure - or only prevent?
SleeplessinNY,
It's a prescription but you can get at an online pharmacy. See the Eurax Thread we have going.

I think it's good for the itching especial "post scabies".

Take care, MIS
Sam

United States

#26 Jan 24, 2008
Sleepless, Eurax is one of the topicals to cure scabies. It's less toxic than the perm so you can use it more often and leave it on longer. It killed scabies on me much more effectively than the perm did. It is also prescribed for other rashes, and some people say it didn't kill mites for them, but it did for me. Iver + perm didn't work near as well as iver + eurax in my case.

One poster said he used only eurax 2x a day for 4 days in a row and it cured him. I think the people who say it didn't work may not have used it for 3 days straight, the recommended protocol.
SleeplessInNY

Yonkers, NY

#27 Jan 24, 2008
Thanks Sam and MIS - I say its worth a try. I will order it online (as I did with the Iver).
Good luck to you both and god bless.
We will defeat this...everyday a new hope
itchy pinpricks

Adelaide, Australia

#28 Jan 24, 2008
Well I can say The Eurax did NOT work for me, after 4 days with it on. I now feel even worse. More pinpricks than ever, I have not had anything on for 3 days now after the Eruax , and im at a loss. What next...
desperate

Huntsville, TX

#29 Jan 24, 2008

i'm pretty sure i've got scabies and now am terrified again since i've been reading ya'lls posts it isnt easy to cure. but i was wondering if my hands could infect other parts of my body, like for example, i can wash my own hair without risking infecting my scalp right? or should i wear gloves all the time? Also, my hands don't itch at all, but the rest of my body looks healthy and is itchy. Does that mean its relatively early in my infestation? a guy gave this to me during thanksgiving vacay 2007 and i feel so damn stupid. His rash was so THERE and his hands had spots and I WAS JUST AN IDIOT TO DO IT but i wanted somebody to like me so bad. I hope someone answers :) i see its been a while since anyones posted anything. Sadly, i guess this means i'll have to stay at school until i'm cured, i'm not risking my house again.
Sam

United States

#30 Jan 24, 2008
itchy pinpricks wrote:
Well I can say The Eurax did NOT work for me, after 4 days with it on. I now feel even worse. More pinpricks than ever, I have not had anything on for 3 days now after the Eruax , and im at a loss. What next...
itchy, bummer that it didn't work for you. You're right, what works for some doesn't work for others, I should know that by now. These mites are so adaptive. Some people swear by lindane or perm or sulfur or something else and that it worked for them but it just doesn't for others.
Sam

United States

#31 Jan 24, 2008
Hi desperate, you haven't had it for long so the answer is to treat it asap. Get the permethrin and try 2 or 3 treatments of that or whatever your doc prescribes. Do all the laundry in hot water and borax and clean your dorm or wherever you live really good. You have a good chance of getting rid of it quickly if you act fast with the meds and cleaning.
Mite Killer

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

#32 Jan 25, 2008
About Eurax, studies have shown Eurax to be about 50%-60% effective for treating scabies. After using about 12 treatments of Permethrin 5% I wanted Ivermectin. Even though I voiced my concern that Eurax was not very effective it's all the MD would give me. I used applied it everyday for 3 days without a bathing. Using it alone, it did not cure my infestation.

Most of the topicals are fine if used in combination with Ivermectin. I think Ivermectin is the absolute best treatment but it has to be used with some scabicide topcial at least every 7 days. If there is no reinfestion from another host or fomite, the mites should all be dead.
Mite Killer

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

#33 Jan 25, 2008
Most of the posters who have classic scabies or sarcoptic mite infestations are coming onto these forums because they have tried and failed with the commonly prescribed topical treatment done twice. If there is too much gap time inbetween treatments, probably most of these posters infestations have progressed with higher mite counts on host and environment making it harder to treat.

Ivermectin used in combination with most any scabicide topical or variety of topicals used every 7 days for at least a month should cure the infestion, unless there is reinfestation.
Mite Killer

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

#34 Jan 25, 2008
desperate wrote:
i'm pretty sure i've got scabies and now am terrified again since i've been reading ya'lls posts it isnt easy to cure. but i was wondering if my hands could infect other parts of my body, like for example, i can wash my own hair without risking infecting my scalp right? or should i wear gloves all the time? Also, my hands don't itch at all, but the rest of my body looks healthy and is itchy. Does that mean its relatively early in my infestation? a guy gave this to me during thanksgiving vacay 2007 and i feel so damn stupid. His rash was so THERE and his hands had spots and I WAS JUST AN IDIOT TO DO IT but i wanted somebody to like me so bad. I hope someone answers :) i see its been a while since anyones posted anything. Sadly, i guess this means i'll have to stay at school until i'm cured, i'm not risking my house again.
Yes, wear gloves. Keep you hair tied up. Keep your body covered. Shower often. Change into fresh cloths and bedding every day. Be carefull not to pass this to anyone else at school. Get your permethrin5% and Ivermectin.

