I have somehow contacted Scabies from a tanning bed or through working with the public. I have taken one dose of Peritherin cream and cleaned everything. Its not goung away... Please help
5 Jul 2012
Dear Itchy, scabies is not really easy to diagnose or treat, so if you did go to a dermatologist to be diagnoses, please contact him/her and tell them about the rash. The best dermatologist in our area missed my sisters scabies, and of course, we all had to be treated when she got treated as we lived in the house with her. NONE of us got a rash from the scabies or the treatment. It is possible the medication broke you out or you got re-exposed. I know this is a hassle to treat, but if you still have it, you are also still contagious to others. If for some reason you did NOT go to a dermatologist, and maybe just treated it with the cream guessing that is what it was, you need to be seen. They looked on the back of my sisters hands, in between the fingers to find the mites finally. She has dry skin and actually is a retred ER nurse and she went with the itches to the guy and he didn't see them at first. Best of luck, patti
5 Jul 2012
I've seen them so bad the patient was covered with rash and of course major scratch marks. The dermatologist was treating her for a skin inflammation with cortisone cream. A veteran nursing home nurse can diagnose it rapidly, lol. I said it was scabies and we sent her to another dermatologist and he treated her and she was cured, lol
5 Jul 2012
Hi itchykat... I, too, have had scabies and picked it up from a creepy person visiting another old and now ex-friend of mine. I had taken my shoes off somewhere "near" that person. Something should have told me something was up with this guy because it was the middle of summer and he was covered in denim and you couldn't see an ounce of skin except for his face. But he is where I thought I got them but I did go to the doctor because this thing was spreading from my feet up to just short of my groin area. I had to do a special treatment called, "metrogel 1% (metronidazole gel),1%
Washing from head to foot in the evening... this stuff was applied to all affected areas for 3 days but at nighttime when those little things like to get active. It did take about a week or so for my skin to become normal looking but after 3 days there was NO SIGN of spreading or further activity... It was nasty and I had never had anything that looked like that before. My skin is so sensitive... I just about breakout looking at a mosquito! And, forget poison ivy!
Best of luck and hope this helps you some. Perhaps you haven't done this treatment long enough??? But do see your doctor again because something isn't going right here. You didn't say how long you were doing the treatment for.
13 Jan 2013
Ivermectin the only thing that will get rid of scabies, it is a parasite that needs to be killed through internal medicine. Take it internally 2 mg every 6days for 4 to 6 weeks. I probably had the worst case of anyone in history I was prescribed calming down with melatonin as well as building my immune system with lysine vitamin C iron calcium echinacea vitamin A . I also consumed 100 g of protein a day, my personal doctor prescribed ivermectin. Dermatologists do not have a clue . I was prescribed permethrin cream five times did not work. You must take ivermectin in juice. Relieve stress , Get emotional support, no matter what surround yourself with those who love and care for you, this will help in your healing. Eat a ton of protein, fruits and vegetables and get plenty of iron
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