sulphur and scabies
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Since: Jul 11

Cape Town, South Africa

#1 Jul 6, 2011
It appears that I have successfully gotten rid of my scabies and have decided to share my experience because I know now what its like to spend hours on internet trying to get answers! I used SULPHUR mixed with coconut oil or baby cream or Vaseline. I used 10-20% sulphur mix.(you buy "Flowers of Sulphur" at the pharmacies). I put it all over my body (even face)before going to bed and put on tight clothes to cover my whole body. Then in the morning I showered and washed bedding and clothes (on hot). I did this for about 2 weeks. It was never confirmed that I had scabies to start with but stayed with someone who did as well as my partner being very itchy. I did get rid of any scabies I may have had but I have damaged my skin quite badly with the sulphur!!! I now have very dry skin that is very sensitive and flaky. I am using rose hip oil to treat it.(the dermatologist wanted to give me cortisone, but I'm not so sure) So please be careful with the sulphur(rather use 3-5%)but it does work!! hope this is useful!
itcher

Australia

#2 Jul 30, 2011
can anyone tell me if its better to scrub up body with sulphur soap then wash off or bath in it???yes it has given a bigger skin problem but i need something inbetween treatments and doctors appointments to at least keep might numers down! any suggestion?
Annie

Frisco, TX

#3 Jul 30, 2011
I've been using sulphur soap by Grisi. First, I use a regular soap or shower gel and regular shampoo, to get clean.

Then, I lather up with sulfur soap (including scalp), and rub it into the skin. Leave on 5 minutes. Rinse lightly (but don't scrub if off). Let body air dry or gently pat dry with towel.

There will be residual sulfur on the skin.

I'm not sure what you mean by "bathe in it".

I will say that while sulfur is very drying, the Grisi brand of sulphur soap has some lanolin mixed in that seems to make it less damaging to skin. It is still 10% sulfur. I don't use it every day, though. I use it 3 days on, 1 or 2 days off, to give my skin a break.
itcher

Australia

#4 Jul 30, 2011
thankyou for your reply,i have been usin sulphur soap of net and its just sulphur i think as i cant read it as its in chinese so i dont know what else it has it it except its 10 percent sulphur,i was disolving bar in hot water and adding it to my bath water and leaving a bar in water too,i was thinking the sulphur would get in my pores and might even kill the ones under skin lol as they say "you know what though thought" lol i will try it that way cause i got real bad exzema from it first time but have just started using agin inbetween treatments to keep them at bay! also what i have noticed that it clears any sign of them so the doctor always says that he cant see any burrows! but i just cant do nothing so ill try it your way,once again thanks for your reply xx
Dont

Beverly, MA

#5 Aug 21, 2011
Do not use sulfur it is not soluble in water and will make everything you own smell like sewage until the end of your life (sulfur reducing bacteria), if the mainstream treatments do not work then look at another diagnosis such as chronic urticaria/dermographia.
Annie

Frisco, TX

#6 Aug 21, 2011
Several members of our family have been using 10% sulfur soap for a month or more, and we don't find that it clings to clothes, sheets or towels. We wash our laundry in hot water and dry on hot. No odor that I can tell.

It might be different if someone is using a different sulfur product, and leaving it on for hours and hours. I haven't tried that. I do spot treat with Pomado de Azufre, and it seems to wash off easily, too.

I think sulfur soap (and ointment) can be helpful, especially if used along with other medical treatments such as permethrin, malathion, and/or ivermectin.

In fact, sulfur ointment IS a mainstream medical treatment, often prescribed by physicians for pregnant women and babies who contract scabies.
rena

Crestline, CA

#7 Mar 13, 2013
So my sister has scabies pretty bad and i dont know what to.do as she endlessly itches. I read about the sulfur treatment, but as i read everyones posts. I dont know if i should really try it. Help!!

Since: May 10

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#8 Mar 13, 2013
rena wrote:
So my sister has scabies pretty bad and i dont know what to.do as she endlessly itches. I read about the sulfur treatment, but as i read everyones posts. I dont know if i should really try it. Help!!
What I would be worried about is infestation from fomites. Does she sleep with you in the same bed? If so, you may want to separate. Ensure you use only clean towels, not towels that have been used by her. Also, environmental cleaning of areas she frequents, like the kitchen floor, the laundry floor, the washer and dryer, etc. She is the one with scabies and she is the one who needs to be treated aggressively until she is cured. Yes, you can do treatments, but UNTIL she is cured, then there is a chance of other family members AND PETS who will be contact scabies.

Sulphur is mild. You can buy some sublimed sulphur from online. Just do a search for sublimed sulphur Humco and there will be websites you can order from. Mix 15% sulphur with 85% hand lotion, and apply full body. Test a spot on your skin to see if you (or other family members) are sensitive to it. Some people are sensitive to sulphur.

