Human scabies without typical rash sites?

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Jan 12, 2008
 
Anybody have scabies with zero rash on webs of hands or feet? And also zero on inner elbows or inner wrists? Also, zero on lower buttocks or groin? In other words, NONE of these characterisic places, and still have regular scabies? Did anybody just get these more characteristic places later on? I have mainly an itchy scalp and back and some on the furred side of forearms. Occasionally a couple on a leg. Does she or doesn't she? Anybody else get the more characteristic places at a later date? I just can't decide what I've got. Doesn't seem to fit, but I really, really don't want bird mites, which right now fits better, unless some of those rash places show up later in some people.

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Jan 15, 2008
 
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Anybody have scabies with zero rash on webs of hands or feet? And also zero on inner elbows or inner wrists? Also, zero on lower buttocks or groin? In other words, NONE of these characterisic places, and still have regular scabies? Did anybody just get these more characteristic places later on? I have mainly an itchy scalp and back and some on the furred side of forearms. Occasionally a couple on a leg. Does she or doesn't she? Anybody else get the more characteristic places at a later date? I just can't decide what I've got. Doesn't seem to fit, but I really, really don't want bird mites, which right now fits better, unless some of those rash places show up later in some people.
Welty-
You and I are in the same boat, it would seem. I too, don't have the 'typical' rash. Nothing whatsoever on hands, wrists, elbows, buttocks. Small amount on groin, however. Mine started as an itch w/o rash appearance on tops of feet, went to behind knees in the same day. Few days later was on upper back. It was then that I started reading about scabies, and, since my primary md figured it was a virus and was treating as such, I started in with the TTO, borax, peroxide, etc. I actually just posted a question similar to yours and then noticed your post!

I now have a raised rash along my spine, and it was behind my ears but is actually clearing in that spot but a bit down sides of my neck. I am beginning to wonder if I haven't made the rash worse with the TTO!!

I soooo don't want scabies. But, I absolutely don't want bird mites- there is a tree outside my bedroom window...and I have horribly loose/old windows in my apartment- yikes!! I bombed my house today b4 I left for work- I know, I know, it won't help if I have any of these resistant mutant creatures from he**, but, it's worth a shot, I figure can maybe help (please, God!) and can't hurt.

I'm so sorry you are suffering, Welty, but am glad (?) to see I am not the only one who is battling something that may/may not be scabies, and is also not 'typically' symptomatic. Hang in there, Welty!!!
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Jan 17, 2008
 
You and me both about not wanting bird mites! I was really hoping for a post from someone who knew they had sarcoptic mites and started off with an atypical rash. But this post didn't get those kinds of responses. I mostly have a lot in my scalp.(On my loose/old windows with the tree outside, I squirted orange "De-solve It" around the entire casements. Orange oil is highly repellant to mites, and I wanted to stop them wanting to come in. It supposedly interrupts their pheremone traii for a week or two. Then I will reapply. I have white paint on my windows, but I mostly got it in the cracks and wiped it off.) Underneath each window sill I have double stick carpet tape, an invisible measure. Then if they come in, when they try to crawl down they'll get stuck. I've been reading an organic gardening book and they liken mites to ants with their pheremone trail. You have to deter that, and interuppt it as much as possible. I think it's too dry in here right now for new mites to come in with the dry baseboard heat, or maybe the orange oil stopped them for now, also mites love moisture, and I've been kind of keeping it hot and dry with my baseboard heat. If it does turn out I have sarcoptic mites, then no harm no foul. For my own rash, I've been using gel alchohol as soon as I feel an itchy or crawlie spot, I don't wait, I put gel alchohol on it asap and wipe hard and throw it out. And I bathe with an MSM mixure that's pretty heavy duty. Right now, I don't have a rash on my body anywhere, but still get some prickling in my scalp now and then. You can beat bird mites if you get them early and turn them away at the window and no matter what, bomb again in seven days, if you did it once. That's when the eggs hatch. Even if you don't feel anything, those mites just got more immunity to what you used, so finish those off in seven days, don't let them get a change to breed. UK farmers in the poultry business will bomb for an infestation, and they all say, don't forget in seven days to repeat. That is the most important thing they stress. Then you can manage with regular less invasive measures from that point on. It's also possible you have rodent mites, better to have. Hope you nipped this deal in the bud. It is possible. I'm down to no bumps right now, but some feeling of tingling in my scalp and they have come back once already. Still hope I have sarcoptic mites though and that somebody else might have an atypical rash and have that. My best, Welty
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Jan 17, 2008
 
