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no scabies

Garberville, CA

#1 Feb 24, 2012
I have tried everything I could find. Many things worked for a week or two before the scabies came back, seemingly resistant and worse than before. I have been using a 50/50 solution of Windex and Ammonia with good results. I boil all my clothes, bathe in a mineral-epsom salt bath every night, do not shower or dry off, and apply the 50/50 solution morning, noon, and afternoon. The ammonia seems to be the magic potion. It does not burn like Chlorox and only stings the raw spots. Keep it out your eyes, and try not to breathe it.
It has been a life saver.

Since: Feb 11

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#2 Feb 25, 2012
no scabies wrote:
I have tried everything I could find. Many things worked for a week or two before the scabies came back, seemingly resistant and worse than before. I have been using a 50/50 solution of Windex and Ammonia with good results. I boil all my clothes, bathe in a mineral-epsom salt bath every night, do not shower or dry off, and apply the 50/50 solution morning, noon, and afternoon. The ammonia seems to be the magic potion. It does not burn like Chlorox and only stings the raw spots. Keep it out your eyes, and try not to breathe it.
It has been a life saver.
I've had good results with Windex as well, although I haven't added the additional ammonia yet,but will try it. Windex has ammonia in it but also copper sulfate that is the blue colour. The copper sulfate is also a killing agent. I use straight Windex in my eyes, my ears, and on my scalp. It works quite well. Will try adding the extra ammonia to it. Thanks for the tip. BTW,the no-name version of Windex window cleaner does not work - it doesn't have much copper sulfate in it. I made the mistake of using it early on in this mess and wondered why it wasn't working any more.

Since: Aug 11

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Feb 25, 2012
Canuckette wrote:
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I've had good results with Windex as well, although I haven't added the additional ammonia yet,but will try it. Windex has ammonia in it but also copper sulfate that is the blue colour. The copper sulfate is also a killing agent. I use straight Windex in my eyes, my ears, and on my scalp. It works quite well. Will try adding the extra ammonia to it. Thanks for the tip. BTW,the no-name version of Windex window cleaner does not work - it doesn't have much copper sulfate in it. I made the mistake of using it early on in this mess and wondered why it wasn't working any more.
Weird... Canuckette... I thought you were on to something with the post you wrote at the same time as this one. Here it is reprinted:

I'm in the process of making the above recipe. I found some out-of-date alka seltzer and so I put a couple of tablets (325 mg. of salicylic acid) in a bowl, dribbled some drops of water on them and of course they started to dissolve. I threw in some borax (likely too much) so it would dissolve and will add in the glycerin after the alka seltzer quits fizzing. I may be too strong but will tell you how it works.
So after a shower, I applied the above mix (about 1/4 cup of glycerin, two tablets of Alka Seltzer, and a small handful of borax). About 1/2 hour or more later, I had an itch on one ankle. I looked and there were a bunch of little things that I wiped off, then rolled up my pantleg and there were all kinds of little things on my skin. I wiped those off, added some more of the mix, and more came out. That leg has always been one of the worst places. Quite discouraging, considering I thought I was close to over this mess. Anyway, this mix is very good at getting out the hidden ones. I'll do the same tonight but also include my scalp.

Canuchette... why would you be bothering with windex and ammonia if you are doing so well with the receipe above? And why didn't you share it with the poster if it is working.

Are you a poser?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#4 Feb 25, 2012
Christine69 wrote:
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Weird... Canuckette... I thought you were on to something with the post you wrote at the same time as this one. Here it is reprinted:
I'm in the process of making the above recipe. I found some out-of-date alka seltzer and so I put a couple of tablets (325 mg. of salicylic acid) in a bowl, dribbled some drops of water on them and of course they started to dissolve. I threw in some borax (likely too much) so it would dissolve and will add in the glycerin after the alka seltzer quits fizzing. I may be too strong but will tell you how it works.
So after a shower, I applied the above mix (about 1/4 cup of glycerin, two tablets of Alka Seltzer, and a small handful of borax). About 1/2 hour or more later, I had an itch on one ankle. I looked and there were a bunch of little things that I wiped off, then rolled up my pantleg and there were all kinds of little things on my skin. I wiped those off, added some more of the mix, and more came out. That leg has always been one of the worst places. Quite discouraging, considering I thought I was close to over this mess. Anyway, this mix is very good at getting out the hidden ones. I'll do the same tonight but also include my scalp.
Canuchette... why would you be bothering with windex and ammonia if you are doing so well with the receipe above? And why didn't you share it with the poster if it is working.
Are you a poser?
Obviously, I saw the windex/ammonia post before I saw the posts on the other thread and decided to try making it. If you had read it a little more carefully, you would see that I was posting as I was trying and creating it. I am so impressed with the results of this mix (glycerin, alka seltzer, and borax, that I'm going to continue to try it for a while to see how well it works. It's as simple as that. We're all trying our best to find a way out.

