Scabies

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    Mar 07, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    I think there needs to be more info about this on this site. I've spent the last 3 months of my life getting rid of them (I'm not even sure if they're gone yet completely), and I don't even think I got it from sex. Nevertheless, it's classified as an STI, so if you're going to get something, this is something you will get if you get with the wrong guy. Even if you always use condoms, you can get this from casual contact. The doctors didn't really do a good job helping me get rid of them either.

    I've had 2 tubes of the Elimite cream. The first tube I used in January and put the stuff EVERYWHERE on my body, like I was told to do. I disinfected everything: washed all clothes, white and colors, in hot water, dried on high heat for as long as possible. I've done this about 5 times now that it is March. The docs seem to think it goes away after 1 treatment of Elimite. I went back in February after 4 weeks of continued, yet diminished symptoms, and the nurse practitioner gave me another prescription of the Elimite. I conserved this stuff and used it in 2 applications on two separate Friday/Saturdays, mostly on the sites that I thought were still infected. Then, in desperation, I asked around and people said the lice treatment will work as well. So, I've used over-the-counter RID, which has different active ingredients, and put the shampoo all over my body. I've done the RID treatment 3 times, the first time the Saturday I did my last Elimite (followed it up with RID the next morning).

    I also bought NIX, which has a 1% permethrin cream, which is 1/5 of that in the prescription strength Elimite. I've put this shampoo all over my body as well, left it on, went to sleep in it this weekend. Finally, I've taken 2 Bleach Baths (bought a 24 oz bottle of bleach, filled the tub up, dumped half in, sat in tub for 5-10 minutes. It basically smells like a swimming pool, also which I have still been doing.

    I still have scars, and my lower body looks like an STI. Itching is mostly gone, but I feel an itch every now and then that I just hope is their feces and saliva and dead bodies and not another bloody egg and/or live vampiric parasitic mite.

    Scabies supposedly only lives for 18hrs to 10 days (depends on what source you hear from) without a blood meal. My furniture was sprayed with the RID lice spray, and I have been sitting on trash bags.

    On the positive side, I've got a thriving sex drive again from being celibate for months now. I also am leaning toward traditional dating and leaving hookup culture behind. I also was tested and am negative to chlam, syph, gon, and hiv just in Feb, so I can rest assured I will be 'clean' hopefully soon. After having this, I felt relieved I didn't get something worse, but this had to have been one of the worst things you can possibly get. I feel like I can't really share with people I have/had (still waiting, but I think it's gone--just scars left) this since it feels so stigmatized. You DEFINITELY know you have it if itching is so bad you wake up at night and are sleeping less because of all the itching you do.

    Feel free to comment or post suggestions on how you may have dealt with this.
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    Mar 08, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    is this the same as bed bugs? there is a major resurgence of those.
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    Mar 08, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    You need Kwell / Lindane / gamma benzene hexachloride. Permethrin sometimes doesn't get the little critters. You probably aren't taking the right action. Be aware that small dogs are effective transmitters of scabies.

    You'll need to see a doctor and get a Kwell script.

    Kwell will kill them immediately. You'll think you have them, again, afterward, but that's a fake response.

    Ask your doctor for a cortisone injection after you've treated them. Your body will think, for months, that you still have them. The cortisone will relieve the symptoms, and allow you to quit freaking out. You should be able to tell, by looking at yourself stepping out of the shower, if the scabies are still alive and well. You'll see "runs" if they are, and won't if they've gone away.

    Don't spread them around. Go get the Kwell. Get the cortisone. Shower up, and you'll be good to go!
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    Mar 08, 2010 1:17 AM GMT
    bluey2223 said

    On the positive side, I've got a thriving sex drive again from being celibate for months now. I also am leaning toward traditional dating and leaving hookup culture behind. I also was tested and am negative to chlam, syph, gon, and hiv just in Feb, so I can rest assured I will be 'clean' hopefully soon. After having this, I felt relieved I didn't get something worse, but this had to have been one of the worst things you can possibly get. .


    sounds like u learned a lesson and at least it was something minor.
    u should get tested for herpes too....they rarely test for that unless u show symptoms but a lot of ppl dont have any symp. i always get ppl to test for that on top of the 4 usual stds.....lolz. ppl dont realize that even if u wear condoms theres a ton of bugs u can get if u fuck around with trashy ppl
    and watch the high sex drive ur getting....cos .being horny or drunk can mess with ur head and make u do stoopid thangs....lolz

    curious to know what the scars look like...

