Post-Scabies Treatment Eczema
Terrible

Washington, DC

#295 Sep 28, 2012
I have had scabies now about 2 weeks I didn't know it was that until about 2 days ago I thought it was my eczema acting up but I realized it wasn't I used the cream yesterday Iam still itching an braking out with bumps the itch never stops it is really bad on my neck back an fingers how do I know if the cream worked an how long do u continue to get bumps

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#296 Sep 28, 2012
Terrible wrote:
I have had scabies now about 2 weeks I didn't know it was that until about 2 days ago I thought it was my eczema acting up but I realized it wasn't I used the cream yesterday Iam still itching an braking out with bumps the itch never stops it is really bad on my neck back an fingers how do I know if the cream worked an how long do u continue to get bumps
Hi Terrible,

I am so sorry you are going through this awful thing! But, compared to many people, you caught it early. That is a really good sign that you will get past the live infection relatively quickly. I was diagnosed with scabies about 2 weeks after my rash started too (diagnosed August 13th). I THINK I am cured now, a dermatologist and GP said I was 3 weeks ago, but I still feel a little unsure.

I think I've read and experienced enough to give you some answers to your questions.

Most everyone needs a follow-up of the permethrin about 1 week after the 1st treatment in case the 1st treatment did not catch everything. Did your doctor prescribe you another tube to take in a week?

The itching and rash do not disappear right away. It is totally normal to still be itchy and rashy the next day. Doctors and the academic literature say that it can take about a month for rashes and itching to go away. Some people report it taking longer. Everyone is different. The fact that you already had eczema may make this a bit more itchy and confusing for you to know when you are cured, I'm sorry to say :( I relate, because I already had a problem with hives before catching scabies, plus eczema as a child.

Did you do the washing and cleaning? Vacuum all soft surfaces, like rugs and furniture, before or during the time you had the cream on you? And did you wash all clothes, towels, dish rags, etc., you had touched in the 3 days prior to your diagnosis in hot water and dry on high? I also disinfected things like my cell phone, laptop, and hard surfaces with 91% isopropyl alcohol multiple times a day, but you can use other disinfects too (this may have been overdoing it, I do not know. Some people clean less, some more). Things that I could not put in the washer or spray with alcohol or bleach like shoes and purses, I put in the freezer overnight in baggies.

If you did the cleaning, and are not living with, or in close skin-to-skin contact with, other people who could also have scabies, your environment should be ok. I would continue the cleaning/laundering routine until at least a week after you use your 2nd dose of the cream. I continued much longer than that because I still did not look or feel perfect.

I started looking and feeling better about 3 days after my 2nd permitherin treatment, but then I started looking and feeling worse again about 5 days later, and had to treat 1 more time with both permethrin and an oral medication, Stromectol/Ivermectin. Not everyone has to do this though. You may be perfectly fine, cured of this awful thing, after 2 tubes of well-applied permethrin.

What I am noticing is different about how I felt when I was infected and how I feel now is,

1. I do not itch intensely all over my body all the time, worse at night and in the shower,
2. I have dramatically less bumps now than I did when I was diagnosed,
3. I can sleep at night
4. Most of the rashes I get now are flat and look like hives rather than pimples or red hair follicles, and they are usually gone in anywhere from an hour to a few days. There are some new raised bumps on my butt that have been here for about a week, but they have not spread in that time.

If I were you, I would continue the daily laundering and cleaning, and insist your doctor prescribes you a 2nd treatment of the cream to use in about a week.

Most importantly, hang in there, and know you will get rid of this!
Blakesmommy

Las Vegas, NV

#297 Sep 29, 2012
Trying to figure out if we are post-scabies or still infected. There was an outbreak at my son's school and he got it. He only had a few bumps that looked like mosquito bites. Two in his armpit, one on his back, two around his waist. I have treated him, my youngest (15 months) and myself with permethrin twice, 7 days apart. I have not seen any new burrows, but not sure if me or my youngest ever had it in the first place. Now I feel the crawling feeling and have little red pimple like bumps that come and go. These bumps are only a few on both of my boys faces, but new little bumps every morning. Today there are next to none of them. There has never been any intense itching like some of you have described. I sleep fine at night. I am so exhausted from all of the cleaning and laundry. After the second treatment with the permethrin, I decided to try a mixture of coconut oil and tea tree oil. I have been putting that on all of us for over a week now, every night. I vaccuum daily, use my steamer everywhere, have a special spray for the furniture, etc. I would like to think this is post-scabies itch, but not sure. How can I know for sure? This whole thing is driving me mad...

