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unfortuantley, we had the bad luck to become infected with the scabies mite. We assume it came from one of our 3 kids, as we have one at nursery, one at pre-school and one at school, so it could have come from anywhere!!
Funnily enough though, i was the one who began the itching first, and not the kids. it was during a hot weather spell, so at first thought it was a possible sweat rash. It started under my arms - i ripped myself raw for about 3 days.
Then my pre-school child started but he had it EVERYWHERE, tummy back, arms, neck - and it appeared instantly during the night. we went to the docs who diagnosed it straight away. Typically, it can begin in areas such as armpits, tummy, thighs as well as fingers and hands. We were given perminthrin (sp?) and used this on all 5 of us and kept it on overnight.
we have now all been "treated" (3 days ago) but i am still scratching madly. My skin is on fire!!! I am the only one to still be scratching - grrrrr....! I now have a rash on my upper/lowerlegs, arms, behind my knees, elbows as well as my underarms. HELP!! I know it may be another 2 weeks before this has gone. Is there anyone who has had this who can offer any solutions to calm the itching?? I AM GOING MAD!
I have gone through 3 tubes of hydrocortizone, 1 of eurax and a packet of antihistamine tablets and its only been 3 days since having the treatment. ARGH! I am running baths of cool water and sitting in them for 10 mins at a time, 3 times a day and have a cool fan blowing on me constantly.
I can't believe how this scabies mite can cause such a nasty reaction. I live in fear of getting it ever again!! Unfortuantly though this looks pretty likely seeing as we have 3 kids.
Please share any experiences you might have had of this 'orrible condition! and maybe we can swap any remedies? :yikes:
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