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Post Scabies Red Bumps

Just to follow up on the statement where freezing just makes them hibernate. As with everything, do your own research on whether freezing kills them. My conclusion after talking to my doctor and the internet (as I said before) is that it does...but, as with everything on this board there are alternative theories and answers. Just google "will freezing kill scabies". It's your body...don't take anyone's word for anything on this site, even min, without talking to a doctor and doing your own research. Both. It's your responsibility.  (Feb 1, 2010 | post #43)

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Post Scabies Red Bumps

Yes, freezing overnight will kill them. David, and anyone else having similar post-scabies scabbing and lesions. Being that you said your butt is covered in lesions that won't go away and forms a scab...If I were you, I'd make that apt. with your GP.Reason being you could have a secondary infection that must be treated by a doctor. To cut and paste from another poster: "One precaution, scabies does not have any kind of drainage or exudate. If your red areas start to ooze a clear yellow drainage and or get crusted over with yellow crust, you must see a doctor to have them tested for a skin infection. Yellow crusty drainage is a primary symptom of Staphylococcus aureus (staph infection). You cannot treat staph with over the counter ointments because with out testing it, you do not know if its regular staph or MRSA.(drug resistant staph)" Hope that helps. This will get better, if it doesn't, you're not dealing with scabies...you're dealing with something else (allergy, secondary infection, over-treatment, etc.)  (Jan 5, 2010 | post #37)

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Post Scabies Red Bumps

Oh gosh, I'm so sorry! Honestly, it doesn't sound like scabies...maybe you had it before (maybe you didn't, if the doctor never even saw you we'll never know!!! Which, if anyone is crazy it sounds like the doctor!) So, I can't say if you HAD them, but now, with the hives and all, it really sounds like either (a) your skin is so sensitive with the spot treatment and the over-washing of sheets and clothes, etc. that your body is getting a reaction to that (what detergent are you using...a gentle one I hope? not borax i hope). Over treating with perm can give you the same symptoms as scabies (over treating IMO is 'still spot treating' as your body is still getting it into it's system). It is a poison, you have to remember! or (B) you're having another type of reaction that you may have always had...who knows! Wheat allergy...allergy to something you ate....a new soap, and new detergent, a new lotion, a new perfume, a new allergy to dust mites (which also increases supposedly after having scabies). If you can, see another dermatologist BEFORE RETREATING! You're not doing yourself any favors by retreating again. To quote my husband: "no one has ever died from scabies". But, to keep poisoning yourself with Perm can't be good for your body since it's toxic and if you're not using as the prescription advises you really could be hurting yourself. my 2 cents...hope it helps.  (Jan 3, 2010 | post #27)

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Post Scabies Red Bumps

From my experience scabies burrow marks (they don't actually bite) don't fade within a few hours. For my daughter, her redness stayed the whole time she had scabies. Within a day or two of her first and only treatment the redness receeded as did the itching. Bumps (red bumps) came and went for a couple months after that. Oh, by the way, don't you love doctors who just try to tell you something's in your head! Don't re-treat with perm, just use a very gentle/natural soap and lots and lots of strong lotion (like vasaline type lotion) Eucerine is a good one in the US. Maybe you never had scabies, but if you did and you've treated and cleaning your house, I'm sure you're cured!  (Dec 20, 2009 | post #25)

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Post Scabies Red Bumps

scabie baby, great story and what's happening now sounds normal, in my experience these post bumps/itches happen in cycles....keep positive! it will soon be a distant memory.  (Dec 18, 2009 | post #23)

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Post Scabies Red Bumps

itchy or crazy, the only way you'll know for sure is to give yourself some time away from treatment and see. By time, I mean weeks! It's normal to itch post-scabies, but is it the SAME itching as when you had it? I'd wait to retreat until you see a doctor to confirm. Be kind to yourself, this can wreak havock on someone's mental state! Been there! But, it does come to an end and you will confident that you're clear. Just stay OFF this site and OFF the computer with regards to scabies... that helps too. (-;  (Dec 17, 2009 | post #20)

Scabies

Does Permethrin even work?!

