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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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    I know exactly how you feel. Have treated myself and children about 5 times with lotion from doctor but still itching like mad, have not slept through the night for about 6 weeks now and look it! Back to the doctors again this week and am going to ask for the cream rather than the lotion, would be willing to try anything just to get back to normal! Have noted other comment about salt water in the bath and will try that as well.

    Will let you know how I get on.

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    i have scabies although no doctor has positively identified it. (i know because it has spread thru my family) have u tried Promethazine 10mg? its stronger than loratidine.

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    I had the awful experience that is scabies aswell this summer. I also thought treatment hadnt worked. Had to go back to doctor because itching at night was so intense,i hadnt slept in days. I wouldnt wish this awful thing on my worst enemies, and feel so sorry for anyone who has it. The worst thing is that even though the treatment actually does work overnight it can take up to and OVER a month for the reaction your body is having to the filthy mites and their excrement to go. As my doctor said ''getting better from scabies is almost worse then having it in the first place''. It is absolutely disgusting and scarred me psychologically aswell,because you can NOT sleep,you are constantly worrying about the things crawling everywhere etc. The only good thing is that even though i seem to have had a fairly extreme reaction, i found that a strong hydrocortisone cream worked wonders. This and one more then the recommended dose of antihistamines every night helped hugely with the itching. I wish anyone suffering the best of luck. Keep going- it will finish eventually, it is an endurance test to say the least. Best of luck.
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    oh god, thank god im not alone! im laughing my guts out reading all of your experiences, we r miserable!! have applied the lotion once, but keep on putting little amounts on specific places cause im paranoid! the worse is walking on the street with trainers, as this is a natural scrathing that turns it on fire!!!!hope it goes out quickly! good to know that outside humans, it dyes within 72hs. jesus, even my ears! good luck to u all!!!!
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    here is the one sure shot way to get rid of scabies for good without havin to do all this crazy stuff... suflur lotion works good but its not potent enough u need to make your own. order some suful powder from the internet then take lotion or creamy petrolium or lotion of your choice and mix the sulfur powder into the lotion making sure its at least 30 to 40% sulfur and and also mix some baby oil into the sulfur lotion to make alot easier to spread. after you made it apply the sulfur lotion to your whole body from head toe including head face scalp and private areas. this will also provide almost immidiate relief from itch too. thereafter keep applying your homeade lotion after shower, wear it for the day, at the end of the day shower and reapply the lotion from head to toe right after shower. keep doing this till scabies are completely gone having scabies ull know when that is. I PROMISE THIS WILL WORK.
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