I Have Scabies

Scabies anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Scabies. You're not alone. 88 People

    Hairdresser Working In Nursing Home

    It was time for my yearly check up.  I had a rash on my arm just below my elbow.  Also a place on my back.  I thought this was some kind of allergy and ask my Dr. for something for it.  She said let's take a look.  Then she said:  you have Scabies...
    Georgiabell Georgiabell
    5 Responses Mar 13, 2009

    A Natural Way To Get Rid Of Scabies And The Eggs

    Hello my name is Christopher and I’ve been working with parasites for many years in the work that I do. About a month ago I contracted a very ambicious parasite called scabies. These invisible creatures mean no harm to us. They are just doing what that know how to do best...
    whereisamerica whereisamerica
    46 Responses Feb 22, 2011

    Ive Had Scabies For 6 Months

    I first got scabies in January and it is about to be June and I still have it. I also have a fiance and two children. When we first found out it was scabies we immediately got the cream and treated all of us and got our apartment sprayed top to bottom and didn't stay there for a...
    Mrssdiwablabtab Mrssdiwablabtab
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 27, 2012

    Freak Out

     I don't know for sure if I have scabies. It started before Christmas with Mosquito size bumps around my waist, two or three large ones. Then I noticed two on three on my legs by the elastic on my panty line. They itched like crazy so I started scratching. A few days later I...
    Venus747 Venus747
    61-65, F
    7 Responses Jan 10, 2010


    i just realized i have scabies in my private areas............i have no way of knowing how I got them...Please someone help......Im very deprressed
    blakemikki blakemikki
    7 Responses Oct 2, 2011

    My Mite Story & Natural Cures

    Three weeks ago I got mites from my chickens, pidgins and dogs. My house was infested by my carrying eggs in without washing them first. And having a dog with ear mites in the house shaking her head and treating her ears on the deck also gave me eat mites. Scabies came from a dog...
    IAM711 IAM711
    66-70, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2013

    Bleach Update

    3 parts water to 1 part bleach
    whereisamerica whereisamerica
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2011

    Almost A Year - Story And Questions

    I moved out of my Mom's house when I was two months pregnant and moved in with a friend, all was fine and dandy until about October when I went to Chicago with my mother, two sisters and little brother. I noticed a few bumps on my stomach and hands and I was itching like crazy...
    anon1mom2son anon1mom2son
    9 Responses Apr 12, 2013

    about 2 months ago my kids came home from

    church camp, my 15 yr old had a rash so I doctored it with meds, then through the week it got worse and then I got it. once I realized it was contagious, I separated us from the rest of the family. we went to the dr. the next day and he said we had scabies. he gave us permethrin...
    wssj wssj
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    I have had scabies off

    and on for 6 years. I do not think I ever got rid of them in my hair and that is why they keep coming back. The doctors told me I did not have scabies since the problem i had was in my hair and scabies do not get into the hair. ha ha. yes they do. i can feel them wigle. I...
    ichyscrachy ichyscrachy
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 19, 2014

    Me An My Husband And Our Son Has Scabies

    somehow out of no wheres my son got these lil bumps and they was everywhere . went to the doctor and they said he has scabies..& a day later me and my husband got them. the doctor gave us enough cream to treat all. we washed everything in our house that we use . & theres more...
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2013

    it is a war on these invisible creatures.

    my eight year old brang home this horrible creature. by the time we got a right diagnosis we were all infected. Me, husband and my 2 year old son. I couldn't afford the prescription so I had to research and find another way. this is what has been working for us. First we started...
    rsnnz88 rsnnz88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    I am just home from a family gathering.

    I AM MORTIFIED that I may have infected family and friends . I wasn't diagnosed until I returned home. I thought I had bed bugs. My doctor told me to tell them that I had developed a rash and that if they where itching to go see a Dr. This is a nightmare I am already the black...
    scabbiesBgonenow scabbiesBgonenow
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2014

    Anyone that has had scabies

    or any knowledge about them can you please message me. Thank you. It would be much appreciated.
    foreverstrong17 foreverstrong17
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2014

    So Freakin' Miserable!!!

    My daughter presented with a rash a couple of months ago.  I thought if was just her eczema flairing up.  When it didn't go away after a few weeks I took her to urgent care.  Diagnosis was eczema.  Some cream and two weeks later it wasn't better.  It was horrible.  Her...
    Sensitvesoul Sensitvesoul
    3 Responses Nov 14, 2011

    Over It....

    I have had scabies since February. Obviously at first I didn't realize it was this. I went to the doctor after a week of the lumps showing up around my bottom, then it moved to my underarms and down to the backs of my knees. She did numerous drug tests and thought my B12 was low...
    zoebboop zoebboop
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 15, 2013

    You Are Not Crazy

    I discovered I had scabies the other day. I thought I had a reactioin to laundry soap. first thing I bought was a magnifying glass. I bought some cream for scabies, but someone stole it. (wierd) anyway I already had teatree oil so i have taken 3 teatree oil baths. I put...
    eettao eettao
    3 Responses Dec 20, 2011

    ....My scabies nightmare continued.

