Removing Scabies from your Environment
BenG1

UK

#42 Feb 25, 2010
Thanks a lot all of you for your encoragment and advice .....no 20 minute Oscar speech from me LOL.
Got to go as have run out of internet time.:)
buggie

Rio Rancho, NM

#43 Feb 25, 2010
itchygirl wrote:
BenG,
If you don't want to use heavy insecticides, I have had a lot of luck environmentally with boric acid, also called orthoboric acid. It is used here as a less toxic roach killer. It is related to borax, but works better. It has about the toxicity of table salt. I put it in a rose duster and dusted throughout my house (wear a dust mask!). I tossed it through a fan into my attic and unused rooms. It would probably be a good solution for your room full of stuff. The biggest limitation to it is that it will only kill what it touches, much like DE. But I find that it doesn't fly as much as DE, or hurt my lungs.
I also used my sister's remedy of adding about 2tsp to a bottle of Corn Huskers lotion and using it on my body and hair after I could no longer afford Eurax. I have had no problems, and have even went so far as to put it in my shoes and my bed, and powder with it without adverse effects. None of my animals have been affected by it, including my cats.
My favorite type is called Roach Prufe. It is 99% boric acid and 1% icky flavor and color, to keep it from being eaten. I find that it is finer than other brands and sticks better. Not sure if it's sold there. You might be able to find boric acid sold as roach or bug killer at a garden supply. It may also be available at pharmacies as medicinal boric acid, but it will be more expensive. It is used for eye, ear and yeast infections.
I got the idea from a poster at birdmitesorg named Rita. She used a lot of this in her house and body with good results.
Here's some links.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boric_acid
http://www.stuffinanutshell.com/health/borica...
http://www.alsnetbiz.com/homeimprovement/bori...
I wish you the best of luck in your new place, BenG.
What store carries Roach Prufe? I've never seen it anyplace.
I don't buy products online anymore.
metwo

Lakewood, OH

#44 Mar 8, 2010
I think I got scabies from staying in a hotel :( it's so ugly and gross. I did get rid of most of it with pure cinnamon oil- now I have two places on my leg and one place over my eyebrow WTFH. I washed my sheets in borax today. But now I read it may still be in my efing mattress . Dam I dont have medical insurance to go to a doctor- really scary stuff

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#45 Mar 9, 2010
Roach Prufe is sold at many old fashioned hardware stores like True Value and Ace. I have decided to stop using it on my body, though. Now that I'm bug free, I give a little of my time to a local animal shelter. I was putting the cornhuskers lotion w/ boric acid in it on myself before going as a precaution. I started noticing a bitter taste in my mouth about an hour later, as well as leg cramps. Not sure if the leg cramps are related, I've recently had a really epic bout of flu. In any case, I am now going to stick with straight cornhuskers, which contains a small amount of boric acid. Roach Prufe was one of my best methods for clearing my environment, though. I plan on tossing more of it into my attic this spring, and I have it sealed in with my mattresses and under my couch cushions. It is also the only thing I've found to do walls without killing the paint.
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#46 Mar 10, 2010
metwo wrote:
I think I got scabies from staying in a hotel :( it's so ugly and gross. I did get rid of most of it with pure cinnamon oil- now I have two places on my leg and one place over my eyebrow WTFH. I washed my sheets in borax today. But now I read it may still be in my efing mattress . Dam I dont have medical insurance to go to a doctor- really scary stuff
metwo. hi. can you buy yourself an air mattress for now? and not use your bed? Walmart sells them for $11.88 Ozark Twin in the camping section. Do not buy the one that has velor on it, as the mites will live in the velor, more difficult to wash, etc.
SKF

Glasgow, KY

#47 Mar 10, 2010
Raven wrote:
Yes, Scabies is a terrible and annoying infestation, but there is so much FUD and just plain wrongness above that it makes me cringe.
Simply put the scabies mites will die after 4 days of no contact with a human. The best way to cure an infestation is to go to your doctor and get a lindane prescription. Both our pediatrician and family doctor recommended this over the standard permethrin that many other people are prescribed. And then, leave your house and go somewhere else to stay for a few days. Apply the lindane (or permethrin if that is all you could get) following the instructions and then wait it out. This may be hard for some people to do, but staying a few days in a hotel beats replacing all of your furniture or covering it all with a bunch of chemicals and possibly missing a spot somewhere.
yes, raven scabies is annoying. but if you have bird mites which the dr says is scabies does not want to leave. i had mites for 3 years girl, i opened my windows in dead of winter. i stayed gone for days away from humans, i used all the poisons my body could handle till i was about dead. my car interior was shredded from the constant spray of chemicals. it took me moving, new clothes everything. some people have another type of mite. ive been symptom free for 7 months. but i could not get rid of them. sounds crazy but its happening. please dont say people dont know what their saying. if i hadnt started over id still have the same thing. my husband still lives in that house and still feels them. i also had to leave him to get better. you gotta do what you gotta do. he didnt take it serious but i did. my life is more important than any materialistic something. if anyone says theyve had them forever, theyve had them forever. im def.. on their side.
danny

