Is it Scabies or Ringworm??

Is it Scabies or Ringworm??

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Maximus

United States

#1 Feb 4, 2011
So I finally went to the dermatologist after symptoms of itching blisters for months. Thought it was herpes for the longest time. He diagnosed me with scabies. Gave me LINDANE, sulfur powder jelly mixture and some pills to help the itching i believe. I was very hesitant to use LINDANE after researching it and seeing how toxic it is. But my mom insisted I follow my doctor's treatment. So I did, and it seemed to help for a couple days. Sulfur seemed to help the most. It is now 10 days after my doctors visted and I have noticed a lot of the blisters on my thighs are a "ring" shape, about the size of dime to nickel. Looked at photos of ringworm and they look like just like it. Not all my blisters are "ring" shaped some look eczema like. So maybe i have scabies and ringworm at the same time?? Scabies don't make a circle do they?? what i have heard more a trail. I don't really want to go to see the doctor again because I don't have insurance. And he charged me $225 last time. Don't want to spend that kind of money for nothing. Just looking to get someones opinion on this...could i have scabies or ringworm and could i have both at the same time.
lolo

United States

#2 Feb 4, 2011
I had the same thing and it was a weird result of my unknown atopic dermatitis. I was treated for yeast, fungus and ringworm fungus. It kept coming back. Then I found out after getting the scabies that I have atopic dermatitis and a spandex chemical allergy. My scabies never looked blistery. Can you try a different dermatologist? You may need to go the route of being treated for everything like I did just to rule everything out. Atopic dermatitis can look blistery, like acne, like rashes or like eczema. Sometimes white blood cells will seep out from damaged areas. Another frequent symptom is peeling, shedding or overgrowing skin. So is skin splitting. A person with atopic dermatitis is prone to wind rashes and rashes from clothes that chafe. Mine went from mild to horrible after treating for the scabies. And I've stopped wearing most of my clothes with spandex (not an easy thing these days). The dermatitis really interfered with my ability to tell if the scabies was gone, but my doctor really reassured me. You can also have the scabies and ringworm at the same time. Did they do scrapings? Both should turn up if appropriate scrapings were done or are repeated. I had many general practioners that wouldn't do them. I got all my misdiagnosis from the general practioners and my dermatologist really new his stuff when I switched to him. If you're not comfortable with your doctor, call around and find one that will talk with you over the phone and then see you and take care of everything at once. Best of Luck to you

Since: Jul 10

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#3 Feb 4, 2011
Scabies may cause a secondary infection like ringworm, impetigo, or staph. For ringworm you can buy over the counter athletes feet medicine containing azole. It should clear it up within a week or so if it is ringworm. Bleach baths did not cure my scabies, but I think it would be great to treat or prevent a secondary infection. I hope that helps. Good luck
Maximus

United States

#4 Feb 4, 2011
Im starting to doubt its scabies, because wouldn't my roommates be affected this as well if it were. Im on the couch all the time and in close quarters with one all the time. they don't have any symptoms. And I have had this for months..any ways to determine its scabies without going to the doctor again? I am broke!
Maximus

United States

#5 Feb 4, 2011
Oh and I didn't get a scraping. He just looked at it and said it was scabies. So thats why I am questioning it.
umathr

Baltimore, MD

#6 Feb 4, 2011
Maximus wrote:
So I finally went to the dermatologist after symptoms of itching blisters for months. Thought it was herpes for the longest time. He diagnosed me with scabies. Gave me LINDANE, sulfur powder jelly mixture and some pills to help the itching i believe. I was very hesitant to use LINDANE after researching it and seeing how toxic it is. But my mom insisted I follow my doctor's treatment. So I did, and it seemed to help for a couple days. Sulfur seemed to help the most. It is now 10 days after my doctors visted and I have noticed a lot of the blisters on my thighs are a "ring" shape, about the size of dime to nickel. Looked at photos of ringworm and they look like just like it. Not all my blisters are "ring" shaped some look eczema like. So maybe i have scabies and ringworm at the same time?? Scabies don't make a circle do they?? what i have heard more a trail. I don't really want to go to see the doctor again because I don't have insurance. And he charged me $225 last time. Don't want to spend that kind of money for nothing. Just looking to get someones opinion on this...could i have scabies or ringworm and could i have both at the same time.
do u have scabies and ringworm? sounds like u have scabies, just use the sulfur ointment u can make your own, look it up online, order the sulfur online, sulfur ointment 10% kills scabies, I swear by it. Sulfur ointment is cheap safe and effective, I have tried just about everything sulfur is the only thing that works. Its a miracle really. Scabies do leave a ring pattern. I doubt if u have ringworm but if u do u r going to have to deal with it. Sulfur is the cure for scabies. Look it up online its very cheap, make your own ointment try it out if you have scabies u r going to love it.
Yummy1210

