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#1 Aug 20, 2013
We possibly had scabies in the house for 3 months 2 years ago.. not all of the symptoms, no scrapings done etc etc. Drove me and my family insane treating us and the environment over and over.
Fast forward to 3 weeks ago. 10 year old gets rash on both wrists. Looks nothing like scabies, comes and goes for a few days. 2 x docs say contact dermatitis. I mention scabies, as a kid in another classroom had them recently. Both docs assure it is not
I develop burning hands - no normal itch, but more stinging sensations. And some pain deep within flesh. I also then get some electric shock/biting sensations on other areas of body. No bumps or any physical signs of anything. Just in case-
Treat everyone twice. 6 days apart. Do everything to the house car office etc - vaccuum and steam clwan everything, covers on everything, all clothes and toys either baggged or hot washed and tumble dried. Gloves for handling any washing. All surfaces bleached over and over. Car vaccuumed, sprayed and covered. The list goes on, but you get the idea of the thoroughness.
Symptoms die down a bit. 10 year olds wrist issue hsd gone by the time of first treatment anyway. More my issue mentally with it - i even started smoking again after months.
Yesterday, kid has same painful rash on one wrist. Almost gone today. I had the burning stinging hands last night, okay today. The electric/biting is back. Not worse at night, thos morning was awful
So. Was it scabies in the first place? Does it even sound like scabies? And if so, how would r reinfection occur 2 weeks later. Do I just wait this out??
I stopped smoking agaon thurs, but just bought some, stupidly. But this is really doing my head in.
Please comment :)
#2 Aug 22, 2013
Yes wait it out. Stay clean to control what ever it is. I would talk to the other child's parent & find out if a skin sampling was done. Stinging sounds more like school sores or herps simplex. Kids make friendship bracelets & daisy chains from plants too (no kid is a botanist lol. Permetherin gives pin prick sensations for up to two weeks. Sounds like you have done all the necessary stuff to rid scabies so count it out. If this doesn't respond to a bit of iodine in a week then get a referral to a dermo. Please don't listen to some of these posts on topix like bathing in bleach etc. You have been cleaning a lot & may be aggregating your skin with cleaning products & may have a bit of contact dermatitis from it mixed with whatever this is. Instead soak in finely ground oats & milk or use milk powder as its got pro-biotics in it & it will sooth your child & yourself plus return ph to aid healing (we all need healthy bacteria on our skin so the more good bacteria added will fight the bad) Im a beautision by trade but have said nothing in my previous posts as people take good advice badly & think Im telling them this to sell my goods "i wish i had a business, Im poor & what iv gone thru i would open a free clinic to the poor for scabies treatment" Calamine lotion mixed with glyceryn is good too. Scabies start in one spot & spread an inch a week so unless your child has been rubbing his wrists together i doubt its scabies. Just talk to him/her about what they do & make at school, what trees they climb etc & take notes. You sound like a responsible parent. I hope this sheds some light for you dear.
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