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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 problem previously and the somewhat similar symptoms. When the symptoms never improved I consulted my doctor who agreed with my self-diagnosis and assured me it would cease over time. (no blame one the doc's front, i was positive this was my condition).
My symptoms started off manageable, itchy spots on my ass but nothing insanely unmanageable. After a while the 'rash' spread and more than 3 hours sleep became a distant dream. I would typically fall asleep at 2am exhausted wake up at 4am - itch for 2 or 3 hours and then fall back asleep for another 2 to 3 hours sleep max. before having to go to university.
My body was covered in 'bites', mutilated and the eternal itch or crawling which could not be scratched, my skin is crawling now just thinking.
I only realised i had scabies when an ex-partner came to visit, we spent a few days in bed together, one or two months later he experienced symptoms and consulted his doctor (in Germany) who diagnosed scabies.
He was immediately prescribed 5% permethrin cream, two doses, two weeks apart in his case (i think 30ml per dose).
Upon hearing his diagnosis i immediately went to my local pharmacy (UK) and bought one 30ml tube of permethrin 5% cream and applied that night as per instruction.
The pharmacist told me to do 2 treatments, one week apart. I did 4 weeks treatment (30ml each), a week apart each, i wanted to be sure to rid of this horrible affliction and reasoned that this should be sufficient.
After 4 weeks i ceased treatment in the hope that i was cured (my 'bites' and scarring were improved remarkably) but after 11 days i felt the familiar 'crawling' sensation once more and seen what appeared to be more 'bite' marks.
This may be post-scabies, I am not sure but i know that I was so sick and tired of this infestation that I needed to take every precaution I could.
Note that after every topical application I would clean all my bed linen, vacuum carpets, sofa etc. (maybe not neccessary but desperate). i would not wear any clothes for one week since last application after being on a 60 degree wash and tumble dry.
My mind really did not think of much else, i did not want to hug my mother incase of infection, having sex was out of the question, i even felt guilty when shaking peoples hands.
I know this is all probably all irrational but if you are reading this then i am sure you know what i mean!?!?
Anyways after ordering some ivermectin horse paste online from amazon which i never received i decided to try the permethrin again this time on a faster application timeline. This time i applied one full body application every 5 days for 20 days ( i was scared this was dangerous and it may be) and thankfully it seems to have worked for me.
I am now confident I am scabie free and wish you all the best.
I should also point out that my partner who i infected has been completely scabie free for months now after only 2 permethrin treatments, I may have been hypochondriacal to the post scabies.
Regardless, I will never know although i only know now that i am scabie free and wish to tell you that it does happen, almost as quick as they appear it feels now.
Dont give up, for me, multiple permethrin treatments and switching clothing seemed to work,
GOOD LUCK AND DONT GIVE UP!
YOU CAN HAVE A NORMAL LIFE AGAIN SOON!!!!!!!!
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