Welty wrote:
You and me both about not wanting bird mites! I was really hoping for a post from someone who knew they had sarcoptic mites and started off with an atypical rash. But this post didn't get those kinds of responses. I mostly have a lot in my scalp.(On my loose/old windows with the tree outside, I squirted orange "De-solve It" around the entire casements. Orange oil is highly repellant to mites, and I wanted to stop them wanting to come in. It supposedly interrupts their pheremone traii for a week or two. Then I will reapply. I have white paint on my windows, but I mostly got it in the cracks and wiped it off.) Underneath each window sill I have double stick carpet tape, an invisible measure. Then if they come in, when they try to crawl down they'll get stuck. I've been reading an organic gardening book and they liken mites to ants with their pheremone trail. You have to deter that, and interuppt it as much as possible. I think it's too dry in here right now for new mites to come in with the dry baseboard heat, or maybe the orange oil stopped them for now, also mites love moisture, and I've been kind of keeping it hot and dry with my baseboard heat. If it does turn out I have sarcoptic mites, then no harm no foul. For my own rash, I've been using gel alchohol as soon as I feel an itchy or crawlie spot, I don't wait, I put gel alchohol on it asap and wipe hard and throw it out. And I bathe with an MSM mixure that's pretty heavy duty. Right now, I don't have a rash on my body anywhere, but still get some prickling in my scalp now and then. You can beat bird mites if you get them early and turn them away at the window and no matter what, bomb again in seven days, if you did it once. That's when the eggs hatch. Even if you don't feel anything, those mites just got more immunity to what you used, so finish those off in seven days, don't let them get a change to breed. UK farmers in the poultry business will bomb for an infestation, and they all say, don't forget in seven days to repeat. That is the most important thing they stress. Then you can manage with regular less invasive measures from that point on. It's also possible you have rodent mites, better to have. Hope you nipped this deal in the bud. It is possible. I'm down to no bumps right now, but some feeling of tingling in my scalp and they have come back once already. Still hope I have sarcoptic mites though and that somebody else might have an atypical rash and have that. My best, Welty
I am gong back & forth with thinking I have scabies. I really am concerned about the bird mites since like you, my windows are old and loose as can be. I will try the double sided tape thing, you said UNDER the windo sill? I'm guessing I can get the tape at Home Depot or something? Where do I find the orange DeSolve It?

Thanks so much for the good information, Welty. You and I do seem to be battling something similar. I just told my friend on the phone that I felt something 'biting' at my forehead, and I have a couple small bumps there! From what I understand the bumps from scabies don' show immediately after the bite/pinprick sensation. Something is jumping on me & attacking me. It's time to reverse the attack.
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Jan 17, 2008
 
Hi Chicago, This info is for bird mites only. I put the double stick tape under the windowsill because mites crawl and that way I don't have an ugly piece of sticky stuff on top of the sill, because I'm just going to leave it. I figure they'd crawl downward and would rather be on the floor and have to go down. On the sides, I swabbed some TT oil, so they will want to choose to go over the sill and will get stuck there, they can't fly. Check the tape for little tiny reddish mites. Oh, yeah, "DeSolve It" is in drugstores in the cleaning supply area or maybe your grocery store? Nice big bottle with a good squirt top for a few bucks. I think Goo Gone is the same stuff??? but not sure. Disolve It is safe for humans, but orange oil is quite toxic to mites. But it's oily and it's use is limited not for around bedding, couches, etc. This product is used in hospitals for removing tape from people, and it's skin safe. It's a little oily, so I sprayed it upside all the cracks of where the window operates, sides too, and then wiped off the front so it won't peel the paint, just in case and it didn't. I have felt biting myself, but people with burrowing mites say the same. I am still confused, but am taking more envirommental measures in case.

