vss

Hollywood, FL

#209 Aug 14, 2013
stop making up new threads for every single little thing that comes through that little head of yours. just add to old threads... or is it that the old threads has too much GOOD information in them that may actually HELP someone here?

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killmites

Phoenix, AZ

#210 Aug 14, 2013
jendesuyo wrote:
I still have one question though, will a hot car destroy all the scabies inside of it?
Contoversy on this issue. I live in az. My car is 120-150 everyday...but I itch and get luttle welts on my feet and hands wgen I drive. I think I'm getting bit. I vacuummed and wiped with bleach.
vss

Hollywood, FL

#211 Aug 28, 2013
killmites wrote:
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Contoversy on this issue. I live in az. My car is 120-150 everyday...but I itch and get luttle welts on my feet and hands wgen I drive. I think I'm getting bit. I vacuummed and wiped with bleach.
Try mixing an insect growth regulator with some water. you can purchase an IGR like martin's from Amazon or doyourownpestcontrol dot com. Or it's called Nylar...
Mix this with Cyonara and spray your car with it, let it dry and then you can use the car once it is dried. works great!!

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janegreeve

London, UK

#212 Aug 29, 2013
I have been reading a lot about scabies as i have just got it and as i understand they cannot live or reproduce without human contact for 48 hours... if this is the case - surely i can treat myself and then leave my house with all windows closed (maybe leave the heating on?) for 48-72 hours and they will all die?

does anyone know if this would work?!

any help would be GREATLY apprecitaed!!!
Haley

Saint Petersburg, FL

#213 Sep 8, 2013
I just recently moved into the back apartment behind my parents house that they use to rent out to friends and family. My partner and I have been sleeping on the futon bed that was provided for us until we got a bed of our own. He went out and bought a Cockatoo (bird) and left it in out apartment for several weeks.. Ive been itching for about 5 months now and have been to several doctors for it. Some say its dry skin and others say its mites either from the bird or the bed. I have been using Permethrin 5%, My doctor told me it was a 1 time treatment and to just wash my clothes (he was very short with me) and sent me on my way. I know that the scabies eggs hatch every 3 days, so the cream that is a 1 time treatment won't kill them which will just infect me again.. I am so tired of not being able to sleep and it scares me that I could have this for several months more its driving me insane.. I heard Tea Tree Oil works well but I am highly allergic so I can't use it.. I was thinking Lice treatment? if i use it 3 times a week maybe? I don't have any carpet in my apartment but what should I do about the futon. It belongs to my parents so getting rid of it is out of the question. Plus my doctor said that scabies doesn't live in mattress like a bedbug so Im not sure. He also told me scabies can't live without a host for more then 3 hours, which is false its 3-4 days.. so Im running out of things to do. Help???
Jackie

Bronx, NY

#214 Sep 9, 2013
Haley wrote:
I just recently moved into the back apartment behind my parents house that they use to rent out to friends and family. My partner and I have been sleeping on the futon bed that was provided for us until we got a bed of our own. He went out and bought a Cockatoo (bird) and left it in out apartment for several weeks.. Ive been itching for about 5 months now and have been to several doctors for it. Some say its dry skin and others say its mites either from the bird or the bed. I have been using Permethrin 5%, My doctor told me it was a 1 time treatment and to just wash my clothes (he was very short with me) and sent me on my way. I know that the scabies eggs hatch every 3 days, so the cream that is a 1 time treatment won't kill them which will just infect me again.. I am so tired of not being able to sleep and it scares me that I could have this for several months more its driving me insane.. I heard Tea Tree Oil works well but I am highly allergic so I can't use it.. I was thinking Lice treatment? if i use it 3 times a week maybe? I don't have any carpet in my apartment but what should I do about the futon. It belongs to my parents so getting rid of it is out of the question. Plus my doctor said that scabies doesn't live in mattress like a bedbug so Im not sure. He also told me scabies can't live without a host for more then 3 hours, which is false its 3-4 days.. so Im running out of things to do. Help???
The bird prob has bird mites. I would get rid of it. You will need to clean a lot because they are in your environment. Look up a few cleaning threads. About on you not sure how to get rid of bird mites.
coleenhelp

