I suspect that some of the treatment that people are trying must have some negative impact, and very much agree "Dont overtreat." But I think we have to really monitor our own treatment by what we see and not by what someone tells us about how scabies should be behaving.
Keep alert, keep clean, keep well... I hope and pray you are all healed
I was diagnosed with scabies in the third week of February. This was very difficult for me, and being on this site almost drove me crazy. However, I treated twice according to the instructions of my doctor, with ivermectin and permethrin, a week apart, and I was cured. I did the treatment according to instructions and lived in an almost sterile environments for 2-3 weeksI initially cleaned my entire room from top to bottom and then continued cleaning bedding and clothes daily. This all lead to my cure. I still get red bumps, even 5 weeks after the treatment, but I'm not itchy and they go away within a couple days.
Don't get me wrong. It was very difficult to accept, and I still obsessively check myself, but I am cured.
Don't let yourself be psyched out especially by these message boards. Listen to your doctor. Follow the prescription, and don't do crazy stuff and overtreat. I still have scars for things I did that weren't part of the treatment, and those are the only scars I have from the experience.
Overtreating leads to you thinking you still have the mites when in reality, it's just all the crazy crap you're putting on your body/into your body/on your skin/in your skin. Respect your doctor's education and respect your own body. I know it's hard to resist using more of the medicine than prescribed but do it! It will all work out! I promise.
I wish you best of luck and mental peace. I know this is a very difficult fight mentally and physically, and that the toll on your emotional and mental state is exhausting, but if you just listen to the medical professionals, you will be ok. Good luck, warriors.