Could this be scabies?

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Hello, I'm planning on making an appointment with a dermatologist next week if my symptoms get worse, but I'm hoping someone could help me in the meantime. Earlier this week my back started itching. Nothing terrible, just more annoying than anything. It was right under where my bra strap would be. A few days later, the spot was still itching and when I was scratching I realized a rash had developed. My husband took a picture with my phone for me; it looks like 10 or so small bumps. This was 2 days ago. Today the rash is still there and it hasn't spread to any other areas. I don't see any burrows or bumps anywhere else on my body but because of the itch I am wondering if this could be scabies. Would I only be itching in one spot and after 1 week would the bumps be in different areas by now?

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    It's hard to say.... mines started around that area too. I just thought that my bra was irritating me. It wasn't that bad until I bought a back scratcher and started scratching the heck of it, but it felt so good. I actually went in to see my doctor and he told me it was eczema but prescribed me some itch cream. It went away. In a few days the bottom of my back started itching. Since than its been a nightmare. Good luck to you.... I think scabies is a hard thing for most doctors to diagnose or something. Most times they always say it's eczema. My doctor went ahead and prescribed me permithrine but he's still arguing with me that what I have isn't scabies. But I have never experienced anything like this. The rash kept me awake at night and I literally have goosebumps when the itch comes.

    If you're worry ask your doctor for a skin scrape test just to know for sure. I have Kaiser so my doctor still refuse to do the test on me. He still insist it's eczema. Which makes no sense to me because I have never had eczema in my life and my skin isn't even dry at all. Good luck to you!

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    I would just make an appointment with your doctor...it could just be a form of dermaitis...a skin rash...
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    My doctor looked at me for 2 seconds and said I have shingles. I wasn't expecting that. I told him I thought I had scabies and he laughed at me. After reading all the stories on this board about misdiagnosis I'm a little concerned but I guess I'll start treatment for shingles and see what happens.
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    At least your doctor said what it is that you have..it is troublesome when you go to a doctor or maybe two and they say it is scratches..live with it..when I still get a crawly feeling in my feet and long scratches ....but glad you have found out what you have. Shingles can take a long time to go away...but it helps knowing what you have.
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