Brooklyn, NY

#215 Sep 9, 2013
My stepdaughter apparently got scabies. Her mother and her never informed us about it. They are telling us she had them over a year ago so the infestation we have could not have come from her. Now she was here 50% of the timwe a year ago now she goes to her mothers everyother weekend. Is it possable that they gave them to us. My 1 year old has eczema and i would uses his steroid cream it would almost go away then come back with a vengeance so my boyfriend took a scraping of his skin and looked at it under our kids microscope sure enough scabie mites. Only after that did his kid tell us she had them. We treated ourselves the kids and the baby. Well the perm chemically burned our babys skin he was hospitalized. I told him shes not alolowed back til shes treated. She told us the doc wont give her the meds because she doesnt have the could that be possible. Also if she goes to her mothers and she hasnt been treated wont that bring them back to my house. she wont use the meds because its a pesticide. Im at my wits end i clean all day but they keep coming back . Is there anything i can do please i need help
Ji
FreeOfScabies

Duluth, GA

#216 Oct 22, 2013
Mix in a large spray bottle ; borax, hot water & the original blue dawn dish soap. Spray everything in your house!!! Clothes, curtains, shoes, carpet, rugs, Everything!!! Wait 24 hours and vacume. This should get rid of these aggravating mites! This worked for me. I also fill tub & put 1/4 of borax & dawn. Soak in tub for atleast a hour. This killed all the eggs and the dawn acts as a cleansing agents that actually pulls the eggs and bugs out of your skin.
FreeOfScabies

Duluth, GA

#217 Oct 22, 2013
Also keep all your drawers, closet, etc..they will die after 3 days if no contact with them. If you have a animal, check them for light brown spots....this means they have the mange and there's a very good chance that's where you got these mites. You can treat your dogs without having to take to vet,etc..by taking borax and hydro peroxide and spraying them down. Do not rinse it off. Let this dry on them and you will need to do this twice a days until all the mange is gone. If you can afford to buy your animal a flea pill from the vet which ranges $20 to $30 for a pill, I strongly recommend doing this. Animals act as a host for these mites that are scabies. If you don't treat your dog it is impossible to remove the mites completely because they will continue to jump off your animal onto you and all in your home.
jamie

Noblesville, IN

#218 Oct 23, 2013
I just found out last night that I have scabies..i am on the permetherin cream..i have never dealt with this before. Im not sure how to clean the house or car...need some advice..
vss

Hollywood, FL

#219 Oct 24, 2013
FreeOfScabies wrote:
Also keep all your drawers, closet, etc..they will die after 3 days if no contact with them. If you have a animal, check them for light brown spots....this means they have the mange and there's a very good chance that's where you got these mites. You can treat your dogs without having to take to vet,etc..by taking borax and hydro peroxide and spraying them down. Do not rinse it off. Let this dry on them and you will need to do this twice a days until all the mange is gone. If you can afford to buy your animal a flea pill from the vet which ranges $20 to $30 for a pill, I strongly recommend doing this. Animals act as a host for these mites that are scabies. If you don't treat your dog it is impossible to remove the mites completely because they will continue to jump off your animal onto you and all in your home.
They are not pills. They are injectible meds, or spot-ons that treat sarcoptic scabiei var canis. It's either injectible ivermectin, or injectible doramectin, or Revolution spot ons.
These are all avermectins. Be careful treating your pets with borax and h2o2. Take your pets to the vets. Subscribe to dog forums and speak with pet owners who know about treating sarcoptic scabie mange. Vets also bath dogs in lyme sulphur dips, which is an old fashion cure of sarcoptic mange. You need the vet's assistance to determine whether it is demodex or sarcoptic mange two different types of mites and both are treated differently.

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Brittany y

Vancouver, WA

#220 Dec 12, 2013
Ahhhhh I am going crazy. I got scabbies about 2months ago from god knows where and a month ago I finally went to the dr(no insurance) and got the scabicide cream-1st application did not work. 2nd application literally tore the house apart cleaning And washed the bedding before treatment and the day after treatment. And have not worn the same clothes twice. It started in my thighs and I thought 2nd treatment helped, but now it's on my calves, under my knees, my arms, elbows, and wrists and upper thighs. Idk what to do :( the itching is really bad too to where I'm up all night. I even apply the cream to the spots as a follow treatment but it'd getting out of hand
Bruce

Brunswick, ME

#221 Dec 16, 2013
Go to one of the sulfur soap sites - sulfursoap.com and/or sulfurointment.com - and purchase the SAL3 10% sulfur soap. It's very effective and is less harsh on the skin. Take a shower with it daily. First wet yourself down and turn off the water. Then lather up thoroughly and cover every part of your body, including your face and scalp, with the suds. Be sure to get in between your toes, etc. Then stand there or sit while lathered up for at least five (5) minutes. That will smother and kill the mites on the surface of your skin and scalp.