Lewes, UK

#48 Mar 21, 2010
I have to dispute the scabiesdon t live off human for more than four days, I caught scavies from a friends bed which hadnt been slept in for atleast a month!
Lindsey LA

Bossier City, LA

#49 May 1, 2010
I have had scabies for 2months. I did 4 weeks of treatment with Permethrin 5% with ZERO improvement in my skin.
This is what worked for me:
20min bath every night with 1 cup Borax / 1 cup Baking Soda
Sulfur/Vaseline 10% after bath
All of these can be bought at grocery store.
I have it everywhere…chest, back, armpits, arms, groin, legs, feet. After 2 days, I saw healing. Not completely healed yet, but its the first time I’ve seen healing.
This is the routine:
I washed all clothing, then bagged them and put them away. I only use 2 underwear, 2 sets of socks, 1 change of clothes, 2 sets of PJs (one shirt longsleeve so Vaseline doesnt get on my bedding), and 1 pair of shoes that I put in the freezer overnight when I get home.
Make a bath with 1 cup Borax, 1 cup Baking soda(it’s good for irritated skin). When I get in bath I hold my nose and ears and get my hair wet in tub. DONT LET THIS BATH WATER GET IN EYES/MOUTH. I turn on water briefly and get it off my face. Next I wash my hair with sulfur shampoo, put in pony tail for 5min, then rinse in tub. I have exfoliating mits and I GENTLY wash my whole body with the sulfur soap/shampoo. Stay in tub total of 20min(I have stopwatch). Make sure your whole body gets soaked.
Then I empty tub and take shower. Put conditioner in my hair and wash briefly with normal soap.
Put on sulfur ointment everywhere neck down.
Leave on ointment until next bath treatment.
Borax is awesome, look it up on wikapedia…I have been washing my clothes in it, dishes, and cleaning with it also. I haven't seen this in Wal-Mart, found it in Brookshires and Kroger by the laundry boosters.
I have been sleeping on a inflatable bed and putting bedding in dryer for 10min before AND after I sleep on it. Then I spray bed with lysol and then steam the living room and all the furniture in it. You can get steamers like the Shark Steamer on TV at Wal-mart. GOOD LUCK AND DON’T GIVE UP!!!
Sara

Concord, NC

#50 May 24, 2010
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 the Arm and Hammer work????
terry

Thunder Bay, Canada

#51 May 25, 2010
You can kill scabies naturally instead of using dangerous chemicals like permethrin. If your looking to kill your scabies with 3 items from your grocery store within 24 hours you should visit --> http://ScabiesHomeCure.info
cjf

Tucson, AZ

#52 May 28, 2010
Sarah wrote:
A girl I am living with was diagnosed with scabies and I currently found dots that were on me..
We have cleaned right through the house and stuff but I have already slept on my bed without using any prtective covers. I was wondering what I would do to kill the mites that are already in my matress, couches, etc..
Also, if I used that fumigator stuff, would it kill the mites everywhere in the house?
Like for example, if I was to fugimate the house, then go shower and put the scabie cream on would there be no mites left in the house or on us?
Anyways, I am very stressed out about this because I don't want to reinfect myself.. Please, some advice?
I have found something that is highly effective in removing this scourge from your environment. It's call Grapefruit Seed Extract or GSE you can get it at the health food store it's about $10. You put 50 drops in a spray bottle, fill with water and you can spray everything (bed, bedding, shoes, carpet, body) It burns their face off and they die instantly. You can put 100 drops in a garden sprayer and spray the whole house. By the way it will also kill bacteria, fungus and viruses as well. if you have a citrus allergy, then I would not use it. Best of luck...
Armed and Fabulous

Ross, CA

#53 May 28, 2010
cjf wrote:
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I have found something that is highly effective in removing this scourge from your environment. It's call Grapefruit Seed Extract or GSE you can get it at the health food store it's about $10. You put 50 drops in a spray bottle, fill with water and you can spray everything (bed, bedding, shoes, carpet, body) It burns their face off and they die instantly. You can put 100 drops in a garden sprayer and spray the whole house. By the way it will also kill bacteria, fungus and viruses as well. if you have a citrus allergy, then I would not use it. Best of luck...
That's great! I'm going to try it..just thinking about burning their faces off is worth the ten bucks! I used that internally (a few drops in water) as an antibiotic years ago. I wonder if it would be a good thing to add a few drops to my shampoo and liquid soap? Have you tried it that way?
Daja_Blue

