Pin Prick & Crawling Sensations? Post...
Itchyandscratchy

Fort Wayne, IN

#89 Feb 10, 2013
I have had scabies for about 5-6 month's now. I'm a typical college kid so there are any number of places that I could have received these little bastards. I did two rounds of the perm cream with very little results, but I also didn't really treat my environment as much as I should have. In the past 3-4 days I have began using tea tree oil, neem soap, bleack bathes(tears your skin up badly), and the big one...the SAUNA. 30 minute sits in the sauna every day twice a day, while in the sauna I can feel them move around after 5 minutes then after 15 I can see the very small black spots of them on my skin(gross). I read that they cannot withstand temperatures over 120 degrees for more then 10 minutes so I thought I'd give it a try and I believe that I am seeing results. I'm going to continue using the sauna everyday, and I am going to the doctor this week. Another thing, I am in college and have noticed when I am tired or hungover my itching was the worst; this is when my immune system was weakest..so stay healthy! These little things are really beginning to take a toll on my life, but I am going to win. Stay strong everyone
raul

Houston, TX

#90 Feb 15, 2013
Went to my Doctor after becoming sick and itchy ... thought i had contracted HIV....HIV causes ITCHY rashes.... went for a HIV test and tested NEGATIVE at 3 months ... felt better but still itchy ... and i was getting a bad rash on my inner thighs and inner forearms.... the ITCHY feeling got SUPER BAD at night and i could harldy sleep.... doctor gave me some creams to put on ... and after seeing these posts i gotta GO ALL OUT and boil and wash everything and buy a sprayer with bleach to kill these things cuz i can't stand it anymore .... i itch 24 7 but at night i cannot stand it!!!!!
TryHard

Belvidere, IL

#91 Feb 17, 2013
Scabie girl wrote:
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I thought I was post. Really did. I wasn't itching at night. But crawling and pinprick were killing me so I did the castor oil test. Leave on for like 15 minutes and things started to come out. Like sand. White stuff some darker. And then next day I did some more and saw less specks. Anyway so I freaked out and did a borax - peroxide bath and voila it showed a big bite on my hand that I didn't know it was there. Huge scab that now is barely healing. It takes forever for his to heal or what? Does any one knows how long does it take for a scab to go away? It doesn't heal fast like when one cute oneself.
Anyway so now I am on day 3 o Advantix. Planning on doing it for another 10 days. And then give a break. And then again for 5 days again. I will probably do once a week for like 2 months after that and see.
I know I may die if cancer but I am already dying in so many ways with this I cannot even explain.
My ex needed a place to stay. He brought scabies into my home. We had NO skin to skin contact. I contracted scabies, too. We went to the Dr. And Dermatologist. Finally, got permethrin and ivermectin. Treated with permethrin, left house for 4 days, took ivermectin the next morning after treatment with permethrin, treated with permethrin again on 4th day at hotel and returned home. We seem to be scabie free now. I honestly believe you need to get out of your living environment. Scabies are microscopic and can live 2-3 days without a host.
Good luck and God bless everyone battling these horrible monsters known as scabies!
not so new2this

New York, NY

#92 Feb 17, 2013
Hey Scabie Girl and fellow New Yorker yes your case sounds like mine. How are you doing???
Scabiegirl wrote:
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Hi Max Ty for your time and words. Well I am still dealing with crawling but I never wait more than a week and then I treat myself again bc I hate this crawling and pinprick...although is a lot less than a month ago. I have to stop my iver shot and also the iver pour on otherwise I will damage my liver. Have been treating for about 2 months now but had it for about 5 months not knowing what it was. I was showing atypical scabies. Not many bites burrow and a lot on my scalp. This week I am going natural. A mix of tea tree oil clover balsam of Peru every day on my skin as a repellent. Sea salt bath with drops of pennyroyal oil. And antibacterial soap.
Taking vitamins: multivitamin + neem+garlic+golden seal+ turmeric + pepper+ selenium.
I just started cannot say much. Have no burrows or bites it has been 2 weeks now. I hope I am on post. Reading you gave me hope. I am praying too bc I know I am mentally exhausted and my mind is fooling me maybe. And also my body is reacting to chemicals. It is just the crawling that when happens make me scratch and few pinpricks here and there.
Anyway I am happy thatv are feeling normal...that is such a blessing.
Take Care SG
not so new2this

