So thankful I found this post; I've been dealing with a scabies infestation for about 2 years. I've done A LOT of research on the subject because no one believes me. I have read that once you have the initial infestation you break out with hives/burrows/itchy rashes, etc. but after that your skin really doesn't have a reaction although you still have an itching crawling sensation (which is exactly what I've experienced and am currently experiencing).
I'm fighting a losing battle because I am not getting any help from doctors or family (again people think it's psychosis).
I've noticed the texture of my skin changing; for example when I'm holding my 14 month old daughter and then I put her down I develop these deep wrinkles/burrow marks on my arm in the very area I was holding her. These deep wrinkle marks last for like 20 minutes before it fades.
I've noticed little bald spots on my eyebrows and eyelashes and nearly a total loss of hair on my arms. But now I'M LOSING HAIR ON MY HEAD. At first I noticed it thinning but didn't really think anything of it because I have naturally thin hair but then I started LOSING my hair. It's so embarrassing because I catch people looking at my head and so I know my balding is noticeable. I've cut my hair really short but need to find a solution to stop the hair loss and hopefully grow my hair in again.
I'm so glad I found this website because it feels so good to finally talk about it. The sad and discouraging news is that my daughter's father is an unsanitary slob (had I known he was so unsanitary I would have never been in a relationship with him). I know for a fact that he goes months and months without washing his sheets! We don't live together but he is fighting for shared custody of my daughter and I don't want her over his house because he doesn't believe he has scabies and is unsanitary so that means my daughter will suffer. I have been thinking about calling the CDC on him hoping they can help but I'm not sure if that will even work. Besides, because he doesn't have a rash no one believes me.
I don't know what to do about treatment for my body and my daughter's body. We've been to a dermatologist as recently as last week because my daughter broke out in zigzag hives but by the time we got an appt they deflated to little bite marks. The doctor dismissed it as an allergic reaction and told me to monitor her diet. I insisted that he perform a scraping of her skin or look at it with a special light but he stated there was no active rash and so there was nothing for him to scrap. Well, now she has scaly dry patches where the hives used to be. I feel so guilty because she is too young to be dealing with this.