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Jan 18, 2008
 
Thanks Welty- I will look for the DeSolve it, was hoping it wasn't something I have to order online or something. Heck, I don't know if I have scabies, bird mites, rodent mites, or my house is the next Amityville Horror, but I will do whatever it takes to get over this. I'll treat my self and my environment like I have all of them, if I have to.
Thanks for all the info. I have a whole weekend to wage war- didn't sleep at all last night due to the biting sensations, and for some reason, the last few days its been worse on my scalp/face at night, and that is so horrid.
Hopefully we will be both posting that we are cured before you know it!
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Hello Welty and I cant Take This....

I'm in the same boat as you. No Rash on my hands or feet. No rash really on my body really anymore. I just get prick feelings and itchiness with nothing to show. Doctors keep saying its parasite bites. Im the cleanest person i know. Randomly some tiny red bumps. Thats it. Ive tried every medication. I have no animals - as I contracted this from my boyfriend. He may have got this from birds or rodents in his basement apartment(Who I also have not come in contact with for months.) This is really the most ridiculous thing ive ever been through my entire life. I'm not sad anymore - Im angry. Why is this ignored in the medical community. What do we have to do to be heard. I havent slept a full nights sleep since October :( Also this has made me re-consider my career path and go into being a Doctor. They get paid crap loads for doing nothing.

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Jan 18, 2008
 
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Hello Welty and I cant Take This....
I'm in the same boat as you. No Rash on my hands or feet. No rash really on my body really anymore. I just get prick feelings and itchiness with nothing to show. Doctors keep saying its parasite bites. Im the cleanest person i know. Randomly some tiny red bumps. Thats it. Ive tried every medication. I have no animals - as I contracted this from my boyfriend. He may have got this from birds or rodents in his basement apartment(Who I also have not come in contact with for months.) This is really the most ridiculous thing ive ever been through my entire life. I'm not sad anymore - Im angry. Why is this ignored in the medical community. What do we have to do to be heard. I havent slept a full nights sleep since October :( Also this has made me re-consider my career path and go into being a Doctor. They get paid crap loads for doing nothing.
Hi there Sleepless-
Guess you could call me sleepless in Chicago. Especially last night. I couldn't find anywhere in my small apartment to sleep that I didn't feel something biting me or crawling all over me. I came into work late today due to the lack of sleep. As I write this, my scalp is itching and my face feels like it has things all over it.
Everything I read lately is pointing to bird mites. I'm terrified. I live alone, have no pets, have not had a boyfriend since last May. The only things I can think of are a) I do have a tree outside my bedroom window and as Welty and I discussed, loose windows and lots of air coming in around the wall a/c unit. b) my symptoms started the day after I slept on a newly purchased mattress. The mattress is new, not used, and from a small store that makes their mattresses on site, so it's not like it was in storage somewhere. I don't know, I'm very confused, and, frightened.
Bird & rodent mites are much harder to eradicate than scabies. I've read stories of people who move and it still doesn't get better. Burning furniture, tenting & bombing their homes...to no avail. I just don't get it.
I pray that is not what we all have.
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Jan 18, 2008
 
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Hello Welty and I cant Take This....
I'm in the same boat as you. No Rash on my hands or feet. No rash really on my body really anymore. I just get prick feelings and itchiness with nothing to show. Doctors keep saying its parasite bites. Im the cleanest person i know. Randomly some tiny red bumps. Thats it. Ive tried every medication. I have no animals - as I contracted this from my boyfriend. He may have got this from birds or rodents in his basement apartment(Who I also have not come in contact with for months.) This is really the most ridiculous thing ive ever been through my entire life. I'm not sad anymore - Im angry. Why is this ignored in the medical community. What do we have to do to be heard. I havent slept a full nights sleep since October :( Also this has made me re-consider my career path and go into being a Doctor. They get paid crap loads for doing nothing.
The reason that the medical community does not take this seriously is because, well, it is not life threatening for one thing. It is not cancer, so you will not die from it. The doctors know that it is a nuisance, but they do not know or care that we get sleep deprived and can hardly function at work because of this. They are also quick to diagnosis psychosis, especially if you go in there with a little baggy full of fluff and stuff. They can only prescribe meds for so long, and then, they think you are nuts and won't prescribe anymore. That's why one poster on here made copies of her script and took it to several pharmacies and didn't use her insurance. Wasn't me, but, you can understand why she did it. Another thing, since regular doctors don't seem to care or understand, it's beter to go to a low income clinic, where they see a lot of this. You chance of getting a prescription for ivermectin there, is better.
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Jan 18, 2008
 
