Removing Scabies from your Environment
WindyC

Chicago, IL

#105 Aug 6, 2012
You don't have to clean your sheets, spray your home and car with chemicals...all BULLSHIT. When my doctor prescribed Permethrin, she did not tell me to clean my sheets in hot water, throw my furniture in the washing machine too, none of that! Wanna know why? Because, YOU DON'T NEED TO DO THAT SH*T!!! Scabies is horrible but you need permethrin, lindane, ANNNNDDD a fuking therapist. You people are looney tune. I didn't wash ANY of my things. I put the permethrin on for 8 hours and was fine the next week (and I have two roommates by the way who was never infected.) 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.
CrawlyGirl

New York, NY

#106 Aug 6, 2012
WindyC wrote:
You don't have to clean your sheets, spray your home and car with chemicals...all BULLSHIT. When my doctor prescribed Permethrin, she did not tell me to clean my sheets in hot water, throw my furniture in the washing machine too, none of that! Wanna know why? Because, YOU DON'T NEED TO DO THAT SH*T!!! Scabies is horrible but you need permethrin, lindane, ANNNNDDD a fuking therapist. You people are looney tune. I didn't wash ANY of my things. I put the permethrin on for 8 hours and was fine the next week (and I have two roommates by the way who was never infected.) 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.
Why are you hanging out on a scabies forum if you got rid of your scabies so easily? You must be the only one here who did one tube of permethrin nothing else and was cured. Anyone who goes to stay in a hotel to get rid of their scabies is SELFISH. My husband and I got our scabies from a hotel.
tiffany

West Bloomfield, MI

#107 Aug 7, 2012
Ii was diagnosed withscabies yesterday, i got the cream but i am wondering about ny house i have been cleaning like a mad woman. What is the best thing to use on your furinture? I dont have alot of money to buy all these sprays, but i have been vaccuming and spraying bleach water and lysol spray on them everyday now. Thi is my first time, and hopefully my only time. I have been bleaching,washing,drying and bagging everything. I also raid bombed my house yesterday thinking i had fleas. I used the orange raid bombs. If i continue what i have been doing will i be ok? Also what do i do about my do he has been in his crate for a day and a half now. I am very attached to my dog.
Red

Gorham, ME

#108 Aug 8, 2012
Can pets get scabbies also?
sufrin

Lawrence, MA

#109 Aug 8, 2012
from what i understand pets can carry scabies 3 days to a week.
u can have a ping pong effect where u get cured,pet dog, and get them back.someone once told me,the only advice ive gotten..is that having a dog "complicates things".when i learn more ill post it,gonna try earthlink.com ..many ppl have given up their pets only to continue a very long battle w scabies.
AmberEyes

Reno, NV

#110 Aug 22, 2012
I was diagnosed with Scabies 2 weeks ago and it has been pure hell. I cannot imagine going through this muchonger as I am a single mother of 2 children, 8 and 4. My 8 year old is not affected by it but my 4 year old is. I have done 2 permethrin treatments. Finally found the solution. I went to Trader Joes today and bought coconut oil and tea tree oil. Took 2 scoops out with a spoon of the coconut oil, put it in a ziploc bag and added about 15 drops of tea tree oil. Sealed the bag, mixed it up and started rubbing everywhere. I could almost feel the bugs jump off my skin. I did a permethrin treatment last night. I then went to Home Depot and bought Hot Shot Flea and Bedbugs aerosol spray. They also carry the foggers but my son has severe lung damage from an apartment we lived in with black mold. Trying to avoid the foggers. Came home and Vaccumed the whole house and treated each room as I went along. We shall see how this works. Crossing my fingers I haven't slept in over 2 weeks
Sick of itch

United States

#111 Oct 24, 2012
What about bathing in clorox? Does anyone know what will kill tjem in your house? I have read all they posts but I need one thing that works. Any suggestions. This is killing me. I sent my daughter to stay with my mom so she wouldn't get it. Help I am itching!!!!!
mel

Golden, CO

#112 Oct 24, 2012
Sick of itch wrote:
What about bathing in clorox? Does anyone know what will kill tjem in your house? I have read all they posts but I need one thing that works. Any suggestions. This is killing me. I sent my daughter to stay with my mom so she wouldn't get it. Help I am itching!!!!!
Unfortunately someone can be infected and not show any skin symptoms.

read the whole thread "borax solution cure" .Nothing works overnight or even in a few days. your answers are on that thread, there is a bunch of useless stuff put by the original poster but once you get past the first few pages you'll get the idea.
mel