Ludington, MI

#54 Sep 24, 2010
In regards to this post, I originally got my infection in Baltimore, MD area, back home in Mi, 6 weeks later. Have used perscription "permethian" at least 5 times on my body." Stayed at motels on my way home, bathed, washed clothing almost daily, ran sweeper, etc....6 weeks later, infested terribly. Got eggs that drop off of me. In my hair, eyes, an am sure in my nose. I use 20 Multeam Borax for laundry, I let laundry in bags and don't use for at least 72 hours, have used oxiclean arm and hammer in car and on carpet, getting no-where fast. I spray my skin with a mix of epsom salts, chlorox, and ammonia, as I have read all are supposed to kill. I have used permethian on my hair along with RID left on my scalp all night with a plastic cap, still having issues. Going to a demotologist today. Ought to be interesting.
Raven wrote:
Yes, Scabies is a terrible and annoying infestation, but there is so much FUD and just plain wrongness above that it makes me cringe.
Simply put the scabies mites will die after 4 days of no contact with a human. The best way to cure an infestation is to go to your doctor and get a lindane prescription. Both our pediatrician and family doctor recommended this over the standard permethrin that many other people are prescribed. And then, leave your house and go somewhere else to stay for a few days. Apply the lindane (or permethrin if that is all you could get) following the instructions and then wait it out. This may be hard for some people to do, but staying a few days in a hotel beats replacing all of your furniture or covering it all with a bunch of chemicals and possibly missing a spot somewhere.
Aaron

Hollywood, FL

#55 Sep 24, 2010
Daja_Blue wrote:
In regards to this post, I originally got my infection in Baltimore, MD area, back home in Mi, 6 weeks later. Have used perscription "permethian" at least 5 times on my body." Stayed at motels on my way home, bathed, washed clothing almost daily, ran sweeper, etc....6 weeks later, infested terribly. Got eggs that drop off of me. In my hair, eyes, an am sure in my nose. I use 20 Multeam Borax for laundry, I let laundry in bags and don't use for at least 72 hours, have used oxiclean arm and hammer in car and on carpet, getting no-where fast. I spray my skin with a mix of epsom salts, chlorox, and ammonia, as I have read all are supposed to kill. I have used permethian on my hair along with RID left on my scalp all night with a plastic cap, still having issues. Going to a demotologist today. Ought to be interesting.
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see if you can get your derm to prescribe the ivermectin
Daja_Blue

Ludington, MI

#56 Sep 28, 2010
Well today is Tuesday, I went to the Dermatologist on Friday. I was touched by her and told I didn't have scabies any longer. But, I still see new marks and feel stinging at times. She put me on Zyrtec twice a day, and 25-50 mgs of Benedryl to help me sleep at night. When I told her they were in my hair, she said that is impossible, they don't live there. So, after more or less, telling me my problems were coming from a reaction to the scabies I did have, she more or less is saying it's all in my mind now...so, I must deal with my sensitive reaction to them..."their eggs poop etc., under my skin", her words. But, I have noticed something new, and I cringe at the little I have learned. I put on a clean dress the other evening, brand new, one I never wore, and sat in my chair. As I sat there I could see little crystal type things on my dress, especially in the black area on it. I collected them and put them in alcohol, and they later broke down into some type of small white substance. Does anyone know what this could be?
Itchy in Illinois

Urbana, IL

#57 Sep 28, 2010
I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis in July of this year. After filling 9 prescriptions ($220)--in desperation, I tried NIX (because it sure felt like bugs in my ears, nose, scalp, periodic bites other places. It helped more than the prescriptions and I had only a few bitesfor about 60 minutes, so I concluded that it was a critter rather than a skin issue. I went back to the derm and he said,NIX worked because it has soothing agents in it. But if it is a skin condition and not a critter, why do I feel them in my ears, my nose, biting the inside corners of my eyes. I have been on permithium, dermasmooth etc--nothing works long term and they are getting worse. I am going to try the turpentine mixture. I pray it works. Thanks for posting it.
Tabby