New York, NY

#93 Feb 17, 2013
Yes I was wondering about saunas. I think if you try this please be careful about not spreading them to others, ie lots of showers!
Maybe lotions on your body when you go into the saunas will trap the buggies?
Itchyandscratchy wrote:
I have had scabies for about 5-6 month's now. I'm a typical college kid so there are any number of places that I could have received these little bastards. I did two rounds of the perm cream with very little results, but I also didn't really treat my environment as much as I should have. In the past 3-4 days I have began using tea tree oil, neem soap, bleack bathes(tears your skin up badly), and the big one...the SAUNA. 30 minute sits in the sauna every day twice a day, while in the sauna I can feel them move around after 5 minutes then after 15 I can see the very small black spots of them on my skin(gross). I read that they cannot withstand temperatures over 120 degrees for more then 10 minutes so I thought I'd give it a try and I believe that I am seeing results. I'm going to continue using the sauna everyday, and I am going to the doctor this week. Another thing, I am in college and have noticed when I am tired or hungover my itching was the worst; this is when my immune system was weakest..so stay healthy! These little things are really beginning to take a toll on my life, but I am going to win. Stay strong everyone

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#95 Feb 17, 2013
not so new2this wrote:
Yes I was wondering about saunas. I think if you try this please be careful about not spreading them to others, ie lots of showers!
Maybe lotions on your body when you go into the saunas will trap the buggies?
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A regular sauna won't do you any good but a far infrared sauna will. You need about 20-30 1 hour treatments though.
SEA

Singapore

#96 Feb 18, 2013
Hi guys, I've created few days ago a post in this forum called "Scabies treatments created me eczema that looked like "uncurable" scabies"
Hope my experience can help you understand what is happening to you after treatments.
All the best and give each other support.
FRED

Denver, CO

#97 Feb 18, 2013
SEA wrote:
Hi guys, I've created few days ago a post in this forum called "Scabies treatments created me eczema that looked like "uncurable" scabies"
Hope my experience can help you understand what is happening to you after treatments.
All the best and give each other support.
The best thing someone who has damaged skin can do is to take a bath is 1/2 cup epsom salt, 1/2 cup sea salt and 1/4- 1/3 cup ground mustard seed. This combination removes toxins from the skin and doesn't damage the skins attempts to repair itself by removing natural skin oil. It is a standard among very knowledgable health professionals.

Chemicals damage your skin and should not be used , if standard permethrin treatments do not work then you probably have something else.

For a comprehensive word file on how to restore your health and take care of just about any infection message me at Lotus Fan above.
i give up

Canada

#98 Feb 22, 2013
Been battling these mites for months now, lost my job, lost potential jobs, potential dates... Spent all sorts of money.
Im afraid i may have given it to my family who visited...
I think im going to end it all, that way they cant feed off me anymore

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#99 Feb 22, 2013
i give up wrote:
Been battling these mites for months now, lost my job, lost potential jobs, potential dates... Spent all sorts of money.
Im afraid i may have given it to my family who visited...
I think im going to end it all, that way they cant feed off me anymore
You can beat this. It takes time but you can. Don't let them win. So sorry you lost your job. This mite takes a toll on us physically and mentally. What are something's that you have tired? We have a support thread, and there are some really good individuals that can help. If you need someone to talk to please click on my name and you can send me an email. I have felt like you have.
Finding relief

Tracy, CA

#100 Mar 1, 2013
Try to juicing, eat salad. I found that when I eat meat or drink coffee, the itch comes back. It's like magic. I eat or drink and 2-4 hours later, I itch intensively. I read online coconut oil works well and it really does.
umathr

New Market, MD

#101 Mar 1, 2013
Needpeace34 wrote:
<quoted text>
You can beat this. It takes time but you can. Don't let them win. So sorry you lost your job. This mite takes a toll on us physically and mentally. What are something's that you have tired? We have a support thread, and there are some really good individuals that can help. If you need someone to talk to please click on my name and you can send me an email. I have felt like you have.
I have had scabies for a while I sympathize with your plight please try aloe vera gel it is working for me but I said the same thing about sulfur soap but sulfur soap was harshing my skin switched to aloe gel and the scabies hate aloe I think it dissolves the ones on the surface. Its been about two weeks and so far so good. Its worth a try.

