My name is Isabella and I’ve recently been diagnosed with Scabies. I hadn’t heard of it until the doctor told me – I had no idea what it was or how it even happened. All I knew was that it was a skin condition.
When the doctor told me, I had a ton of questions: What was scabies? How did I get it? Was there any cure? I felt embarrassed and I didn’t want anyone to know.
At first, I thought that scabies was caused by something I did wrong. I felt embarrassed, embarrassed that I didn’t take better care of myself or my hygiene. I was so embarrassed that I didn’t even tell my friends and family.
I was prescribed a medicated cream to apply all over my body every night. I started to feel a bit better after a few weeks of treatment, but I was still itchy and uncomfortable.
It was a long process and sometimes I felt like I was never going to get better. But eventually, my skin started to heal and the itching slowly began to subside.
At first, I was scared to show my skin or wear anything that was tight. But slowly, I realized that my skin was healing and I felt a lot more comfortable and confident.
The experience taught me a lot about myself and how my body works. I now pay more attention to symptoms and visit my doctor regularly to check in and make sure there are no issues.
I’m so thankful to be on the other side of this experience. Although it was difficult and uncomfortable, it made me more conscious of my body and health. I now take better care of myself and appreciate the small victories.
Scabies was a tough experience, but it made me a stronger person.