Removing Scabies from your Environment
Bruce

AOL

#125 Nov 30, 2012
In my most recent Post immediately above, the Link should be https://www.swansonvitamins.com/healthy-home-... If that doesn't work, just go to http://www.swansonvitamins.com and put Mite-Free into their Search box near the top of the home page and click on.
itchy derf

Ottawa, Canada

#126 Dec 10, 2012
Use a garment steamer on bed and furniture to kill the mites. Do not wear same clothing two or three days in a row. Hang them on the clothes line in the sun or place in plastic bag for 4 days and wash in hot water with borax and soap. Wear shoes in a four day rotation put them in plastic bag or outside in the sun after having worn them if you are in warm climate other wise steam or spray with rubbing alcohol and put in plastic bag.
Missing my family

Ardsley, NY

#127 Dec 11, 2012
Is it ok to not wash sheets or blankets every day but put them in the dryer for 1.5 hour?
misery_in_au

Baulkham Hills, Australia

#128 Dec 11, 2012
Missing my family wrote:
Is it ok to not wash sheets or blankets every day but put them in the dryer for 1.5 hour?
No, you should wash them in antibacterial wash and borax powder every day. Then dry on high heat. Never use anything twice.
Missing my family

Ardsley, NY

#129 Dec 11, 2012
misery_in_au wrote:
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No, you should wash them in antibacterial wash and borax powder every day. Then dry on high heat. Never use anything twice.
:-( thanks! I live in the east coat and it gets so cold! I don't have tons of blankets, so I have been just putting them in the dryer
concernd

Brookvale, Australia

#130 Jan 9, 2013
Were do i get borax soap from and how do i get ride of scabies from my unit
lalala

United States

#131 Jan 23, 2013
Ok so I've done mine and my kids permethrin treatment tonight before bed. I've already been bagging up laundry the past few days. I'm going thru and cleaning now. When I get to the laundry I'm worried when I open the bag to put the wash in that some will get out. And then when I go to get them out of the dryer they'll get recontaminated again. Or even though I did the perm treatment n have clean clothes on what happens if they get on me from the laundry to wash? Ugh what is the best steps to take for the laundry part? I have alot to do.
Virtual Scabies

Hollywood, FL

#132 Jan 23, 2013
lalala wrote:
Ok so I've done mine and my kids permethrin treatment tonight before bed. I've already been bagging up laundry the past few days. I'm going thru and cleaning now. When I get to the laundry I'm worried when I open the bag to put the wash in that some will get out. And then when I go to get them out of the dryer they'll get recontaminated again. Or even though I did the perm treatment n have clean clothes on what happens if they get on me from the laundry to wash? Ugh what is the best steps to take for the laundry part? I have alot to do.
use latex gloves.
wash hands thoroughly after handling anything you think might be contaminated.
use rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide on hands immediately after handling infected laundry.
lalala

United States

#133 Jan 23, 2013
Virtual Scabies wrote:
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use latex gloves.
wash hands thoroughly after handling anything you think might be contaminated.
use rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide on hands immediately after handling infected laundry.
I have been using the glovesn got a whole box lol. Good to know I'm doing it right. Thanks you for replying!
lalala

United States

#134 Jan 23, 2013
Another question. My CAR...obviously I'm going to do a good cleaning on it tomorrow. But it's been a very cold winter here and below 20° for he past 2 weeks. Will that help kill the mites in my car? I heard that freezing things works to help kill them off. So I'm thinking vacuum and clean it every day for the next few days?
lalala

United States

#135 Jan 23, 2013
concernd wrote:
Were do i get borax soap from and how do i get ride of scabies from my unit
I found it in the detergent isle in Walmart. Big white box with red letters.
ThatChick

United States

#136 Jan 24, 2013
Okai..
I need to get rid of "them" ASAP!
Im in highschool so it really sucks!
I really REALLY want this to end Now!
Plleeasse tell me theres a fast treatment?

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#137 Jan 24, 2013
ThatChick wrote:
Okai..
I need to get rid of "them" ASAP!
Im in highschool so it really sucks!
I really REALLY want this to end Now!
Plleeasse tell me theres a fast treatment?
You need to go to the doctors and get a prescription for prem 5% and do it 3x 7 days apart, also make sure you treat your face & scalp. Clean everything make sure you wipe you school bag with windex with ammonia. Change and wash sheets everyday, never wear anything twice, make sure you spray your shoes with windex, try not to wear the same shoes for 7 days...avoid other kids.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#138 Jan 24, 2013
lalala wrote:
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I found it in the detergent isle in Walmart. Big white box with red letters.
That's it, use it to wash clothes, and wash your floors and if you have carpet sprinkle it on there. Your car, I would put borax all over the car, seats, floors. Keep Clorox wipes in the car and wipe it down every time. I spray the car with windex every time I get out of it

