Scabies Treatment
b0bski

Sheffield, UK

#1 Oct 12, 2008
I just wanted to make a little log of the next couple of weeks if needed, so I can get some help and feedback - if also needed!

So I went to see my GP on Thursday and they told me I had Scabies and gave me 4 tubes of Permethrin (as I'm quite tall).

On Thursday night around 20.30 I put 2 tubes of the cream all over myself including face and hair.

I ironed my mattress and changed all the sheets and bedding.

I also washed all my clothes from the last week (40 degrees) and left them to dry - will not touch them for 5 days or so.

And I also wore some PJ bottoms and a tshirt I'd not worn for months to bed.

The cream stayed on for around 11 hours through the night and the next morning I showered and washed hair.

Wore clean clothes to work the next day and felt pretty good and didn't really scratch all through Friday.

I woke up on Saturday morning scratching a lot and I'm sure there's some new bumps on my hands - is this normal? And have I done alright with everything so far? Should I of changed my sheets again after sleeping with the cream on?

Seeing as I put the cream on at 20.30 on Thursday night does that mean the next lot goes on at the same time next week or on the Wednesday?

Thanks for reading and I hope you's can shed some light on this!
battle

Mons, Belgium

#2 Oct 13, 2008
Wash laundry higher than 40. Generally it is said 60 degrees. Hot dryer would be essential as well.
We changed bedding every night for several weeks.

Keep perm on for longer if you can. Use an old toothbrush to brush it under finger and toe nails. remove any jewelry.

When we first went to see a specialist doctor she recommended another perm after 2-3 days. Then you also need it after another 4 days as well.

Use sulfur soap and cream.

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b0bski

Sheffield, UK

#3 Oct 16, 2008
I washed at 40 cause I was a bit worries that washing higher would wreck my clothes - but after washing them I have left them to dry with out touching them for a week now, should that be OK?

I've just put my 2nd lot of perm on. I'm letting it dry in now, I've stripped down my bed and I'm about to put some new sheets on, got clean clothes for bed and also stuff I haven't touched for a week or more to wear to work tomorrow?

I'll shower the perm off in about 10 and a half hours (before I go to work).

Does all this sound alright?
Welty

AOL

#4 Oct 21, 2008
I wish I had read this sooner. I think ll hours was not enough to kill my lot completely. If you can't do longer, then I say wash it off and use tiny dabs on your active spots for a whole other 24 hours, to finish off the burrowers. Mine felt completely killed after my first treatment, but then came back a week later. Anyway, I was told the same thing, to put the clean sheets on before you treat. But it's more important to wash them AFTER you treat. Some will fall off and those live will be more immune. In your case I'd say that three times is the charm. Oh, and your clothes need to be washed in water too hot for you to be able to leave your hand in, or you can try first putting them in the dryer, from a dry state for a couple of hours, if you are afraid of shrinking, this will work, then wash on your cooler temp, like normal. Then, sigh, dry again on a normal drying setting. This will kill them without shrinking your clothes. The hot dryer on dry clothes will get them if you dry them on hot for a good hour and a half. Then launder. Or just wear things that can be washed in hot for the time being, jeans, tee shirts, khakis, etc.
Welty

AOL

#5 Oct 21, 2008
Ordinarily I think that two treatments is the charm, but I don't know if ll hours will kill them completely anymore, or if your clothes are going to be safe at 40 degrees, or if you also washed your bedding AFTER the treatment. You have certainly killed off 98 percent of them. Maybe all. But I'd finish the job in case with another perm treatment. Really. I wish I'd done this. You have a golden window before they get too established in your envvironment. Overkill is better than underkill. At least ll hours is better than eight hours which is what I did for my first perm treatment. But I think I made my mites more immune to perm by not being told to wash my sheets after treating, and not to wear anything that had not been washed in hot or dried to a crisp and then washed on a regular temp and dried again on a normal dryer setting. I wore things that I'd washed in cold. My doctor only said washed. Not washed or treated with heat.
To get the same results the second time I used perm it took about 20 hours and then I washed off and dabbed the remaining spots with perm again and left those spots for another 24 hours. The total body treatment part first gets rid of all the junior mites, and the dabs gets rid of any remaining burrowers. It's a one two punch.
Mooses_girl

Fairfield, CA

#7 May 18, 2015
I gave a friend a ride in my back seat where my children usually sit. Only when I was dropping him off did he mention that he had scabies!!! I have NO CLUE about them other than what Ive Googled. Nasty little suckers they are..!!. Anyhow, Immediately after dropping off my (Not so Concerned For Others) friend, I removed EVERY item in my car. Down to the kids pencils and candy wrappers...etc....(All While wearing long sleeves & gloves.) I vacuumed car with strong shop vac & sprayed engine degreaser on my interior vinyl/ upholstery. I am taking it right now to get professionally shampooed/cleaned. I am EXTREMELY AFRAID we are going to get this nasty bug. ANY OTHER THOUGHTS ON WHAT I SHOULD DO? Ive left everything I took out of the car, out in the carport(even stripped before going in house) & Hubby & I took a HOT shower with bleach on hands and arms. Did I react fast enough???? SOMEONE, please help me calm my nerves... Im flipping out. Dont want my children to get it
darcie

United States

#8 May 18, 2015
Mooses_girl wrote:
I gave a friend a ride in my back seat where my children usually sit. Only when I was dropping him off did he mention that he had scabies!!! I have NO CLUE about them other than what Ive Googled. Nasty little suckers they are..!!. Anyhow, Immediately after dropping off my (Not so Concerned For Others) friend, I removed EVERY item in my car. Down to the kids pencils and candy wrappers...etc....(All While wearing long sleeves & gloves.) I vacuumed car with strong shop vac & sprayed engine degreaser on my interior vinyl/ upholstery. I am taking it right now to get professionally shampooed/cleaned. I am EXTREMELY AFRAID we are going to get this nasty bug. ANY OTHER THOUGHTS ON WHAT I SHOULD DO? Ive left everything I took out of the car, out in the carport(even stripped before going in house) & Hubby & I took a HOT shower with bleach on hands and arms. Did I react fast enough???? SOMEONE, please help me calm my nerves... Im flipping out. Dont want my children to get it
If you can not use car 2 weeks. But yes get shampoo clean with steam cleaner. High heat kills them you should bag up clothes you were wear in car or wash asap in hot hot water an dry night heat for 20 min

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#9 May 19, 2015
darcie wrote:
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If you can not use car 2 weeks. But yes get shampoo clean with steam cleaner. High heat kills them you should bag up clothes you were wear in car or wash asap in hot hot water an dry night heat for 20 min
it sounds like she done quike thinking so hopefully with ur advice she wont get stuck with these bastords its been a nitemare
doyalitch

France

#11 Sep 22, 2015
Having scabies - patience is key!

The impact of each treatment will not be noticeable immediately. That's the hard part of the game. Therefore, have patience! Do your treatments according to plan and then wait! Your condition will even get worse after treatment which irritates many scabies patients. Don't get nervous all the effective scabies meds work very well and you'll see an improvement soon!

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