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    Mar 08, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    RST2009 saidis this the same as bed bugs? there is a major resurgence of those.


    Bedbugs are something completely different. They live in your mattress and bedding and suck your blood at night as opposed to scabies which live on your body.

    I contracted scabies when I was 14 and the dermatologist gave the entire family a prescription for a cream specially formulated for scabies. I think they have just been giving you the wrong treatment because that stuff cleared it up for me right away. If you think you still have them go to a dermatologist instead of a regular doctor.
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    Mar 08, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    prplepeopleeater said
    RST2009 saidis this the same as bed bugs? there is a major resurgence of those.


    Bedbugs They live in your mattress and bedding and suck your blood at night .


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    Mar 08, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    you are nasty as hell....wouldn't want to touch you with a 5' pole
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    Mar 08, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
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    prplepeopleeater said
    RST2009 saidis this the same as bed bugs? there is a major resurgence of those.


    Bedbugs They live in your mattress and bedding and suck your blood at night .


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    Mar 08, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    MadeinMich saidyou are nasty as hell....wouldn't want to touch you with a 5' pole


    didnt take long for the 1st fucktarded comment to appear....lolz icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 08, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    prplepeopleeater said
    RST2009 saidis this the same as bed bugs? there is a major resurgence of those.


    Bedbugs are something completely different. They live in your mattress and bedding and suck your blood at night as opposed to scabies which live on your body.

    I contracted scabies when I was 14 and the dermatologist gave the entire family a prescription for a cream specially formulated for scabies. I think they have just been giving you the wrong treatment because that stuff cleared it up for me right away. If you think you still have them go to a dermatologist instead of a regular doctor.


    thanks Prpl
  • auryn

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    Mar 08, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    It takes big balls to admit that you got the little evil ones.

    All clothes washed and dried on hot?

    Steamed cleaned your couch?

    Put all your unworn clothes in plastic bags?

    Over the counter stuff is like giving them candy or recreational drugs, you need something stronger.

    I find it odd that they lasted for 3 months.
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    Mar 08, 2010 1:41 AM GMT
    Kwell / Lindane...

    Lindane kills shit dead, so...be careful.
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    Mar 08, 2010 1:41 AM GMT
    I got scabies when this girl that lived in my dorm at the time took a nap in my bed (her roommate and her were fighting and since I was the only out guy my freshman year, I guess that automatically made me the counselor for any crazy girls and their problems. But at least my straight roommates liked me for it). I had them for 2 months before I was diagnosed. I thought it was just extreme eczema made worse by the dry air and hard water of a dorm. It was the worst thing in the world. I would be awake til 6 AM every day itching so bad I couldn't fall asleep. Finally I'd pass out due to exhaustion, but wake up around 9 or 10 due to itching. When I went to the doctor they gave me a bottle of creme to rub on myself and leave on for no less than 8 hours. Playing it safe, I kept it on for about 20 hours, and just sat at my computer, naked, writing papers and playing video games. It was winter during this time so I put all my clothes in my laundry hamper and put them outside for 3 days. (scabies die if they don't come into contact with a host in 3 days, also, extreme heat and cold for extended periods of time will kill them).

    After you use the cream you can still itch for up to 2 weeks, depending on how far down the scabies burrowed. I only itched for about 5 days more, and it wasn't nearly as intense as it was before I used the cream.

    Once you have scabies you're 30% more likely to get them than someone who has never been infected. As such I always have my guard up, and I'm ready to go to the doctor the second I show signs again.

    Scabies are extremely contagious, you can get them from something as simple as sitting on a couch or riding in a car with someone. What was funny is during the whole ordeal, my roommates never got infected, and we borrowed each other's clothes all the time. They were just lucky I guess.
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    Mar 08, 2010 1:42 AM GMT
    rough fuck him for dinner and bfast

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    Mar 08, 2010 1:44 AM GMT
    AJeJr88 saidPlaying it safe, I kept it on for about 20 hours, and just sat at my computer, naked, writing papers and playing video games.



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    Mar 08, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    lindane works and works well... it was the standard of care 20-30 years ago. unfortunately, it's a nasty chemical... an insecticide with lots of toxicity secondary to systemic absorption. use it only if you have to.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindane
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    Mar 08, 2010 2:23 AM GMT
    prplepeopleeater said
    RST2009 saidis this the same as bed bugs? there is a major resurgence of those.