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#139 Jan 24, 2013
lalala wrote:
Ok so I've done mine and my kids permethrin treatment tonight before bed. I've already been bagging up laundry the past few days. I'm going thru and cleaning now. When I get to the laundry I'm worried when I open the bag to put the wash in that some will get out. And then when I go to get them out of the dryer they'll get recontaminated again. Or even though I did the perm treatment n have clean clothes on what happens if they get on me from the laundry to wash? Ugh what is the best steps to take for the laundry part? I have alot to do.
For laundry, I just bought a whole bunch of bags from the dollar store and I use 1 bag per day and put sheets and clothes that I wore that day in it. When I go to do laundry I make sure I wear long sleeves, pants and gloves. Separate the clothes I do it in my back porch. No one goes back there and it's an ice box, so either they are dead or dying. Make sure you wash everything on hot and dry for a long time.
lalala

United States

#140 Jan 24, 2013
Thank you. I have all the clean bags in a n area I've sanitizes real well. N I'm wearing gloves ALOT. Gone thru 2 boxes in 2 days. I'm being super cautious as not to let them back in. I've turned my water heater up a bit more and let the load soak for a while. Finish the load cycle and then repeat a 2nd time. Luckily I don't pay for my water!!! But I'm sure after all this constant washing and drying my poor machines are needing a break!
Concerned

United States

#141 Feb 6, 2013
I stumbled upon this posting while researching scabies after it came to light that one of my coworkers has these mites. He's been out of the office for a few weeks due to a death in the family, and it came to light today that his household has been dealing with repeated re-infestations since before he left.

I'm concerned about how these mites spread and how susceptible coworkers & clients might be to picking them up. I'm wondering if spraying the office would help. I'm also worried about hurting his feelings, as he's been through a lot lately... He swears that he's using the prescribed cream and that the mites are gone, but he has fresh bumps visible on his arms & neck, and it's raised much concern around the office.

I've read a ton of the stories on this site, and my heart goes out to all of you suffering with this. Can anyone lend any insight as to what we should do as an office, or how we work with our friend to cleanse our environment in a positive way? I'm sure he's feeling totally alienated right now, as he's been approached about the issue & sent to the doctor this afternoon. I guess when you get scabies, you just have to go about your everyday life & hope you don't infest others, but is there anything you guys have done to actually protect others from exposure???

I apologize if my questions are selfish & insensitive. Thanks in advance for any help or insight.

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#142 Feb 6, 2013
Concerned wrote:
I stumbled upon this posting while researching scabies after it came to light that one of my coworkers has these mites. He's been out of the office for a few weeks due to a death in the family, and it came to light today that his household has been dealing with repeated re-infestations since before he left.

I'm concerned about how these mites spread and how susceptible coworkers & clients might be to picking them up. I'm wondering if spraying the office would help. I'm also worried about hurting his feelings, as he's been through a lot lately... He swears that he's using the prescribed cream and that the mites are gone, but he has fresh bumps visible on his arms & neck, and it's raised much concern around the office.

I've read a ton of the stories on this site, and my heart goes out to all of you suffering with this. Can anyone lend any insight as to what we should do as an office, or how we work with our friend to cleanse our environment in a positive way? I'm sure he's feeling totally alienated right now, as he's been approached about the issue & sent to the doctor this afternoon. I guess when you get scabies, you just have to go about your everyday life & hope you don't infest others, but is there anything you guys have done to actually protect others from exposure???

I apologize if my questions are selfish & insensitive. Thanks in advance for any help or insight.
I did not have scabies I had a mite that came from wild deer that we feed the mites I had were called tropic rat mites.

I beat them with a Doctor who gave me

1) Stromectol 5 5mg tablets once every seven days.

2) Lindane lotion 4 or 5 treatments

3) Diatom Earth lightly dusted on everything. And in bed with ya.
Lisa

United States

#143 Feb 8, 2013
Do u have to use borax when you wash ur clothing and bedding? I've been using gain and I've been washing laundry for 2 going on 3 days. I don't even know how my son got them and it's driving me crazy.

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#144 Feb 8, 2013
Lisa wrote:
Do u have to use borax when you wash ur clothing and bedding? I've been using gain and I've been washing laundry for 2 going on 3 days. I don't even know how my son got them and it's driving me crazy.
It's really the dryer that does the killing of mites and eggs. Heat for 20 to 30 minutes.

Scabies live 48 to 72 hours off the host.
Rat mites live 6 weeks off the host.

You can get them any where if someone infected is around. School, a store, a bird or deer, just about anything can pass them on.

If one in the house is infected you must assume everyone is now infected.
It can take six weeks for any signs to show up.

Good luck with your battle. You're just starting you will have a long road ahead of you.

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