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Scabies

Where are the brains?

Lets see, this forum is for scabies, but instead there are people posting here giving advise that have other types of mites. No wonder a new person can be so confused. As for the pharamone issue, the statement was that the bugs make the person emit a pharamone, as in they didn't emit any pharamones until the bug was on them. Maybe people should read what is written a bit better yourselves. But since obviously the name of this forum doesn't fit who is actually here, goodbye!  (Apr 20, 2010 | post #9)

Scabies

Where are the brains?

I came here to this forum because it was one place that had others who understood what I was going through. It didn't take me long to relize that most here were just living in paranoia and were probably rid of their infestation soon after begining treatment, or were not treating correctly so continued to be infested. I have seen so many different ridiculous remarks in the past two days that I don't even want to read this board anymore. I had started my thread on clearing up after 1 1/2 years so maybe those who are truly infested and new to this forum could have a thread that didn't have all the bullcrap being talked about but that didn't even last long. Examples of some of the bull comments: 1. Flea eggs live up to 3 years. 2. After a person is infested, they put off a different pheramone and that is why scabies mites will go after that person on not the one next to them not infected. 3. Even if you feel you have gotten rid of the scabies mites, if you read or talk about them, the ones hiding will start attacking again. 4. You can get reinfested with scabies by having your windows open. Get real people and start using your brains instead of giving the mites brains.  (Apr 20, 2010 | post #1)

Scabies

Clearing up after 1 1/2 years finally!

I am just amazed at the stupidity.  (Apr 20, 2010 | post #43)

Scabies

Clearing up after 1 1/2 years finally!

No, I don't put anything else on topically either while the perm is on. That way I am not putting anything on my skin that can dilute or help thin the coating of the perm.  (Apr 19, 2010 | post #29)

Scabies

Clearing up after 1 1/2 years finally!

Yes, I change daily along with washing all my bedding daily and all dirty clothes.  (Apr 19, 2010 | post #27)

Scabies

Clearing up after 1 1/2 years finally!

Tuesday night before I did my perm treatment, I took a shower and really scrubed my skin good. I applied the entire 60g tube of the perm from head to toe. I left it on till thursday night, a full 48 hours.  (Apr 19, 2010 | post #25)

Scabies

Clearing up after 1 1/2 years finally!

That is why the only thing that I do that could cause drying is the perm. Doing things to your skin that causes more drying only will make it harder to get rid of them and just add more itching.  (Apr 19, 2010 | post #24)

Scabies

Clearing up after 1 1/2 years finally!

Joe, in a way that makes sense, but then it doesn't. If that was true, then we wouldn't have gotten scabies in the first place because they wouldn't have been attracted to us since we weren't emitting this pheromone before being infested. I believe it has more to do with our skin condition. I have seen it mentioned before about them loving dry skin. I think this is probably the closest on being right when it comes to what they prefer when it comes to that first contact. Everyone in my house, other then me, has pretty healthy skin that isn't dry at all. My husband has night sweats which tend to make his skin more oily. My skin though has always been more on the dry side with me always having to moisturize. I am the only one in our house that is infested. Considering my husband and I met about the time I contracted scabies, there has been more then enough skin to skin contact for him to have gotten it too.  (Apr 19, 2010 | post #21)

Scabies

Clearing up after 1 1/2 years finally!

Hi Vizio, how much sulfur do you mix in your vasaline? It could be that you have it mixed too strong. Mine is mixed at 10% though I have thought about strengthening it a bit.  (Apr 19, 2010 | post #18)

Scabies

Are we just the minority/UnluckyOne/HardCases

I have the bottle of injectable but take it orally. My first dose I doubled, but since then I have kept it at a single dose since taking it nightly. If you get that kind, beware it is really really nasty tasting. I figure my dose by weight. It is 1 ml per 110 lbs.  (Apr 18, 2010 | post #16)

Scabies

Are we just the minority/UnluckyOne/HardCases

No, orally. I just figure that since my body will absorb some of the perm I don't want to have too much in my system so give it a break from the iver on that night. The next night though, even though I still have the perm on, I take the iver.  (Apr 18, 2010 | post #14)

Scabies

Clearing up after 1 1/2 years finally!

I forgot to add, there are many on here doing soaks that do help some with the itching temporarily. I have found though that they end up just drying the skin more which causes even more itching. What I have found that helps the best for itching is putting sulfur in vasaline and applying that to the body. It gives temporary relief and it also moisturizes the skin.  (Apr 18, 2010 | post #16)

Scabies

Sweat

It definately makes sense. :) My husband has horrible night sweats, literally soaking the bedding and us, and he has never showed any signs of being infected with scabies. After 1 1/2 years of me having it, you would think that he would have gotten it a long time ago lol.  (Apr 18, 2010 | post #4)

Scabies

Clearing up after 1 1/2 years finally!

Thanks Vizio, yes I shower daily, but not more then once a day. Showering too much washes off the bodies natural oils which will dry the skin. While treating, the last thing we need is dry skin since that in itself is extremely itchy. Brooks, you can get rid of this. Many of the posts on this forum can give a new comer to this place the idea that it is almost impossible to get rid of these things when they aren't that hard if you do everything you have to do. If you haven't already completely cleaned out your house, do it. Do not let there be any cluter anywhere. If you don't have time to go through your piles of cluter, do what I did and just bag them and place them in a closet. At 3 weeks time I will begin going through my closets. Wash everything daily and in hot water and dry on the hottest setting. For the iver, I know it definately kills the adult mites, but haven't really found anything saying one way or another on it killing the jr's or eggs. It's very unlikely that there are any eggs that come off our body since they are in the burrows. I keep the iver in my body by taking it daily so at least when new ones reach adulthood, it can kill them and not give them a chance to lay more eggs. I figure 14 days of the iver should be plenty to wipe out the bugs. If it doesn't kill the eggs, taking it only once a week allows those eggs time to hatch, grow up and produce more eggs before you even get the next dose down. At first it still felt like I was itching more at night then during the day, which is normal for scabies. But now that its been a week of treatment, the itching during the day is about the same at night so its definately obvious that its just itching from "leftovers ". After you have been treating a bit when you itch, don't panic. Stop and really think about how the itching is. Is it truly crawling or just a normal itchy feeling? Think about your bodies reaction when you talk with someone about head lice. How many times has that conversation came up and you suddenly start feeling crawling? Especially if you have kids that is a yearly conversation it seems. We know that we don't have headlice, yet we will still feel the crawing sensations as if we did just from talking about it. Our own bodies can be our worst enemies when it comes to feeding our paranoia on this. Good Luck, you can be rid of this, but you just have to be aggresive.  (Apr 18, 2010 | post #15)

Scabies

my mighty mite - sharing my story (long read)

I take it daily. That first night after taking it was probably the itchiest I have had since this started lol. But each night it gets better. I had posted a question on it before and was told it was just the bodys histamine reaction to the mites.  (Apr 18, 2010 | post #9)