Removing Scabies from your Environment

Since: Jan 14

Fort Worth, TX

#229 Jan 29, 2014
very tired wrote:
I've been dealin with scabies for 10 months now..
|I've used neem oil and it worked, then got reinfested. I've used about 12 tubes of permethrin. I learned a few things like washing all vacuum parts in hot water after use, mind you throw out the bag. Those front load washers are useless, I boil water and let the clothes soak in borax and vinegar for 40 mins then wash them. Had vinyl cover for months now. I wear gloves as soon as I get home and this drives my husband crazy. I now realize it's my environment even tho I bleach, vacuum and steam the house. So last nite I read on the web about arm and hammer laundry soap... didn't have any other than baking soda. I sprinkled it on my bed and put my clean sheets on. Not one bite during the nite. Today sprayed everything in house including ceiling with 4 Tbsp. in a spray bottle even had an itch on my head and sprayed there too..Guess what..`1/2 hr. later no more itching. Will bath in it also and will keep you informed.
Please let me know how this goes!
Janadel

Spring Valley, CA

#230 Jan 29, 2014
SCABIESNEWBIE wrote:
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Please let me know how this goes!
WOW that's sounds even better than the 91% Alcohol I spray my condo down with every 12 hrs....and a whole lot cheaper. I just figured out that at this rate I'm going and buying 91% alcohol at the best price I can find $2.65 per 32 oz.) I'll be spending close to &175 to 200. a mo on just alcohol alone! This is a really budget killer. I wish 91% Alcohol came in gallon jugs...maybe it would be cheaper that way!
knock-em-dead

Somerset, NJ

#231 Jan 29, 2014
Janadel, I'm a bit lost...could you please tell me what sounds even better than the 91% alcohol as mentioned. Currently I'm also using 91% rubbing alcohol and just like you said, it would be real nice if they come in gallon jugs as they are costly in the long run and I'm trying to find an alternative killer also for environmental purpose. Could you let me know where to find the 32 oz alcohol at the price you listed? Besides, do you think the 70% alcohol is good enough? Thank you in advance!
Janadel

Spring Valley, CA

#233 Jan 29, 2014
knock-em-dead wrote:
Janadel, I'm a bit lost...could you please tell me what sounds even better than the 91% alcohol as mentioned. Currently I'm also using 91% rubbing alcohol and just like you said, it would be real nice if they come in gallon jugs as they are costly in the long run and I'm trying to find an alternative killer also for environmental purpose. Could you let me know where to find the 32 oz alcohol at the price you listed? Besides, do you think the 70% alcohol is good enough? Thank you in advance!
Hi, I wish I knew if 70% would work s well as the 91% does. It sure would be cheaper! I did post a question on that, but no one replied. Why don't you try asking in a new thread, maybe some one will reply to you and then we might know. I'd sure like to find some research or a study on Alcohol and mites. You'd think that type of study would have been done, but so far I've not seen any studies...or read about anyone who's tried just 70% alcohol spray.As for where I got it, I got it at Walmart, but they are often out, so it's best to call and ask if it's in and if if they will save some for you till you can get there and pick it up. They will here for me, but then I asked in person when I was there the other day. If they do have it, get there ASAP as it just sells out immediately. It's in big demand here. Also you can get Swan Hand Sanitizer at Walmart and it's 65% Alcohol...I use that a lot to put on my body just after I shower..I'm thinking of ordering a case (12 32oz bottles of Alcohol) from Walmart. Also Rite Aid told me to call some medical supply houses and see if I could get bigger volume bottles at a medical supply house and Walmart suggested that I call the mfg of the alcohol they carry. Walmart told me they thought the co would sell to me directly in bigger containers if they had it and at a good price. That's on my addenda to do tomorrow. Please post and let me know what you find out and how it goes for you. Good Luck!
Janadel

Spring Valley, CA

#234 Jan 29, 2014
knock-em-dead wrote:
Janadel, I'm a bit lost...could you please tell me what sounds even better than the 91% alcohol as mentioned. Currently I'm also using 91% rubbing alcohol and just like you said, it would be real nice if they come in gallon jugs as they are costly in the long run and I'm trying to find an alternative killer also for environmental purpose. Could you let me know where to find the 32 oz alcohol at the price you listed? Besides, do you think the 70% alcohol is good enough? Thank you in advance!
I just found this...on a few pages before this one Bruce said:

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....