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Hi there Sleepless-
Guess you could call me sleepless in Chicago. Especially last night. I couldn't find anywhere in my small apartment to sleep that I didn't feel something biting me or crawling all over me. I came into work late today due to the lack of sleep. As I write this, my scalp is itching and my face feels like it has things all over it.
Everything I read lately is pointing to bird mites. I'm terrified. I live alone, have no pets, have not had a boyfriend since last May. The only things I can think of are a) I do have a tree outside my bedroom window and as Welty and I discussed, loose windows and lots of air coming in around the wall a/c unit. b) my symptoms started the day after I slept on a newly purchased mattress. The mattress is new, not used, and from a small store that makes their mattresses on site, so it's not like it was in storage somewhere. I don't know, I'm very confused, and, frightened.
Bird & rodent mites are much harder to eradicate than scabies. I've read stories of people who move and it still doesn't get better. Burning furniture, tenting & bombing their homes...to no avail. I just don't get it.
I pray that is not what we all have.
I can't Take This: Mop your floors with hot water, mixed with bleach and borax; do this in your bedroom where you sleep under and around your bed everynight before you go to sleep. spray the lower walls with dawn dishwashing liquid mixed with water to make the wall sticky so they can't crawl around your bed and walls. what are you sleeping on? buy an air mattress and mop that, too with bleach and borax. ensure your pillow is cover in plastic and wash that too with bleach and borax. same with plastic cover on your bed, if you have one.
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Jan 18, 2008
 
I find it strange we are suffering from the same symptoms. Well I guess one fact is: it is contagious - as I started symptoms a month after my boyfriend started symptoms. We used to be together all the time - so that is definitely correlated. Also Ive had a biopsy and was told it is some sort of parasitic bite. I wonder why they didnt tell me what parasite. Anyway, i hope this isnt a new epidemic or something. Im just confused, Im sure someone went through this in the past - I just want to be able to ask them how it went away.

I havent been myself at all. I have two other roomates i have to protect from this he**. Ive tried changing my environment for a week (stayed at a family members house) but i guess a week wasnt long enough. I cant take that much time off of work....ive actually contemplated quitting until I get my body back to normal and dedicate my life to finding the cure.(half serious/half joking of course.)

Ive tried eveyrthing - Overdosed on Iver, Overdosed on Perm, MSM Pills, Borax, TTO, You name it.(And i'm a petite woman too!) Ive hardly ever been sick my immune system is up to par. I dont get it.

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Jan 18, 2008
 
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I can't Take This: Mop your floors with hot water, mixed with bleach and borax; do this in your bedroom where you sleep under and around your bed everynight before you go to sleep. spray the lower walls with dawn dishwashing liquid mixed with water to make the wall sticky so they can't crawl around your bed and walls. what are you sleeping on? buy an air mattress and mop that, too with bleach and borax. ensure your pillow is cover in plastic and wash that too with bleach and borax. same with plastic cover on your bed, if you have one.
Unfortunately, most of my apartment is carpeted. The only tiled area is the kitchen and dining room. I will try the bleach & borax on those floors though, if I get the mites that may have crawled out there, so much the better.
Haven't tried the Dawn yet, have heard several things about it, guess it's time to add that to the arsenal.
Am sleeping on the couch, when I sleep at all. It's not as bad as the bed, but getting there. Tried to sleep in a chair last night but that was to no avail, either. I guess I'll have to buy an air mattress but can't imagine where I'd put it. I'll figure something out. Thanks for the advice.
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Unfortunately, most of my apartment is carpeted. The only tiled area is the kitchen and dining room. I will try the bleach & borax on those floors though, if I get the mites that may have crawled out there, so much the better.
Haven't tried the Dawn yet, have heard several things about it, guess it's time to add that to the arsenal.
Am sleeping on the couch, when I sleep at all. It's not as bad as the bed, but getting there. Tried to sleep in a chair last night but that was to no avail, either. I guess I'll have to buy an air mattress but can't imagine where I'd put it. I'll figure something out. Thanks for the advice.
these things live in the carpet. what about putting plastic sheeting down and duct tape it down? or put borax in the carpet and sweep it in really good. when you vacuum, reapply the borax in the carpet.
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Jan 19, 2008
 
