By itchyyet - 03/01/2016 05:52 - Australia - Hawker
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That's very inconsiderate of your friend to do knowing you're pregnant. Hope you didnt catch anything.
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
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.
I wonder if there might be a home remedy to try? I don't know much about scabbies, honestly. Hopefully it had levels of contegion and your friend was at the lowest level.
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...
Never invite that friend over again. it's hard to get scabies and you have to be in a phenomenally filthy place to get them. then on top of that she lied to a supposed friend about it. so, in summation, she's a bitch.