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#298 Sep 29, 2012
Blakesmommy wrote:
Trying to figure out if we are post-scabies or still infected. There was an outbreak at my son's school and he got it. He only had a few bumps that looked like mosquito bites. Two in his armpit, one on his back, two around his waist. I have treated him, my youngest (15 months) and myself with permethrin twice, 7 days apart. I have not seen any new burrows, but not sure if me or my youngest ever had it in the first place. Now I feel the crawling feeling and have little red pimple like bumps that come and go. These bumps are only a few on both of my boys faces, but new little bumps every morning. Today there are next to none of them. There has never been any intense itching like some of you have described. I sleep fine at night. I am so exhausted from all of the cleaning and laundry. After the second treatment with the permethrin, I decided to try a mixture of coconut oil and tea tree oil. I have been putting that on all of us for over a week now, every night. I vaccuum daily, use my steamer everywhere, have a special spray for the furniture, etc. I would like to think this is post-scabies itch, but not sure. How can I know for sure? This whole thing is driving me mad...
Hi, it sounds like you caught it so early that my guess is that it is just post-treatment bumps that your sons are getting. Do you have a follow-up with a doctor? They will probably say that's what it is. But I know, even when a doctor says you are fine, you still worry, and sometimes they truly are wrong. But it really sounds like you are in a good place (relatively! dealing with this at all is far from good in any way).

Different people have different ways that they decide when they are cured or not, is what I'm learning from being on this forum, from doctors, and my own experience-- doctors will tell you that after 2 tubes of permethrin, plus essential oils, and no one in your family had much of a rash to begin with, you are absolutely cured, you can stop the cleaning, and don't worry about the occasional bump. Doctors and the medical lit says the bumps can last, come and go for about a month after your last treatment. I think it would perfectly reasonable for you to go with this advice given you and your family's general lack of symptoms.

Some people I have come across on here will not believe they are cured until they get no new bumps for 1 month. I think that is probably a dangerous road for many of us to go down, because some of us will get more post-treatment bumps than others, and then re-treat with the chemicals, causing our bumps to keep coming up worse and for longer. But, if you truly are infected, you have to treat. So it's kind of a catch-22.

I wish I could tell you for sure what to believe, but as I am not 100% confident myself that I am cured, even after 2 doctors saying I am and taking more meds than your family did, I do think you are in a better place than many here-- after 2 treatments and a very mild infestation, I bet you and your boys are fine. I'd just want to know that everyone exposed at the school were treated too.

Bottom line, in my very humble opinion, I think you all sound ok.

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#299 Oct 7, 2012
Hi everyone.

I think I am cured now (last treatment was September 6th), as I've only been getting better, with a few steps back in there, not worse, but I was wrong in thinking I managed to avoid eczema-- I just didn't know quite what eczema was!

I had it as a child and it looked different from what I'm getting now. But I've just done tons of research on eczema and that seems to be what is going on for me now :( Makes sense it would get reactivated since our reaction to scabies mites is basically the same thing as our bodies reaction to whatever things trigger eczema-- it's basically the same immune process that causes the itching and rashes in both conditions. Plus I already had eczema, it was just super mild since childhood, and I have asthma and severe allergies to mold, pollen, dust mites, etc.(typically found in peole with eczema), and my mom has eczema too.

Some of the rash I get looks similar to scabies, only the bumps are usually flat and fade within hours (except after I shave, they are raised for a while), unlike scabies. They don't tend to itch as much either.

It is worse on my thighs, where my scabies rash was worse. My skin looks transparent there. It looks more transparent everywhere. My veins and hair follicles are so much more noticeable. It looks awful :( I also look like I have goose bumps over most of my skin. Does anyone else notice this with post-scabies eczema?