Since: Dec 12

Ozark, MO

#102 Mar 1, 2013
umathr wrote:
<quoted text> I have had scabies for a while I sympathize with your plight please try aloe vera gel it is working for me but I said the same thing about sulfur soap but sulfur soap was harshing my skin switched to aloe gel and the scabies hate aloe I think it dissolves the ones on the surface. Its been about two weeks and so far so good. Its worth a try.
Hey, how are you doing with the aloe? I've been fighting this since october. Ive used permethrin and iver both. I quit treating two weeks ago to see if I was better and Ive been breaking out in these rashes on my belly. I've been using aloe vera gel on them and they dry up. I never thought it could be actually treating the mites! I keep getting new rashes though so I'm going to use BB and see if that helps. I'm interested in how the aloe has helped you, though.
Absolute hell parasite

Worthing, UK

#103 Apr 18, 2013
I've had scabies now, Continuously for around 9 months. and have been to the doctors twice. my doctor also told me that you do not need to go overboard on cleaning the house, clothes, bed sheets etc. This was completely wrong, as i was re-infected rather quickly, which left me feeling helpless, itchy and most of all i lost faith in my own skin. My skin is dry and damaged and trying to eject from my body at every opportunity it can. I.e after baths. I've had three treatments and each time, it hasn't cleared up 100%. I do not have a tumble-dryer or any of these plastic casings to cover beds it. etc. My biggest fear is that i know have a cat. And this slims my chance of getting rid of the pests completely by 95, as unfortunately you can't stop a cat, from interacting with you. or stop it from scratching and releasing more mites. I'm really at the end of my tether if anyone has any advice i would much appreciate it.

I haven't sat back and let them take over. But the slowly are. and i simply cannot cope any longer.

What people say about your brain needs re-setting is 95% true, It stops you thinking correctly. treating yourself correcting, Changes the way you live, stops you interacting with people and family. and most of all creates a band of paranoia in you brain
IhateScabies

United States

#105 Apr 20, 2013
I've had scabies for about 2 months now and it's been driving me crazy. Doctors can't seem to do anything about it so I took it upon myself to find a cure and this is what Ive come up with and have been trying for about a week now and it's getting better.
Clove oil, coconut oil, sulfur powder, vitamin e oil and olive oil mixed into a small lotion bottle and applied every night and morning. I also shower with sulfur and Borax soap once a day.
It's only been a week, but I feel better and the bumps are slowly getting smaller.
I'll report back after a few more days and weeks.
Jnyc

New York, NY

#106 Apr 20, 2013
Max wrote:
I have been dealing with scabies for months now - unbeknownst to me. What I originally that was jock itch, turned out to be scabies...five months after the rash and itching started (and after I spent tons of on doctors visits and failed treatments). Once I was diagnosed I started treating everything. I've quarantined just about all of my clothes, vacuumed and steamed cleaned (with Clorox cleaner) my floors, my bed and sofa are covered in plastic and hosed down with Colorox cleaner daily. Nothing is used more than once (i.e. towels, bed sheets) without being washed and dried on high heat for 30 minutes or put in the freezer in Zip-lock bags for two days. I stopped using my car this week and I walk to work and the grocery store. I've taken Ivermectin twice now and treated myself with Permethrin twice. My last treatment consisted of me cleaning my entire house from pillar to post - cleaning everything with bleach cleaner and re-doing all of my laundry (which is stored in plastic bins - the bins were treated too). After about 15 hours of cleaning, I scrubbed myself with neem oil soap (though I only typically use sulfar soap) and then applied a hefty coating of Permethrin cream all over my body. The following morning I woke up, took the Ivermectin as directed and let the Permethrin cream stay on 8.5 to 9 hours - I would have kept it on longer, but it was making me feel very sick. Since then I have kept up with treating my home and doing the "scabies routine" nightly. I wash...err, scrub my body with sulfur soap twice daily. It is now 5 days after my most heroic cleaning effort and treatment to date. However, I'm feeling these strange crawling sensations and what feels like pin pricks all over my body and not just in the usual scabies haunts. I don't itch at night, but these pin pricks and crawling sensations are bad. I don't see any more bites (track marks as I call them) and like I said, I don't itch. Is what I'm feeling a side effect of the Permethrin? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!-Max.
There will be residual feelings on your skin., the Permethrin cream is usually the best. and the feeling will stop.
Jnyc

