Re: Scabies- They just wont go away!!!
[QUOTE=Ausomemom2]We'll, I can't say from experience because it turns out my son didn't have scabies, but we treated him for it. The dr diagnosed him with it in January so we washed everything in hot water and soap (especially his bedding) and made him sleep in the rx cream. We all put it on as a family and slept in it many times before the dr changed the diagnosis to a bad eczema rash. He also has very sensitive skin and once we started treating him for eczema instead of for scabies he cleared right up. It takes 72 hours for the mites to die outside of the host. Also, we kept the cream on until after we'd thrown all of the dirty bedding in the washer, then we all showered. We even put the cream in our hair. We covered ourselves to the extreme because we thought it was really resistant scabies. Go figure. I wish I could be of more help. Is your dr 100% sure that it is indeed scabies? Eczema is also VERY itchy and can often look very similar. My son would toss and turn and claw at himself all night long when he was broken out. It broke my heart. Needless to say, I was pretty ticked off at the dr who misdiagnosed him. He was treated for something he didn't have for 3 months and BOY that was a lot of sleepless nights. (our baby was a newborn at the time too) I feel so sorry for you, I know this is really tough. Hang in there and get a second opinion if you have to. That's what I did.
If you dont mind me asking, what did the doc give you for the Eczema once it was diagnosed?
Ive had a small red inflamed area of skin in a sensitive spot for 13 months now... doc said it was dermatitis... used a lipo steroid creme for a few weeks... didnt get much better... then doc just said keep it moisturized and it will go away.... that was 7 months ago... so looking for options.