I started with a small itchy rash on my forearm that eventually became larger and started a honey colored weeping and would crust over. I initially thought scabies/crusted scabies. It then started to spread slowly in the area as small papular bumps that when itches would weep.

Thinking it was scabies I desperately used a combination of Ivermectin and permethrin which seemed to work at first but not get rid of it completely so I figured maybe the mites were just becoming immune.

I accidentally spread the large weeping sore all over both my arms when I cross-contaminated while applying some lotion and the next day both arms were covered in raised, intensely itchy papules.

Tested many remedies to see if anything would be effective against the rash but nothing was working so I finally went to the doctor after itching like crazy and getting a lot of areas more infected.

They did standard blood tests, scrapings and a punch biopsy but the only thing that came back was staph bacteria so then we were thinking it must be impetigo.
Was put on anti-biotics and it cleared the infection I got from the scratching but not the actual papular rash that was still spreading and active.

Showering and bathing ended up spreading it all over me. Then I started using hydrogen peroxide 3% and noticed it would penetrate deep and seem to oxidize whatever was under the skin. You could see the white clusters of whatever was under the skin which can be seen in a few of the images I've attached. Showing what it looked like right after applying peroxide and rubbing it in.

After using the peroxide on the worst areas for a few days, the infection would get noticeably better as if the peroxide was killing whatever was under the skin.

The rash spread to my hair and so I knew I had to figure out another effective treatment as I didn't want to dye/ruin my hair with the peroxide.

So I took more Ivermectin and this time it really seemed to be effective. It 100% cleared the rash on my entire body but didn't keep it away for longer than a couple months.

So now it`s coming back and I can`t take anymore Ivermectin in fear of really damaging my organs and also it didn`t keep it away for long.

I'm not really sure what I'm dealing with. Still trying to get into an infectious disease specialist but it's taking a while to see them.

I don't think it's scabies anymore as I never really had any track marks and I assume the amount of Ivermectin and permethrin I used would have dealt with that.
I'm thinking possibly a differen't mite like demodex or something similar to scabies as my house has a few dogs. Possibly mansonella streptocerca as it causes similar symptoms but I don't know how I would have contracted something like that.

Any insight would be incredibly appreciative. I'm slowly losing my life to this. It's been a living nightmare. I hope someone can help me.
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replied August 23rd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Vasculitis, scabies and psoriasis are the differentials in this case. I would suggest you topical mild potent steriods.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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