Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Walking Buffet

One thing I've learned throughout all of this is to be grateful for small things (and ecstatic over big ones). Today, I was the recipient of a miracle of modern medicine - a correct diagnosis and a simple treatment plan.

Turns out the insatiable itch I have been suffering from is due to scabies, a microscopic mite that burrows in and doesn't take out the trash. I even saw one of the little buggers. My dermatologist scraped off a little skin where the itching was most intense and looked at it under a microscope. There it was, sitting in a barco-lounger with a mai-tai.

The good news is that the treatment is simple - immerse yourself in a giant baggy over night that is filled with anti-mite goo. The old treatment was to douse yourself in lighter fluid, ignite, and run around the house shouting, "Out, damn mite." I love advances in medical science.


Blogger Moosekahl said...

ew ew ew

5:16 PM, February 13, 2008  
Blogger Kristie said...

Does the fun never stop?? Hope that after tonight, your days and nights are free of mites. :o)

7:36 PM, February 13, 2008  
Blogger lime said...

oh damn!!! well glad you got a diagnosis and a cure less awful than the kerosene treatment. though i can tell you after three weeks of battling headlice on the girls years ago i was damn near ready to resort to the shaved head, kerosene route.

i feel itchy just thinking of scabies and headlice now!

wishing you quick relief!

10:31 PM, February 13, 2008  
Blogger Cheesy said...

Wow... Thats what they thought my BIL had till they found out it was a soap allergy.. glad relief is in your near future sweets.

8:25 AM, February 14, 2008  

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