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Urgent Help ! - Norwegian Scabies

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  • Posted By: Pip777
  • March 18, 2008
  • 09:24 PM

My elderly step-father was admitted to hospital earlier today via ambulance as an emergency after seeing his local Orthodox G.P. The G.P diagnosed him after a blood test with streptococci infection He has acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis. ( affecting function of kidneys and extreme fluid build up in both legs ) and is going down hill rapidly. I am not a qualified practioner but am astute enough in the area of health ( natural alternative safe methods ) to recognise that the cause for his condition is Norwegian scabies, ( a virulent form of ordinary scabies ) he has all the classic symptoms. As this ailment so often goes undiagnosed for weeks I very desperately need some professional back up in my diagnosis. My step fathers life could well depend on it. I do not wish to contact either the G.P in question or the hospital myself as I am sure at best I will get little response and be patronised due to lack of official qualification. Has anyone any advice ? There is nowhere to turn and the longer my step-father is in hospital being treated with all their harsh chemicals, when they do not even know what they are treating. The more serious will be the outcome. I urgently need any advice out there. Pip.

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  • All i do know about this is from my daughter who is Deputy Sister of a Cardiac ward, She tells me they are very cautious of scabies and if there was any doubt they would see to it that it was checked out & treated. Remember they are highly contagious so they wouldn't want them there. Elderly people & people who are very ill are at risk to them. I dont see why u shouldn't voice ur concerns & ask for him to be tested. Speak to the Ward Sister..........if she's anything like my daughter she will understand & help..........thats what they're there for ! Ur not being unreasonable to ask, remember that u have every right ! I hope he improves soon ! :)
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  • Thank you, Tootsie, for your advice. Bye the way, I am new to this forum and for some reason cannot access any of the profiles. Every time I click I get a denied access notice. Is this usual ?
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  • Thank you, Tootsie, for your advice. Bye the way, I am new to this forum and for some reason cannot access any of the profiles. Every time I click I get a denied access notice. Is this usual ? Hope u & ur stepdad are doing better ? hope i helped u a little bit ! What I do......... i dont log on straight away i only do that if i want to reply to a thread, Go to "Todays Posts".....click on the title of that post eg, "Not medical" (thats a funny one running at the min)..............not the posters tag name, if u want to reply to a thread then log in with ur tag name & pass word, then go to Quote or Reply .......also sometimes if u take to long submitting ur reply it will say u are logged out......enter ur tag name again & pass word, then ur messge will be sent.....& dont worry if u dont see it straight away, it will come up ! us newbe's learnt the hard way by repeating message....lol Also after i reply i log out again & go to "Todays Post" eventually with trial & error u will find ur way around...........hope this helps ! if in doubt ask again ! Regards :)
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