Diatomaceous Earth
itching and ready to die

United States

#1 Apr 4, 2008
I don't know if any of you have heard of this or not, but I have done some research on it and I am going to try it. It is all natural and non-toxic--though you can buy it with the pyrethins and PBO in it. I am going to try it without first. I just called the feed store I use and they sell 50lb bags there for $12.99. I have been struggling for over 8 months now and have done everything, cleaning, car, laundry, spot on and ivermectin for pets and permetherin and Stromectol for me. I am on chemical overload and so are my pets. I will let you know if I have sucess, but wanted to share this with you.
itching and ready to die

United States

#2 Apr 4, 2008
ALso, I forgot to mention--I have found sucess in certain areas using hemmroid cream--yes--no joke. I used some on my bottom, I don;t think it kills them, but did force them out of there. I have not had them in there for several weeks now!
Welty

AOL

#3 Apr 5, 2008
When the shark bites .. with his teeth dear ... and his mites are pearly white. Wow, I am all about OTC spot treats right now. I say get the burrowers with the Iver/Perm first and use all the spot treats you can find. I also like AmLactin and Gel alchohol. And I'm embarrased to say, Orange Oil De-Solve-It has been good to me as a spot treat. Mites hate orange peel,(d-limone), occlusive oils,(smothering)and things designed to disolve, gummy, waxy residues like tape, wax, etc. Okay, the lable says it can be used on skin and hair to remove gummy sticky stuff. And, oh, yes, one of the things it says it's good for is bugs!(Mostly this product is used for removing labels off things and to remove bandaid glues, etc. in pediatric wards). Spot treat only. So, Itching, isn't the big ingrediant about PrepH supposed to be shark oil. Oh, and what is the Perm thing we haven't heard of???? Tell all. 50lb bags of it??? Quite curious. Look up DeFlea Pet and Area spray on NaturalChemistry.com . It's different. It's labeled for mites it softens them to death. Get the car for sure, the big 22oz size has a great sprayer that will get everything on contact. Then touch up periodically.
Welty

AOL

#4 Apr 5, 2008
Oh, Itching, I've heard some pros and cons on the DE. One is if you get it, get the food grade, not the pool grade, it's far less abrasive to lungs, and one poster says these mites are so small they can manuver through it to some extent and some say it works. 50lbs??? That's a hell of a lot. Five pounds is plenty, it spreads forever, and a light dusting is plenty. If it gets in your eyes, DO NOT RUB!!!!, gently flush. If you want to spend the same amount, try the DeFlea Pet and area spray from Petco, a 22 oz bottle will really treat a lot of area. It is a mechanical action spray labled for mites. I say that these mites don't travel far from where they drop unless they are in walking distance to your Co2. They are in the spots where you are and where your pets are. This stuff seems to work well, but remember to touch it up perodically in your most active areas, as it works mechanically, and immediately, "rebooting" your areas, so it needs touching up to rekill. I love this stuff. I'm on my third bottle. I hate vacumming, and I'm now going a week at a time without with this stuff with light touch ups. I like mopping and other cleaning, but I'm with Janet on vacuuming. I'm not even sure that the vacuum doesn't skip a clinging mite with ease. Many posters that vacuum the best have many problems, and maybe the bags or something or brushes are spreading the mites. I do vacuum, but this stuff does make it seem pretty mite free for a good week. I touch up now and then with the DeFlea where I sit and and my traffic pattern - on the floors I use Windex which works on vinyl because it has surfactants with ammonia and it seems to work well. For the DeFlea I mostly try to sit on one side of the couch and do the area I most sit in for touch ups and leave the rest, assuming that these mites aren't likely to crawl away from where I usually sit. It kills on contact so they don't scatter. They're dead. Softened to death. And it makes the couch look very clean as it's like a cleaner. Also, I always, always, always, wear Croc shoes (sponge-off able) and use them even in the night like slippers to keep my moist feet from picking up mites and bringing them to bed. I do wear socks in the crocs by day. I think they're pretty comfortable. I got basic black - with black socks they pass for normal. But anyway, don't track mites into bed. So, I'd like to hear how you like the DE if you get it, and hope it's good. I know it's good for bed bugs, which is what I thought I had for a couple of weeks.
crazy mite lady

