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Old 10-11-2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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Oh boy this is the drunken ramlbing forum right ok good, so what the heck skin ailment did I have? I was itching pretty badly on my legs and arms for many months, and finally I took some very well fermented kombucha and just slathered it all over myself for a couple days. It freaking burned like crazy but - it also made the itching go way down. Well dang I stopped after a couple days, and the itching is gone and the skin is cleared way up. Dang I think I might have had scabies or something from hiking in the woods I have no idea, BUT - thumbs up for kombucha!!!!!!!!

 
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:48 PM   #2
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eczema?
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:55 PM   #3
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Hm that could be, I have had that from time to time on my wrist diagnosed by a real MD though I don't put much faith in that anymore. I don't know, I did have marks that looked somewhat like what they describe for scabies. I did the kombucha slathering for a few days because it said the scabies thingies couldn't live more than 3 days outside the human body ... though their eggs will still hatch in ahh what the heck was it now like 14 or 21 days maybe. The kombucha is extremely interesting, I wasn't sure it would do anything, but wow it certainly did.

 
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:11 AM   #4
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Post a pic of an unscratched area and I will do my best to tell you

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:24 AM   #5
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Post a pic of an unscratched area and I will do my best to tell you
Great, thanks, here's a couple, these are much much improved from what they were before. The ones on the arms are pretty much completely gone so I didn't take any pics. I think some of these might be flea related possibly but not sure, thanks again!
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:27 AM   #6
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Looks a little like poison oak to me. Do you have it in your area?
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Hm interesting, yes I think we do have poison oak in this area, mainly poison ivy from what I have seen. The sort of 'weird' thing about it was I felt like something was burrowing into my skin in various specific places at various times, and that would make me scratch like crazy. The kombucha burned heck at first but it would stop the itching for a number of hours afterwards. So I just kept going it, and it really seems to have quit the itching for over a week, so now I think it finally gets a chance to heal up.

 
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The sort of 'weird' thing about it was I felt like something was burrowing into my skin in various specific places at various times, and that would make me scratch like crazy.
Chiggers!

Without a doubt... chiggers. Those even look like chigger sores.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:35 AM   #9
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Hm I will research maybe that is it? That's why I was wondering if it might have been scabies. I do a fair amount of hiking in the woods sometimes in tallish grass depending on where I am.

eta .. hm I didn't have quite blisters but the rest of the description sounds about right! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002309/

 
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Chiggers!

Without a doubt... chiggers. Those even look like chigger sores.
That's what I'm thinking, chiggers or some type of water lice. Those things are nasty li'l fuzzers, itch-y enough to drive a man insane.

If you were hiking in tall grass, it's chigs for sure man.
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