Do that every day and within a couple of weeks or less you will have killed all of the mites that have continued to hatch and come to the surface during that time frame. Even though the hatching cycle is approximately every five days, scabies, just like humans, do not always adhere rigidly to such reproductive cycle. Just as babies are not all born exactly nine months after conception - thus premature babies - neither does the scabies mite adhere strictly to its 5 day cycle. Therefore, the longer you have had scabies, the more overlapping the hatching will be, e.g., every 4 days, 3 days, or even daily. Thus the daily use of the sulfur soap is critical, particularly if you have had scabies for a lengthy period of time. However, eventually all of the scabies will have hatched and you will have completely eliminated them with the daily use of the sulfur soap, which smothers them. Thus scabies is unable to develop a resistance to its action.

Just be sure to continue to clean your environment so that you do not become reinfested with more mites. Both Windex with Ammonia-D and 91% isopropyl alcohol are effective at killing scabies. More on this later.
Bruce

Brunswick, ME

#222 Dec 16, 2013
If you find that the regular use of the sulfur soap, as in my previous Post, leaves your skin too dry and itchy, do this. After the five plus minutes of lathered up time has elapsed and you have rinsed off the sulfur soap, lather up again using a moisturizing or mild soap such as LEVER 2000 ALOE & CUCUMBER or DOVE, etc. That will eliminate the problem.

Something else that will help is this. First obtain a small empty spray bottle - the 4 ounce size is ideal. Healthyhabitsweb.com has one for about $3.00. You also may be able to find one at your local Dollar or discount store. Then purchase a bottle of the regular amber colored Listerene. Use a small funnel, if necessary, to fill the 4 oz. spray bottle with Listerene. Before getting into bed each night or day, spray your legs and feet with the Listerene. Be sure to include the bottoms of you feet and to spray between your toes. The Listerene does not kill scabies, but it is an effective repellent, and it will relieve any remaining itching and help to keep mites of any kind, including scabies, bird mites, pillow mites, etc. from infesting you.
Bruce

Brunswick, ME

#223 Dec 16, 2013
In cleaning your environment you can use Windex with Ammonia-D for hard surfaces. Make sure that it is the version of Windex that has the Ammonia-D, as that is what kills the scabies. Spray the hard surfaces which are non-porous such as tile, ceramic, etc. and then wipe off with paper towels. Do not use on porous surfaces such as wood or bathroom grouting as the Windex will stain them blue over a period of time.

To save yourself from doing excessive loads of laundry, purchase some 91% isopropyl alcohol - which kills scabies - at your local discount store and fill an empty Windex spray bottle with it. Then daily or at least once or twice a week, pull back the sheets on your bed and spray the bottom sheet. Cover it complely. You do not have to soak it - just be sure to spray the entire surface. As the fumes can be a little strong, you may want to let the room air out for a half hour or so before spending any time in it after spraying.
Bruce

Brunswick, ME

#224 Dec 16, 2013
Purchase two pair of rubber flip-flops (known in the military as shower shoes) so that you can always have a clean pair to step into after your daily shower as above. Always clean the used pair by spraying thoroughly with the scabies killing 91% alcohol. After spraying, let the alcohol evaporate - it does so rather quickly - and then use a good dishwashing detergent such as liquid Dawn to wash them off and finish the job.

One other thing which I found extremely helpful was to also keep a bar of the 10% sulfur SAL3 soap at the kitchen sink where I would use it frequently and alternately during the day with a bar of LEVER 2000 ALOE & CUCUMBER soap.

Do these things faithfully and you will prevail. I did, and I was cross infested with bird mites!!
Bruce

Bath, ME

#225 Dec 19, 2013
One thing that I forgot to mention in my previous Post above about saving you from doing excessive loads of laundry is the use of paper towels for both cleaning surfaces with the Windex with Ammonia-D and/or the 91% Isopropyl Alcohol instead of using rags or cleaning cloths, and for drying yourself off after showering instead of using a bath towel which would require laundering.