    Bedbugs are something completely different. They live in your mattress and bedding and suck your blood at night as opposed to scabies which live on your body.

    I contracted scabies when I was 14 and the dermatologist gave the entire family a prescription for a cream specially formulated for scabies. I think they have just been giving you the wrong treatment because that stuff cleared it up for me right away. If you think you still have them go to a dermatologist instead of a regular doctor.


    Yeah, when I was a kid our whole neighborhood got scabies from the local club's swimming pool. We got some cream from the doctor and everyone got rid of the scabies within a week. Even calamine lotion worked well.
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    Mar 08, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    rightasrain saidlindane works and works well... it was the standard of care 20-30 years ago. unfortunately, it's a nasty chemical... an insecticide with lots of toxicity secondary to systemic absorption. use it only if you have to.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindane


    Yep.

    Hard to tell if the original poster is still having symptoms because of scabies, or because of the promi, or because of the systemic response to the scabies. That's why he should see a pro, and hit the cortisone.

    If he's still seeing "tracks" after the cortisone...he's still got em'.
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    Mar 08, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    Auryn saidIt takes big balls to admit that you got the little evil ones.

    All clothes washed and dried on hot?

    Steamed cleaned your couch?

    Put all your unworn clothes in plastic bags?

    Over the counter stuff is like giving them candy or recreational drugs, you need something stronger.

    I find it odd that they lasted for 3 months.


    You're thinking of head lice here.
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    Mar 08, 2010 3:32 AM GMT
    Most likely you never had scabies. Many doctors mistankenly diagnose any dermatitis (itchy red bumps) as scabies. The scabies treatment, as well as all the other "treatments" you have done, are very harsh on your skin and have continued to irritate it. It's time to go to a dermatologist. I went through a similar thing a couple years ago.
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    Mar 08, 2010 3:37 AM GMT
    dude:
    scabies should go away pretty quick with the treatments you mentioned or rid., you can get it form alot of places.
    sex is low on the list, more likely form other sources like a bed or a nasty hotel shower and towels.

    if its not clearing make sure its not bedbugs , it can be harder to find and can happen to anyone anywhere.

    have fun
  • styrgan

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    Mar 08, 2010 4:15 AM GMT
    I had a bad case of scabies in college from Spring Break. They were relatively easy to get rid of though... Just get a prescription cream and wash all your stuff in hot water.

    Took my doctor a month to figure out what it was though...
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    Mar 08, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    Scabies are frequently mis-diagnosed by junior doctors as allergies.

    Here's how an expert will tell:
    Look at your elbows, and your groin, right after a shower / getting wet. if you see "runs" and "mounds", you have scabies. If you see a rash, you probably have something else going on....allergies, excessive scratching, dry skin from over treatment from promi...etc.

    Scabies are like gophers (in the ground) but in your skin. It's easy to spot by someone with some experience.

    Scabies will itch to high-heaven, and, even when you kill them, the symptoms will persist.

    Here' my own story. I hooked up with a chick. The next day, I itched to beat all hell around my scrotum. I went and got the crab treatment. I got the lice treatment. I hit myself several times. No effect. I went to the doctor. The doctor told me that I was allergic to my laundry soap, but, I'm not allergy prone. I followed his advice, changing my laundry soap, and itched on my elbows. I went back to the doctor. He referred me to a dermatologist. As I walked into the examine room, he said, "Chuck, let me see your elbows." He looked, and there were mounds and runs. He said "I'm gonna' write your a script for Kwell, and we'll give you a cortisone shot. Take a seat, I'll be right back." He came into the exam room. He said, "Listen, you're going to put this Kwell on and it's going to kill the critters. We'll give you a cort shot to get rid of the itching. In about six months, you're gonna' think you have scabies again. It won't be scabies. It's just a response." Dead on.
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    Mar 08, 2010 4:24 AM GMT
    Here's something else you should know about body (crabs) and head lice. If you shave, top to bottom, you can't have them. Period. No, no, no...cant' happen.
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    Mar 08, 2010 6:11 AM GMT
    I had them about 15 years ago. Kwell killed that shit practically overnight. Have your doctor take a scraping to confirm that it is indeed scabies and not something else.