Epsom Salts and Help
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#1 Jan 24, 2010
I have tried everything that did not seem to work for me from permitherin(Spelling), sulphur, tea tree oil, clorox, alcohol, peroxide, sulphur creams, soaps and powder, nothing worked wholeheartedly I would think I was cured and then days later I would feel crawling all over again sraying the couches the beds everything everywhere in the house cleaning etc.
I found a site that said to use epsom salt I soaked in the epsom salts for about 10 days off and on every other day I would soak in the epsom salts. I realized I wasn't itching ANYMORE I was so happy for weeks now i was cured I didn't have to freeze my shoes anymore or spray them with lysol everynight, no more crawling on my face or scalp nothing no movement.
Hoever, I took out a jacket that I had with som other clothes that have been bagged and sealed since "LAST SUMMER" and I am itching again all over, and I am seeing small burrows on myself and my children again.. I will do the epsom treatment again but I need a for sure cure on how to get these things out the clothes for good. Anyone has any suggestions please. the clothes that I was wearing on a regular basis had no more crawling in them Its just that jacket and I assume those clothes that are in the bags that I sored away there are like four bags and I don't want to throw away all those clothes.
Can anyone please post any useful suggestions with the clothing thanks a lot.
#2 Jan 25, 2010
Hi Finding a way,
I had a similar thing happen when travelling over the holidays. I must have brought something along that wasn't 100 percent bug free. Things are pretty much better for me again..so take heart.
What has worked for me with clothes is to use the hot water settings and hot dryer settings. Also I use the arm and hammer powdered laundry detergent and use either color safe bleach that contains hydrogen peroxide as its main ingredient, or I just buy hydrogen peroxide from the drug store and use about a cup of that with the wash. As an alternate I tried an allergen reducer that contains benzyl benzoate and added that to the wash. Both worked well for me.
What I'm not entirely sure about is dry cleaning. I had some items that couldn't go in the wash and brought them to a dry cleaner (just a normal dry cleaner, not one that is especially environmentally friendly). It seemed to be fine. I had stored these clothes in garbage bags with moth balls for 4 months before bringing them to the dry cleaner..was freaked out about spreading this to others.
The mothballs are a great thing too. I still use them in the garbage bags that I line my hamper with. Also I put one in the vacuum bag whenever I put a new one in the vacuum cleaner.
I hope this is helpful. good luck
#3 Jan 29, 2010
#4 Jan 29, 2010
Microwave 'em! I would only put cotton in the microwave though. Nothing with metal buttons or plastic parts. I microwave my stuff for about 90 seconds. Rumor has it it can ruin your clothes, but mine are alright.
#5 Jan 29, 2010
Good idea about microwaving!
Start using arm and hammer powdered laundry detergent for all laundry from now on. Soak those infected jackets in it and hot hot water. Wash everything from now on in hot hot water. Dry laundry in the hottest hottest laundrymat dryer for 2 hours solid.
I don't have to use the dryer anymore. Arm and hammer deterg changed all that. I hang clothes to dry. I wash laundry after one use. I got this august 2008 and am 98% cured.
Don't use bleach.
#6 Jan 30, 2010
Yes, I use either A&H, or Borax powdered detergent, & any powdered colorsafe bleach (they all have peroxide in them H2O2) lately I use the A&H washing soda version (with H2O2), with Borax detergent. I put moth balls in my closet, and all the storage containers I keep my laundry in. I think it helps as well.
#7 Feb 9, 2010
I have been using the arm and hammer detergent since last year like I said I was cured I had NOOOOO new burrows or itching every since I wore that jacket that was bagged from last summer thinking it was in there so long they must be gone I was dead wrong they are back and I have NEW BURROWS And they are itching me and my baby now i seen new ones on hands legs knees ears and face its insane.
#8 Feb 9, 2010
Me too, I feel I was on the way to being cured, but picked up a piece of mail from the kitchen counter that was sitting there about 2 wks, and Bang!@#$%^& I got hit! Then the next day, I went to use my computer mouse, and Bang! I got hit from the mousepad! Freakin hellish little bastards!