Or when she goes to the dermatologist, they may give her refills of the Elimite permethrin cream. And you can use that. But, like I said, she needs to be cured, so that the family can rest assured that they will not contact this disease.
concerned mom

East Orange, NJ

#9 Aug 14, 2013
Is the suolfur soap safe to use on my 7 year old daughter?
getwellsoon

Somerset, NJ

#10 Sep 25, 2013
concerned mom wrote:
Is the suolfur soap safe to use on my 7 year old daughter?
Hi concerned mom, it's okay for a 7-year-old to use sulfur soap. I noticed your question when I stumbled upon this thread just now and hope it's not too late.
really concerned

East Orange, NJ

#11 Sep 26, 2013
getwellsoon wrote:
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Hi concerned mom, it's okay for a 7-year-old to use sulfur soap. I noticed your question when I stumbled upon this thread just now and hope it's not too late.
Thank You! I was desperate n started to use it on her. I then noticed my son, husband, and myself itching like crazy. We all have been using the soap however my daughter body is the worst with the bumps all over mainly buttocks, groin,and hands n feet areas....its never ending. I am so afraid to try anything else. Its getting worse. We just moved to a new state and haven't got new insurance yet and feeling really bad about the way her skin looks. The guys aren't that bad yet but from looking at her I kno its soon to come. Any other suggestion? I am greatfull for any help and responses. Thanks in advance!
getwellsoon

Somerset, NJ

#12 Sep 26, 2013
Hi really concerned, some posters take Ivermectin horse pastes (1.87%)or liquid injectible which your can buy from feed stores or tractor supply stores, as they don't require prescription and they're inexpensive. I personally find sulfur soap (10% sulfur) helpful together with Ivermectin, but it does take time depending on how serious the case is. There are other posters who tried Epsom salt, tea tree oil, clove oil, etc., but I don't know how good those are as I haven't tried those.

Try to have a dermatologist prescribe you Permethrin cream and Ivermectin when you do get insurance later because the combination of those two are also helpful. Unfortunately there are some inane and inexperienced ones who wouldn't prescribe Ivermectin, some even Permethrin. I bring up horse paste Ivermectin as I saw some cured posters claimed they got cured by that. I hope Ivermectin with sulfur soap can do the job.

There are some helpful information in the thread "I am Cured", the one with 975 comments. Best wishes to you and your family.
really concerned

Elizabeth, NJ

#13 Sep 27, 2013
Thank u so very much. I will definitely inquire about the Ivermectin. I will also take a look at the thread. Will post how things turn out, hopefully sooner than later cur I kno it will take time. Thanks again fie your advice, time, knowledge, and cconsideration. I am truly grateful.
getwellsoon

Somerset, NJ

#14 Sep 27, 2013
Hi really concerned, you're welcome. I'm glad that I can help. Hope that things will turn out well, please post and let us know. Take good care.
got rid of it

San Diego, CA

#15 Sep 29, 2013
Treatment: Used Premetherin twice-
Took hot Epsom salt baths
Used Sulpher soap bar and cream- Mexican section Walmart
Used Nu-Stock Sulpher for Animals- you can find it at your local feed store- I just diluted it with some grapeseed oil, to make it more liquidy.
I vacuumed and washed and dryed everything constantley.
Had it for 4 months and was able to get rid of it.
I confined myself to my room and did not sit on any furniture. It's hard but if you are consistant you can beat it.
My husband has sensitive skin so he had issues with all the treatments.
scabies survivor

Mesa, AZ

#16 Oct 10, 2013
really concerned wrote:
<quoted text>Thank You! I was desperate n started to use it on her. I then noticed my son, husband, and myself itching like crazy. We all have been using the soap however my daughter body is the worst with the bumps all over mainly buttocks, groin,an
d hands n feet areas....its never ending. I am so afraid to try anything else. Its getting worse. We just moved to a new state and haven't got new insurance yet and feeling really bad about the way her skin looks. The guys aren't that bad yet but from looking at her I kno its soon to come. Any other suggestion? I am greatfull for any help and responses. Thanks in advance!
use the sulphur soap twice a day rinse cold moisturize after. get tea tree soap or neem soap bathe twice a day and always moisturize. neem stops them from reproducing clear n two three weeks tea tree kills them and eggs
getwellsoon

Somerset, NJ

#17 Oct 12, 2013
really concerned wrote:
Thank u so very much. I will definitely inquire about the Ivermectin. I will also take a look at the thread. Will post how things turn out, hopefully sooner than later cur I kno it will take time. Thanks again fie your advice, time, knowledge, and cconsideration. I am truly grateful.
Hi really concerned, how things are going with you? I hope all is well. I find that the sulfur ointment is very helpful, you can also try to see if it works for you. I also use it for spot treating and it stops the itch instantly. If you do take Ivermectin, you may want to take some kind of topicals as well in between, like Permethrin, sulfur ointment, neem oil, anything that you find it works for you. A combination of both can sure help tremendously, but definitely Ivermectin is the key if the case is severe. Also, treating your environment is just as important. Best wishes to you and your family.
Jimishia

Syracuse, NY

#19 Dec 2, 2013
While using the sulfur soap I wash & dry my clothes on hot . Do I half to was them every couple of day until the scabies are gone or do I was them once
pregnant with scabies

Roswell, GA

#20 Dec 2, 2013
Jimishia wrote:
While using the sulfur soap I wash & dry my clothes on hot . Do I half to was them every couple of day until the scabies are gone or do I was them once
I would say everyday until there gone. But you have to do the permetherin treatment twice to make sure you e killed them all

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#21 Dec 2, 2013
pregnant with scabies wrote:
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I would say everyday until there gone. But you have to do the permetherin treatment twice to make sure you e killed them all
Still dreaming that permethrin cures? You are going to be on this forum a very long time.

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