JBN, well said. I couldn't agree more. (I woudn't expect anything less from posters like buggie...) I haven't been on this site since the summer (my 2 year old was successfully treated with one treatment) but your advice is good. Too bad more people didn't take the time to post comments like yours rather than ludicrous treatment advice.  (Dec 9, 2009 | post #130)

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Post Scabies Red Bumps

itchy, it sounds like post-scabies stuff. the key is they're not itchy. try using some olive-oil soap for you both (by kiss my face brand). The paranoia IS awful and like rdh said, those 8 weeks post-treatment is so hard! if you can, wait to do a second perm treatment until you have verified reinfestation. From all the research I've done, and with personal experience, ONE treatment should do the trick. Keep us posted. My daughter's feet (where the infestation was) still aren't back to normal...no red bumps, but she lost her soft baby feet. This is a direct result of the scabies, NOT the perm treatment. Keep us posted on this comment page, and GOOD LUCK! The days and days of laundry and itching and wondering and crying are going to be behind you now.  (Dec 9, 2009 | post #18)

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Post Scabies Red Bumps

Sounds like you're cured! The key is there isn't a consistency to your bumps and itches and they go away. It's different than it was when you had it, right!? I didn't even have them, my daughter did, but I swear I will FOREVER be paranoid about every itch I ever have for the rest of my life. Dealing with these buggers mentally is unreal.  (Oct 15, 2009 | post #6)

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Post Scabies Red Bumps

Hey Peachy, sounds like you're cured! That's great news...thought the paranoia continues for me, I feel pretty good about it being over here, too. (Paranoia like I totally notice ANYONE with ANY skin irritation now...) So, the cycle info I got was not from a doctor or professional site, although it was very helpful to me during the whole thing. It's: http://www.adoptvi etnam.org/adoption /scabies-linda.htm #scabiesfaq Also, another interesting tid-bit I found through the UK: For reasons that are not fully understood, outbreaks of scabies seem to follow a cycle, with the number of cases peaking every 20 years. Take care!  (Aug 12, 2009 | post #3)

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Post Scabies Red Bumps

Hope this story helps anyone going through post scabies. Anyone else care to share a story on post-scabies outbreaks? Since it's my daughter and not me, it helps me to know what she's going though. Other stories may help others too. ----- My2 year old daughter had a week's worth of post scabies outbreaks EIGHT weeks post treatment. Several sections of red bumps appearing only on one leg, not even in areas where she had bumps during her scabies outbreak. Each area of red bumps lasting less than 36 hours. Some even in a line resembling burrow marks. They did not itch. Some looked like little pimples with a black center (I'm assuming those were scabies residue). No bumps this week, -- at week 9 post treatment. The post scabies "outbreaks " apparently occur in 3-4 week cycles (which does follow true for my daughter), lessening in severity over time. "Post-scabies irritation condition" is common after someone has had scabies. This condition consisting of itching, redness, and blisters may be caused by the "remnants " left under the skin after the mites are dead. It takes some time (possibly months or years) for this "debris" to work its way out.  (Aug 12, 2009 | post #1)

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Doctor at E.R. told me I had Scabies.

sorry, my post was before i saw you had been diagnosed with shingles. it's totally possible. my mom just had it last year. the most painful thing she's ever had. hope you're finding the answer you need.  (Jul 29, 2009 | post #32)

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Doctor at E.R. told me I had Scabies.

First, try to stay calm. Go to a dermatologist and get a second opinion before you do anything. i NEVER ever trust ER doctors, they're too busy, too distracted, too tired... too many people I know been misdiagnosed (with a variety of things) too many times. If you're in ER because you don't have insurance, perhaps you can find a dermatologist who will take you for a cash fee or something. You NEED a second opinion. IF it is scabies, which honestly it doesn't sound like it is, then all the people in your home and those you have come into close contact with will need to treat with Permathrin. If it is scabies, you want to treat ASAP and do all the laundry and vacuuming of home and car (and wiping down car). It's really NO BIG DEAL, stay calm. And, get off this site right now (-;, it will make you feel better to NOT read any more posts. I had the worst week of my life in part thanks to the ludicrous stuff I found here. (sorry!) IF AFTER ONE TREATMENT (or two treatments if you have a bad case of scabies after one week has passed) and 14 days have passed and you still have itching or skin irritation you probably have something else...like bird mites from the bats...or an onset of psoriasis (see google images for psoriasis...looks and feels a lot like scabies. people get this from allergies or illness or whatever at anytime in their lives. If it is mange from your dog, it will have a short life span on you and you'll know your dog has it because she'll be itching herself raw. Hey, Peachy, thanks for the link to my post! I hope it will help at least one person. (-;  (Jul 29, 2009 | post #31)