Grants Pass, OR

#5 Apr 5, 2008
i tried the diaomaceous earth and it didnt do much for me...used on my body as a powder and as surface powder. was one of the things i tried after the perm..... but again that was just on me... i have tried pretty much it all in some form or another. the best so far for me is the msm in lotion and the coconut,clove, anise. but some things work on some and dont do a thing for others so dont trust my word as it might do wonders for you, good luck
itching and ready to die

United States

#6 Apr 30, 2008
I haven't been hear for awhile--almost forgot! It has been 3 weeks now and all my sores and bites are clearing up. I did the perm and Stromectol and DE. I only took one does of Stromectol and 1 application of perm. I covered my dogs--I have four) with the DE and all my laundry and laundry room floor and actually my whole house. I have my bed covered in a vinyl case and I put it all over my bed and all around my bed. I put it on the furniture, all the rugs, etc. Basically I coverd my whole house from basement to attic with a HEAVY coating of the stuff. I haven't had a new bite since. I do continue to use the DE daily on the dogs, in my shoes, sprinkled on my dirty laundry etc. and I do my rugs, bed and furniture weekly--paranoid I guess--so far so good. I also spray daily with a permethrin spray and vaccum and mop every other day. I used the DE in my car then covered all the seats in plastic. Left it like that a week, then removed the plastic and vacuumed it out real good. Now all that said, there is one other thing I did that I think may have really made the turn. I went out and got a Fantom steamer and I steamed every single thing in my house--no I am not exaggerating--every single thing. Took me a whole entire day from morning til midnight. I also steamed all my clothes before putting them on for about two weeks. I took my dogs to the vet. She did 8 skin scrapings on each and all came up clean. Along with the DE, I also used a spot on treatment that I bought at the dollar store that is 45% permitherin. Got three tubes for $4.
I had this for ten months and literally thought I was going to have to be institutionalized. I have never been through anything like it. Waterboarding--what the hell for--just give them these damn bugs--they'll tell you anything!
The ingredients in the hemmroid cream that I used is Mineral oil, petrolatum, phenylephrine HCI, shark liver oil, beeswax, benzoic acid, BHA, corn oil, glycerin, lanolin, lanolin alcohol, methylparaben, paraffin, propyparaben, thyme oil, tocopherol, and water.
I hope that you all are able to get better. I do believe that environmental control is the key to success. I am still cleaning and steaming probably more then I should and probably will for the rest of my life out of fear!
itching and ready to die

United States

#7 Apr 30, 2008
By the way--I didn't post much here, but spent hours reading. I want to say thanks to everyone for their help and experiences. You gave me hope and helped a ton with ordering info and saved me a ton of money with posting what didn't work. Thank you all so, so much and best of luck to everyone that is suffering with this craziness!
ItchyOne

Easley, SC

#8 Apr 30, 2008
I'm with Welty on the De Flea. It sprays a fine mist that covers a wide area. I've been using it relentlessly and it doesn't have much a smell. If anything, when first sprayed, it smells kind of musty, like an attic or basement, but once dried you'd never know you sprayed it.

The Permethrin 10% I got at the tractor supply store. It apparently can also be diluted down and sprayed. I bought it to use as a dip for my dog.

Vacuuming SUCKS. I hate it as much as the next person but it's crucial to make progress.

Leave no stone unturned basically and you will eventually get your sanity and quality of life back.
adanaturkey8385

Post Falls, ID

#10 Dec 31, 2008
My daughter and I developed asthma and now are on steroids after using DE. It works on Scabies but you can get rid of them without it. It's not worth risking your health.

Char
itching and ready to die wrote:
I don't know if any of you have heard of this or not, but I have done some research on it and I am going to try it. It is all natural and non-toxic--though you can buy it with the pyrethins and PBO in it. I am going to try it without first. I just called the feed store I use and they sell 50lb bags there for $12.99. I have been struggling for over 8 months now and have done everything, cleaning, car, laundry, spot on and ivermectin for pets and permetherin and Stromectol for me. I am on chemical overload and so are my pets. I will let you know if I have sucess, but wanted to share this with you.
Kimberly

Canada

#11 Jan 15, 2009
Thank-you for coming back with hope.
jeff

Thunder Bay, Canada

#12 Jan 16, 2009
When I had scabies it was the most horrible thing , I felt uncomfortable around everyone and thought it would never end,there is a quick way to end your breakout safely. Permethrin does not work folks if you have had scabies for a couple weeks and it is dangerous.

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