Jackson, TN

#7 Feb 5, 2011
I'm sorry but you must not waste your money. Drs are using old books to learn from or something. You are right Ive been told scabies is highly contagious and I was diagnosed twice as scabies - not. No medical treatment for me and i have insurance thru my job. If its not in their books then you will only be delusional so you better get on your job and try to heal yourself. Get the Diatamacious Earth. You will not regret this purchase at a local co-op or feed store (must be food grade) It will stop itching crawling and will enable you to live a better life until you have reasearched and found your best solution to the problem. Do your homework scabies doesn't stick around this long (almost 1 year for me). What is it? Only God knows. Keep your head up, eyes and ears open. Study this and find a realiable source of information. No offense but there are a lot of silly people on this website. But there are real, concerned and mature people on other websites who are not just playing around. They mean business as well as myself because it is very hard to go to work and manage life in this constant agony. I wish you well and may God bless you with the answers to your problems.
Q-tip

Hollywood, FL

#8 Feb 5, 2011
Yummy1210 wrote:
I'm sorry but you must not waste your money. Drs are using old books to learn from or something. You are right Ive been told scabies is highly contagious and I was diagnosed twice as scabies - not. No medical treatment for me and i have insurance thru my job. If its not in their books then you will only be delusional so you better get on your job and try to heal yourself. Get the Diatamacious Earth. You will not regret this purchase at a local co-op or feed store (must be food grade) It will stop itching crawling and will enable you to live a better life until you have reasearched and found your best solution to the problem. Do your homework scabies doesn't stick around this long (almost 1 year for me). What is it? Only God knows. Keep your head up, eyes and ears open. Study this and find a realiable source of information. No offense but there are a lot of silly people on this website. But there are real, concerned and mature people on other websites who are not just playing around. They mean business as well as myself because it is very hard to go to work and manage life in this constant agony. I wish you well and may God bless you with the answers to your problems.
What a bunch of troll hogwash. Honestly, Yummy, I guess you forgot what you said to me. I'm going to have to find it. You just gave a two-faced bullshit speech that doesn't mean anything. DE does not kill scabies. For a resistant strain you need hard core meds and these can and will be obtained from a derm.
Q-tip

Hollywood, FL

#9 Feb 5, 2011
Yummy1210 wrote:
I'm sorry but you must not waste your money. Drs are using old books to learn from or something. You are right Ive been told scabies is highly contagious and I was diagnosed twice as scabies - not. No medical treatment for me and i have insurance thru my job. If its not in their books then you will only be delusional so you better get on your job and try to heal yourself. Get the Diatamacious Earth. You will not regret this purchase at a local co-op or feed store (must be food grade) It will stop itching crawling and will enable you to live a better life until you have reasearched and found your best solution to the problem. Do your homework scabies doesn't stick around this long (almost 1 year for me). What is it? Only God knows. Keep your head up, eyes and ears open. Study this and find a realiable source of information. No offense but there are a lot of silly people on this website. But there are real, concerned and mature people on other websites who are not just playing around. They mean business as well as myself because it is very hard to go to work and manage life in this constant agony. I wish you well and may God bless you with the answers to your problems.
Oh, here a link to your oh so lovely troll activity. shame, shame,
what did you decide to clean up your act? lollll.