I think borax in the carpet and just leave it in the carpet and tape some cheap dollar store shower curtain liners over it for the time being to walk on. Couch too. If you don't have some type of mattress encasements you should get one and tape the zipper shut with Gorilla tape. I think you could get this from a mattress that was reconstructed from an old mattress. I think they can do this, not legally, but I did see a 60 minutes about this a while ago, or maybe that workshop has mice or rats, also possible. A dry type of steamer like allergy sufferers buy could help a lot, although a good one of those is about $400. The rug doctor just makes things moister so it comes out even if you don't get them all it could be the perfect environment, unless maybe you put some DeFlea Pet and Area spray in the machine 1-3 parts water. It is not a true insecticide, it is an exoskeleton softener and is something that you can use on pets, except cats will foam at the mouth from the taste so I wouldn't use it with a cat who could walk through it or remove cat until the floor is bone dry, but they say it's safe for cats, but I think it's cruel for cats. Jeffers pet supply has this, or PetCo.
Heat kills, moisture makes them thrive. If you have baseboard heat it can dry them up a lot, but again $$$. If scalp is itching before bed, spray with a mixture of vinegar and water, vinegar repells mites and hair is hard to treat, it's easier to repel. If you feel crawlies in the night, you can get that area with a sticky lint roller kept by your bedside and kept in a slippery big bowl. A squirt of gel alchohol on the itchy area, leave for few seconds, then wipe off hard with a kleenex and put in a zip lock if it's in the middle of the night or flush if you're up and about. Another shot of vinegar/water in a sray bottle can help you get back to sleep. Big city dwellers, you might be dealing with rodent mites, which are easier to get rid of. I feel a lot better for many hours after washing my hair with MSM (non-stinky) sulfer powder and shampoo 50/50, that I throw together before bathing in a tiny pyrex bowl. I leave it in my hair for about 10 minutes. Hope this helps. I was rather wishing for more posters with atypical rashes, but it seems we all think the same thing. I am really sorry if you took Iver several times, because it is really designed for burrowing mites and is a big disappointment for biting mites. Anyway, I have heard that if it's bird mites, that Pyrthrins and permethrins don't work very well, and that's the usual thing in flea bombs. Leave out some sticky roach traps by your suspected windows and see if you can collect something to know if you have bird mites or not. They also like baseboards a lot to hide in. I may have mine on the run a little bit, but I have all wooden floors and I can't use a wet steamer on them or my landlord would kill me. Hope this helps.
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Jan 21, 2008
 
I can't take this. If you're not sleeping at night because of the itching and crawling, I'd bet my paycheck that you have scabies. Same goes for Sleeplessin NY. I feel really bad for you, since I remember the same thing. It's the worst thing. I had the itching and crawling and not sleeping for months before I ever got a rash.

There was an article posted here, maybe on the literature and links thread, that scabies mites have now developed a de-sensitising chemical that they use to make your histamines not create a rash for up to 7 months after the mites have infested you. It sounds crazy, but it was a medical article from pubmed or another trusted site.

Borax in carpets and laundry is essential and the vinyl mattress covers. Hope you both get some real sleep soon. It really does suck.

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Jan 22, 2008
 
Sam wrote:
I can't take this. If you're not sleeping at night because of the itching and crawling, I'd bet my paycheck that you have scabies. Same goes for Sleeplessin NY. I feel really bad for you, since I remember the same thing. It's the worst thing. I had the itching and crawling and not sleeping for months before I ever got a rash.
There was an article posted here, maybe on the literature and links thread, that scabies mites have now developed a de-sensitising chemical that they use to make your histamines not create a rash for up to 7 months after the mites have infested you. It sounds crazy, but it was a medical article from pubmed or another trusted site.
Borax in carpets and laundry is essential and the vinyl mattress covers. Hope you both get some real sleep soon. It really does suck.
Hey Sam-
It's more the crawling that keeps me awake. Mostly cuz it just freaks me out so much! But, it doesn't happen every night. Last night I felt it, but tried to 'quiet' my mind- no easy task, and actually slept better than I have in a while. The rash is the first thing I had, and for the most part it just looks like a 'typical' rash, like a histamine reaction or something- comes and goes, only a few spots/bumps actually stay.
I don't have a dang clue what I'm dealing with. Sometimes I think scabies, sometimes some other mite. It all keeps going back to the fact that this started the day after I slept in my newly purchased bed. If scabies symptoms take so long to show up, and it's not corrolated to the bed, then it's a really ridiculous coincidence.
Thanks for the info, Sam, as well as the sympathy. I appreciate it!
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Jan 22, 2008
 
I don't know, tough call. You've probably already thought of this but maybe you were exposed to scabies previously, didn't know it because your immune system fought it, so in this case you reacted within hours, which is stated in the scabies literature.