My thighs still gets very red when I shave and itchy, but the rash fades.

Changes in temperature makes my skin change color (getting out of a warm shower into the cool air in my apartment, or temperature changes outside) makes my skin look pale but the hair follicles look red, like pale splotches with red circles around it, so weird, and certain clothing makes my skin feel chafed and gives me red marks, my hair touching my bare shoulders makes me itch-- this sucks, but really, I can deal with this as long as it is true that ALL THE MITES AND EGGS ARE DEAD.

I get paranoid that I am reinfected though every time I get a new rash or smattering of hives, and I want to spot-treat with perm. I've fought the urge. It has been so hard to do that. As far as I've gone is pressing cotton balls with 91% alcohol and clove oil on the rashes, but if it's eczema (not scabies), then I could be making it worse.

I know, if I am cured, I am really, really lucky that it only took 3 perms and 2 ivermectins since diagnosis Aug 13th to be cured. But still, I am extremely distracted by this and paranoid I am reinfected. It is difficult to concentrate on anything else. I examine my skin multiple times a day. I have blown off most of my friends. I have not restarted working on the business I was trying to start. I am anxious and depressed. I don't know how long it will take for me to believe that I am cured since my skin continues to act abnormally and triggers me to obsess, get anxious and depressed.

I followed up with the dermatologist again who said, "They're still gone," but she's an idiot. She wants me to continue using this strong steroid, but I've already been using it for 3 weeks and on the tube it says stop after 2 weeks. It only helps when I get a large, itchy hive anyway. Keeping my skin moisturized and using 5% salicylic acid with essential oils I got from Whole Foods seems to be helping the last few large scabies bumps on my butt get smaller.
Postbuggy

Jonesboro, AR

#300 Oct 8, 2012
The more you stress the worse it gets. Post scabies symtoms are very close to having scabies. These symtoms are even worse if you have over dosed on meds. You will have new red marks and the old ones will hang around for weeks or even months. You also will have creepy crawly sensations all over your body especially at night just like with scabies. You may want to chill out on the meds and use Hydrocortisone creams and take Benadryl Allergy...( if youre seeing a doctor ask his advice on this) it will not stop the itch but may help enough to allow you some sleep.
I'm speaking from experience... I did over dose on the meds but finally realized that the marks were different and the itching was different so I stopped meds and started the hydrocortisone and benadryl plus a sleep aide.
My skin is starting to heal after about a month, still get a few red marks that usually only last a day or two, the pin pricks have stopped and the itching is not near as bad but still feels like bugs.
I was going crazy until I took the advice of someone that had scabies before. I feel like I can finally think straight.
I think a lot of people are still taking med and what they feel is the effect of post scabies.
You may want to give it a try.
God bless and good luck to you all.

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#301 Oct 9, 2012
Postbuggy wrote:
The more you stress the worse it gets. Post scabies symtoms are very close to having scabies. These symtoms are even worse if you have over dosed on meds. You will have new red marks and the old ones will hang around for weeks or even months. You also will have creepy crawly sensations all over your body especially at night just like with scabies. You may want to chill out on the meds and use Hydrocortisone creams and take Benadryl Allergy...( if youre seeing a doctor ask his advice on this) it will not stop the itch but may help enough to allow you some sleep.
I'm speaking from experience... I did over dose on the meds but finally realized that the marks were different and the itching was different so I stopped meds and started the hydrocortisone and benadryl plus a sleep aide.
My skin is starting to heal after about a month, still get a few red marks that usually only last a day or two, the pin pricks have stopped and the itching is not near as bad but still feels like bugs.
I was going crazy until I took the advice of someone that had scabies before. I feel like I can finally think straight.
I think a lot of people are still taking med and what they feel is the effect of post scabies.
You may want to give it a try.
God bless and good luck to you all.
Hi, I'm not sure if you were responding to my post above, but I did stop treating (with the prescriptions) a little over a month ago.

I have been using a prescription steroid cream. I now get hives bigger than silver dollars!(The dermatologist I saw said that hives are not part of post-scabies and I must be allergic to a medication I've been taking for years. BS. Not going back to her.) The steroid cream makes those go down and stops the itching, but it doesn't do much of anything for the bumps that look like scabies/eczema in my case, unfortunately. Plus, I am worried about using high-dose steroids on my skin for, about a month already. It is so thin already.

