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By itchyyet / Sunday 3 January 2016 05:52 / Australia - Hawker
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This might seem a bit extreme, but if she gives you scabies and the medication you have to take for it harms the baby, you can press charges against her since she knew she had the disease.

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Someone needs to play devils advocate. Has no one considered that maybe at the time she didn't know it was scabies... Maybe she honestly thought it was an allergy rash and just found out otherwise.

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It's really hard to tell when you have scabies for the first time, as it's not the scabies that actually make you itchy but the allergic reaction you have to it. I also thought it was just allergy for weeks until it got too itchy. It's likely OP did not catch it though, as it did not seem too developed yet but one never knows... Anyway +1 for the friend for speaking up rather than being too ashamed and leave OP with no clue

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If OP's friend knew a week ago and wanted to lie about it, then why would she tell OP now? It's much more likely that she didn't know at the time. It's incredibly common for people with scabies to think the red itchy rash is just plain old contact dermatitis. Mites are microscopic. She probably went to see a doctor when the rash didn't clear up or got worse and told OP after being diagnosed.

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OP should see a doctor and not try any crazy herbal remedies she found online. Some plants used in natural medicine can be very harmful to pregnant women. ALWAYS see a licensed physician, attempting to self-medicate is a bad idea unless it's an absolute last resort, and even then I'd be wary...

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It used to be treated with colloidal sulphur which kills the mites; it's still used as a dip to treat mange (which is similar thing) in pets. It doesn't get into bloodstream, so would be safe when pregnant.

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I have a friend that cured scabies with mortein (insect killer for those outside australia) he sprayed his whole body and they all died.. lmao.

Your "friend" is an asshole and needs to be removed from your life. If she can put you and your baby at risk like that. She had issues. I really hope you didn't catch it.

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Scabies spread through my middle school before and it was a pretty clean place. Plus I think it can transferred from animals to people and vice versa which makes it harder to treat.

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Scabies is highly contagious and people of all social classes can get it. It's people like you that make things worse by stereotyping the groups of people that get it so people are too embarrassed to get treatment.

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Some friend you have! Risking the health of both you and your baby. That's so inconsiderate! I wish the best of luck for you and your family. I hope that so-called friend of yours will be more considerate in the future - if you do decide to keep her in yours.

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