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A scabies rash is caused by a microscopic mite and they often start to bite on the feet. This is a page about identifying scabies bites.
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How do you know for sure these bites are scabies? There are little black specks all over. This started out like a sunburn then has progressed into bites on legs, arm, and back, and then started on my feet. I have bombed and it is still happening.

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May 8, 20170 found this helpful
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Scabies bites are red. Yours don't look red to me. Perhaps bed bug bites?

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September 23, 2019

I have a friend that says she has scabies. She's been to the doctor and they have said they've never seen any like that. She feels the bite and itches a lot, also at night. She has had no rash. She has been following the recommendations for scabies for several months.

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I had contact with her and started itching several weeks later. I've been to a dermatologist twice and she said I do not have scabies because I don't have a rash. I've been treating myself as if I do have them with essential oils. I don't have fleas, but did have mice at one time, but I haven't seen any in 3 or 4 months since I found where they were getting in and I closed it up. I itch mostly on my back and shoulders and it seems like I itch more after I put clean clothes on. The only other things to mention is I have rabbits in the house and I noticed they seem to be scratching more than usual. I'm thinking it could be hay mites? Has anyone had experience with those? I also picked up a bird nest on my deck a few months ago.

I have read where you can't feel scabies bite you, can anyone tell me who has had them if that's true? I definitely can feel something biting me. I thought I had it licked until Friday I really started itching again. What I did different was wear some clothes that came out of my room. I haven't been going in there as a suggestion to treat scabies. Any one have any ideas? I've been in quarantine except for doctor visits for 3 weeks now in case I do have scabies.

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September 23, 20190 found this helpful

You could have fleas or bird mites. Call an exterminator in.

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September 23, 20190 found this helpful

What is your doctor telling you? I would hope they would give you a diagnosis and treatment plan. With that in mind, an exterminator can treat your home, if needed.

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Also, you need to get the bunnies to the vet for treatment ASAP. They should not be in the home if you are having an exterminator in.

Prayers for healing.

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September 23, 20190 found this helpful

My doctor says she sees nothing and that I don't have scabies. Something is biting me though, I need to figure out what.

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September 24, 20190 found this helpful

I know sometimes bites raise and then settle so it may be hard to get the doctor to see the bites "in action". I have found this guide to be helpful when trying to figure out what is going on and show the picture to the doctor:

www.webmd.com/.../slideshow-bad-bugs

Prayers for you to get answers!

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September 24, 20190 found this helpful

There are times that rabbits can get mites and this can bit you as well. I know they don't leave a giant mark on the skin like a flea or other insects do. If you don't have marks on you then you can rule out bed bugs because when they bite they leave a horrible mark on you and they are hard to get rid of.

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I would start to use a product called Rid this is sold at most stores across the US. It is a cream you can put on that will stop all kinds of bugs from bitting you for up to 4 hours.

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