New York, NY

#107 Apr 20, 2013
IhateScabies wrote:
I've had scabies for about 2 months now and it's been driving me crazy. Doctors can't seem to do anything about it so I took it upon myself to find a cure and this is what Ive come up with and have been trying for about a week now and it's getting better.
Clove oil, coconut oil, sulfur powder, vitamin e oil and olive oil mixed into a small lotion bottle and applied every night and morning. I also shower with sulfur and Borax soap once a day.
It's only been a week, but I feel better and the bumps are slowly getting smaller.
I'll report back after a few more days and weeks.
I went to my dermatologist, not my regular doc,.. he got it.
Emgirl

Spring, TX

#108 Apr 23, 2013
Hi All,
Been reading these threads for the past week or so and freaking out over them. I went to visit a physically sick friend who had been complaning of lice. That I don't fear at all for a couple of reasons. However, later I went walking and noticed circular transparent bugs on my arm. I killed them and the remembered my friend saying he hoped we didn't catch this 'mess', which I assumed was lice or body lice. I didn't even know what scabies was until I started searching the Internet. I'm wondering of what he has is scabies as I was starting to thing the whole bug thing was all in his head. I feel pin prick sensations and sometimes very clearly a bite. Went to my main doctor, which isn't going to be my dr anymore, and she said she didn't think I had scabies and didn't want to do a skin test-I'd have to see a derm for that. Made an apt with the derm and she said its possible, but can't know for sure yet. Treated with the cream and locked my house up for 3 days. Been taking vinegar baths and using tea tree oil. Tonight I see what looks like burrows or tracks. Still can tell much. It's frustrating....ah also washed 12 loads of laundry in hot water and a hot dry.
aja14

Manila, Philippines

#109 Apr 29, 2013
i applied permethrin on my whole body last week and now im startin to feel pinpricks and crawling again..did they come back??:'( the dermatologist said it was pruritis somethin not scabies but i still applied just incase coz this started when i my friend gave me a dog and slept beside it.. im sure i got sum mites on me.. need advice pls
Max

Austin, TX

#110 Apr 29, 2013
Hello =)

I started this post over a year ago. I can't believe it's still going!

First of all, I want to let anyone who has replied to my posting, there is hope! Ignore the scary postings you've read and don't freak out. I know how awful having scabies, or even thinking you may have scabies, can be. Here are a few quick words of advice…

The very first thing you should do is go to your dermatologist (or find one) and have a skin scraping test done. The more you know, the better. You may think you have scabies, but you actually don't - or even worse you did, but they're gone after treatments and everything however you still think you have them.

If you do have scabies, I recommend avoiding the Permethrin cream! That stuff is toxic. After using it two or three times I had a very bad reaction. It was not a pleasant experience and I don't recommend it to anyone. It is basically insecticide... Not good! If your situation is dire, okay, you may need to resort to extreme measures. However, I can't suggest using the Permethrin cream expect for severe cases of scabies.

My recommendation is to see a doctor and get a prescription for Ivermectin! The stuff works wonders for mild-to-moderate scabies. Just make sure and read the directions! You have to take the pills in a specific way. Follow the instructions explicitly!

Also, buy sulfur soap. You can find it in bar form by a company called Grisi. It's inexpensive and helps a lot. Use it daily and wash every square inch. From top to toes. It's really helpful, however, it will dry your skin out like crazy! Have some tea tree body lotion handy, you'll probably need it. Avoid the "scabies remedy" sites. They are rip-offs. What you need can be found relatively cheaply at your local supermarket.

Colrox cleaner (or hydrogen peroxide cleaners) are your best bet for killing scabies on surfaces in your home. Clean all surfaces you come into contact with daily. Wear protective gloves (I recommend the purple colored, disposable, form fitting sterile gloves you can find at Walgreens) when cleaning and doing your laundry. Also, wear a mask to avoid inhaling the fumes from the cleaning products. Protect your bed with a plastic resealable cover. You can find these at Wal-Mart (white with zippers). They're inexpensive and help with the daily cleaning - and keeping the scabies from having a place to hide when they leave your body at night.

I don't have a lot of time at this very moment to write more, but I'll come up a step-by-step list of what I did to get rid of my scabies.

Again, DON'T LOSE HOPE and DON'T PANIC. Scabies aren't as hard to get rid of as people believe. It's all about using the proper medicine and treating your environment the correct way.

Hang in there!

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