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  • A scientific gift

    I find the factual information based on experimentation to be a worthwhile read. Helpful in separating fact from fiction. It answered a couple of my questions and might answer yours. https://pmj.bmj.com/content/80/945/382

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  • Scabies anxiety

    Hi everyone, I've started getting a little itch in my groin region and also started noticing a little itching on other random areas on my body. Now, as I have quite severe anxiety, I am considering my mind may just be playing tricks and as I have a minor itch, …

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  • Scabies, judgement, and society

    Yep, i was officially diagnosed with scabies today. I already presumed it was likely. Of course i'd've rather been told it was just poison ivy or sumac, but it's not the end of the world. Thankfully, it's a treatable diagnosis. I still wonder if i got it from hiking through the …

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  • Scabies finally CURED...

    So first things first, I am not selling, trolling or gloating. After having scabies for the last 6 months (2 knowingly) i can say that I am finally cured. For the first three months of having this awful affliction I was convinced it was something else (guttate psoriasis) due to having this skin …

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  • Your Scabies WILL Go Away!

    I just want to write this for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with scabies and is feeling very hopeless. (I don't doubt that some of the people on here truly have been struggling with this for a very long time, or maybe another condition that is misdiagnosed as Scabies.) But when you …

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  • Itchy orangey yellow larvae in my apartment. What are they?

    HI. Occasionally through the day but always at night, I get very itchy in my apartment. Several times when I have gone to itch I have found what looks like small orangey yellow larvae. They seem to be still or dead. But that could be the result of me scratching maybe.  When I moved into …

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  • scabies, cleaning or change of environment is key

    If you have been diagnosed with scabies do not believe that just using Permethrin Cream and Ivermectin will cure you. I had a moderate infection and my doctor told me nothing about cleaning my house bed and car. So the first round of permethrin and Ivermectin did nothing and I suffered with the …

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  • How do you know if you are cured of scabies

    Please help me i think i have scabies that wont go away. I got a ring like patch on my right leg in april that was itchy so i treated it with an antifungal cream that made it subside but was still visible. Then in late may i started to get a few small itchy bumps on my arms and legs that seemed to …

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  • I was very happy to find that common table salt in a war...

    I was very happy to find that common table salt in a warm bath cured my Scabies. After soaking for 15 minutes, get out of the bath and drip dry. Do not use a towel, but if you must, just pat dry with kitchen towels as they are more hygenic.If needed, repeat after 4 days. I feel this treatment …

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  • cured!!!! 100% real story/my story!!!

    This is my story. I am not completely sure how I got it or if I ever really had it. I did what some people might have also done, self diagnosed. If I could go back I would have definitely went to a dermatologist and demanded a skin scrape test, which would hopefully determine what exact skin …

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  • Does this look like scabies?

    I have a rash that is on my hands, breasts, stomach and waist. Pretty much everywhere. It has been a little itchy but not too bad. Had it about 2 weeks now. I go to the Derm Friday but am curious to see if it looks like scabies...

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  • Ten months of Stalemate.....then an intriguing discovery.

    My battle with scabies started in August. I'm not sure where I caught it but my feet started itching and I assumed it was some version of athlete's foot. After a couple of months it started spreading up my legs and around my buttocks and scrotum, then on to my stomach forearms chest and …

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  • Scabies

    I was told by a doctor that I had scabies because I had bumps...these bumps itch, dry out and flatten leaving a tiny scab as small as a needle prick in one day. New bumps (maybe 4 or 5) will come the next day and itch, dry out and flatten. Are scabies bumps suppose to do this?

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  • How we killed scabies longterm

    The only way I got rid of scabies was by heat of 122 degrees or over for 45 minutes in an infrared sauna. I went through many rounds of using ivermectin and washing everything (sheets, towels, etc) in hot water. Nothing worked since my immune system is impaired. We bought a sauna because we could …

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  • Is this scabies? What should I do?

    Hi everyone, So like 10 days ago i went to the park and lied on the grass with my skin contacting the grass directly and after that I had intense itching. I thought it was just my skin ( i have sensitive skin) reacting to the grass but after a week it still hasnt gone away and it keeps itching …

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  • Cured! I hope this helps someone.

    We are cured...after over 6 months of misery that only those with this plague can understand. We would never want to go though that again, and I decided when I was going through it that I’d write something that might help others. I feel terrible for you all because I can’t imagine much else that …

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  • Worried about scabies reinfestation

    I went to the Dr about 2-3 weeks ago and was told i had scabies after getting really itchy bumps on my inner thighs and stomach.  My little brother had it a few months ago then spread it to my parents so im assuming thats where i got it from.  i know it takes about a month for symptoms to …

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  • Mites/scabies

    I just am using this as a reference for others but I was just at a friend's house with my two daughters for about thirty minutes. I sat on a table chair and they sat on the couches. She had taken in someone whom had scabies and I had never heard of it before. Since we did not stay long I did …

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  • Is this scabies

    I had scabies from last summer up until Christmas time after multiple topical cream treatments eventually all of the marks cleared up besides one bump still left on my foreskin. This was not itchy so I presumed it was something else but in the past couple of days I’ve started to notice I’m slightly …

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  • Mites/Scabies

    Day ten million at least that is the feeling for those of us who can get them away after one topical treatment. If this site can take away something its this people with medical conditions like this need a place to vent, medical. Professionals dont know much about this unfortunately and dont tend …

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  • After Permetherin treatment

    I contracted Scabies in 10/26/17 and was asymptomatic until after 4 weeks.  I received permethrine 5% treatment on 12/19/17 and a second treatment on 12/22/17.  I cleaned everything religiously.  After my treatments I noticed that all the areas that had a rash and the one tunnel I …

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  • SCABIES CURED ....I hope

    So it all started around October 2017. My head started to be itchy here and there. I tried the ordinary over counter shampoos. All given temporary relief for few days and itch started again. Then one day,I walked too fast and got very hot. Once home back started to be very itchy all over and then …

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  • How do you heal your skin after scabies?

    Could you pls advise? Two months ago, I suffered from scabies after a holiday. The problem was all over my legs. Then I saw my GP, got some medicine and now the doctor said the scabies have gone. I don't feel itchy anymore. However, now the skin on my legs looks very bad. I have to wear …

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  • New to scabies

    5 days ago i was itchy as hell and it lasted for another 3-4 days and so i went to the doctor and he didn't even do any kind of test, he just looked at my rash and the dots and i said "i think its scabies" and he said yeah. He gave me permethrin 5% and methylprednisolone and i rubbed …

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  • Scabies diagnosis but no contact with people?

    I've had an itchy rash for 10 days and anti-histamines don't help. Saw my GP who looked at hands and said it was scabies. I was relieved to know what it is and went to NHS online to learn more. Trouble is I live alone, don't work, don't share bedding/towels, only meet people walking …

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  • I think I was cured.

    Had positive scabies since last November. Tried the doctors way first with little or no results. I did all of the scabies cleaning rituals diligently. These were tough little buggers and the meds did nothing but slow them. So I kicked it up a little. I bought 36.8 % permethrin and IGR(insect growth …

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  • Is it scabies?

    Hello everyone so I treated myself for scabies about 2 weeks for a second time and I washed everything. For the last few days my leg has been itchy and then last night one area in between my fingers for itchy and now I’m freaking out because I don’t want it to be scabies again. I can’t do it again. …

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