Where to get precipitated sulfur?

Where to get precipitated sulfur?

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jphs

Portland, OR

#1 Mar 23, 2010
Hello friends,

I have found many resources for sublimed sulfur, but can't seem to find any for precipitated. Most of the information states to use precipitated, and doesn't mention sublimed. BTW, they are both sulfur but quite different. Any help is very appreciated. Thanks,
jphs
jphs

Portland, OR

#2 Mar 23, 2010
PAE-GA

Grovetown, GA

#3 Mar 24, 2010
How is the precipitated sulfur mixed and used for human skin? can you use on small dogs?
jphs

Portland, OR

#4 Mar 25, 2010
here's where i started my sulfur search. I tried the sublimed unsuccessfully until i realized the effective formula calls for precipitated, which is different. Now i've ordered the precipitated and am excited to try it.

http://www.safe2use.com/scabiesboard/2005_03/...

there is also a thread dedicated to the sulfur cure, but doesn't have too much useful information.

I do not know if it can be used for small dogs.
jphs
jphs

Portland, OR

#5 Mar 25, 2010
Bill In Mich

Vancouver, WA

#6 Mar 25, 2010
Hi

Sulfur is sulfur

www.americarx.com

$12.00 for 12 oz , they even have an 800 number at there site

Sublimed sulfur, made by Humco ( FLowers of sulfur )
In an empty opaque dish soap bottle

1 teasp sulfur
1 teasp of any oil , cococnut oil is best
shake for 20 seconds
add
9 teasp of any type of hand creme, 365 brand is best and healty, it dosnt matter though

Shake hard for 30 seconds
apply top of head to toes and leave on for 1 week or until next shower, then reapply , it stops all itching in 1 hr. Test on forearm for 24 hours to make sure you dont have a rare allergic reaction to sulfur.Usually people with shelfish in tolerence have a sulfur allergic reaction
All clothes are ruined (made smelly )by sulfur and must not be put in the dryer, it will smell it up bad, I hang my clothes to dry in the bathroom and put a vidal sasson indestructible hairdryer on in the bathroom
it dries the clothes in 2 hrs.
I boil all my clothes before washing, in a big stemer pot on the stove for 3 hrs , then wash in arm and hammer laundry soap, I pre soak all clothes 1-8 hrs in the washer in the A&H soap , any version of A&H works excellent
Also it kills the bug when put in the bathtub 1 cup per bath, or baking soda can be used also, both work miracles.
I used sulfur for 1 year, I KEEP PICKING UP NEW BUGS IN THE WOODS, DOCKS, OLD TRUCKS ETC.

God bless you
Bye ,,
BIll
jphs

Portland, OR

#7 Mar 25, 2010
sulfur may be sulfur, but the size of the sulfur particle directly relates to it's efficacy, and sublimed sulfur particles are much larger than precipitated.

if you're dealing with scabies, which burrows under the skin, you want the smaller size particle.

Bill, I've read that your mite infestation is environmental (not scabies) and sublimated sulfur probably works to give you relief.

For scabies, I've researched that the recommended use for adults is 10% precipitated sulfur. Looking at historical texts, sublimed was also used but at much greater percentages (anywhere from 20% 1pt:4pts - 43% 30pts:70pts Unguentum sulphuris) and often used another substance (i.e. potash) to help it be more effective.

--> Historical percentages and statement of the efficacy of precipitated over sublimed:

http://books.google.com/books...
***

-->Current statement of efficacy of smaller sulfur particle (precipitated) over larger (sublimed)

Sulfur is a time-honored therapeutic agent useful in a variety of dermatologie disorders. Its keratolytic action is due to formation of hydrogen sulfide through a reaction that depends upon direct interaction between sulfur particles and keratinocytes. The smaller the particle size, the greater the degree of such interaction and the greater the therapeutic efficacy. When applied topically, sulfur induces various histologie changes, including hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, and dilatation of dermal vasculature. One study showed that sulfur was comedogenic when applied onto human and rabbit skin, findings that were not reproduced in other studies. About 1% of topically applied sulfur is systemically absorbed. Adverse effects from topically applied sulfur are uncommon and are mainly limited to the skin. In infants, however, fatal outcome after extensive application has been reported.***

