Two persons sat on a wooden city park bench during daytime for 15 minutes
with no physical contact between each other. A passer-by said that a
"disgusting" person sleeps at the bench during the night. 10-20 minutes
after leaving the bench, itching occured and spread over areas of the body
of both persons. Eventually a pimple occured next to the eye. Over time
more pimples appear, mostly on thighs and arms. Can feel biting feelings
several times a day for 2 months now, but also had a period of 10 days on
holiay with never-used clothing where it felt much better (very few bites).
The first pimples were tiny with a water like bubble during the first month
and stay long before they dry out. Also used clothing had a tendency to
prick/sting in some areas, when putting on jeans. While clean clothes had
less so. Never noticed any problems in areas where scabies like to be
(between fingers etc). It never gets worse at night. Old freckles generally
became red/intense, but are now normal again after 2 months.
Bite feelings are everywhere, and no signs of pimples in areas where bites
occur - bites can be on tip of fingers and on the arms and toes. Itchy
feeling is worse after a warm shower. Though not very itchy.
Took after 5 weeks Permathrine5% for scabies, though 2 dermatologists
thought pimples were just imagination. Morning after washing off ointment,
could see a red scratchmark under my skin of 2-4cm (1 inch) on shoulder
with a slight curve in the end. This happened again 2 weeeks after using
the cream, but on lower arm and 4cm straight instead of curved - invisible
when skin is cold and also after putting on permathrine for 8 hours (not
reappearing) in area. This last scratch was after putting on a shirt that
was bagged for 2 weeks (enough to kill scabies). On both shoulders have an
area many tiny red bumps spread a bit apart, but at times almost invisible
- also day after wearing that shirt.
Put leather jacket worn on bench in basement for 2 weeks, when put on
again and put on same chair as friend, we both felt more itchy. Also
happened 1 month later after having had jacket in freezer for 72 hours, but
then not jackets touching either other - could be just coinsidence.
Ointment stopped new pimples for 2 days, before new appeared. Maybe
re-infested by scabies. Other park bench user was completely free after
using oitment, except some bumps in the hair - and now 2 weeks later my
friend has some itch on arm and a new pimple. We can feel itching if we
meet, even if not touching (we stopped meeting 2 weeks ago). Never had much
physical contact like hand shaking, and we don't infest others it seems
that we do shake hands with.
One foot feels a bit swollen/sore to walk on at times. On hairy thigh, skin
is sore at times and red dots at every hair point (lower leg is free of
problem as no hair). Pimples are in generally few, NEVER clustered. Lately
pimples only become raised red areas and not having a center of liquid like
a normal pimple would.
One hand has 1 tiny freckle on 3 fingers. Also get on sholder som flat red
spots, and have some areas of lower leg; white spots (maybe always been
there). Maybe freckles came when hand is close to thigh during sleeping.
Suspicion is scabies, but pictures on google always look much worse.
* Almost instant itch upon infestation from park bench
* Two infested people with few symptoms, get much worse when meeting
without contact. Gradually worsening Within minutes.
* Appears NOT to spread to others through hand shakes/meetings
* Red scratches happened twice under skin after shower, but no feeling
* Biting feelings, but leaving no marks in bite areas
* Itching first 4 weeks after warm showers, not so much anymore
* Never worse at night, first 4 weeks nights were better than daytime.
* Never seen in typical scabies areas like finger folds, mostly thigh
Not MOLLUSCUM as pictures show more protruding lesions than normal pimples.
Not Shingles/Herpes Zoster as they appears in big clusters, not pimples
spread centimeters apart. Likely not chiggers either as pimples are not in
areas they should be...and scratch underneath skin sounds more like
something caused by scabies?
Signs first 4 weeks were pimples, thus not bites like seen from fleas or
chiggers. Pimples dry out after some weeks. That new areas are not red/dark
pimples but more like red/pink bumps could maybe be result of ointment, and
it might become like before if ointment resulted in a new incubation
It all appears a bit innocent looking, no broken skin - so maybe why
dermatologists consider it imagination. And all looks like almost normal
pimples, except nowadays more like red spots (less severe than mosquito
Was visting a house where only shaken hands with father, his baby now has a
skin rash, simply red areas of skin in face (no pimples). Maybe
If you have pictures of something similar, we can exchange pictures by E-mail. Great if anyone knows what the problem is. A scabies variety? Scratchmark under skin makes me believe a mite under the skin rather than virus etc. janoleolsen (a) hotmail com