I am in the process of self-publishing a Recovery Workbook for Treatment Resistant Scabies. It is the ultimate guide to how to fight the mites and win! It will be available on Amazon.com as an eBook and as a paperback soon.
My scabies story:
I had scabies twice in my life. Once was when I was much younger, and the rash was mostly on one of my arms. I don’t recall it being a big problem except for the extra work involved.
About 2 years ago, I had it again and it was one of the worst experiences of my life. The itching was intense, on many parts of the body. And the treatment didn’t work until after the 3rd time! I was itching and extremely miserable for about 4 weeks!
My basic instructions while using Permethin medicated cream were similar to this pamphlet by AZ Dept of Health Services (2015) at https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/healthcare-associated-infection/advisory-committee/subcommittee/scabies-pamphlet.pdf I was very frustrated when I couldn’t find helpful instructions online about what more to do when those instructions didn’t work.
Finding a better way:
I got serious and got busy figuring out a better way. The instructions I developed should be added to the prescription treatment your medical provider gives you. It doesn’t recommend alternative medications or herbal treatments. It tells you in detail how to prepare for and follow the process for a complete treatment that prevents the mites from reinfesting you.
The Recovery Workbook tells my story and what I did to ultimately succeed in getting rid of the scabies. That higher-level treatment plan is being shared to help others who are struggling with scabies. The book includes tips for coping, important background information about scabies mites, reasons for the extra instructions, and some information from relevant research articles,
Scabies treatment resources:
Worksheets and Checklists are available here for those who buy the eBook and want to be able to write things down. You can print them out at https://healthvista.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Worksheets-for-Scabies-book.pdf
If you don’t by the Recovery Workbook for Treatment Resistant Scabies, the checklists will still be helpful. But, you will be missing out on some very valuable information and helpful support. I encourage you to buy the book. You can contact me if you prefer not to use Amazon.
If you don’t buy the book, but you use the worksheets and checklists, please consider sending a donation toward this website’s maintenance costs. Thanks in advance for using the donation link toward the bottom on the R side this page or at https://healthvista.net/
Getting rid of treatment resistant scabies is not easy. I hope that the recovery workbook, worksheets, and checklist will help people fight the mites and win!
Blog Post # 26 3-26-21 by Mary Knutson RN, MSN
Health Vista, Inc.