    ... I was planning to post earlier but wanted to make sure I was rid of this pest once and for all. I wrote about the honey herbal mixture; it was great for being able to live a normal life and almost not think about it (except that you have to eat a spoon of it every day) BUT...
    anasle anasle
    41-45, F
    May 11, 2015

    6th post... Feeling great

    so far since using the neem oil. Daughter was the one that was severely infested. She is healing great. No more itching,all her wounds and bites are healing or gone right now. I feel great I'm healing also. I am a little itchy but I think it's more mental than anything because I...
    rsnnz88 rsnnz88
    26-30, F
    Jul 23, 2015

    Whats Best To Use To Get Rid Of Scabies?

    i have had very bad acne or what i thought was to be acne and recently found out is scabies for months now. I have just been treated about 4 days ago and was prescribed permenthrin cream and was told to apply once every week it has been 4 days after my first application and am...
    andoeblanco andoeblanco
    26-30, M
    7 Responses Dec 8, 2011

    I've had it for going on two years with my

    fiance. We got it from w faulty laundry mat. They werent using hot water and the dryers barely dried our clothes. No car, no way to go to other laundry mat. Having animals makes it worse. Had to put two cats to sleep. We have five animals now. All on frontline plus which keeps...
    afraid32 afraid32
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2015

    So post 7 ... so we have been using neem oil

    since Tuesday night and it is Saturday Morning. We are feeling great. I am a little itchy today. No new bites or anythjng. I feel it is the hydrogen peroxide finally irritating my skin. I have used it everyday twice a day for about 2 weeks now. So neem oil has seemed to work for...
    rsnnz88 rsnnz88
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    It sucks when there's a slight prickly feeling

    on my skin and then I look and there are red and pink bumps all over where the imaginary needles were...and then the next thing I know I'm itching like mad and I scratch until it burns.
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2014

    I hate this :( like honestly I don't want this

    and I keep thinking there's bugs crawling on me all the time. I can't sleep and I used the cream the doctor gave me but I keep seeing burrows and I have a blister type thing on my finger. I was told it was eggs. I have became really depressed over this. Please help :(
    foreverstrong17 foreverstrong17
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2014

    so 4th post... feeling okay.

    .. last night had new bites on my bottom and just woke to some bites. Lord I really thought that I was almost done with all this. Will be hunting down neem oil today. We are not as bad as day one but it is fustrating to have new bites. Hope the neem oil works and plan to do...
    rsnnz88 rsnnz88
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2015

    Sea Salt Bath Cures Scabies

    Hello,   I suffered with scabies for 4 weeks. They itched especially around 2-4 a.m..  Permethrin 5% cream didn’t work. The mixture of borax with hydrogen peroxide subsided the bumps for a day and then new ones appeared. Sulfur mixed with petroleum jelly...
    Seasaltbathcuresscabies Seasaltbathcuresscabies
    9 Responses Apr 13, 2010

    I would like to share my scabies experience

    because to those who are suffering I truly hear for you I literally got to the point that I even wished death because I truly couldn't take it, it was horrible worst thing I could experience in my life. Yet here I am telling you guys there is hope to me nothing worked I ended up...
    Jaypeeeeee Jaypeeeeee
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 13, 2013

    I just recently found out I had scabbies,

    I got permethrin 5% last Sunday, I wasn't patient enough, or let's just say it wasn't working for me, so I researched and found bleach baths, so I had two bleach baths on Wednesday and Thursday night, it didn't seem to work either til I found this and decided to buy some Cayenne...
    fukscabbies fukscabbies
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

    i have a question, ive been using perethrin

    cream and the lice bedding spray which has the same emdication in it but it seems like i cant get rid of it, been changin my cvlothes and bathing regularly how do i get rid of it in my mattress? i dont have money for a new one, and my son also has it too.
    kttonn kttonn
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 3, 2015

    Need Helo From Scabies

    I have been dealing with scabies for two months I have no idea where I got it...I been to the Dr several times no real relief.I don't want to give this to my daughter please help
    5 Responses Jan 20, 2013

    5th post day 11 battling scabies.

    .. So I Purchased Neem Oil after I had a couple new bites. We put it all over our body. I put the neem oil and a little coconut oil from head to toe on me, my daughter and 2 year old son. I slept like a baby. I also put borax all over the carpet last night. We woke this morning...
    rsnnz88 rsnnz88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015

    Doctors Don't Tell the Truth About Scabies!

