Oh my goodness! Im going through the same thing right now. It is horrible! I just applied the first treatment to my son and I on monday and cant wait to apply the 2nd round of permethrin to assure that these annoying pests die! I was wondering how in the world we caught these bugs. My skin to skin contact is only limited to my son so I am thinking since he had the rash appear about 2-3 weeks before I started to breakout he caught it from someone maybe at daycare. But there were no signs of anyone with this condition there either. The only thing I can possibly think of that is the cause of this is that I live in a building with two families as tenents and we share the basement laudry room. About a month ago I forgot that I had an extra load of laundry to throw in the wash and it sat in the basement for over a week. I suspect that maybe the mites were living in the basement dust and had gotten all over my clothes. Do you think this is this possible? Do these mites live in dust before they can live on humans?
Welcome to the forum and I am really glad to help you out. According to American osteopathic college of dermatology, it is usual for itching and rash to continue for as long as two to four weeks after treatment of scabies is completed. Hence a second application a week later is often advised. In some cases, repeat applications weekly are needed until cured.
Also wash all clothing, hats, bed clothes, bed linens, and towels in hot water and dry in high heat to prevent reinfection.
I sincerely hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing. Warm regards.