http://www.topix.com/forum/health/scabies/T1F...
Alice

Chattanooga, TN

#10 Feb 6, 2011
I agree with using the sulfur. It is antibacterial, anti fungal and it kills the scabies. Mine was very resistant to insecticides and in fact I used dog dip products in addition which did nothing. I used sulfurated lime dip by Derma Pet.(You can get it online) I used 4 oz every 4 days in a full bath tub and soaked till I pruned even dipped my head under water so they had no where to run. 4 days are the life cycle of the little things.
Now I maintain by putting a little in my shower soap. I lather up and stand with the lather on for a while. This stuff smells dreadful, like a rotten egg but it kills the things. I share a bed with someone but I am the only one that got them. I'm also very fair skinned. Sulfur worked where insecticides didn't. It is very effective. I discussed this with the Doctor who agreed that sulfur is a very old remedy. He was surprised that I encountered such resistance with the permethrin cream. I guess it is a sign of the times and insecticides that worked 10 years ago have lost their effect as the scabies became more resistant. I also have a dermititis or a lasting itchy rash (itchy but no movement under the skin.) I have read that these things also defecate under our skin which causes an intense allergy or irritation. Nice huh? Scabie crap just adds to the overwhelming grossness of this whole adventure. Be diligent and with each battle won, you will win the war. Between days, care for your skin. Exfoliate. Moisturize, baby it by using gentle oatmeal soap. And don't stop at the first sign of relief. Some of my sores are small, others larger and almost swollen under the sore. If you get secondary ringworm, the sulfur can only help.
Alice

Chattanooga, TN

#11 Feb 6, 2011
Please pardon my grammatical errors, it has been a long day and I'm pretty tired.
Anonymous

Mesa, AZ

#12 Feb 7, 2011
Maximus wrote:
Im starting to doubt its scabies, because wouldn't my roommates be affected this as well if it were. Im on the couch all the time and in close quarters with one all the time. they don't have any symptoms. And I have had this for months..any ways to determine its scabies without going to the doctor again? I am broke!
You're right I was misdiagnosed and the doctor told me it was scabies> I used all the medicines, creams, and pills for this. Been on the medication over 2 1/2 months with no hope. Finally after 6 doctors I went to a professional dermatologist and he diagnosed me a skin sympton called PLAIN AND LIKENESS SKIN CONDITION it's when your immune system goes down from stress or some terrible ordeal happend in your life and you're body is fighting all the negativity and your all drained from everything going on. Your're body starts to fight off this thru your skin. Go to your Doctor and ask about this skin condition. This past month I was prescribed Predisone and an Histamine for the itchieness and has worked so far and my bumps are faiding away...
low

Hollywood, FL

#13 Feb 7, 2011
Alice wrote:
I agree with using the sulfur. It is antibacterial, anti fungal and it kills the scabies. Mine was very resistant to insecticides and in fact I used dog dip products in addition which did nothing. I used sulfurated lime dip by Derma Pet.(You can get it online) I used 4 oz every 4 days in a full bath tub and soaked till I pruned even dipped my head under water so they had no where to run. 4 days are the life cycle of the little things.
Now I maintain by putting a little in my shower soap. I lather up and stand with the lather on for a while. This stuff smells dreadful, like a rotten egg but it kills the things. I share a bed with someone but I am the only one that got them. I'm also very fair skinned. Sulfur worked where insecticides didn't. It is very effective. I discussed this with the Doctor who agreed that sulfur is a very old remedy. He was surprised that I encountered such resistance with the permethrin cream. I guess it is a sign of the times and insecticides that worked 10 years ago have lost their effect as the scabies became more resistant. I also have a dermititis or a lasting itchy rash (itchy but no movement under the skin.) I have read that these things also defecate under our skin which causes an intense allergy or irritation. Nice huh? Scabie crap just adds to the overwhelming grossness of this whole adventure. Be diligent and with each battle won, you will win the war. Between days, care for your skin. Exfoliate. Moisturize, baby it by using gentle oatmeal soap. And don't stop at the first sign of relief. Some of my sores are small, others larger and almost swollen under the sore. If you get secondary ringworm, the sulfur can only help.
Every post is the same. It appears that every god damn post, the person has a nice story to tell, but the kicker here, is that everyone is AN EXPERT ON SKIN CARE. It's just amazing to me how every post the person knows so much about skin care and different skin conditions. Trolling along, singin a song.
Claude

London, UK

#14 Jul 30, 2012
I have something similar on my leg, it was diagnosed as ringworm 3 years ago but now is developping spots in the middle of the circle and it doesn't look like ringworm anymore, so I am wondering if it is scabies as I had it once as a child.
I am going to try an ointment made out of sulfur, yellow dock root boiled in vinegar and shea butter (as I don't like to use petroleum based vaseline) and see what happens. I haven't tried sulfur yet on that skin problem but have tried every stupid thing I could find on the net about it, and it has been 6 years now, or more! So peeving.
I am starting to wonder if it comes from the lack of oxygen to the cells and toxicity so have started to look at Herb Robert on the net as it grows profusely in Wales where I live, and start eating some of it every day to help bring oxygen to the cells. Surely, something will work!
If anyone interested in the yellow dock ointment, you need to dig-up 6 or 8 yellow dock roots(they are of the common dock, but some of the broad leaved dock has white fleshed roots which aren't as efficient so best to find the yellow fleshed variety), boil them in some vinegar (not too much) till the root is cooked and tender, pass them through a sieve and blend them with a heaped table spoon of fat of your choice, and a small teaspoon of flowers of sulfur. Then put on the affected area. Though be very careful the sulfur doesn't go near the eyes as it can be harmful, nor ingested as harmful too.
I hope it works, as Dock has a very strong anti-fungal and anti-other things agent in its root. It is such a common weed!
Scratchy

