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Might it be scabies? (photos - sorry)

(7 Posts)
womaninvisiblethe Fri 10-Aug-18 13:58:00

I really hope the namechange works.

I had what looked like insect bites appear a week ago, loads of them all over at the same time. Last night I noticed that several were now surrounded by a bright red scalded looking area. Over night I was super super itchy and as a result I only had two hours of sleep. I could see that the bright red patches were enlarging and I was feeling a bit poorly.

I saw the nurse practitioner today. We briefly discussed whether it might be scabies because a week ago I was working with homeless people. The only contact I had was shaking their hands though. She decided it wasn't but I'm wondering now if it is. It's so itchy sad I have a bumpy rash on my right wrist.

NP thinks that they are just infected insect bites She gave me antibiotics and instructions to go to a&e if there is any worsening. It's pissing down with rain and I feel shit, so don't want to drag myself out to the pharmacist if I'm being a drama queen.

Photo of my wrist and one of the infected areas.

RatherBeRiding Fri 10-Aug-18 14:02:39

It sounds more like scabies than infected insect bites! I'd be inclined to visit pharmacist and ask his/her opinion and if necessary go back to GP for second opinion if the antibiotics don't bring rapid improvement.

womaninvisiblethe Fri 10-Aug-18 14:04:03

Ah thanks. Bugger. ok, I'll go and put my big girl pants on and head off.

womaninvisiblethe Fri 10-Aug-18 15:09:32

Thank Fuck for that. The pharmacist said it's almost certainly not. It is infected bites. He suggested piriton 6 times a day and cortisone. I'm glad I asked though, at least I don't have to fret now.

RatherBeRiding Fri 10-Aug-18 15:31:40

Always worth a second opinion if you're worried! Did he hazard a guess as to what bit you?

womaninvisiblethe Fri 10-Aug-18 15:59:04

No, no idea. I went to the pub and woke up the next morning with loads of bites. It's really weird.

Bezm Sat 11-Aug-18 22:49:55

Looks like flea bites to me.
Scabies are normally passed on via hands. You get a red itchy rash between your fingers and can often see thin red lines tracking up your hand. It's highly contagious. Treatment is derbac from head to foot

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