When using the paper towels to dry yourself off, use one at a time and fold it into quarters. That is fold it over once, and then fold it one more time. Use one surface for a section of your body. Then fold it back over and use another surface of the towel for the next section of your body. etc. Do it so that you use just one side of the paper towel and then discard it, either in the sink or directly into a waste basket. You will note that the two sides of the paper towel are slightly different. Use the less pebbled side or the slightly smoother side to contact your body, as the more heavily pebbled side will tend to shed tiny paper fibers which can irritate your skin. Using the smoother side of the paper towel to dry hard surfaces will also result in a cleaner surface as you will avoid the shedding of the paper fibers from the paper towel.

I have found that both the "Brawny" brand and the house brand called "One Up" at Target stores are both stronger and more absorbent than others I have tried. In fact I believe both received a "Best Buy" rating from Consumer's Report magazine. I suggest that whatever brand you choose that you use the all white version as you can more easily spot dirt and debris on the towel that you have cleaned from a surface and thus more easily monitor how clean the surface is. Needless to say, always buy the paper towels on sale as you will use quite a few of them.
Veronica

Hollywood, FL

#226 Dec 19, 2013
Bruce wrote:
One thing that I forgot to mention in my previous Post above about saving you from doing excessive loads of laundry is the use of paper towels for both cleaning surfaces with the Windex with Ammonia-D and/or the 91% Isopropyl Alcohol instead of using rags or cleaning cloths, and for drying yourself off after showering instead of using a bath towel which would require laundering.
When using the paper towels to dry yourself off, use one at a time and fold it into quarters. That is fold it over once, and then fold it one more time. Use one surface for a section of your body. Then fold it back over and use another surface of the towel for the next section of your body. etc. Do it so that you use just one side of the paper towel and then discard it, either in the sink or directly into a waste basket. You will note that the two sides of the paper towel are slightly different. Use the less pebbled side or the slightly smoother side to contact your body, as the more heavily pebbled side will tend to shed tiny paper fibers which can irritate your skin. Using the smoother side of the paper towel to dry hard surfaces will also result in a cleaner surface as you will avoid the shedding of the paper fibers from the paper towel.
I have found that both the "Brawny" brand and the house brand called "One Up" at Target stores are both stronger and more absorbent than others I have tried. In fact I believe both received a "Best Buy" rating from Consumer's Report magazine. I suggest that whatever brand you choose that you use the all white version as you can more easily spot dirt and debris on the towel that you have cleaned from a surface and thus more easily monitor how clean the surface is. Needless to say, always buy the paper towels on sale as you will use quite a few of them.
They sell $2.00 towels at Walmart, which are small, but big enough for full body.. You can use a clean one daily. They are small and you can wash many of them in one load of laundry. I learned long ago that these towels are the most economical when fighting a scabies infestation.

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Bruce

Portland, ME

#227 Dec 22, 2013
Another thing which I found extremely helpful as I have mentioned elsewhere in these Forums some time ago, and which is inexpensive and readily available at discount stores (Target, Walmart, etc.) as well as pharmacy stores (Rite-Aid, Walmart, etc.), is the well known over the counter acne remedy, "Clearasil DAILY CLEAR Vanishsing Acne Treatment Cream with Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Acne Medication".

The 10% Benzoyl Peroxide kills scabies and is excellent for using as a spot treatment for the tell-tale scabies pimple like bumps, whether between the fingers, on the top of your hands, or on your face and scalp. It is particularly effective in killing scabies as it is formulated to penetrate the skin to kill the Acne bacteria, and it will reach the scabies nymphs and eggs under the top layer of the skin which the sulfur soap can't reach.

As the VANISHING CREAM version of Clearasil disappears as advertised when it is rubbed into the skin, it is ideal to be used throughout the day for such visible lesions, as well as to eliminate persistent itching at specific sites on the skin or scalp. Try to apply at least twice a day and leave it on. It always worked for me in less than ten days when used as a complementay treatment with the sulfur soap and the routine I have described in my previous Posts.
tommy

Canvey, UK

#228 Jan 10, 2014
Wanna. Know. What. Kills them? Deep heat. Was reading. A post. About. Ucliptus and deep heat. Has that plus. It's design. Is to get deep in your skin. To you muscle. So nothing. Can beat it:) I am awesome. Thanks did it. For a week. Had. No problems. For 3 months you are welcome :)182

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