Sulfur revisited†
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Volume 18, Issue 3, Pages 553-558

*this is not medical advice and I am not a dr. or healthcare practitioner
jphs

Portland, OR

#8 Mar 25, 2010
excuse me, for Unguentum sulphuris that should read between 20% (1pt:4pt) - 30% (30pts:70pts)
buggie

Houston, TX

#9 Mar 25, 2010
Jphs,
Interesting. Flammable solid...wow.
Update us on this thread in how its working for you when you get it.
I've been amazed at the overnight healing of calloused elbows with eucerin plus intensive repair hand cream 2.7 oz smallish tube. It worked way better than neosporin. You might want to mix your sulfur in that. A diabetic friend uses eucerin creams and recommended them.
Btw, pomado de azufre jar of premixed 10% sulfur never ruined my clothes and was never smelly. I dried my clothes for 2 hours hot hot dryer and all was well. I noticed bugs love moist warm humidity so boiling clothes indoors attracts them. Bill fans the moisture out a window. 3 hours boiling is what I've read recently from yellowstone study on bacteria that thrive at high temps. Rain always increased their activity. I live in the desert now.
Vizio

Chelsea, MI

#10 Apr 8, 2010
I've done two nights of precipitated sulfur mixed with vaseline. I have taken showers during the day or it is just too much for my skin. I have left it in my hair though I'm going to try for three days of it in my hair. I'm going to do a third night of it tonight and take a break for a few days. I have been using the borax/hyrdo mixture after my shower in the morning and it has made a big difference on their activity during the day and is clearing up some older bites as well.
jphs

Portland, OR

#11 Apr 8, 2010
Vizio,

Is the sulfur you are using flowers of sulfur (like the Humco sublimed sulfur) or is it precipitated (milk of sulfur)? If it's precipitated, where did you get it?

I ordered from the Home Science Tools link, and they really sent me sublimed sulfur labeled at "lab grade percipitated."

One of the old ointments i've found uses a 30 parts sublimed sulfur/70 parts petroleum, so i went ahead with a 35% instead of 30%. I just finished my second night as well, and I'm aiming to do at least four. I figure if this isn't effective, i'll step it up to 40 - 45%.

Here's a question. When i've used the chemicals (stromectol, lindane, permethrin) i could feel them dying in my back, but i haven't really felt that much (their dying) from the sulfur. Do you feel them dying when it's working?

Also, do you find that alot of the covering rubs off during sleep? Have you done anything about that?

jphs

jphs
Vizio

Chelsea, MI

#12 Apr 8, 2010
I am using the sublimed sulfur. I thought it was precipitated but I had to double check the bottle. I ordered it through americarx.com which I won't be doing again. I am not suffering from traditional scabies so I have not used the other things that you are speaking of. I wish I could give you a better answer on that. I have an environmental mite that I got from my cats. I haven't felt them dying but I think it is helping. I also use the borax/hydro mix during the day which has also been very helpful. I'm not using a strong of a mix as you are either. Keep me updated on your progress and I wish you well.
hilly

Parsippany, NJ

#13 Apr 9, 2010
http://www.google.com/url... this website can help
herb

Trinity, TX

#14 Sep 6, 2010
jphs wrote:
Vizio,
Is the sulfur you are using flowers of sulfur (like the Humco sublimed sulfur) or is it precipitated (milk of sulfur)? If it's precipitated, where did you get it?
I ordered from the Home Science Tools link, and they really sent me sublimed sulfur labeled at "lab grade percipitated."
One of the old ointments i've found uses a 30 parts sublimed sulfur/70 parts petroleum, so i went ahead with a 35% instead of 30%. I just finished my second night as well, and I'm aiming to do at least four. I figure if this isn't effective, i'll step it up to 40 - 45%.
Here's a question. When i've used the chemicals (stromectol, lindane, permethrin) i could feel them dying in my back, but i haven't really felt that much (their dying) from the sulfur. Do you feel them dying when it's working?
Also, do you find that alot of the covering rubs off during sleep? Have you done anything about that?
jphs
jphs
Try compounding that 3:1. Sulfur soap would be good.
herb

