If this is a case of Norwegian scabies, would it only appear on my arms as that is the only area that is still itchy and further bumps appearing (also through my scratching)? And does this mean that i have had them longer that first thought - how would i have contracted Norwegian scabies (through research i have learnt that they are more than the usual 15 mites on the skin).
Dear Dr Chip,
I carried out a further treatment as I did see further burrows (to date that is 3 treatments). My skin has cleared up although I am scarred badly so I am using lotions to keep the skin hydrated and hopefully clear up the scars. The last treatment is now 10 days and I still experience tingling, some itching and the occassional bump. I am still paranoid they are still there as my neck feels like something is crawling in my skin. I will give this last treatment more time before I do anything further. I went to see my doctor and he said I never had scabies, but I do not believe him. I've washed and hoovered everything and I hope I have got rid of them but today my skin feels a little more itchy than previous days and I have a few more bumps on my upper arms but I cannot see any burrows. Could this be the end of them? Thank you for your help. Can I say that some doctors are not up to date with scabies and a partner I slept with before I realised I had them has been told by his doctor that he does not have it although he says he is itching around his testicles - the doctor gave him lyclear for lice and told him only those who are unhygienic get scabies!!