Have you tried treating the bed with bleach or alcohol or got the vinyl covers or vacuumed the bed? Or put borax on the bed? Maybe the bed delivery truck had an infected scabies bed they picked up, and your new bed was against it for hours before it got to you? I'd return the bed if you can.

I know your bed is new but in CA there is a law that they have to treat a used bed before reselling it. The only approved substance for this is Steri-Fab, which is mostly alcohol.

Or maybe coincidence, like you said.[crawlies next post]
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Jan 22, 2008
 
Is it the crawlies like your skin is crawling like the heebie jeebies or is it crawling and tickling like you know there is a bug or several crawling on your skin? Does it wake you up at night? Did the meds help at all? How many crawlies, like 2 or a hundred? I ask these questions because I went for so long not knowing what the hell it was. For me scabies feels like a tiny bug is crawling on me.

First I treated the environment because I had never heard of scabies but knew there was something crawling on me. Then I got a diagnosis of crusted scabies and treated myself but not the environment. It wasn't until I treated me and environment at the same time, and all the time that I got this under control. Still not completely cured but that's another story.

The fact that your rash and bumps come and go without treatment might mean your immune system is succeeding in killing some of them.

So just some ideas.
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Jan 22, 2008
 
As always, Scabies3 and Welty give some excellent advice above for any kind of mites.
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Jan 22, 2008
 
Sam wrote:
Is it the crawlies like your skin is crawling like the heebie jeebies or is it crawling and tickling like you know there is a bug or several crawling on your skin? Does it wake you up at night? Did the meds help at all? How many crawlies, like 2 or a hundred? I ask these questions because I went for so long not knowing what the hell it was. For me scabies feels like a tiny bug is crawling on me.
First I treated the environment because I had never heard of scabies but knew there was something crawling on me. Then I got a diagnosis of crusted scabies and treated myself but not the environment. It wasn't until I treated me and environment at the same time, and all the time that I got this under control. Still not completely cured but that's another story.
The fact that your rash and bumps come and go without treatment might mean your immune system is succeeding in killing some of them.
So just some ideas.
Thanks so much for your insight, Sam. I have put a vinyl/plastic zip up cover on the matress (the zipper pulled away from the vinyl in one spot so not completely encased...I know). I wipe it with lysol wipes then spray alcohol on it, but I haven't slept in it in days.
Didn't really think I could have had scabies before tho I know once you do the reaction time is almost immediate, but could I have had it, not known, not treated & it went away??
As for the crawlies, there's tons of them when I do get them. I really stopped and thought today, and I think that when I feel them it is in areas covered by clothing. Not certain about that but sure seems like it. So if that's true, is it not true crawling mites(maybe imagining)? Occassionally I will feel it slightly in uncovered areas. It feels like a bug, or hair bristling, but theres tons.
I'm saddened this evening as the rash on my abdomen/waist area is worse again. The areas aroud the few 'bumps' I have became very red/pink for quite a while tho that now is subsiding somewhat, but the itch is intense.
So far I have treated with home remedies such as 100% TTO, borax & hydrogen peroxide, epsom salts/sulpha8, & recently neem, both oil & lotion. I got a script for Elimite last week at the urgent aid ctr, but that doc barely looked at me & the rash was not very visible due to usage of cortaid- he went by what the nurse wrote- that I was scared I had scabies, said keep my derm appt next day, well she said excema. Guess it's time to try the perm. I'd be pleasantly surprised if my immune system was fighting this as it tends to be on the wacky side- I don't get alot of colds/flu but have several chronic 'conditons'.
Thanks Sam, I apreciate all you and others have to offer. Going to bed- I mean couch, now. Hopefuly will get some ok sleep as I did last night, cuz frankly, I can't take this...

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