Scabies is Highly Contagious 2

Scabies is Highly Contagious 2

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Sam

United States

#1 Jun 22, 2007
Continued from last thread because it takes too long to load.

Calling some people that haven't posted in a while. ihatescabies, how's it going? Bitten?
Sam

United States

#2 Jun 22, 2007
And Scabies Since April, how are you doing?
Sam

United States

#3 Jun 22, 2007
BT, I think I've found the reinfestation culprit for me, my hands and feet. Because of the thicker skin there, I think the meds don't penetrate the deeply embedded mites there.

I've been soaking my feet in Borax every night, for at least an hour. I put about 2 cups of borax in a tall mop bucket filled with hot water, then scrub with the cheese grater looking thingy that is made for feet. Then I scrub the nails and feet with a hard brush. Then I shower and scrub all over in case some of them crawled up. My feet look like a baby's butt but it seems to be working!
Been There

United States

#4 Jun 23, 2007
My hands and feet too! Last week I found tracks working their way up from my feet to my shins, very tiny and they are now healing. But, one foot just won't completly heal, with new bumps occuring. I know I'm killing most of the mites with the meds but not all on my feet. My hands had some issues in the past couple weeks but now they are ok.

I use a creedo on my feet to razer off the layers of dead skin and I keep my under and around my nails super duper clean. I had a black something under one of my toe nails and I finally got it out.

I'm going to try soaking in Borax and then applying some Glycolic acid 20% to my feet, then apply the topical.
Been There

United States

#5 Jun 23, 2007
I developed crusting around the dots on the instep of my foot, then more dots and raised flaking skin as if mites are feeding in the area. It doesn't look that bad but it should have healed by now with all the meds I've used.
Sam

United States

#6 Jun 23, 2007
Instep, is that the top part of the foot or the bottom? I think the thinner skin of the foot and hands too is the area that displays the allergic reaction of the mites being nearby in the thicker areas. Anyway, sounds like a good plan you have.
Been There

United States

#7 Jun 23, 2007
Sam wrote:
Instep, is that the top part of the foot or the bottom? I think the thinner skin of the foot and hands too is the area that displays the allergic reaction of the mites being nearby in the thicker areas. Anyway, sounds like a good plan you have.
Thanks Sam, You've put some light on this problem. Are you going to put topcials on after soaking?

yes, instep is the arch, high inside area on the bottom of the foot, between the big toe and the heel.. and tonight I noticed two tiny rows of blisters on the ball below my big toe. I hope they arn't burrows. I zapped them with glycolic acid, BB and Permethrin(scabison Plus)
Sam

United States

#8 Jun 23, 2007
I've been using the Benzemul on my feet after soaking. I don't trust the Scabisan Plus - I have the emulsion, liquid. It feels different than the regular Scabisan. It smells like chlorine to me and I'm afraid it might be like a lindane substance. There has to be some reason it has the Plus label, and smells and feels different. Sometimes I just put a thick cream on my feet to soften the skin if I'm doing a full body treatment the next day. We will beat this I'm sure.
Mary

Hollywood, FL

#9 Jun 23, 2007
Hi Been There. What is glycolic acid and what is it used for? Where did you buy it from? I am going to try Sam's soak in Borax with hot water. Thanks for your help.
Been There

United States

#10 Jun 23, 2007
Mary wrote:
Hi Been There. What is glycolic acid and what is it used for? Where did you buy it from? I am going to try Sam's soak in Borax with hot water. Thanks for your help.
Mary,
It's an acid that's used to peel the skin. I purchased it from a MD's office. It can probably be found online...Mary, I have no idea if it'll help to get the topical deeper into the skin layers. You could read the articles on crusted scabies to see what they suggest using on thick skin. Do you have problems with you hands and feet getting infested?
Been There

United States

#11 Jun 23, 2007
Sam wrote:
I've been using the Benzemul on my feet after soaking. I don't trust the Scabisan Plus - I have the emulsion, liquid. It feels different than the regular Scabisan. It smells like chlorine to me and I'm afraid it might be like a lindane substance. There has to be some reason it has the Plus label, and smells and feels different. Sometimes I just put a thick cream on my feet to soften the skin if I'm doing a full body treatment the next day. We will beat this I'm sure.
I can't figure out what the Plus is in the Scabisan Plus emulsion either.

