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Scabies

I am Cured

Cured? Maybe?... My story: My boyfriend and I both started showing symptoms at around the same time. Weird though, like little itchy zits on my hands, he had a traditional rash on his trunk. So, I went to the doctor and asked him shat he thought it was. He pretty much said, "I dunno, what do you think it is?" I said I was scared that it was scabies, he said "well it probably is." I think it was his last day before moving, not very helpful. I got a permethrin prescription and shared it with my bf, we vacuumed, cleaned everything (we don't live together) and treated ourselves. It all went away gradually with intense post-scabies itching. Then I got a severe poison oak rash and got some prednisone, so I never knew what itching was from what. This is around July 25th-ish. Immediately after I stopped my prednisone treatment, they came back in patches on my arms, back, and buttocks. My symptoms weren't really bad... pretty mild I should say. I only got woken up about five or so nights from itching during the whole thing. Then I started reading all these posts about having scabies for years and not getting rid of it, all your gruesome stories and pictures and frustrations... and I repeated them back to my boyfriend in hysterics, who promptly told me to calm the hell down! No one else we live with show any symptoms to this day, even sharing furniture. So, I ordered Scabies Killer online, and added an extra little bottle of tea tree oil to it. I wrapped my mattress in plastic garbage sacks and duct tape, washed everything in borax, borax on the carpet, lysol on the furniture and in my car, lysol on my shoes, treated two cats and a dog with revolution. I scrubbed myself with sulfur soap and rinsed off, then treated myself with Scabies Killer enzyme solution and oil mix. I did my bedding laundry in the morning and sprayed my covered mattress with lysol. After doing one treatment, I already felt better. I left the Scabies Killer on my skin for two days, spot reapplying wherever I felt itchy. I stopped doing my bedding laundry when I saw that the oil soaked into my sheets, I thought it would be a good thing to let it build up. I stopped treating myself like crazy about two weeks ago. I treated my whole body the other night for the hell of it, and I always use the sulfur soap in the shower every time. My roommates still don't have it. I think all my boyfriend did was wash his clothing a little more regularly, vacuum his matress once, spray permethrin lice killer on bed and furniture. He eats four or five raw cloves of garlic a day and uses sulfur soap in the shower. He never started showing symptoms the second time around, it was just me. We sleep together a couple times a week, so I just assume that if I show symptoms, he must have it too, and talked him into doing at least something... Everything is going well. I can't tell, since the symptoms were wo mild to begin with, and I itch from healing kitten-scratches all over. I've just decided not to worry. No one else has gotten it, I may not have even had it to begin with, and I am content with using Scabies Killer and sulfur soap once a month forever. Just being on here makes me feel reinfested. See ya.  (Sep 16, 2007 | post #174)

Scabies

Scabies on face and scalp?

If they have itchy red bumps and burrows that feel worse at night they might have it. If they hang out with someone who was diagnosed, it is likely.  (Aug 17, 2007 | post #11)

Scabies

Sulphur treatments

Where can I find this, and in what form have you used it? (ointments, powders, pills, baths...) The only thing I can find in my area is MSM Powder, is that the same thing? What are your experiences with sulphur?  (Aug 14, 2007 | post #1)

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"Internal Scabies" (done being too embarassed to ask)

Another question. If my partner has scabies on his hands and fingers, should I assume I have them in my vagina? If so, how would I treat that?  (Aug 13, 2007 | post #1)

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Scabies on face and scalp?

Thanks guys, I needed to hear it from someone experienced, not a labcoat reading from a book...  (Aug 13, 2007 | post #4)

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Scabies on face and scalp?

It seems the overall consensus is that doctors nowadays have vastly outdated knowledge when it comes to our lovely little mites. However, I wanted to clarify one thing before I wage all-out war on my microscopic enemies: I have been told by every doctor that I have seen, nurses, friends, and every website on scabies I've visited that, due to acidity levels on the face and scalp, scabies just don't like it and won't take root there. What are your experiences with this? Have you had burrows/bumps/othe r symptoms on these areas? Do you treat your face and scalp with the same products as the rest of your body if you do treat them? Have you been cured without treating your face and scalp?  (Aug 13, 2007 | post #1)