My daughter has uncontrollable rash with itch comes and goes no one can solve it what to do?

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doctors say it is not scabies, she has had two scabie treatments. She is finding microscopic dots fluff and what could be small insects? Yet to show samples to specialist appointment next month. She washes her bedding every two days, has a new matteress. She is very depressed one day clearing up next she breaks out any ideas?

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    Hi, Morgan,


       I am sorry to hear that you're daughter has some kind of infestation.  At least, that what it sounds like.  I have had scabies off/on for three years.  It is a very depressing condition.

       I would recommend that you set masking tape traps.  Just use masking tape in the area's that you believe are infected. Then figure out a way to have the tape professionally analyzed.  You may want to ask a pest control company or a new doctor to take a look at the tape.

        I recently started bathing in bleach.  It is harsh, but it seems to be helping.  Plus, it's cheap. 


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      Two people infected with scabies recommend using one full cup of salt in each tub of water and soak for at least 20 minutes.

      While emersed in the salt water and before or after, perform a salt scrub on the areas you can reach.

      When exiting, they say pat your skin dry instead of rubbing you skin dry.

      They also suggest the standard cleaning procedures you can find on the CDC website or the IDPH illinois websites for scabies deinfestation of the home.

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    I recommend you see an infectious disease specialist, rather than a dermatologist.

    It is vital that you provide the doctor with a written history of the infection, including dates(approx. Is okay), and any former diagnosis and treatment application.

    One of the problems with diagnosing scabies is the lab test are proven to have 46% false negatives, test says NO but you DO HAVE SCABIES.


    This new information still has not been included in the Scabies info. Available at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control.

    Each misdiagnosis and mistreatment can also alter the look of the original symptoms, THUS MAKING SCABIES EVEN HARDER TO DIAGNOSE, by just examining the rash.

    You may need to ask the Infectious Disease Specialists office staff if they are aware of the new science breakthrough information about the scabies and Norwegian Scabies mites?

    Some doctors are very lax in keeping up with new more current information, there is a lot to keep up with.

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    I would suggest that you might use clear 2" wide postage tape to collect whatever samples you can and then stick the tape onto a white sheet of paper. Collect as many sample varieties as you can capture with the clear tape.

    The infectious Disease Specialist can see thru the clear tape with a microscope or magnifying glass and you can write the date and area of the samples on the white paper near each sample.

    Good luck, and God Bless

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