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Comment from: Millwright Dan, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: November 20

Is scabies embarrassing? It sure is. This is ridiculous. I've never had anything like this in my life. I work in mining camps and usually we work two or three weeks in and two weeks out. Well, you're often sleeping in different bunk rooms. The bedding is always changed and clean but the mattresses don't get changed. Apparently this is where I picked up this evil little bug. I'm going nuts. It looks like I have chicken pox, even though there is no itching (yet). I just have a whole bunch of little red bumps. They're on my crotch, neck, head, arms, chest… basically everywhere. I just applied that NIX cream yesterday and feel like I'm covered in Vaseline (I'm all greasy!). I'm not sure how long it takes for this stuff to work but I'm getting more bumps. I hope this stuff does work because it's $27.00 a tube. I bought 3, applied 1 tube and plan on re-applying in three days then again 3 days after that. My wife and kids don't have any of these red bumps so I hope the doctor diagnosed it right.

Comment from: peccavione, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 06

I have scabies now and it's very uncomfortable, with all the itching and burning sensations. I have no real clue as to how I received this, only that I work in a hospital ER, and my dermatologist said, "that explains it." I'm using the Permethrin Cream now, started 2 days ago. I know I should wait a week before applying it again, but I'm so itchy I just want to make sure I kill all the mites. All the itching makes it hard to tell if I killed them all or not.

Comment from: boots4lizz, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I also do not know how I came into contact with this parasite or mite or whatever annoying little bugger that it is. I found this information on e-medicine health to be more explanatory and very proficient in describing this awful allergic reaction. I also found it to be more thorough than WebMD in some cases, for instance, the detail description and photos were right on the money, and I also found the information to be comforting as well as upsetting. I am happy to know there is a cure. Thanks for the very thorough information and I look forward to visiting this site from now on for my medical questions and needs.

Published: July 06

Yes, it's hard to know if you got rid of the bugs with treatment. I treated with Permetherin 5% and followed in between with neem oil and tear tree oil together...then witch hazel and tea tree oil...then another dose of the RX. I still itch which I heard is part of the side affects of meds but also feel like I am getting new bites. I've been to the Laundromat so much, we're on a first name basis. It sucks because you feel like you don't want to go anywhere or hug anyone or have them at your home because you are afraid you might infect someone. I think I am going to try the extra strength Ben Gay. Sounds hopeful.

Comment from: kare_65, 45-54 (Patient) Published: December 23

A week ago I started to get little bumps on the tops of my hands. It spread to my entire body. So 4 days ago I went to the ER they diagnosed me with scabies, gave me a prescription for tremerthin said it would cure it. Well it didn't, in fact it got worse. Went to my family doctor, she said scabies and gave me a prescription for the same thing and some pills for the itching. Well I am still covered, and I can only take the pills at night because they make me drowsy. No one else in the house has gotten this. I am going nuts with the itching.

Comment from: Audrey in LA, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 16

I got rid of mine with extra strength Bengay ($8.00 a tube). It burns them out and they really go wild but it worked for me. Do follow up with the eggs as they hatch--just a dab on the stinging spot, but don't miss any. Good luck.

Comment from: miserablemite, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 15

I just got diagnosed with scabies today, after about a month of this disgusting little bug, has been working under my skin. My entire family has it now, and I am so frustrated with the numerous doctor visits, and expensive creams and even home remedies that have been unsuccessful. So now, I was prescribed Cetirizine 1 tablet a day, Topicort for the itching, Ivermectin 4 tablets 1 time only on Wednesday. A Meddrok Pak to take as directed, Permetrhrin which I am to apply liberally all over my body to stay on overnight and Last but not least Tramcinolone to apply twice a day as needed for rash/itching. So hopefully, all this will help us. Cool showers help to alleviate the itching, but who wants to be taking cold showers for the rest of my life....NOT ME.

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