I am from South Africa and am facing this same problem. Been suffering for over 2 months. Never knew why I was itching so damn much. Really felt like it was the end of the world. Tried all creams possible to stop the itch to no success and it just got worse and worse. Still suffering with itching especially at the back of my thighs under my butt area. Itching is crazy at night! My mom eventually said it must be scabies as her and my Boyfriend started itching too. I got a soap to wash with every morning and night called temoderm and a lotion to put on every evening after a hot shower for 7 days called Benzyl Benzoate. I was told to leave the lotion on over night and wash it off every morning with the soap given and after the 7 days to leave the lotion and continue using the soap for a week or two. I am really hoping it works as I am so damn tired of itching. The pharmacist said it is very effective and the most common remedy used here to cure the scabies so I am hoping she is correct. I noticed that it says here that one should take a cold shower or bath but I got told to make my shower or bath really hot and to then use the stuff given. I have a question, these mites hatch eggs under the skin? Will taking a hot bath or shower not open up the pores and kill the buggers more effectively with the soap or lotion than if one took a cold shower? I also used tea tree oil before finding out that I actually have scabies and it never worked for me. I see everyone has different opinions on here but is there any of you here that has actually been CURED and can advise me on what the BEST cream or ointment or home remedy is that one can use or put on their skin for the itching or that actually does kill the mites???? PLEASE HELP, this lotion I am using every night burns like hell as I scratch myself raw because the itch is that unbearable. I do not want to stop the treatment and then the itching or mites do not go away. How does one know when the mites are all gone?
Itching can be prevented only to the extent that the underlying cause(s) of the itching sensation can be prevented. For example, careful use of sunscreen products can prevent the itching associated with sunburn. Keeping well hydrated and using moisturizers can prevent the itch associated with dry skin. It is also possible to take preventive measures to avoid contagious conditions like sexually transmitted diseases, or tick or bug bites , or lice infestations that may be the sources of itching. Itching associated with serious conditions like skin cancers and liver or kidney disease cannot typically be prevented.