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Rashes on neck and eyelids, painful, itchy. Further help?

Hi, this may be better suited for a dermatologist , but my girlfriend has developed a few patches of rashes , two on her neck , and one on her eyelids. She says they are painful and itchy. These rashes have persisted for a few months now, they will occasionally improve and then worsen again. Improvement seems to correlate with prolonged time away from my apartment. We are concerned that my apartment, specifically my bed is infested with some sort of parasite. Symptoms worsen after sleeping, and it is an apartment that has been inhabited by nothing but college students for around 20 years. For all I know, the bed is equally old. She has already gone to an allergy clinic, and is planning to visit an optometrist and a dermatologist this week. Until we have this figured out, she will be staying with her parents. Is there any further advice you can offer?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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I would first advise a overnight application of Permetrin 5% cream.. Repeat similar application after 2 weeks.This would help if she has Scabies, which is pretty prevalent in the set up you mentioned.Also please wash and dry evry bedding item and clothes before reusing,as the mite tends to persist.
Do watch our for bed bugs in your apartment.
The other rashes should be examined after this is done because scabies itself leads to several allergic/eczematous while it persists.Meanwhile ,you can ask her to have anti allergic tablets to relieve the itching and discomfort she faces
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