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Scabies suck

Chesapeake Beach, MD

#21 Feb 5, 2008
Yes, and what really bothers me about them is that I don't even know if I have them, and like you said, doctors don't seem to know either lol

Right now I have some bumps, but they could just be something else... It's so hard to tell... I know scabies right away if there's any reddish bump that's clearly visibly awkward on your hand, particularly in an odd spot such as the wrist, inbetween the fingers, or on the side of the palm...

But I don't have any like that... The itching is on my legs, my back, my stomach, my upper arm, and sometimes the rest of my arm... And it seems to come mostly when I sweat from exercise, and not at any other time (such as at night time severely as scabies does, and after showers)

So I'm really confused, I wish I just knew I didn't have anything, but then why the hell would I be itching, I wasn't a couple of weeks ago...

Did you get rid of your problem yet? I'm guessing not, and you still don't know what it is exactly huh?

Good luck, thanks for the comment

Since: Jan 08

Chicago, Il

#22 Feb 6, 2008
Scabies suck wrote:
Yes, and what really bothers me about them is that I don't even know if I have them, and like you said, doctors don't seem to know either lol
Right now I have some bumps, but they could just be something else... It's so hard to tell... I know scabies right away if there's any reddish bump that's clearly visibly awkward on your hand, particularly in an odd spot such as the wrist, inbetween the fingers, or on the side of the palm...
But I don't have any like that... The itching is on my legs, my back, my stomach, my upper arm, and sometimes the rest of my arm... And it seems to come mostly when I sweat from exercise, and not at any other time (such as at night time severely as scabies does, and after showers)
So I'm really confused, I wish I just knew I didn't have anything, but then why the hell would I be itching, I wasn't a couple of weeks ago...
Did you get rid of your problem yet? I'm guessing not, and you still don't know what it is exactly huh?
Good luck, thanks for the comment
Hey SS- Ugh, the confusion- that's almost the worst part. My thing is I have pretty much zero 'large' welts, had a few mosquito bite sized bumps a few weeks ago, but mostly mine are tiny; the size of a period at the end of a sentence, and kind of hard. No fluid, blisters, craters or whatever. The rash on my stomach is patchy, there is some type of linear pattern in it, but the derm says it is cracks in my skin and the type of exzema he claims I have even has the term 'craccus' or something in it. Makes sense, but, what about the bumps?? Grrr this is so aggravating, and, heartbreaking.
So, that said, nope, problem still here, though, there have been 2 things lately that have helped me alot. I got an air mattress on the suggestion of one of the posters on this forum. It's vinyl and easily cleaned. Also, been slathering pomada de azufre (10% sulfur) on my body every night and leaving it on for 24 hrs. Thing is, my derm gave me a steroid shot- yikes!!!- so could be masking some of my sypmtoms. Believe me, that doesn't help matters much. But, I keep up the fight as if I have scabies or some other type of mite, pray to God each day that I don't and that if I do, it will end soon. I will add you to my prayers as well, as I have all on this forum.
Tortured at night

Sicklerville, NJ

#25 Feb 7, 2008
I've been dealing with this for about a month. I first thought it was just jock itch, as it was around my groin. But i see the bumps and the black dots. I know its scabies. Just got TTO and am going to the dr. tonight. A bit embaresed about the location.
I've been putting alcohol, peroxide, and jock itch cream on it. It stops the itching, but only for a short time. It's getting worse though, and now i'm worried.
Tortured at night

Sicklerville, NJ

#26 Feb 8, 2008
Last night i put some TTO in a hot bath. I then got out and applied 100% to the area along with chiggerx. I slept good, but in the morning applied 100% TTO to the area again, and in 5 minutes it Burned like a grease fire on and around my crotch area. Anyone else expierence this? I'm fine during the day, but when I stop moving in the early evening it starts to itch. Then when i go to bed it gets insane. i wanna rip the skin off.
I've had chiggers a few times, but this is driving me crazy.
Tortured at night

