I am writing on behalf of my friend, I’ll call her Betty. Betty is a 40 year old, white female, approximately 5’4” and about 90 lbs. She is in very good health, other than the condition I am about to describe. No known allergies and no history of serious diseases.
About 6 months ago Betty took in a foster girl who brought with her a whole host of human parasites including head lice, body lice and scabies. Betty spent weeks trying to rid the girl and her home of all these parasites. After thousands of dollars spent on Doctor’s, home treatments, treatments for the entire family, etc. it appeared the battle was having some success. After about 2 months the foster girl ended up going back to her family but the psychological, emotional, and physical stress on Betty has left a huge toll. She has since disposed of all her belongings and moved into an apartment and trying to start over.
One of the symptoms the foster girl had were small linear cuts that would scab over very quickly and soon disappear. These cuts / marks / slits have now started appearing on Betty on various locations on her body. They have also now appeared on her 6 month old grandson. I have taken many photos of these and will try to attach them here. I have also taken Betty to various Dermatologists and Infectious Disease doctors. Not one of them has any explanation and they really don’t even take her seriously. The latest doctor that has been seeing Betty is actually the head of the University of Texas Dermatology department. This doctor has no possible explanation other than Betty is possibly subconsciously scratching herself. This is not a possibility. This doctor has prescribed an anti-depressant under the guise of treating itching which isn’t even a major complaint or symptom.
These cuts usually will appear as a red slit then will scab over within a day and disappear within a day or two. Occasionally there has been some burning or itching in an area close to where the marks appear. A few times there has been what looks like a mosquito bite near where the cuts appear, but not directly in the same location. I hope someone has an idea what may be causing this condition before Betty goes insane trying to get someone to believe her. Thank you!
Since along with your friend, her child and grandson is also getting these scratches, so it is less likely that it is due to scratching. It can be due to some contagious disease like scabies as well which effects all members of the household but it usually presents as bite like lesions.
It is an infestation of the skin with the Sarcoptes scabiei mite. It is characterized by intense itching, usually at night and by small insect-type bites lesions on the skin. Diagnosis of scabies is made by scraping the skin and viewing the material under a microscope to see the characteristic mite or eggs.
Please discuss this possibility with your doctor.
Thank you so much for your advice. We did just that. We went to a new Dr. and had her take samples and look at them under the microscope. She really didn't even want to do that because she believed they were just scratches. She came back and said that she saw no evidence of scabies. She said that there are somethings even medicine does not understand and we just have to live with that. That answer from her is not acceptable. Any other thoughts? Thank you!
For the last 15 years I have been getting razor thin cuts mainly on my shoulders and all down my arms. Mainly been between 4 or 5 which swell up, painful with burning sensation. Within 6 to 8 hours the fade, but red mark still visible with a fine, thin scab line. I could go months before I would get more. This Sunday what's just gone, I got up, put my tracky top on over my bed tshirt and shorts, went down stairs and sat and started watching t.v. About 10 minutes later, I feel my right shoulder was all of sudden very sore so I pulled my top over my shoulder to find 3 quite inflamed 2 inch cuts, one curved to left, one straight and one curved to the right. I then decided to take my top off, shouted my partner and basically watched Cuts appearing, working down my arm, to my for arm were there's 6 razor thin cuts roughly 5 inches long. I get dressed, drove up to show my friend, pulled my tshirt sleeve over my shoulder and he could not believe that they just appear like that. I put my tracky top on, walked over to poor a glass of water and straight away got a strong burning sensation. I went straight to him, thruw my tracky top on floor, turned round and said what's up with my kneck only its just gone sore and feels like its burning. He said, ohh my god, you got about 5 long scratches in different directions on back of your neck. This happened seriously 10/15 seconds after he saw the other marks on my right arm. Now I'm not crazy, I'm qualified Microsoft technician, no dry skin, shower in morning, bath at night, every day. No other symptoms what so ever. Now I've never been into this dark/black energy, or deamons ext, but the way it happened was no doubt no way the body can do that. This left over 25 cuts which has now worried me. Please dont reply with some sarcastic comments, I'm far from crazy, and its 15 years but the amount of cuts, the swoosh cut which went round my love heart tattoo with my partners name in the heart was weird. The cuts are so fine its unreal. I'm freaked out. Please someone reply or pm me, and I have lots of clear photos to show just how many and neat the cuts/slashes are.
Take care all, and hope we get to the bottom of this madness.
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