I am immune to Benadryl at this point. 50mg didn't help during scabies, and it doesn't help now either, doesn't even make me sleepy at all. I switched to ChlorTrimeton and I'm immune to that too. I have a prescription for Atarax, maybe that would work for me, but my insurance won't pay for it and I can't afford it. I have prescription anti-anxiety pills that help me relax enough to sleep, but I have to take more than the prescribed dose for them to work lately-- I seem to have developed a tolerance for everything since I was using them every night when my scabies was active, 5 weeks (maybe I was cured before that, I do not know). Some nights I just can't sleep at all, not because of itching, but anxiety I guess.

You're right that I have to do everything I can to stop obsessing about it, try to do things that are relaxing, but it is difficult to do so when I still get random itching and hives and bumps here and there. I'll be looking better and better for a few days, starting to get back to my normal life, then look/feel worse 1 day and I feel so depressed and anxious that scabies are back again. But, then I get better again. Scabies would only get worse, I must keep reminding myself this.

I think some of us get temporary PTSD from the horror of being infected and how it turns our lives upside down. I fear getting out of bed and looking at my skin every morning, so I end up spending way too much time in bed. I fear showers because they itched and stung so bad, and shaving still does.

I'm seeing a new dermatologist in November and hopefully he can be more helpful and find something that will give my skin (and mind!) some relief. I see my primary care doctor for something else tomorrow, but she won't deal with dermatological stuff.
Itch and Scratch

Birkenhead, UK

#302 Oct 19, 2012
Shane wrote:
<quoted text> I don't think you have scabies or anything of that type.. I think its all in the head.. I had a friend who had scabies and I found out later on.. that night i freaked out thinking i had scabies... Extreme itchiness and feeling bites... i found out that was all made up by my mind...Scary what a human mind can do
no offence but you are joking aren't you there is no way in the world you could make up such an itch trust me its beyond belief also the formation of spots or boils can not be done with the mind , my doctor also thinks i have ocds lol what a complete idiot , until they find this bug or infection I itch like a twat everyday , time for another skin sample , I have been told there is a new strain of MRSA that causes skin infections like this but no mention of an itch =(
Traumatised teen

Wattrelos, France

#303 Nov 18, 2012
Having had some form of itchy rash for around 2 months (I have always been susceptible to eczema, heat rashes and the like so thought little of it), I finally panicked and got myself looked at when my boyfriend started presenting with the same rash as myself. Being diagnosed with scabies has been traumatic as hell for the both of us, and we did EVERYTHING to get rid of the mites (washing clothes on a 90 degree, leaving anything unwashable in a place devoid of human contact for 72 hours, etc.) We were prescribed a 5% permethrin cream (Infectoscab), applied it to every inch of our bodies. Then, my partner (perhaps out of paranoia) after 2 weeks was convinced he had new bumps, so we were prescribed a second dose of permethrin and again slathered ourselves in the stuff.
I have now been completely and blissfully itch-free for 3 weeks, apart from my remaining scabies-related-eczema which had also been gradually receding. That was until this morning, when to my absolute horror I woke to find brand new dots, which really don't look like eczema, on my left wrist. The funny thing is, as soon as I covered these bumps in the cortisone cream I was prescribed for my eczema, they stopped itching. But they really don't look like eczema... they're spaced too far apart. SO! My main question is, does cortisone cream stop scabies bites itching? Has anyone else had a similar experience?
Thanks, and good luck to anyone else battling these bloody bugs.