.I've also read other people are using Ammonia....but I don't' recall them saying to use just Ammonia-D. I'm going to look into the cost of the Ammonia-D and might switch to it for certain rooms that I can close off to dry out. I personally can't take too much of the smell of Ammonia as it just takes my breath away totally, but I can tolerate alcohol better...how about you?
Janadel

Spring Valley, CA

#235 Jan 29, 2014
SCABIESNEWBIE wrote:
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Please let me know how this goes!
Hi, I've looked and looked for this post by Very Tired and I am not finding it...maybe I missed it..where you did originally see it? I'd like to know how their Arm and Hammer treatment worked out too..thanks
Janadel

Spring Valley, CA

#236 Jan 30, 2014
[QUOTE who="FreeOfScabies"I also fill tub & put 1/4 of borax & dawn..[/QUOTE] when you say 1/4 norax & dawn...what exactly do you mean? How much of ??? should I put into the bath water?
Janadel

Spring Valley, CA

#237 Jan 30, 2014
knock-em-dead wrote:
Janadel, I'm a bit lost...could you please tell me what sounds even better than the 91% alcohol
Sorry I see I didn't answer this...What I was refering to was the post directly above...to this part..."..arm and hammer laundry soap... didn't have any other than baking soda. I sprinkled it on my bed and put my clean sheets on. Not one bite during the nite. Today sprayed everything in house including ceiling with 4 Tbsp. in a spray bottle even had an itch on my head and sprayed there too..Guess what..`1/2 hr. later no more itching. Will bath in it also and will keep you informed."
knock-em-dead

Somerset, NJ

#239 Jan 31, 2014
Janadel wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry I see I didn't answer this...What I was refering to was the post directly above...to this part..."..arm and hammer laundry soap... didn't have any other than baking soda. I sprinkled it on my bed and put my clean sheets on. Not one bite during the nite. Today sprayed everything in house including ceiling with 4 Tbsp. in a spray bottle even had an itch on my head and sprayed there too..Guess what..`1/2 hr. later no more itching. Will bath in it also and will keep you informed."
Hi, Janadel, thank you for your reply. I did read somewhere about Arm and Hammer powder laundry detergent, not soap, but I don't how effective they are. Anyway, I bought 4 bottles of the 91% alcohol this evening, that's all they have for now. I couldn't find the Swan Hand Sanitizer in Walmart and was told that they don't carry that brand. How is the Swan brand working for you? Do you apply it once a day just after the shower? Does it dry up your skin? I'm just wondering if they have hand sanitizer that's more than 65%? Do you know of any?

As for Ammonia-D, I'm very much like you, can tolerate alcohol better since it evaporates in the air also. My nose can't stand the pungent smell of Ammonia. I took your advice and opened a thread on 70% alcohol. Hopefully there'll be more information on that. I will keep you posted.
cat

Niles, MI

#240 Feb 7, 2014
i have a futon and i've got the scabies which i never had and i wanna know how to clean the futon so i won't get it again
theyaregonee

Edmonton, Canada

#241 Feb 19, 2014
What worked great for me..and the Scabies are gone. I went on Ebay and bought %10 Sulfur soap. And neem oil. Apply the neem oil after shower 3x....Wash all clothes in hot water with Borax. Spray down furniture with Lysol. Clean all floors and bathrooms with bleach and water. Wash pillows in hot water and borax... Vacuum all mattresses and spray with Lysol.
i hateit

United States

#242 Mar 19, 2014
janegreeve wrote:
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!!!