Golden, CO

#113 Oct 24, 2012
don't bath in bleach it damages your skin and makes a perfect breeding environment for them.
rachel

Wichita, KS

#114 Oct 25, 2012
I cant take this wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks Nilesh! I just bombed my apt with that same fumigator yesterday. Some people have said that doesn't help at all, I've also read that some say it helps a bit. Hey we can't be worse off, right? I was unsure of how much borax to put in the wash and now think I might not be using enough. I have put borax in my shoes, but will try the lysol. I spray that in my car when I get out of it.
Thanks for clarifying!
I have hearned in the last week of deal with this that there was a huge confusion with people about scabbies and bed bugs. I have found that any bed bug cleaner will kill scabies as well. And in that case the chemical levels are so high that there normally isnt any bugs that really surviv. with my expierence of having to fight off so many of these bugs it would be best for you to manually spray everything compared to bombing or fumigating. anytime that i have bombed ive always been reinfested within two months.
rachel

Wichita, KS

#115 Oct 25, 2012
Sick of itch wrote:
What about bathing in clorox? Does anyone know what will kill tjem in your house? I have read all they posts but I need one thing that works. Any suggestions. This is killing me. I sent my daughter to stay with my mom so she wouldn't get it. Help I am itching!!!!!
I would suggest benadryl, Are you on the medication to get rid of it. its a creamcall permethrin?
Bob oneil

Saint-hubert, Canada

#116 Nov 13, 2012
this is a very interesting article and I learned alot from it.
Bruce

AOL

#117 Nov 17, 2012
mel wrote:
don't bath in bleach it damages your skin and makes a perfect breeding environment for them.
Bleach baths will also gradually "melt" the hair from your body, including from your genital region and from your head if you use it on your hair/scalp! Even diluted, bleach should not be used on the skin, especially on a regular basis.

Sulfur soap is the way to go, as long as the lather is left on for at least 5 minutes before showering off. When used daily it works, but one must be just as regular about cleaning and disinfecting all surface areas with regularly available 91% alcohol (spray on bedding rather than launder it every day) and Windex with AMMONIA-D on hard surfaces (it will gradually stain fabric as well as porous - usually unfinished/unpainted wood - surfaces, as many of our previous Posts have explained.

For those who don't know, scabies cannot develop a resistance to the action of sulfur soap, as it is does not poison the mites, but instead very effectively smothers the mites on the surface of the skin. That's why daily use is required, and daily cleaning and disinfection of the environment is required to prevent reinfestation with stray mites in the environment. See previous Posts details.
Bruce

AOL

#118 Nov 17, 2012
At the end of my above Post, where I advise to see previous Posts for details, I neglected to say that the previous Posts with the details, including several of my own over the past two to three years, are primarily on the thread entitled, "how do I get rid of scabies once and for all...?".
Susie q

United States

#119 Nov 25, 2012
Bruce wrote:
At the end of my above Post, where I advise to see previous Posts for details, I neglected to say that the previous Posts with the details, including several of my own over the past two to three years, are primarily on the thread entitled, "how do I get rid of scabies once and for all...?".
I have scabied, I put the permethrin 5% cream on 4 days ago, I itch on my back and stomach, I had someone put it on my back. Of course I an miserable, does the oral Ivermectin work, and does sulfer work. how about all the other stuff, permethrin buying in walmart spray, sulfur, bleach,denfendex shampoo, tree oil, coconut oil,borax, saunas, I am eat up with these bugs,
Bruce

AOL

#120 Nov 30, 2012
Susie q wrote:
<quoted text> I have scabied, I put the permethrin 5% cream on 4 days ago, I itch on my back and stomach, I had someone put it on my back. Of course I an miserable, does the oral Ivermectin work, and does sulfer work. how about all the other stuff, permethrin buying in walmart spray, sulfur, bleach,denfendex shampoo, tree oil, coconut oil,borax, saunas, I am eat up with these bugs,
To answer your question for what works, see my Post immediately above the Post of mine which you quoted. I used the SAL-3 sulfur soap which I purchased from http://www.sulfursoap.com/order-sulfur-soap-h... It contains 3% salicylic acid in addition to 10% sulfur, and I found it to be easier on the skin than the regular sulfur soap with just the 10% sulfur. Use it as I describe in the Post above the one you quoted.

