my diary of fighting with scabies
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Oak Harbor, WA

#41 Aug 7, 2008
a mom with scabies wrote:
2nd battle, the second week *******
Last sunday night, I took 12mg ivermectin pills.
I didn't plan it well, because I had to wash off sulfur ointment on the next day. I saw a poster said taking shower would also wash off iver from skin. I plan to take another 12mg iver one week later.
2nd battle, the third week *******
The third week, I travelled from Monday to Wednesday. So I don't need to wash my bed sheets. Ah... take a break...
Monday morning, Eurex from face to toes.
Tue morning, Eurex from face to toes.
Wed moring, Eurex from face to toes.
Today is Thursday, I didn't apply any topical, but I still left Eurex on my body.
I don't think I had new bumps from last Sunday. Well I had new bumps, but the way I itched was different, so I don't think that was scabies. I hope I am in my post scabies phase now.
Tonight I will wash off Eurex. I plan to take another perm treatment as well as iver this weekend, then stop topical treatment, wait, and see...
I will continue daily cloths/sheets washing for another 2 weeks. Hopefully I can announce my cure at that time.

Good luck " a mom" - you sound like you are on the road to recovery.
Hello

New York, NY

#42 Aug 19, 2008
I read that if you put the cloths in a tight closed plastic bag for 5 days the scabies will die. They need humans to live on. Is this true?
MR AL wrote:
Ok mom with scabies your story sounds liked most of our stories on here. Ok this is what I learned taking some advice on any website even this site can make you lost the battle. What I mean by that. When I first got this and I found this site and well all I kept seeing is PERM, PERM, PERM. So of course I ordered it. I had no idea the clothes are infected. So I thought regular wash would be ok. That is not enough. They say 130 degrees should kill the mites. I say no way. I think most effective is boiling your clothes very very hot. If you can get over 150 degrees and also you need to boil them longer then 10 minutes. Yes its alot of work but that is the only way of getting rid of this. When I realized the only way of getting rid of this was to go very hard and fast on these things. I did a very strong mix of 50% YES 50% mix sometimes I would put pure sulfer on my bumps. Thankfully My skin could handle that. I tell you I did this for over a month. But waiting out the mites as far as my clothes and such. I firmly believe it is always mostly in the clothes you wear. Thats where the reinfestation mostly comes from the clothes. I figured out that much as most of my bumps were were seems of shirts and pants would come from. UNTIL You get them out of your clothes the end won't be near..
Itty Bitty Critters

Hollywood, FL

#43 Aug 19, 2008
Hello wrote:
I read that if you put the cloths in a tight closed plastic bag for 5 days the scabies will die. They need humans to live on. Is this true?
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yes, the mites need a host to live, but the eggs and mites can live for a certain amount of time without a host. it depends on the type of mite. canine mites live longer in the environment. human scabies do not live that long. it all depends on the environment, if it is humid, they will live longer than if it a dry environment.So, 5 days might not be long enough. Better to keep the clothes in that bag for a full 28 days, the life cycle of the sarcoptic scabiei mite.
another mom

Providence, RI

#45 Oct 2, 2008
To mom with scabies in China: Lindane is an extremely toxic substance. Babies have died from over-exposure to Lindane. Please use it with great caution and do not use it as an environment sprray! It sounds like you love your child very much -- don't expose him to poison. Good luck.
anna

London, UK

#46 Feb 18, 2010
I am in my 5th 3 with melathion and two with permatrin. It is back I can see a tini 3mm line an is itchi again and I feel a strange thing inside my nose. I am depressed and very scared. I am going to the doctors tomorrow... but i know they wont solve it. What is eurex. Do you buy it in normal pharmacies?

Help?

M
anna

London, UK

#47 Feb 18, 2010
I am in my 5th 3 with melathion and two with permatrin. It is back I can see a tini 3mm line an is itchi again and I feel a strange thing inside my nose. I am depressed and very scared. I am going to the doctors tomorrow... but i know they wont solve it. What is eurex. Do you buy it in normal pharmacies?
Help?
A

Since: Feb 10

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#48 Feb 18, 2010
Eurax is an anti itch and scabies cream. I really liked it but it is too pricey in the US, and is prescription. Even with insurance I could no longer afford it ($81 a bottle) I like the lotion much better than the cream. In the UK it runs about 4.50 GBP.

Here's a link:
http://www.medicines2u.com/Travel--nd--First-...

Since: Feb 10

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#49 Feb 18, 2010
Eurax seems to be 'over the counter' in the UK.

Since: Aug 09

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#50 Feb 18, 2010
Hello fellow Londoner :) Yes ,you can buy Eurax in a normal pharmacy ,Boots etc. That doesn't zap the mites of whatever variety , i's supposed to help with the itching and it is definitely not a cure in itself. Like you I was prescribed Derbac (Malathion) but it's crap ; I saw a BBC news clip where they showed headlice swimming around in the stuff!
I never had any advice or warnings about washing clothes ,environment etc so as you say ..'but i know they wont solve it.' do as much as you can to wash (high temperature) and iron everything.Wear latex gloves , view everything as a potential source of re-infection ,f**k whether people think you've lost the plot.
It IS scary and very isolating but there are many friendly and helpful people on this forum so don't despair.....