How about covering the feet with sulfur 8 when you want a break from scabicides? It may suffocate any burrowing females and detour the roamers from setting up house.

I wonder if people can smell all the scabicides on us? I still smell the sulfur and BB on my towels, clothing and sheets.
Sam

United States

#12 Jun 23, 2007
I've been using Blue Goo cracked heel skin softener. It has emu oil as the first listed ingredient, and is $2 for a .5 oz jar at walmart.

I'm not sure I believe in the mite suffocating theory, although one doc did tell me the vasaline can suffocate them.

Another mistake I've made is not using lotion in between treatments. I think my skin may not be absorbing the topicals, and also maybe the iver doesn't properly get to the mites.

Mary, use the cheese grater thingy on your feet.
Sam

United States

#13 Jun 23, 2007
Mary wrote:
Hi Been There. What is glycolic acid and what is it used for? Where did you buy it from? I am going to try Sam's soak in Borax with hot water. Thanks for your help.
Ya know, I've been thinking about this Borax soak, and how it's really made a difference in my feet. So maybe a Borax bath with a whole box of borax would help for all over? I really don't like baths, but if we made sure the head and face were covered with something to deter mites from going there it might be worthwhile? Would it be safe to soak for over an hour every couple days in a box of borax?
Sam

United States

#14 Jun 23, 2007
Been There wrote:
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I wonder if people can smell all the scabicides on us? I still smell the sulfur and BB on my towels, clothing and sheets.
I don't care if I smell like dog crap at this point, if it got rid of them for good!
Been There

United States

#15 Jun 23, 2007
Sam wrote:
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Ya know, I've been thinking about this Borax soak, and how it's really made a difference in my feet. So maybe a Borax bath with a whole box of borax would help for all over? I really don't like baths, but if we made sure the head and face were covered with something to deter mites from going there it might be worthwhile? Would it be safe to soak for over an hour every couple days in a box of borax?
I was doing borax baths but quit because I think taking baths was spreading the mites. But i never used a whole box.

If you think it will help, do it, you can always stop if your skin get too irritated or the mites start spreading.
Mary

Hollywood, FL

#16 Jun 23, 2007
I just have a problem with reinfection, like these things are living in the areas where I frequent. I did do the Borax soak on my feet this morning with hot water. I also used some hydrogen peroxide, for penetration, and some Epsom Salts, as it contains sulfur, and it can be used for soaking. I used the scraper thing on my heals, etc. It felt nice and my feet have remained activity free since.
Been There wrote:
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Mary,
It's an acid that's used to peel the skin. I purchased it from a MD's office. It can probably be found online...Mary, I have no idea if it'll help to get the topical deeper into the skin layers. You could read the articles on crusted scabies to see what they suggest using on thick skin. Do you have problems with you hands and feet getting infested?
unsure

Buffalo Grove, IL

#17 Jun 23, 2007
what was the maximum # of days that you all have went symptom free...possibly thinking you were cured??
unsure

Buffalo Grove, IL

#18 Jun 23, 2007
has anyone tried using perm on a consistant basis like for a # of days straight...and what are the possible side effects if any?
Mary

Hollywood, FL

#19 Jun 23, 2007
Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness, seizures, and loss of consciousness.http://www.medic inenet.com/permethrin-topical_ cream/article.htm
I have used it more often than I should have. I felt trembling in my hands and an overall sick feeling, weakness. Be careful with it.
unsure wrote:
has anyone tried using perm on a consistant basis like for a # of days straight...and what are the possible side effects if any?
Been There

San Diego, CA

#20 Jun 23, 2007
Mary wrote:
Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness, seizures, and loss of consciousness.http://www.medic inenet.com/permethrin-topical_ cream/article.htm
I have used it more often than I should have. I felt trembling in my hands and an overall sick feeling, weakness. Be careful with it.
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Yes, Same with me, If I leave it on too long my balance is off, joint pain, weakness and a general sick feeling.

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