Trinity, TX

#15 Sep 6, 2010
Sulfur soap is very good for scabies, mites, also promotes the repair of problem skin areas of Acne, Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Dandruff, Shingles, Itchy Bites, Rashes, Related Dry Itching.
herb

Trinity, TX

#16 Sep 6, 2010
Bill In Mich wrote:
Hi
Sulfur is sulfur
www.americarx.com
$12.00 for 12 oz , they even have an 800 number at there site
Sublimed sulfur, made by Humco ( FLowers of sulfur )
In an empty opaque dish soap bottle
1 teasp sulfur
1 teasp of any oil , cococnut oil is best
shake for 20 seconds
add
9 teasp of any type of hand creme, 365 brand is best and healty, it dosnt matter though
Shake hard for 30 seconds
apply top of head to toes and leave on for 1 week or until next shower, then reapply , it stops all itching in 1 hr. Test on forearm for 24 hours to make sure you dont have a rare allergic reaction to sulfur.Usually people with shelfish in tolerence have a sulfur allergic reaction
All clothes are ruined (made smelly )by sulfur and must not be put in the dryer, it will smell it up bad, I hang my clothes to dry in the bathroom and put a vidal sasson indestructible hairdryer on in the bathroom
it dries the clothes in 2 hrs.
I boil all my clothes before washing, in a big stemer pot on the stove for 3 hrs , then wash in arm and hammer laundry soap, I pre soak all clothes 1-8 hrs in the washer in the A&H soap , any version of A&H works excellent
Also it kills the bug when put in the bathtub 1 cup per bath, or baking soda can be used also, both work miracles.
I used sulfur for 1 year, I KEEP PICKING UP NEW BUGS IN THE WOODS, DOCKS, OLD TRUCKS ETC.
God bless you
Bye ,,
BIll
Take equal amount sulfur powderv& any body powder (baby powder..etc) mix throughly & dust pant legs & waist band before going out. That should help. Using sulfur soap with that would be real good.
herb

Trinity, TX

#17 Sep 6, 2010
Take equal amount sulfur powder & any body powder (baby powder..etc) mix throughly & dust pant legs & waist band before going out. That should help. Using sulfur soap with that would be real good.

Reposting, had a typo.
scabieshater

AOL

#18 Jan 5, 2011
I have been looking for precipitated sulfer also and I found this site called carolina.com It had precipatated sulfer, reagent grade, 500gms for $9.95. I was so excited i placed the order and when I called the customer service number a few hours later(i wanted to change my shipping from ground to 2day) she looked up my order and told me " I wasent allowed to order this because they only sell to schools and business". I was pissed because that was not clarified on the web site. I was pissed man. I ordered sublimed sulfer from humco a few weeks earlier and it seemed to work but not completly. I'm about to try Sulferated lime dip..yes its for dogs but I heard of people using it for scabies and it was highly effective.At this point I'll try ANYTHING to get rid of this shit. Its a freakin NIGHTMARE!! Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find prec sulfer?
iya

Dagupan City, Philippines

#19 Feb 7, 2011
if it is lab grade you cannot use it for a person. It is just for experiments them.
SULFUR OINTMENT
#20 Feb 8, 2011
Ive looked up several websites about scabies and it is pretty much the same story no one can get rid of these things! Ive tried several prescription tubes of permethrin and it does not work. Ive also tried the over the counter tea tree oil. Bathing with a couple caps and putting it in lotion... Its helped but they are still not totally gone. Ive drove myself nuts trying to find the right sulfur and i cant find it but i did find a sulfur ointment that is already prepared it is 5.99 for 2.2oz and there are several other sizes to choose from. The address is [email protected] It said free shipping and made in the USA. I just placed my order a while ago. I hope it works!!

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