Sicklerville, NJ

#27 Feb 8, 2008
I also noticed it now on the side of my knee, and a bit on my stomach
Tortured at night

Sicklerville, NJ

#28 Feb 8, 2008
I wish it was summer. The good long surf session in the Atlantic did it before.
Scabies3

Deerfield Beach, FL

#29 Feb 8, 2008
Tortured at night wrote:
Last night i put some TTO in a hot bath. I then got out and applied 100% to the area along with chiggerx. I slept good, but in the morning applied 100% TTO to the area again, and in 5 minutes it Burned like a grease fire on and around my crotch area. Anyone else expierence this? I'm fine during the day, but when I stop moving in the early evening it starts to itch. Then when i go to bed it gets insane. i wanna rip the skin off.
I've had chiggers a few times, but this is driving me crazy.
get yourself some ivermectin to take orally. and a good topical, like permethrin, benzyl benzoate, sulfur. also, change bedclothes daily. and wash everything in scalding hot water. keep everything bleach and borax clean, all surfaces, floors, carpets. tables keyboard, mouse, car. walls. do not use your couch or fabric chairs.
Tortured at night

Sicklerville, NJ

#30 Feb 8, 2008
Scabies3 wrote:
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get yourself some ivermectin to take orally. and a good topical, like permethrin, benzyl benzoate, sulfur. also, change bedclothes daily. and wash everything in scalding hot water. keep everything bleach and borax clean, all surfaces, floors, carpets. tables keyboard, mouse, car. walls. do not use your couch or fabric chairs.
Its a little late for the couches , chairs, and bed. Not to mention my wife, who is still sleeping in the same bed.
Althogh she shows no signs of anything?
Scabies3

Deerfield Beach, FL

#31 Feb 8, 2008
Tortured at night wrote:
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Its a little late for the couches , chairs, and bed. Not to mention my wife, who is still sleeping in the same bed.
Althogh she shows no signs of anything?
With Scabies mites (I am not talking about bird mites right now), with scabies mites, they only live off the host for no more than 7 days (that is, if the humidity is not too high). Therefore, if you do not use your couch for 7-10 days, it should be clear of mites. During this period of time, it would be a good idea to keep your couch off limits, same with any upholstered furniture. A big turning point for me was when I put my 2 beds away and bought twin size air mattress from walmart camping section.
Mite Killer

United States

#32 Feb 8, 2008
Tortured at night wrote:
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Its a little late for the couches , chairs, and bed. Not to mention my wife, who is still sleeping in the same bed.
Althogh she shows no signs of anything?
You say you've had scabies before? If so, then you would display symptoms within a few hours or days of infestation. If your wife has never had scabies it could be several weeks before she shows symptoms. Your wife isn't off the hook and needs to be treated at the same time as you.

How do you think you got scabies?
Debbie D

Ft Mitchell, KY

#33 Feb 9, 2008
Hello "I can't take this".
After reading several post's on your issue. It sounds like scabies. Don't let anyone fool you please. The only thing to work is the 5% cream. Don't try home remidies. They simply don't work. This is our fist time around with scabies, my children was miserable during the time. You have to treat this thing with an army I tell you. Wash in hot water all the time, clean clean your house, vac daily. I'm telling you, it will work. And what i've noticed is that after a week of treating all of us, we still itch a little and get little red bumps, I was told this is normal for about 2-3 weeks. Treat scabies. And I'll keep you in my prayers.
I cant take this wrote:
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Thank you so much for taking time to answer me, MK. I am 'treating' with TTO, borax/peroxide, epsom salts, sulfa8, borax in the wash and carpets, lysol, alcohol on the vinyl bed cover - basically all the 'home' remedies that I've read some people say are junk and others swear it cured them when all else has failed. I did get a px for Elemite from the urgent care doc but am afraid to put it on in the event I don't have scabies- have read that it and/or ivermectin makes your skin feel even more itchy/bitey/crawly?? Ugh, I'm so lost.
MK if you (or anyone who'd like to chime in) could answer one more thing, maybe- since you did say they multiply so quickly, wouldn't my body be covered in welts/rashes by now if this has been going on since 12/23? And, like I said, the area behind my ears is very clear now, just alot of dry skin from the TTO which I can flake off pretty easily. Am I maybe 'curing' myself with the home remedies since I perhaps caught this so quickly?? Man, I hope so...
Tortured at night