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#305 Nov 18, 2012
Traumatised teen wrote:
Having had some form of itchy rash for around 2 months (I have always been susceptible to eczema, heat rashes and the like so thought little of it), I finally panicked and got myself looked at when my boyfriend started presenting with the same rash as myself. Being diagnosed with scabies has been traumatic as hell for the both of us, and we did EVERYTHING to get rid of the mites (washing clothes on a 90 degree, leaving anything unwashable in a place devoid of human contact for 72 hours, etc.) We were prescribed a 5% permethrin cream (Infectoscab), applied it to every inch of our bodies. Then, my partner (perhaps out of paranoia) after 2 weeks was convinced he had new bumps, so we were prescribed a second dose of permethrin and again slathered ourselves in the stuff.
I have now been completely and blissfully itch-free for 3 weeks, apart from my remaining scabies-related-eczema which had also been gradually receding. That was until this morning, when to my absolute horror I woke to find brand new dots, which really don't look like eczema, on my left wrist. The funny thing is, as soon as I covered these bumps in the cortisone cream I was prescribed for my eczema, they stopped itching. But they really don't look like eczema... they're spaced too far apart. SO! My main question is, does cortisone cream stop scabies bites itching? Has anyone else had a similar experience?
Thanks, and good luck to anyone else battling these bloody bugs.
Hi Traumatized Teen,

Yes, scabies, especially when you were already dealing with eczema, is truly traumatizing. I have been cured now since probably mid September and have not bounced back to my normal self yet-- still depressed and anxious from the experience.

But I relate to your confusion about the new bumps you are getting. The eczema I get since I had scabies DOES NOT look like the eczema I got as a child. Some of it does-- but most of it looks more like scabies than the eczema I used to get. I get eczema mostly where my scabies rash was worst, not in the places I got it as a child. Weird. However, the itch is not nearly as intense as the scabies itch was. I actually don't find my prescription cortisone helpful with my eczema except when my eczema presents as hives. With hives, it greatly reduces the itch and the size of the bumps. But my eczema that looks more like scabies, sections of scattered red bumps, cortisone doesn't do anything for it. I read that not everyone with eczema is helped by cortisone, only about 65% of us are.

I think that prescription-strength cortisone can reduce scabies itching, but that doesn't mean that you've been reinfected just because you have new bumps and the cream is reducing the itch.

My eczema now looks very different than it used to. I don't know why, my dermatologist couldn't say either, but she did say that scabies and the medicines have made my already "atopic" skin "hyper-reactive." So my eczema is looking different and triggered much more easily now than it was when I had it before. Good news is, it isn't quite as bad now as it was 6 weeks ago (I was diagnosed mid-August, cured sometime in September, hard to know for sure when it was no longer scabies and just eczema).

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#306 Nov 18, 2012
Also, when I was just 3 weeks post my last permethrin treatment like you, I was getting new bumps daily. Some would come and be gone within an hour, others would last a few days. This was scary and I kept thinking I was reinfected. But, I didn't have that crazy night time itch, and the rashes didn't spread. But it wasn't like things got better in a straight line up-- I might have 1 day with almost no new bumps and think, Wow! I'm finally better! Then, I'd wake up with a bunch of new rashes. But it got better over time! If the cortisone is helping, use it. But I try to use it as little as possible as it can thin the skin and be absorbed systemically and cause problems, if you're using it often and over large parts of your body.
graham

Highland Park, NJ

#307 Nov 25, 2012
Hi guys,,,

so my doctor told me I had scabies. I didnt go to the doctor for about 6 weeks and it spread everywhere. i kind of have a cold too. I treated for my scabies twice and washed everything as well as didnt sleep in my house for 5 days. I now see my scabies turning into like crusty reddish rash. It almost hurts and looks really dry.. it hasnt pasted now in about 4 days... am I re infested or is this something else now? or am i healing and just being paranoid
Scratchy