    I've had Scabies 4 times.  Some people have a hard time getting rid of them like myself.  Sometimes they are almost impossible to get rid of.  Doctors, psyciatrists, counselors, etc. say when you can't get rid of them, they are delutional parasites, a cousin to...
    adanaturkey8385 adanaturkey8385
    46-50, F
    18 Responses Sep 21, 2008

    I decided to take a bath in hot water

    and cayenne pepper to relieve the itch; it worked, yet it tingled my family jewels. Maybe the mites were there also; no holes barred. Dried off with a clean towel, then put all the used towels outside, the sheets in the dryer on high heat, washed all the clothes from today...
    Mites Mites
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2014


    I can't stop crying about it. It's making me not wanna get out of my room. I'm afraid I'll give it to my family and now they're afraid of me. My skin constantly is crawling and bloody. I got it 3 months ago and for the past three months I've been wearing pants. I want to die. It...
    depressedbcskin depressedbcskin
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    Bleach May Work According To An Experience

    I read how bleach 3 to 1 sprayed on your body..careful with your eyes has helped people get rid of scabies and eggs. I have not tested this but it was recommended by a young dermatologist. I found this story when I googled scabie forums. I hope this is ok to put this info here...
    whereisamerica whereisamerica
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2011

    So this is a second post.

    I did the tea tree oil soak tonight with Epsom salt. It felt great and took away all the itches. I tried to do this with my kids and wi t h in 60 seconds they complained of burning. I took them out immediately and rinsed them in cold water. They both were burned in there private...
    rsnnz88 rsnnz88
    26-30, F
    Jul 18, 2015

    Sulphur Cured My Scabies

    I had scabies for months. I tried many ideas including bleach baths. Then I understood I needed a relentless fight against the parasite. I learned how powerful sulphur is against them when used daily over a long period. I used sulphur in vaseline but soon switched to the no odor...
    Kurt2000 Kurt2000
    1 Response Apr 12, 2012

    Not Sure

    I have a problem with my hands.  My doctor says that it is scabies. I get what seems like water blisters on my hands. When I 'pop' them they get really dry.My dr says that this is scabies.I have done the treament several times and still the same thing on my hands. ...
    itsank2 itsank2
    6 Responses Feb 28, 2010

    Scabies Nightmare

    I've been familiar with this horrible parasite for many years. I had it a few times earlier in my life, but quickly got rid of it by using Nix Permethrine cream that you get in Scandinavia. It's been many years since the last time, but about two years ago I got it again. I work...
    anasle anasle
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jul 17, 2013

    Check This Out

    Hey guys, check out the website I made for my scabies and the stuff I used as a treatment!! Gimmi a message in my guestbook when you come along :) www.getridoftheitch.webs.com Thanks guys <3
    1 Response Jan 19, 2013

    My Own Discovery

    I first caught the scabies mites months ago although i had no idea at the time what it could be. I began to have an itching on the cheeks of my buttocks and the backs of my thighs. I was always very prone to rashes having had eczema as a child and many cases of contact dermatitis...
    dmann80 dmann80
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

    so here is my third post .

    .. my mother in law brang over this alcohol stuff because my son woke up with stiff neck ... OMG when I read the ingredients I was shocked ! this stuff may work wonders on our scabies! it is arthritis and sport with wintergreen alcohol rub... it has Epson salt, alchohal...
    rsnnz88 rsnnz88
    26-30, F
    Jul 20, 2015

    You Have to Treat It Like a Special Forces Military Operation

    1.  Scour your living quarters from top to bottom. 2.  Wash everything. 3.  Vacuum repeatedly. 4.  Bug bomb living quarters. 5.  Get empty spray bottle.  Fill it with rubbing alcohol.  Spray chairs, carpets, and bedding with rubbing alcohol...
    johnnyguitar johnnyguitar
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Sep 4, 2009

    I did it. I got rid of these pests.

    Here's how I did it. I used organic coconut oil as my base as I hate petroleum jelly. Not only does organic coconut oil absorb into your skin, it softens it, is a great hair conditioner and cooking oil. First, get a good camphor menthol lotion and slather it on the affected...
    stevegodwin stevegodwin
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Oct 12, 2014

    Oh God, Please......

    I need help.  I am a full time student, who was diagnosed w/scabies at the beginning of the semester.  I am suppose to transfer to either UC Santa Cruz or UC Davis, in the fall.  However, transferring is contingent on my keeping a good G.P.A and finishing up this semester...
    thiabugged thiabugged
    4 Responses Mar 28, 2011

    Hopeless With Scabies

    ive had what i believe are scabies for over 20 yrs no matter what i try they wont go away ivermectin neem etc. i guess i should just accept that i wont get rid of them soon is there anyone else with this condition
    rikoyakow rikoyakow
    5 Responses Apr 14, 2012

    My story is not about the horrible effects of

    this disease on my body, my mind, my life. It is not about having to isolate myself from friends, my children, grandchildren, my special needs daughter, and my great grandchildren. I am 76 years old and my husband is 81. As far as I can tell, he contracted the Scabies from the...
    neckoflace neckoflace
    70+, F
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2015
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