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#51 Feb 18, 2010
$81 a bottle...!!!!!!!
That's crazy ;it's OTC here so not subsidised . You guys are getting seriously ripped off , even if I posted a bottle to the US it wouldn't be more than $20 in total. Perhaps we should start a UK and Europe exchange service to the US ; you guys send us what we can't get OTC or have trouble getting a prescription for and we do the same for you.

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#52 Feb 20, 2010
BenG,

What's even worse is that that price is my price with insurance. A year and a half ago when I got this it started at $24, then went up to $41, then went up to $81 this past spring. When I asked the pharmacist why it was so expensive, he told me that the price without insurance had gone up to $370!!!!!!! I passed on the $81 bottle.

Since: Feb 10

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#53 Feb 20, 2010
benG1 wrote:
$81 a bottle...!!!!!!!
That's crazy ;it's OTC here so not subsidised . You guys are getting seriously ripped off , even if I posted a bottle to the US it wouldn't be more than $20 in total. Perhaps we should start a UK and Europe exchange service to the US ; you guys send us what we can't get OTC or have trouble getting a prescription for and we do the same for you.
The only problem with this is shipping drugs that are not OTC in the country that they are going to makes you an international drug smuggler. Your chances of getting caught are probably pretty slim, but it could be big trouble. I can see some bored a**hole customs agent making a project out of it.
bride

Armagh, UK

#54 Jun 21, 2011
do you still have scabies?
amir

Qu├ębec, Canada

#55 Jun 22, 2011
I have scabies tried sulfur soap 10 %. I used nix 10 % pernethrin 1000 times I even bought dog flea shampoo for my hair. I tried dermisil product which end up by being a rip of bs. I cleaned and now I dont know what to do so any help please?
Itchy and Scratchy Show

Wohlen, Switzerland

#56 Mar 29, 2013
A Three-month Ordeal

I went to the idiot doctors at the University Hospital of Zurich, and after talking to three dermatologists, including the head of dermatology, persuaded (alternately threatened and begged) them to give me a prescription for scabies. From the outset of the consultation, I told them I was sure it was scabies, as I had seen it in a family member many years ago. They condescended, made fun of me, acted like I was nuts, said I had eczema or fungus, however, I finally succeeded in getting them to prescribe a scabies medicine, probably just to be rid of me (unfortunately the same could not be said for the little buggers).

The Crotamitex had an immediate effect, but I am sad to say, did not entirely cure the scabies. As it hadn't killed absolutely all of them, they continued to crop up, albeit in very small numbers. I finally decided to double up on the prescribed dose (once a day) to twice a day, and as soon as there was a mini-remission and no more obvious signs, began a regimen of over-the-counter sulphur cream(10%)(Dr. Schuessler Kalium Sulfuricum from TopPharm in Switzerland) at least four times a day. So far it seems to have prevented a recurrence. I am cautiously optimistic.

After this entire rigmarole, I later learned that one can get Antiscabiosum without a prescription in Germany, which is benzyl benzoate, and is supposed to work, but perhaps no effectively than Crotamitex.
freewheelin franklin

Golden, CO

#57 Mar 29, 2013
Itchy and Scratchy Show wrote:
A Three-month Ordeal
I went to the idiot doctors at the University Hospital of Zurich, and after talking to three dermatologists, including the head of dermatology, persuaded (alternately threatened and begged) them to give me a prescription for scabies. From the outset of the consultation, I told them I was sure it was scabies, as I had seen it in a family member many years ago. They condescended, made fun of me, acted like I was nuts, said I had eczema or fungus, however, I finally succeeded in getting them to prescribe a scabies medicine, probably just to be rid of me (unfortunately the same could not be said for the little buggers).
The Crotamitex had an immediate effect, but I am sad to say, did not entirely cure the scabies. As it hadn't killed absolutely all of them, they continued to crop up, albeit in very small numbers. I finally decided to double up on the prescribed dose (once a day) to twice a day, and as soon as there was a mini-remission and no more obvious signs, began a regimen of over-the-counter sulphur cream(10%)(Dr. Schuessler Kalium Sulfuricum from TopPharm in Switzerland) at least four times a day. So far it seems to have prevented a recurrence. I am cautiously optimistic.
After this entire rigmarole, I later learned that one can get Antiscabiosum without a prescription in Germany, which is benzyl benzoate, and is supposed to work, but perhaps no effectively than Crotamitex.
You should have a skin scraping done , The derms should have done that. That will tell you if it is really mites. MD doctors are pretty incompetent. Don't rule out a bacterial infection , these can have the same symptoms as scabies. Going to a smart naturopath is better than going to a doctor.
halimah

Mount Vernon, NY

#58 Jun 20, 2016
dont u ppl read web md?
it sez of permetherim crram fails then yr too infected & u gotta take a few pills and thats final.
quit screwing around with all these other home treatments, you only prolong your suffering, smhl

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