Laurinburg, NC

#308 Dec 6, 2012
I wish to give some hope to those of you who have suffered this horrible curse known as scabies. I first began my long battle with this about 4 months ago when my daughter came over several nights in a row and slept on my couch and forgot to mention she was treating herself for scabies. Well needless to say it sucked. First my wife started itching and with in 2 weeks of her itch start I started to notice little red bumps that itched so bad. We thought it was the laundry detergent at first but when I began hand washing my clothes for a week with dish soap to see if it would clear up it only got worse. I thought it may be scabies in the very beginning but my wife was in denial and convinced me for months it had to be something else. Well after having visions of walking into open flames and burning my flesh off I finally went to the emergency and it was then confirmed ! scabies ! so started the treatment 3 weeks ago [ Permethrin Cream 5%] it took 3 or 4 applications but things are starting to get back to normal. I will give you all a hint to end this fast as you can. I set off bug bombs in my home and vacuumed several times and not just the floors but the couches ect, wash all your clothes in very hot water and dry in high heat. I got so paranoid I fill the sink with the clothes I plan to wear for the day and I boil a kettle of water and fill the sink with boiling water and let the clothes sit in it until it cools and then dry on high heat and I still am suffering from the mental part of this I mean one itch and I run for the cream but slowly gaining confidence. So bomb your home [ really works ] and do not slack on treatment with cream and boil water to soak clothes in and I promise you will start to see and feel success against this. This is the worst thing I have ever went through in my life and would not wish it on my worst enemy. If I can help others through this forum then thank God because OMG the torture this has been the over 4 months I have gone through this. God bless and good luck but understand you can win !!!
wts

Goliad, TX

#309 Jan 15, 2013
Nichole Schmidt wrote:
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I caqnt stand this anymore! feels loike a plague even. i have been 2 mexico 2 c if they had da cream or better, they do and its a shampoo, alot safer than da dang cream which s dangerous/harmful 2 us. im just geatful my chihuahua and all pets cant contract this diirty mite. but my problem s I keep giving the host (carrier who 1st got them) rides and think that s y i keepcontracting them. a single hand shake and cycle starts alll over.
wts

Goliad, TX

#310 Jan 15, 2013
fuckt wrote:
I am sooo pissed off. I have never been through anything like lice etc and now I may have scabies??!!! All bc of my job!! I have 8 small bumps on my lower leg in one day within a 2 inch area? How fast do they burrow and lay eggs??? I am going to Dr tomorrow to start anything possible to head this off.
I dont know about these pumps. i get red patches and on legs pimle like or a rash one gets when shaved. my thing s not getting rest enoughbecause I felel them at their peak ar nite. yuk
studentneed help

Bangalore, India

#311 Jan 15, 2013
Fellow Sufferer wrote:
I've suffered with Scabies since August. I know firsthand the physical torment, and worse, the mental anguish. Fortunately, I have had a doctor that has always been willing to treat. Originally, I used weekly treatments of 5% Permethrin. I used a total of about 6 tubes over about 6 - 8 weeks. Finally, through online research of my own, I discovered the Ivermectin article published by the physician in York, PA. Armed with this, I visited my physician and he prescribed the Stromectol. One week later, I followed up with him and took info that I had found on the Johns Hopkins Infectious Disease website. This info showed that it was best to prescribe a second dose of Ivermectin 7 to 10 days after the first. It also noted that severe cases (mostly seen only in immunocompromised individuals) may require combination therapy (Ivermectin and 5% Permethrin cream simultaneously). Because I had suffered so long, my second dose of systemic Stromectol was combined with topical 5% Permethrin. Since then, I've followed up with two additional full body Permethrin treatments. I have noticed that after about one to two days following my Permethrin treatments, I started seeing new bumps/itch. Previously, these used to take a week to occur. I also noticed that these bumps were a little smaller and also subsided in a day or two (but I would immediately hit them with more Permethrin cream, if for no other reason than my own mental sanity). I also read on this forum that other sufferers had made that the EXACT same observation. I'm a scientist by degree. As such, I believe in the medical study literature that has been published. In all of the studies that I have seen that evaluate treatment medications, 100% cure rate is achieved. It's true that this cure rate for some patients required multiple treatments, and or combinations of treatments. Almost all of us on this website have had many, many treatments and also different types of treatments. We’ve even invented some. I have come to the conclusion that my Scabies has long been cured, and that I am suffering from a post-scabies type of eczema brought on by the scabies and the treatment creams. Since my last Permethrin treatment, I fought the urge to retreat when bumps and itch arose. Instead, I used Benadryl cream and lotions. I am happy to report that this is really helping, and my symptoms become less it seems each day. There is other evidence on this forum as well to support this post-scabies treatment skin condition. I have read that some of you are still suffering with itching and bumps, while boyfriends, sons, or other close contacts are no longer symptomatic (I personally live alone). I think this may just be further evidence that the scabies are eradicated, and that some people, like you and me, have skin and immune systems that are hypersensitized due to all the repeated treatments.(CONTINUED IN NEXT POST)
how could i kmow my infestations are cured when there is still small red bumps in it and around my genitals and they are itching i have being using permetherin cream and soap
feel bad