Scabies

I am Cured

Getting rid of this with ONE treatment should be possible under most circumstances. It's been 32 days since my 2 y/o daughter was diagnosed with scabies. First showing on her feet in big swollen red blotches followed one week later with some burrow marks on her wrists and palms of her hands. Neither I nor my husband had any signs of infestion so we must have caught it soon enough as I co-sleep with her for second 1/2 of the night and surely would have contracted it sooner or later. She was also up in the night every hour itching. We first had her diagnosed with contact dermatitis from a new pair of shoes we had just purchased (those cute "jelly" shoes). Once the bumps on her wrist showed, the pediatrician was sure it was scabies. She likely caught it from sharing shoes with a friend who's mother I now suspect had it, as she was complaining of a seriously itchy rash she couldn't figure our around that time (and the 4-6 weeks timing would coincide). Going on the assumption that scabies cannot live for more than 3 days without a host, trusting in the efficacy of Permathrin and that simple hot water washing and drying will kill them, this is what we did: We did ONE treatment. I didn't want to risk over-treating my daughter! I used a 1/2 a 60 gram tube on her (she's 31 pounds) and my husband and I each used a whole tube. We did along our hair line, our forehead, neck, ears, and "gluteal cleft" (bottom crack, you know). I left it on her and myself for 14 hours. I am nursing, so I did not do one areola during the night, but did it the next day. We washed everything, vacuumed everyday for four days (couches included, but I also covered them with sheets and washed those everyday, too) washed the sheets daily for four days, bathed daily using clean towels(with oil soap), put all her toys and anything else we couldn't wash in plastic bags. I put the clean clothes directly from the dryer into white plastic bags and we would dress directly from that rather than putting our clothes away just yet. We used clean hand towels, I didn't drive my car for three days and washed my daughter's car seat. We disinfected everything we could with lysol (not that my husband thought it would help, but it helped me!) cleaned bath tub, toilets, mopped all the floors (and removed the area rug from my daughter's room). vacuumed our mattresses a couple days in a row. Washed our feather pillows and feather duvets in hot water and dried them with shoes (to keep them fluffy). By day three or so my daughter's itching had dramatically decreased...taking about one week for the itching to go away (meanwhile I was putting topical benedryl gel and an oral antihistamine to help her sleep). She did have post-scabies drying and scaling - her doctor examined last week and said it was normal. I am treating that with pure lanolin. She also has some red dots pop up but no itching and they go away within one day. By the night of day two I was an emotional WRECK. I've never felt this destitute. I felt my life was now controlled by these mites and that we would NEVER EVER get rid of them (thanks to this board I now realize). I examined every little bump and red mark on my body like I had the plague. The only things that helped me from this board was from this "cured" post page 16 and 17 by "me and baby" and posts by No Ordinary Spider. Scabies, by far, was much more traumatizing for me as a mom than anything else my daughter has had (including adenoid surgery and pneumonia!) Reason being, I "researched " scabies as much as I could and became completely paranoid and obsessed due to all the differing opinions and scary stories. I wish I hadn't done that and I urge anyone reading this who is feeling down about scabies to turn your computer off right now. Trust that the treatment you've done will work. Give it at least 1 month before doing a third treatment and bath yourself in a lanolin or petroleum based moisturizer.  (Jul 10, 2009 | post #489)

Scabies

I am Cured

Links I found useful: http://www.patient .co.uk/showdoc/230 68817/ http://www.adoptvi etnam.org/adoption /scabies-linda.htm http://www.dcp2.or g/slides/436/previ ew http://www.bio.net /bionet/mm/parasit e/1997-March/00206 8.html Best of luck to you. Remember, getting rid of this with ONE treatment is possible under most circumstances. If you didn't get rid of whatever is ailing you with one or two treatments, seek another opinion!  (Jul 10, 2009 | post #488)