Scabies? Please help - months of itching.

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Myself, partner and 4 year old have been itching for months now. Worse at night, mainly on legs, belly and groin. I have itched my legs so much that I've caused them to bleed.

I visited the Dr's and he prescribed Derbac M to try (although he wasn't sure it was scabies due to lack of rash). This helped for a week but it started again, Dr was reluctant to try further scabies treatment and said that if it was scabies that would have sorted it. I was meant to have an appointment with dermatologist but this was cancelled due to current climate.

Photos of myself and sons marks attached.


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    hi, i am sorry you guys are going through this. Some of us have been treating for years meanwhile others have great results with permethrin. Have you tried permethrin? it is given in a 5% solution cream that is supposed help kill the mites and possibly the eggs. they Recommend putting the cream from the jawline to the soles of the feet , leaving it on for 13 hours.

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    All family itching, especially night, typical scabies lesions and symptoms, and the doctor still not sure, this is what most of us experienced. Scabies is a neglected disease and usually misdiagnosed according to World Health Organisation. You have obviously scabies like Felicia said and permethrin should be your first choice. Along with permethrin, you can take ivermectin in proper doses. It seems that ivermectin can protect you from coronavirus too.

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    Looks similar to my symptoms and after 1 year and multiple Dr.s I'm finally on Scabies treatment and have had 2 nights sleep without biting waking me up. Stay persistent and keep seeking help. Dr.'s can be stubborn.

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