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My son and I were diagnosed last Sunday (going on 10 days ago). He and I were being eaten a live by something for weeks but my husband and daughter have never had any bites or itching...
I finally went to a clinic and was told it was scabies. I got 2 bottles of permethrin 5% for all of us to start treatment. That night we all showered and lathered up. I changes ALL bed sheets and pillow cases and towels. Went to bed. Changes sheets and did the whole thing over. Washed ALL our clothes that we had worn in the last 5 days with hot water and put in dryer. We were still getting bites. Finally 4 days later I had enough of still being bit I did another treatment. It worked for 2 days then seemed to have another flare up. That night I treated my son again (6 days after the initial treatment) the following day I treated myself for a 3rd time. Through all this I have continued to change the bed sheets daily and towels and put new ones on each day. Clothes are NEVER worn twice and washed every 2 days if not daily. I have gone through an entire wash detergent in a week and then some for the amount of laundry I've done. I've used Lysol on furniture and vacuumed it along with carpets. Here I am day 2 after my third treatment and it seems as though any bumps are potentially where old ones were. During the day not as itchy and seem hard. I've read that this can be the bodies way of getting rid of the dead mite etc or are these new bumps? I only end up retreating if I have found a new "burrow" cause then I know I havn't gotten them all. Permethrin is the only thing available in my country it seems so I am freaking out that these suckers are just feasting away on my son and I and seems like I'm doing everything I can but it just doesn't seem good enough. Please help. Are we winning the battle or are they coming back or never left in the first place?
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