Sicklerville, NJ

#34 Feb 9, 2008
Mite Killer wrote:
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You say you've had scabies before? If so, then you would display symptoms within a few hours or days of infestation. If your wife has never had scabies it could be several weeks before she shows symptoms. Your wife isn't off the hook and needs to be treated at the same time as you.
How do you think you got scabies?
I work for a local natural gas company. My job requires me to go inside peoples homes, good or bad. i've been covered in fleas, roaches..ect. you name it.
MomOfThree

Queensbury, NY

#35 Feb 9, 2008
Scabies suck wrote:
Yes, and what really bothers me about them is that I don't even know if I have them, and like you said, doctors don't seem to know either lol
Right now I have some bumps, but they could just be something else... It's so hard to tell... I know scabies right away if there's any reddish bump that's clearly visibly awkward on your hand, particularly in an odd spot such as the wrist, inbetween the fingers, or on the side of the palm...
But I don't have any like that... The itching is on my legs, my back, my stomach, my upper arm, and sometimes the rest of my arm... And it seems to come mostly when I sweat from exercise, and not at any other time (such as at night time severely as scabies does, and after showers)
So I'm really confused, I wish I just knew I didn't have anything, but then why the hell would I be itching, I wasn't a couple of weeks ago...
Did you get rid of your problem yet? I'm guessing not, and you still don't know what it is exactly huh?
Good luck, thanks for the comment
If this itching is happening mainly when you sweat, in those areas you mentioned, you could *possibly* be experienceing INTERTRIGO...which is basically a yeast infection on your skin. Google that term and see if that matches your situation.
Sam

Courtland, CA

#37 Feb 9, 2008
Scabies3 wrote:
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With Scabies mites (I am not talking about bird mites right now), with scabies mites, they only live off the host for no more than 7 days (that is, if the humidity is not too high). Therefore, if you do not use your couch for 7-10 days, it should be clear of mites. During this period of time, it would be a good idea to keep your couch off limits, same with any upholstered furniture. A big turning point for me was when I put my 2 beds away and bought twin size air mattress from walmart camping section.
S3, I would not bank on them dying in 7-10 days. 2Scratch's doc said that's bullcrap according to his 30 years of treating scabies. Some literature has stated up to 19 days, not just for animal scabies but for human scabies too.

Figure too that the females lay eggs in the environment. The young ones may not need any food till they reach adult stage in 14-17 days. This may not be true for all varieties of scabies, but it seems to be the case for some of us here. Avoidance doesn't work. I've tried it.
Sam

Courtland, CA

#38 Feb 9, 2008
Debbie D wrote:
Hello "I can't take this".
After reading several post's on your issue. It sounds like scabies. Don't let anyone fool you please. The only thing to work is the 5% cream. Don't try home remidies. They simply don't work. This is our fist time around with scabies, my children was miserable during the time. You have to treat this thing with an army I tell you. Wash in hot water all the time, clean clean your house, vac daily. I'm telling you, it will work. And what i've noticed is that after a week of treating all of us, we still itch a little and get little red bumps, I was told this is normal for about 2-3 weeks. Treat scabies. And I'll keep you in my prayers.
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Debbie, did you use perm for a week every day? What was your treatment schedule?
Mite Killer

