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Thank you, Doctor. I truly appreciate it and will look into the possibility of scabies.
I noticed, however, that you quickly dismissed the possibility that the Lamasil had forced my foot fungus throughout other parts of my body. Perhaps I did not emphasize that the itching started when I was ordered to preemptorily discontinue use of the Lamasil.
Does that affect your answer in any way?
OK, thank you.
I have consulted the AMA's "Family Medical Guide" and it would seem to rule out scabies for the following reasons:
1. Scabies is said to be highly contagious, and my wife of 26 years who sleeps with me each night does not have, and neither do our children.
2. Our personal hygiene is very good. Our sheets are changed and washed at least weekly.
3. I have some of the most intense itching on the top of my head, and the AMA says it is rare for scabies to locate there.
Further, I have often had "winter itch" in past years because we heat with wood, and even though we try to put additional moisture into the air, it is still pretty dry here in Northern Maine during the winter. This past summer was the first time (following the Lamasil treatments) that it did not go away with the change in weather.
Have you heard of other oral treatemnts for fungus that work differently (or better) than Lamasil?
Thank you, doctor.
I told you initially that the problem was itching across the "entire body." I am not sure why you would jump immediately to scabies, or say "As it was not written of the head." It seems that was the easiest way to just get an answer out without actually trying to determine if Lamasil might be the cause of the problem.
It could be an allergy, but might that allergy not be related to Lamisil?
Let's talk about Lamasil. Why don't we examine that possibility more thoroughly?
i agree with Dr SS that your condition is linked with allergic condition. there are side effects with Lamasil(CREAM/TABLET) ,In clinical studies, 0.9% of patients taking Lamisil Tablet discontinued therapy because of a skin rash .
as the expert said premature discontinuation of Lamisil may flare up the fungal infection,but it should flare localy not as a generalised (inflamatory ie, allergic type reaction)response as in your case.
you need to consult doctor for manual clinical examination (some blood work may be required )
as you are interested in Lamasil heres a link that outlines the main side effects.