East Northport, NY

#58 Sep 29, 2010
Did the raid and 12% permethrin work? I babysit and one of the kids brought it into my home we have been fighting with it for awhile.
Nilesh wrote:
If you have scabies and want it removed from you ASAP. Then you have to cure the environment around you as well as other hosts around you prior to your cure. There isnt one solid way of doing this but here are few of the suggestions.
If you are like me then your environment consists of the following
1. House
2. Car
3. Office
To remove scabies from your environment, you need to use something to kill the scabies, and the only product that I have found successful in doing this is Raid Fumigator. I found them at Home Depot for $11.
http://www.killsbugsdead.com/fop_fum.asp
They come three in a box, you use one per room, or car. You add a lil water to the small plastic cup and then drop a metal container filled with 12% permetherin in it(thats why this works best) and then leave the area for three hours or more. Then just go into the room open all the windows and doors to get fresh air. Apply this everywhere in your environment. Your house, car, maybe not your office lol but everywhere else.
Shoes:
Also, grab Lysol disinfecting spray. Spray your shoes with this and it will kill scabies. I cant say that as a fact, but it has helped me. Personally I have caught scabies from my shoes, but after spraying my shoes with Lysol it has helped in scabies reinfestation.
Clothing:
Use borax, I use one cup of borax with hot water. On the site people have recommended using two cups. I am not exactly sure what the best quantity is, but at least one cup of Borax application is required as Borax does kill scabies. Also make sure to wash your bed sheets everyday in borax. ALSO HOT DRYER. Remember scabies also die from dryness!!
Food:
Remove sugars from your food intake. Just pretend you have diabetic for a while.
Bed:
Vinylize everything. Go to kmart, grab a vinyl cover for your pillow, grab a vinyl sheet for your bed, or get a plastic Air Bed and sleep on that. Every day, you must wash your bed sheets(so far I havent found vinyl bed sheets lol, any suggestions?) and clean your bed with rubbing alcohol)
Keep in mind that all of the above mentioned items will only help you remove it from your environment, and not from you. But also note that until its gone from your environment you will be reinfested.
TAKE DRASTIC MEASURES, and SCABIES WILL BE GONE.
I have done the above mentioned procedure to remove them from me. It worked for two weeks straight, until i met my niece, who I believe has scabies gave it back to me.:(
SO now back to permetherin ;(
My dr wont prescribe me ivermectin. lol. but permetherin does work, as long as your environment is free from scabies. And I think an application after couple of days kill the hatched eggs. Since i dont think permetherin kills the eggs, i could be wrong about this.
Also eucalyptus oil with neem works miracles. Wont kill the scabies, but def. takes away the itch to make you think you dont have it (though this is where you have to watch it).
I plan on creating a full whitepaper on scabies lol.
Also use Gold Bond extra strength for lotion after removal of scabies or even when you have it. since it has menthol it makes the scabies run for their lives, it doesnt kill them sadly :(
Just anyone

Central District, Hong Kong

#59 Nov 1, 2010
Bill or anyone else,

What if I were to use your solution of borax and 1% peroxide, wash, rinse after 1 hour and then use sulfur 10-20%?

Has anyone tried this, that is a double topical to kill more effectively?

One thing, if I add the borax/peroxide, would it be dangerous to add WITHOUT WASHING IT OFF, after one or 2 hours, the sulfur with lotion?

Has anyone tried this? Bill, your thoughts?

Just Anyone
Helping you

Hemet, CA

#60 Nov 2, 2010
Just anyone wrote:
Bill or anyone else,
What if I were to use your solution of borax and 1% peroxide, wash, rinse after 1 hour and then use sulfur 10-20%?
Has anyone tried this, that is a double topical to kill more effectively?
One thing, if I add the borax/peroxide, would it be dangerous to add WITHOUT WASHING IT OFF, after one or 2 hours, the sulfur with lotion?
Has anyone tried this? Bill, your thoughts?
Just Anyone
It won't kill the eggs. So you have to keep up the treatment..........until all scabies are gone. Don't forget to treat your environment and pets! Most people get reinfected by their mattress, bedding and clothes. Scabies can survive a normal wash......iron your clothes before you wear them. One lady says waxing helps rid some of them and another man said that he vacumned some off his body. I imagine these treatments might get some of them off your body without spreading them around. Washing the areas that are infested on your body just spread them to other areas, so try to keep the bad areas isolated.
Helping you

Hemet, CA

#61 Nov 2, 2010
Just anyone wrote:
Bill or anyone else,
What if I were to use your solution of borax and 1% peroxide, wash, rinse after 1 hour and then use sulfur 10-20%?
Has anyone tried this, that is a double topical to kill more effectively?
One thing, if I add the borax/peroxide, would it be dangerous to add WITHOUT WASHING IT OFF, after one or 2 hours, the sulfur with lotion?
Has anyone tried this? Bill, your thoughts?
Just Anyone
I have been battling these creatures for several years, off and on with cures that lasted up to 6 months. Unfortunately, scabies live longer than we are told even if your store them for 6 months. I have tried all natural remedies, even perethrin, but that alone won't do it unless your timing is good with the hatching off the eggs. What worked for me is I hit the scabies with perethrin,(twice, 3 days apart) DE mixed with grapeseed oil, and sulfur ointment....alternating the treaments. Plastic over mattress but treat with DE 1st. Steam iron everything. Might want to throw out any bedspread you are using as it is hard to get scabies out of them. Spray DE and water mix around couch, house, shoes, etc. but avoid breathing in as can cause asthma. Can use it on pets! Vacumn after a couple days.(It will leave a film on everything) Just to be safe, freeze anything you have doubts about. It is hard to get the scabies out of socks.....throw them away!

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