Palm Harbor, FL

#17 Jun 27, 2015
low wrote:
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Every post is the same. It appears that every god damn post, the person has a nice story to tell, but the kicker here, is that everyone is AN EXPERT ON SKIN CARE. It's just amazing to me how every post the person knows so much about skin care and different skin conditions. Trolling along, singin a song.
Hey, not only are you rude and tasteless with your vocabulary, but what makes you an expert on people much less skin care? I have read post before yours and I couldn't disagree more. Each person shared their story because that is what these boards are for, to share our experiences. That is how we as human beings learn from one another. Do you at least agree with that? No one has even seemed to be nor claimed to be an expert. Just sharing what worked and didn't work for them. I am suffering from a bit of all of it and happy to read these posts as maybe I just might learn something before taking medications or rubbing poison on my body. I read somewhere earlier today, not sure which site about scabies, but it said that if you shower in really warm water then rinse immediately in very cold, that it will kill the scabies and their eggs, if indeed that is what it is. Will try and let you know. Try to have a good day and evening and remember try to not be so judgmental and sarcastic :)
wantemgone2

Kingsport, TN

#18 Jun 27, 2015
low wrote:
<quoted text>
Every post is the same. It appears that every god damn post, the person has a nice story to tell, but the kicker here, is that everyone is AN EXPERT ON SKIN CARE. It's just amazing to me how every post the person knows so much about skin care and different skin conditions. Trolling along, singin a song.
Why dont u quit using gods name in vein caz hes really the only one who cares about u idiot
nixx

France

#20 Jul 20, 2015
Many skin disorders look like scabies but you could have dermatitis, vasculitis, folliculitis, puritis, or one of many other diseases. And don't forget – all these ailments are itchy and look (almost) like scabies!
Evie Dawson

Shimla, India

#21 Aug 18, 2015
Nice information ...When it comes to ringworm home remedies tea tree oil is one of the best out there because it has powerful germicide, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties,Apply the tea tree oil to the affected area about 2 to 3 times daily until you notice the infection clearing up you can also use natural antifungal ringworm soap
countrykarla

Denton, TX

#22 Aug 19, 2015
Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade. I would suggest Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade. Make a paste in a bowl with water. Smear it all over your body and let it dry. Go to sleep with it on your body and in minutes you will feel relief from itching. I would continue to do for a few nights or if you can be off work for 3 days wear it around the house. You might want to wear a face mask from dust. Also put in bath water if limited on time. Use a small amount of bleach like less than half a cup when you shower. The D.E. will cause the bugs to die. You can buy online or at Animal Feed Stores. Calamine Lotion helps relieve itching, Walmarts has a good price for a generic brand like under 2 bucks but it's a tiny bottle. Also baking soda baths use like a whole normal size box. That helps. Honey is good if it doesn't irritate skin. The diatomaceous earth you can also put that and baking soda on the carpet and leave it on there for at least an hour to kill mites in rugs, carpet. Wash clothes everyday and bedding. Let them get nice and hot in dryer.

I honestly think the bugs have EVOLVED rapidly. Make sure you get Diatomaceous Earth FOOD grade. You can buy on Ebay, Earthworks, local feed stores, or just look up online. Very helpful. You can even put it in your kool aid, juice, milk, water, and drink some of it to kill off the parasites in the body. you can smear it with water by making a paste all over even put it in your hair. NO joke I know it sounds silly but it's true... Good luck!!!! I hope this helps cure all harmful parasites in your body. Here is info on the product. It's like flour....XXYOUTUBE-TR-VacbZUrs XX
countrykarla

Denton, TX

#23 Aug 19, 2015
the blog messed up my link so if you want to know more about Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth Larry Smith or just go look up any Diamtomaceous EArth online, Youtube but remember just go on YOUTUBE and type in the word. That's easiest. That link sends you to a phone site. I didn't post that. Good luck.

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