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Do a Google image if you want, not for the weak stomach.

I have no idea how the little bastards got from Norway to Alaska, but they need to go the fuck back right now to whatever shot hole they crawled out of from the Scandinavian socialist country across the polar ice cap.

Even in full on protective gear, I still bagged my scrubs and boots afterwards, took a shower at work and changed into a spare set of scrubs, got home, stripped in the garage, went straight to the shower and I still fucking itch!

This crusty, crunchy bug infested shit is going to give me nightmares.




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I don't know why it is called "Norwegian" scabies. It is regular scabies that gets out of control in people that have compromised immune systems, but isn't a different kind of scabies.

Scabies is bad enough, in that it is a mite that burrows into your skin. For most people it is just an incredibly itchy condition that can be treated easily with a lotion or cream with a mite killer in it.




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Scabies is something frequently encountered around here, especially in low-income rental housing. Our community clinics are inundated with cases.

It creeps me out, but as often as I'm in and out of these nasty houses and apartments, I'm sure I've got a good chance of catching it someday.


Funny story: A notoriously overzealous principal at one of the local schools was walking down the hallway and observed two students hand off a brown paper sack, which is quickly stuffed into a backpack while the two students look around sheepishly. He immediately called the School Resource Officer on the radio, crowing about how he just witnessed a drug deal, and requesting that the SRO help him round up the miscreants, seize the drugs, and arrest them.

The two embarrassed kids are brought to the office, and the administrator searches their backpacks with a shit-eating grin on his face, while lecturing them about the dangers of drugs at school. He finally locates the paper bag in question.

Inside is a tube of scabies treatment cream.

One student had just gotten over scabies, and he was giving the remainder of the medication to his cousin, who had just come down with the same.

Administrator ended up looking like an ass and having to apologize to the students. Big Grin
 
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I got scabies once from dealing with dirty people but a weeks worth of whatever ointment they prescribed worked marvelously. Freaky as hell watching them burrow underneath the skin like they did Eek .


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Well dammit...now I'm itching Eek


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I have been a pawnbroker for close to 40 years and other then colds I have never caught anything like that from my customers. I deal with some dirty scummy people on a daily basis. You got'a wash your hands even couple of customers or so. Good luck with getting rid and sending them back to where they came from. Chris
 
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Originally posted by 2000Z-71:
Even in full on protective gear, I still bagged my scrubs and boots afterwards, took a shower at work and changed into a spare set of scrubs, got home, stripped in the garage, went straight to the shower and I still fucking itch!


They aren't dead. They are pining for your fjords.


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I got the damn scabies one time, many years ago. The only thing I could compare it to was the summer I spent working in a fiberglass plant. Thank God for the cream that healed it.




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Do a Google image if you want,


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GF works at Macy's in Tucson and washes her hands at least several times a day due to contact with Germs on Credit cards and cash, not to mention the sniffling little rug rats with runny noses trotted out by Mommy, so as to infect everyone with in sneezing distance.

Then we have the Illegals from third world shit holes with contagious diseases entering out country....

Arrrggg.


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I have a sudden desire to bathe in rubbing alcohol.


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I have a sudden desire to bathe in rubbing alcohol.


And bleach


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Ivermectin from the feed store will do the trick. We vets see this not infrequently


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Norwegian Scabies

Read up on Norwegian Scabies and you will find that it's caused by the common Scabies Mite, not a divergent Mite specific to a certain region. The difference between normal Scabies and Norwegian Scabies is the status of the persons Immune System.

Those with compromised Immune Systems are who gets Norwegian Scabies. Causes can be chemotherapy, radiation treatment for cancer, Old Age, and those with Aids or some other type of infection that weakens the Immune System.

I would suggest that if you have this condition you need to get a full blood panel and see a well qualified physician. If you encountered a patient with this condition you need to be talking to a dermatologists because those with this condition can have a million mites crawling in and on them instead of the typical 5-15 mites common to the typical infection. The end result is that those with Norwegian Scabies are several orders of magnitude MORE INFECTIOUS that those with the typical Scabies. Quite simply even being gloved up AND wearing a Hazmat Suit won't protect you so treatment for any exposure should be considered mandatory.


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