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I contracted scabies around December time and they did not show up until January (due to them taking about 6 weeks). For weeks I was scratching away at myself constantly and thought I was just losing my mind. Turns out, I had scabies. I got antihistamines and Derbac M and applied it several times over the course of two weeks. I changed my bedsheets, washed all my clothes and even dry cleaned my coat and everything seemed to be settled. I didn't itch for about a week and was completely relieved up until three nights ago when all of a sudden I began scratching at myself like a mad woman. I've been itching intensely since. I've been checking myself for burrows and can't seem to find any except for two on the top of my breast, but I am unsure if they are healing ones from before or new ones as they are in the same place from previous burrows. I have found a lot of raised, red bumps on my skin (especially my legs) but I'm also unsure about those as they could be shaving rashes. I'm honestly at my wits end. If you've had scabies then you know the extent of the mental toll it can have on you, which leads me to wonder if I have scabies again or if I am just being neurotic and am suffering from post-scabie itches, but if that were the case why would I have stopped for a week and suddenly start again very intensely? I have booked an appointment with my GP and I'm considering begging her for the oral treatment even though it's only really prescribed to people with extreme scabies. I'm also going to go into the chemists tomorrow and buy some permethrin. Can anyone shed any light on this? I'd appreciate it greatly.
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