Last week Savana came home with a note from school saying one of her classmates has scabies. I talked with Savana more and she basically told me this was her good buddy and she has a really itchy rash that she has shown Savana before. And...now Savana has a mysterious rash on her arms. We've gone in and the dr wants us to treat is as scabies because it looks like it could be and because she's been exposed to it.
The medicine is a pesticide that you cover your body in from the neck down and leave on for 8-12 hours. Obviously I don't want to spread poison all over our bodies but I also really want this gone. I will likely treat myself if I see any signs and chances are good that I'll get it since I lay in Savana's bed with her all the time.
We've been taking tea tree baths and slathering ourselves in tea tree/coconut oil mixture. There is tons of info out there claiming that tea tree is even more effective than the prescription cream.
I'm so torn, and freaking out here. What would you do?