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Yes, symptoms started yesterday. The medications I take are levothyroxine for hypothyroidism. I also take ambien at night a couple of times a week. I have been on these meds for a long time. The only new med I started taking last week was zoloft for stress and to quit smoking.
I do have a dog and cat but they do not have fleas. I dont think they are the problem, but I wouldn't rule it out until I figure this out. No other family member has this problem. Itching is not severe at night. Just when I'm awake. The itching did make me uncomfortable last night, but not anymore than when I am awake. I work in the operating room as a surgical tech, but I wear non latex gloves and my gown is latex free.
So, if its scabies, how in the heck would I get scabies? I clean my house all the time but I do live in the woods. Just wondering? Is it possible to contract these in the OR. Many patients we have are homeless.
One more question...If it is either of these issues, how long does it take to clear up? My job could be affected next week. Will these medications you suggested relieve the itching? Thank you. You are being very helpful to me while I am waiting to contact my primary care physician or dermatologist. Not sure which one I should see...suggestions?