#9 Feb 12, 2010
Drying all my laundry for 2 solid hours on hottest hottest dryer in the laundrymat, heat sterilizing clothes every time, did it for me. All my clothes were safe. I doubled plastic bagged immediately, no folding no touching no recontamination. I sprayed cedarcide on my arms and in the bags. And tied securely, red twistie clothes, white twistie bedding.
I watched my roommate do laundry and saw her stand in an infected room and hold clean clothes up to her body and fold them. She was reinfesting everything! Putting clean clothes on top of the dryer etc.
Be aware of everything you do to contaminate clean items.
I know most clothes can be saved. Big quilts cannot be saved. I threw out my new ralph lauren quilt long ago.
Keep up good habits. Its much harder with kids.
#10 Feb 12, 2010
arm & ham powder laundry soap in the wash & let soak for 2-6 hrs works great .
I boil all my clothes in a big staler pot with 2 bricks on them to hold them down & 2 chlorox bottle filled with water on the lid to it down. I put the clothes in the pot when I tale them off & boil imediatly. Boiling is a sure way & dosent hut cotton clothes , polyester is clothes wrinkle like a prune after boiling & become good bed clothes .
I sleep on an airmatress I deflate & roll up & fold 3 times & place in a 5 gallon bucket with 1 cup arm & hammer powdered laundry soap & hot water & soak for 1-12 hrs , then rinse of the air matress in the shower , pleace on a linoleum floor thet I have mised with 1/2 cup epsom salts 1/4 cup borax & 1 oz cocnut oil & hot hot water . I mist the walls & cieling also especially the light fixture. Bug travel on the wires like a conduit thru the house. I never get bit while I sleep.
My old matress used to recontaminate me , put it in the dumpster & sprayed used motor oil on it so my friends would not take it home, pick this bug up & then bring it back to me .
Epsom salts is great in the tub for soaks , I also use 1-2 cups borax in the tub for 1-3 days , then on the 4th day epsom &nd then carry on withthe epsom for weeks daily for 30 mins, I use the borax once in while. I always use 1/4 dawn in all baths to make lots of suds to drown the flating bugs , otherwise the bug goes in my ears everytime.
Coconut , 2 tbls in the bath leaves a protective layer on my skin thet repels mites very very well. It is $5.00 in the supermarket for 34 oz. The coconut oil is a solid at 76 degrees & a liquid at 77 degress , it never goes rancid & smells great. I mist my car with the epsom , borax & coconut oil & it stops the bug great. Bugs can't travel over oil , bug are detered by epsom & borax is a digestive poison .
They say If epsom is placed around a garbage can , when racoons come they will get it on their paws & never return to your can( I pay$3.00 for 6 lbs)
God is Love,
#11 Feb 26, 2010
As part of my holistic approach I made a cream for
my son using coconut oil, epsom salts and water.
Three tablespoons water plus four tablespoons salts plus 12 tablespoons coconut oil.
It was not easy to dissolve the salts so after I mixed them together I heated the glass jar on the stove top in a water (not covering the jar). Just let the water get hot, not boiling. Kept stirring
for a while, then took jar out and continued stirring and shaking. Was still a bit gritty with
the salts but smooth enough to use easily.
It's a good combo for this condition, I think.
I'm going to make some for myself too though I
don't have scabies. Magnesium oil has great health
and "youthing" benefits.
#12 Mar 1, 2010
Found this post here by 2405philly guy:
"Listen people. For me epsom salt is the answer. It works well!! I will soak in it every chance I get to make sure the hooooooorible bugs don't get in me and eat me up. The sulfur in the epsom salt kills them I believe. Please try soakin in a hot bath with the salt every night or atleast 2 nights straight. It will work out hopefully everyone. I've cried over the thoughts and pains of scabies and hopefully I am finally fiinding the light. I'm not religious but I found myself praying to god being as though that seemed like the only hope left. Love u all."
I made the cream for my son (see previous post) partly because he's
so tall his bathtub isn't big enough for him.
But the coconut oil is very penetrative and is a good carrier for the epsom salts, I feel. Hope
others here will try it.
#13 Oct 8, 2013
Soak in semi-hot bath with 2 cups of Epsom salt.
Take a shower...wash skin with Dr. Bonner's liquid tea tree oil soap.
Spray hydrogen peroxide on itchy spots.
Eat plenty of garlic.
May the force be with you.
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