Oh how i wish it was that SIMPLE!!! What about the eggs?
i hateit

United States

#243 Mar 19, 2014
cat wrote:
i have a futon and i've got the scabies which i never had and i wanna know how to clean the futon so i won't get it again
Throw it AWAY NOW!!!!
i hateit

United States

#244 Mar 19, 2014
YELLING AND SCREAMING, CLOVE OIL KILLS THE MITES AND EGGS!!! When you first apply it with a carrier oil like grape seed or coconut oil, they come out and jump off of you. Keep up with the sulfur, borax, vinegar, Epsom salt, baking soda baths for good measure and house cleaning. I have also used neem and tea tree but none worked alone. GOD DOES LOVE US!!!
i hateit

United States

#245 Mar 19, 2014
Plus permithrin, and eurax failed big time. And it bothers your nervous system. My skin was numb for 2 weeks but i could still feel the itching and crawling. They just moved into my face and hair because they say don't treat the face and scalp. MITES DON'T LIKE HAIR! A damn lie. I'm healed now though.
sincerelyscared

Hanford, CA

#246 Apr 6, 2014
i hateit wrote:
Plus permithrin, and eurax failed big time. And it bothers your nervous system. My skin was numb for 2 weeks but i could still feel the itching and crawling. They just moved into my face and hair because they say don't treat the face and scalp. MITES DON'T LIKE HAIR! A damn lie. I'm healed now though.
So did you put clove oil and grapeseed oil on your face and hair too? I'm having the same experience. Drs say they don't go on your face or scalp, but right after my first permethrin treatment they went to my face and my scalp! Tickling my ears and my nose. I wanna do another treatment but figure I'll put the clove and grape seed oil on my face and hair and scalp?
Thereishope

Taylor, MI

#247 Apr 11, 2014
I thought me and my family (4 kids) were infested for months. Many er visits many dr visits so much money wasted on scripts, borax, clove oil, bleach, salt, windex, DE, Lysol and the list goes on and on. From sun up til after midnight my husband and I cleaned and washed everything. Everyone kept telling me meds aren't working because I wasn't cleaning enough(yea right!) well I finally called the health department in my area spoke with a nurse described what was happening. She said it sounds like ur scabies have been gone since ur 2nd treatment and all the bumps are non hyper sensitivity to all the diff meds and treatments I did. She told me to just leave it alone for 2wks and let our skin heal and if they're still there go back to te dr. Well she was right! We had been scabie free all this time and didn't realize it! I read this website and this person had the same experiences....http://samoa6.h ubpages.com/hub/How-Do-You-Kno w-If-Your-Scabies-Treatment-Wo rked
Going crazy

Topeka, KS

#248 Apr 12, 2014
very tired wrote:
I've been dealin with scabies for 10 months now..
|I've used neem oil and it worked, then got reinfested. I've used about 12 tubes of permethrin. I learned a few things like washing all vacuum parts in hot water after use, mind you throw out the bag. Those front load washers are useless, I boil water and let the clothes soak in borax and vinegar for 40 mins then wash them. Had vinyl cover for months now. I wear gloves as soon as I get home and this drives my husband crazy. I now realize it's my environment even tho I bleach, vacuum and steam the house. So last nite I read on the web about arm and hammer laundry soap... didn't have any other than baking soda. I sprinkled it on my bed and put my clean sheets on. Not one bite during the nite. Today sprayed everything in house including ceiling with 4 Tbsp. in a spray bottle even had an itch on my head and sprayed there too..Guess what..`1/2 hr. later no more itching. Will bath in it also and will keep you informed.
Did you use the laundry soap or baking soda on your bed?
BuG-Killa

London, UK

#249 May 30, 2014
Grape seed extract oil mixed to insane dosages in a spray bottle kills the kritters. Spray yourself down head to bottom of your soles night and day for a week. Don't miss any part of your body. Spray your bedding mattress couch cushions every soft surface you've been near. Your car seat included. Freeze your clothes over night. Freeze everything shoes, coats included. 8hrs of freezing should do it. Bag the rest up in plastic, make sure its airtight for 72hrs or longer. keep this up for a week or more. It only takes one thing to brush into another for it to be infected. A used towel on top of your clothes: your clothes are re infected. Imagine you're in the film 'Aliens' take no chances. Nuke everything with grape seed extract trade name Citrecidal. Good luck.

Since: Dec 13

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#250 May 30, 2014
This thread is insane. But go ahead and waste your time and money on all this nonsense.

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