Patient Comments: Is Scabies Contagious? - Experience

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Comment from: Fattybread, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I have been battling scabies and my doctor for two years. I had an infestation, and the doctor did not want to continue to give me the medicine. I have been spraying my face, head and body with witch hazel and soaking my feet in witch hazel. I also used pure tea tree oil. I lost two toes 3 years ago, due to not knowing that it was scabies on me. By using the witch hazel and the tea tree oil I am finally clearing up. They were embedded in my head and face real bad. I do not wish these things on anyone.

Comment from: Renka1954, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 22

I have seen 32 doctors and one physician assistant, done 2 courses of permethrin cream and ivermectin tablets. My scabies are still spreading. Now it is on my face and on my scalp.

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