Did the guy tell you he had scabies? if he passed mites to you it's probably been long enough that you would see bumps. But if you think you have been exposed and you're itching, just get treated, don't wait.
itchy pinpricks

Adelaide, Australia

#35 Jan 25, 2008
8 weeks now I have had this.. First I tried TTO. It helped with the itch and could get some sleep. But it did not kill the little buggers. So next i tried Eurax. left it on for 4 Days. I thought it had donre it..but after the 3rd after i finished the Eurax I was even worse..more pin pricks, and It felt like hundreds were all over me. I was starting to go nuts. S o Now Im using Benzyl benzoate. It burnt my skin. But I don,t care anymore I just want those buggers dead.This is my 3rd attempt to get rid of them, This has to work.. if not ...Im at a total loss. Oh I first tried 5% Permethrin, It worked for the first 2 weeks.I thought i was cured, and then they came back. so i did it once more. Nothing this time. so then I tried TTO. and then Eurax, and now Benzyl benzoate
This is starting to drive me crazy. my whole life has been turned upside down...
Mite Killer

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

#36 Jan 25, 2008
itchy pinpricks wrote:
8 weeks now I have had this.. First I tried TTO. It helped with the itch and could get some sleep. But it did not kill the little buggers. So next i tried Eurax. left it on for 4 Days. I thought it had donre it..but after the 3rd after i finished the Eurax I was even worse..more pin pricks, and It felt like hundreds were all over me. I was starting to go nuts. S o Now Im using Benzyl benzoate. It burnt my skin. But I don,t care anymore I just want those buggers dead.This is my 3rd attempt to get rid of them, This has to work.. if not ...Im at a total loss. Oh I first tried 5% Permethrin, It worked for the first 2 weeks.I thought i was cured, and then they came back. so i did it once more. Nothing this time. so then I tried TTO. and then Eurax, and now Benzyl benzoate
This is starting to drive me crazy. my whole life has been turned upside down...
Benzyl Benzoate is a good scabicide, as is Permethrin5%. Now get some Ivermectin too.
Scabies3

Hollywood, FL

#37 Jan 25, 2008
itchy pinpricks wrote:
8 weeks now I have had this.. First I tried TTO. It helped with the itch and could get some sleep. But it did not kill the little buggers. So next i tried Eurax. left it on for 4 Days. I thought it had donre it..but after the 3rd after i finished the Eurax I was even worse..more pin pricks, and It felt like hundreds were all over me. I was starting to go nuts. S o Now Im using Benzyl benzoate. It burnt my skin. But I don,t care anymore I just want those buggers dead.This is my 3rd attempt to get rid of them, This has to work.. if not ...Im at a total loss. Oh I first tried 5% Permethrin, It worked for the first 2 weeks.I thought i was cured, and then they came back. so i did it once more. Nothing this time. so then I tried TTO. and then Eurax, and now Benzyl benzoate
This is starting to drive me crazy. my whole life has been turned upside down...
Welcome to the "My Life Has Been Turned Upside Down Club," Itchy Pinpricks. What are you doing to clean your environment? How are you treating your bedding? a turning point for me is when I bought an air mattress, and washed it every night in bleach and borax. i change pillow frequently, and cover them in a vinly cover. clean it every night with bleach and borax or 91% alcohol. have you taken ivermectin yet?
BoringTrash

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

#38 Jan 27, 2008
Interesting post mate. I will keep all that in mind. Took me two weeks to realise that what I had wasn't Genital Herpes. And what many people are saying about doctors is so true. When I first presented to a doctor he didn't know what it was an told me I needed to go to another hospital with a full blood-test kit. When I went to the other hospital the doctor told me I should get an HIV test - thanks! So for a few days I was so nervous that my fingers were shaking as I typed trying to search what I had. I fixed my diet. Then finally I had this ["itch all over" penis sores]- that found me my problem. I'm using Benzoato de Benzil. Don't know what it is. Hope it works. What puzzles me most is why do we itch more at night in bed?
Welty

AOL

#39 Jan 29, 2008
Desperate, You are not an idiot, you are wiser now. You could have gotten something impossible to get rid of. Right now, you are getting the best med advice from Mite Killer that you can get. Get your school Doc to prescribe vermectin/Stromectol (an oral pill) for you, and you can quote articles on the net - plain Perm rarely works, but use it anyway topically, all over, a week apart. Mite Killer has the link for your Iver (pill) dosage per weight. You need to take enough for your weight, one dose every seven days for a month to be sure. You will get better if you jump on this with an agressive approch. But mainly, I hope you feel better about yourself. Guys will like you. Give a guy a chance to like you, okay? Be fun and create some interest. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt that once somebody gets to know you that they'll like you even better! Like yourself. You're worth it.
Welty

AOL

#40 Jan 29, 2008
Ivermectin not Vermectin.
BoringTrash

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

#41 Jan 30, 2008
Mite Killer wrote:
Most of the posters who have classic scabies or sarcoptic mite infestations are coming onto these forums because they have tried and failed with the commonly prescribed topical treatment done twice. If there is too much gap time inbetween treatments, probably most of these posters infestations have progressed with higher mite counts on host and environment making it harder to treat.
Ivermectin used in combination with most any scabicide topical or variety of topicals used every 7 days for at least a month should cure the infestion, unless there is reinfestation.
I was given Benzoato de Benzila and told to put it all over my boady twice a day after showing with a BB soap.

I did this for 4 days. It burns like hell where the major hives are on my penis and testicles.

But I wasn't improving. I washed everything and it got such a drying that my clothes burnt me to pull otu of the dryer. I got some Mortein and sprayed all over my matress and around elsewhere things I couldn't wash.

Nonetheless still itching like crazy every night. I change my bedding every night too and put in plastic bags for a wash.

Finally I have gone and bought invermectin. You can just buy anything over the counter here in Brazil.

I'm amazed at how hard these bastards are to get rid of. I don't live with anyone. The scabies came on a used bed I bought. I assume they are scabies.

At first I thought they were gentital herpes.

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