Don't waste your time taking a bath with it as the bathwater dilutes it too much for it to be effective. Just wet yourself down, either in the shower or in a bath-tub if you don't have a showerhead. Then either standing or sitting lather up your entire body, including your head and scalp. Leave the lather on while sitting (or standing out of the tub if full of water) for at least five minutes. Then rinse off and dry yourself with paper towels. Use the less pebbled side as it will not shed paper fibers on to the skin - something that the more pebbled side of the paper towel tends to do. I like the Brawny brand of plain white as well as the Target up&up brand as each is sturdier or thicker than other brands. Fold each section into quarters or in half and use each surface for a different section of your body; then discard the towel in the sink or directly into a waste receptacle.

If after your first use you find that the SAL-3 sulfur soap is still too harsh on your skin - too drying - the next time after rinsing off, lather up with a moisturizing soap such as Lever 2000 with Fresh Aloe. Leave on for a couple of minutes and then rinse off. That's what I did and it worked great. Again, that is AFTER having left the SAL-3 lather on for at least five minutes and after having rinsed it off.

For immediate relief from the itching, put some regular amber colored Listerine into a spray bottle and spray it on your skin, particularly on your lower legs and feet, including the bottoms and toes, etc. before going to bed. The Listerine does not kill scabies, but it is an excellent repellent for all types of mites, and it will give you relief from the itch. Keep a mister or spray bottle full at your bedside, and if you get up for any reason during your bedtime, reapply before going back to bed.
Bruce

AOL

#121 Nov 30, 2012
Susie q,

For additional useful information, go to the thread entitled, "how do I get rid of scabies once and for all?" and go to Page 140 and read my Posts, including the one about alternating two pairs of rubber shower shoes. Also read the Posts on that page by Mindy and umather.
Bruce

AOL

#122 Nov 30, 2012
In my above Post about the use of SAL-3 sulfur soap where I state that in the shower I followed it up with the use of Lever 2000 with Fresh Aloe, I actually followed up with Silver Aloe Skin Care Bar from http://www.utopiasilver.com/products/suppleme... It contains colloidal silver which has excellent natural antiseptic action, as well as the healing aloe vera, and is very soothing to the skin.

However, at the kitchen sink I also used a bar of SAL-3 to wash my hands, and followed that up with the Lever 2000 with Fresh Aloe, which is available at nearly every supermarket and/or pharmacy store (over the counter) in the U.S. and which costs much less than the Utopia Naturals which I used in the shower after the 5 minute application of the SAL-3 10% sulfur soap with 3% salicylic acid.

Bruce

AOL

#123 Nov 30, 2012
To save yourself from doing laundry more than once or twice a week, purchase the 91% Alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) at your local pharmacy store, e.g., RiteAid, CVS, Walmart, Target, etc. It is over the counter. Then fill up an empty spray bottle such as an empty Windex with AMMONIA-D bottle with the 91% Alcohol. Use that to spray your cover sheet on your bed. It kills the scabies mite on contact and then evaporates fairly quickly. However leave some time for the room to air out and for the fumes from the evaporating Alcohol to dissipate before going to bed.
That is also excellent to use on other fabrics, such as your fabric furniture.

However on hard non porous surfaces such as tile floors, bath-tub, etc., spray with Windex with AMMONIA-D, and then wipe down with paper towels to clean and dry off. Make sure that the Windex is the one with AMMONIA-D, as that is what also kills the scabies mite on contact. Do NOT use it on porous surfaces, such as unfinished wood, as repeated use will stain the surface a light blue as the coloring is absorbed by the pores of the porous surface.
Bruce

AOL

#124 Nov 30, 2012
Regarding my above Posts about the use of 91% Alcohol, do NOT use it on finished surfaces such as lacquered wood as the 91% Alcohol will melt the lacquer and thus damage the finish.

For that occasional biting itch you can use the 91% Alcohol, either by soaking a portion of paper towel and rubbing into the skin or by spraying on to the skin with a spray bottle. Then follow up the same way with the mite repellent, amber colored Listerine, the same way. That will provide instant relief in most cases.

When you do your laundry, in addition to your laundry detergent, add 3/4 to 1 cup of 20 MULE TEAM BORAX and the Mite-Free Laundry Additive which contains benzyl benzoate. You can purchase the Mite-Free from http://www.swansonvitamins.com/healthy-home-m... Both the Borax and the benzyl benzoate in the Mit-Free will kill the scabies mite as well as any other type of mite such as pillow or dust mites, etc.

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