Goliad, TX

#313 Jan 16, 2013
Continued: keep exposing myself 2 these ppl when they dont even want 2 admit that they even have da problem u know. becuz they have 2 have it if I got it. Im just tired of recontaminating self and putting others at risk too. Lets be honest, this aint no picnic. My doctor even said it was not gonna be eazy getting rid of them cuz they liike hiding in creases of undergarments anthing like that. He said, hate 2 say this but it is easier 22 get rid of crabs than this pesty mite. honest he did say this. so bak 2 exsele, will be on my way 2 ask a pharmacist about this treatment I gave myself and will hope 2 get back 2 u soon. But so far, I took another shower and really scrubbed off the shampoo and I feel pretty good. Thank u Lord. And guess what my cell s ringing and its those "friends" probably wanting a ride... what I need 2 do is give a buena chinga-- no just kidding but they need prayer indeed. o and buena chinga s tex mex 4 a good a$$ whopping.lol... get bak 2 u later friends

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#314 Jan 16, 2013
Feel bad, it's nice of you to be nice, but your "friends" with scabies need to find another ride until they are better! I have no doubt crabs would be easier to get rid of than scabies. I don't think crabs burrow into our skin and lay eggs and give birth under our skin and all that. Ugh. You just gotta treat yourself and get rid of them and stay away from these people who have them and are somehow in denial. How someone could be in denial of something so itchy and infuriating I have no idea-- I was obsessed with them and killing them when I had them, and I still freak out when I have an itchy, eczema day. Good luck! Do remember that you can still have bumps after you are cured though-- that's what this thread was originally about.
PermTwiceThenWai t

United States

#315 Jan 27, 2013
hello everyone. theirs a ton of posts on this website so ill try and skip some of the BS ppl post on here. i got scabies from my ex gf. ive had psorisis my entire life so stupidly i thought it was that. i didnt see a doctor for over a month. finally he told me i had scabies and gave me permethrin creme. i put it on and waited 1 week. then went and got the perscription refilled 5 times total. after 5 tubes of this crap i think ive finally killed them all. im 85% sure and have had sex with my new gf for over a month and she has no signs or symptoms. ive had the scabies bumps and rashes all over my body. completely :( im pretty sure the post scabies is happening. perm is the only thing ive used and it caused the pin prick crawling sensations because i never had those while i had the active scabies. iys been a month since my last treatment and i still have the occasional bump with a white centre on it. im pretty sure its just my body purging the dead mites. i still have dime sized raised patches on my butt but i have a compulsion to pick scabs so they look different from any pics on the internet. also i have dark spots from where the scabies were on some parts of my body.
- My advice to everyone is to stop using perm wait 2 full months and see what happends. the perm cream kills them but if you use too much it is horribly bad for your skinand causes more harm than good. it also causes itching and pin pricks. just wait it out to know for sure. if it starts rapidly spreading then your reinfected but to be honest reinfection isnt that common. ppl act like its super duper infectious but i didnt even clean couches chairs or carpets. i just washed all cloths and sheets pillows. and never wear the same cloths twice. i hope everyone gets better. my rashes are only on my butt now. thats where it was the worst from the start. even if you itch here and there doesnt mean its back. just keep that in mind. i will repost on this forum in about a month and let you know.
PermTwiceThenWai t

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#316 Jan 27, 2013
also just thinking about scabies can and will make you itch. the fact that ur on this forum will leave you crawling. ive told friends 3months ago and the night i told them they started itching. they have no symptoms and ate gratefull that i told them. itching doesnt mean their back. and as for the cortizone creams i didnt use them or any other medication. just permethrin 5% wish i woulda only used 2 tubes cuz my skin is f'ed up now. dark blimishes everywhere on my calfs. but no pin pricks and mild itches. so i think im fine
-good luck guys this mite is the worst thing u can go through. id personally rather have shingles than this.

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