United States

#39 Feb 9, 2008
Tortured at night wrote:
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I work for a local natural gas company. My job requires me to go inside peoples homes, good or bad. i've been covered in fleas, roaches..ect. you name it.
You may qualify for workers comp.
Scabies3

Deerfield Beach, FL

#40 Feb 9, 2008
Sam wrote:
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S3, I would not bank on them dying in 7-10 days. 2Scratch's doc said that's bullcrap according to his 30 years of treating scabies. Some literature has stated up to 19 days, not just for animal scabies but for human scabies too.
Figure too that the females lay eggs in the environment. The young ones may not need any food till they reach adult stage in 14-17 days. This may not be true for all varieties of scabies, but it seems to be the case for some of us here. Avoidance doesn't work. I've tried it.
You are probably right there. Give it a full 21 days, and the couch should be good. I know that if I avoid upholstered furniture for a few weeks, and I sit on it, be it a couch or upholstered wooden chair, i get no bites. Avoidance I don't think works for bird mites.
I cant take this

Chicago, IL

#41 Feb 10, 2008
Debbie D wrote:
Hello "I can't take this".
After reading several post's on your issue. It sounds like scabies. Don't let anyone fool you please. The only thing to work is the 5% cream. Don't try home remidies. They simply don't work. This is our fist time around with scabies, my children was miserable during the time. You have to treat this thing with an army I tell you. Wash in hot water all the time, clean clean your house, vac daily. I'm telling you, it will work. And what i've noticed is that after a week of treating all of us, we still itch a little and get little red bumps, I was told this is normal for about 2-3 weeks. Treat scabies. And I'll keep you in my prayers.
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Hi Debbie-
Thank you so much for your input. I have filled the prescription for perm but have yet to use it.(I know, I know) It's hard b/c I have not been formally diagnosed & the derm is sure I just have exzema though there are tons of stories of misdiagnosis when it comes to scabies. Complicating things is the steroid shot I got 2 weeks ago as it may be supressing symptoms. I think I'm having pretty good results with sulfur- I don't feel any crawling when it's on and very minimal biting. I have to go to the derm tomorrow- not thrilled -but think after that will try the perm. Am doing tons of laundry in hot water, have borax & gold bond powder in the carpets but don't vacuum every day?? Clean floors with bleach & borax. I just want my life back!(sorry for being dramatic)
Again, thank you Debbie, especially for the prayers- I will send some up for you & yours as well.
question

Seattle, WA

#42 Mar 18, 2008
i have a question, my doc recently prescribed me with scabies, however, i just wanted your guys opinion since you have experience with scabies. is it common for scabies to only be only backside of hands, wrists, and forearms (mainly backside of forearms), its definitely itching most in morning and the nights, and now they are getting smaller (possibly bc i took med over the weekend) less red, a lot look like little scabies? does this sound like what scabies is when its in healing process? also, the other weird thing is that i have live in bf, and he didn't get it, could this be possible? we immed cleaned sheets, bedding, clothes and he did the tx also after my doc thought i had scabies, but that was 4 days after it started. any comments would be appreciated!
Scabies3

Deerfield Beach, FL

#43 Mar 19, 2008
question wrote:
i have a question, my doc recently prescribed me with scabies, however, i just wanted your guys opinion since you have experience with scabies. is it common for scabies to only be only backside of hands, wrists, and forearms (mainly backside of forearms), its definitely itching most in morning and the nights, and now they are getting smaller (possibly bc i took med over the weekend) less red, a lot look like little scabies? does this sound like what scabies is when its in healing process? also, the other weird thing is that i have live in bf, and he didn't get it, could this be possible? we immed cleaned sheets, bedding, clothes and he did the tx also after my doc thought i had scabies, but that was 4 days after it started. any comments would be appreciated!
some people have a really good immune system and their body is able to fight off the mites. Also, some people don't show any symptoms, but can still be infested. I think they call those people asymptomatic (something like that). it is very good that your boyfriend is taking treatments along with you. keep up the cleaning and laundry.

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