by Suffering from Rash
Could this be ground mites?
Two weeks ago I had a small pustule on my hand. It was itchy, and yes I did scratch it.
The rash has spread over my entire body and is very itchy. I was diagnosed with scabies but am not sure of that diagnosis (no scraping was done).
I was in the woods/pastures prior to this.
A few spots have thickened skin, clear drainage and continue to itch. It is above my hair line up to the crown of my head, behind my ears, across the nape of my neck and various areas across torso, not on my feet or face.
Is there such a thing as mites in the ground, old vegetation or something like that that could cause this?
I have used permethrin with minimal results. I repeated the treatment yesterday. Does anyone have an idea to get rid of this?
My husband and family do not have any symptoms. The house has been cleaned, clothing washed, bedding washed or bagged.
Dear Suffering from Rash,
It's possible that you've been bitten by some type of ground mites, but it doesn't really sound like it, or like scabies either.
My first thought based on your description is a type of itchy rash from poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.
You tend to develop the pustules that you describe and they can spread all throughout the body. Many believe that the initial oils from the plant get into your skin and start the breakout of the rash.
Then as you scratch, the "poison"
spreads through the bloodstream and you can break out anywhere on the body.
Is it possible that this might be the cause of your rash? Do you know if these types of plants grow in the area of the woods/pastures where you were walking?
If you can positively rule out poison ivy, etc., then I would suggest that you consider an herbal cleanse, like Herbal Fiberblend
, to try to clean out anything else that may have gotten into your system and caused this reaction.
It's not a bad idea for helping with getting rid of the poison ivy toxins, too, but I haven't specifically tried it for that purpose so I can't vouch for how quickly it will bring relief.
There are some natural remedies you can try to soothe your skin and relieve the itch from the outside, too.
Use raw, organic apple cider vinegar on the skin if it doesn't burn too much. If it does burn, dilute the ACV in water or pour a cup into your bath water.
Another option is to make a paste of water and baking soda or cornstarch and applying it to the affected area.
Finally, you can use one of these essential oils (chamomile, everlasting, eucalyptus, geranium, jasmine, juniper, lavender, neroli, orange, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme, or ylang ylang) combined with some extra virgin olive oil and rub that on the rash to encourage healing of the skin.
I hope this is of some help to you. To your good health!