Scabies Problem and Stress Skin Rash
About a month and a half ago, I was diagnosed with the scabies skin care problem. Scabies is a vicious and difficult to get rid of parasite that burrows under the surface of the skin and creates among other symptoms, very itchy skin. I spent a few days crying and panicking about my kids also getting it. Then I took action and I began to treat the entire family (all six of us) and clean, clean, and clean. I stressed so much so much about the scabies and possibly spreading it to my family that I got depressed. The kids briefly showed symptoms of scabies, but the symptoms were easily treated. Despite this, I still cleaned and treated and worried all the time about it. Every now and then I was still having occasional itchy spots on my skin and this caused me to worry some more and then once again became obsessed with more cleaning and treating.
For a few weeks now, I have been having itchy outbreaks, mostly on my arms and this usually occurs in the last half of the day. My medical professional told me that it was unlikely that I still had a scabies skin problem after all my precautions and all my efforts to treat the skin problem. In fact, no one else in the house has had any symptoms. However, I still worry and occasionally break out in symptoms and subsequently treat them.
A week ago, I got bumps all over the inside of my arm. These were benign, not itchy or red-hives of some kind. Nothing has come of them, but it makes me think that I may have worried myself into an itchy skin disorder. The bumps got itchy tonight, but I am not concerned that this skin rash is scabies because the bumps have been on my skin way too long without any skin itch being present. Unfortunately, I let fear take hold of me and make me (and those around me) miserable! The mind is truly a powerful thing and can cause problems you never though would happen, such as a skin hives rash. I now believe that I am over the scabies once and for all. I just have to convince my mind that I no longer have scabies and I have to relax and not worry about it anymore. Hopefully this suspected stress rash will disappear and things can get back to normal with my skin once I learn to properly deal with the worry, stress, and anxiety.