Since: Aug 11

Yakima, WA

#5 Feb 27, 2012
Canuckette wrote:
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Obviously, I saw the windex/ammonia post before I saw the posts on the other thread and decided to try making it. If you had read it a little more carefully, you would see that I was posting as I was trying and creating it. I am so impressed with the results of this mix (glycerin, alka seltzer, and borax, that I'm going to continue to try it for a while to see how well it works. It's as simple as that. We're all trying our best to find a way out.
That's a good point. I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#6 Feb 27, 2012
Christine69 wrote:
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That's a good point. I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings.
Thanks - no offense taken. I think we're all a bit touchy after all we've been through.
Desperate girl

Azle, TX

#7 Feb 28, 2012
no scabies wrote:
I have tried everything I could find. Many things worked for a week or two before the scabies came back, seemingly resistant and worse than before. I have been using a 50/50 solution of Windex and Ammonia with good results. I boil all my clothes, bathe in a mineral-epsom salt bath every night, do not shower or dry off, and apply the 50/50 solution morning, noon, and afternoon. The ammonia seems to be the magic potion. It does not burn like Chlorox and only stings the raw spots. Keep it out your eyes, and try not to breathe it.
It has been a life saver.
No scabies- how long have you been battling this & what are you using in your laundry? We've been battling since October & keep getting re infested from the laundry.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#8 Feb 29, 2012
Christine69 wrote:
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Weird... Canuckette... I thought you were on to something with the post you wrote at the same time as this one. Here it is reprinted:
I'm in the process of making the above recipe. I found some out-of-date alka seltzer and so I put a couple of tablets (325 mg. of salicylic acid) in a bowl, dribbled some drops of water on them and of course they started to dissolve. I threw in some borax (likely too much) so it would dissolve and will add in the glycerin after the alka seltzer quits fizzing. I may be too strong but will tell you how it works.
So after a shower, I applied the above mix (about 1/4 cup of glycerin, two tablets of Alka Seltzer, and a small handful of borax). About 1/2 hour or more later, I had an itch on one ankle. I looked and there were a bunch of little things that I wiped off, then rolled up my pantleg and there were all kinds of little things on my skin. I wiped those off, added some more of the mix, and more came out. That leg has always been one of the worst places. Quite discouraging, considering I thought I was close to over this mess. Anyway, this mix is very good at getting out the hidden ones. I'll do the same tonight but also include my scalp.
Canuchette... why would you be bothering with windex and ammonia if you are doing so well with the receipe above? And why didn't you share it with the poster if it is working.
Are you a poser?
I've now tried both - both work well but are not instant. The glycerin has worked well in the past month. Adding the Alka Seltzer and borax has helped, but the Windex/Ammonia combo is also effective.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#9 Mar 7, 2012
Desperate girl wrote:
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No scabies- how long have you been battling this & what are you using in your laundry? We've been battling since October & keep getting re infested from the laundry.
Just thought I'd tell you what we do. We add 1 cup of ammonia, a scoop of OxyClean laundry powder, 1/2 cup of borax and some detergent. Nothing is alive by the time it comes out of that!
the cure

United States

#11 Mar 7, 2012
Clothing and bedding should be quarantined for one week!

Since: Jan 12

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#12 Mar 8, 2012
I have bagged my clothes after extreme washing only to have them hatch out while at work. I don't let them stay over a coupe days without washing now.
Atmywitsend

Atlanta, GA

#13 Mar 27, 2012
thank you so much "Canuckette". I just finished taking a hot bath with a 1/2 cup of ammonia and 1/2 cup of original Windex. Then I mixed a small recycled bottle of the 50/50 solution. I'm typing this without having to scratch my skin straight off. Will try the other "solution" when I get some more borax. Do anyone know any remedies for the scars left behind from the intense scratching? Thanks in advance and God Bless everyone on this site..;)

Since: Feb 11

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#14 Mar 28, 2012
Atmywitsend wrote:
thank you so much "Canuckette". I just finished taking a hot bath with a 1/2 cup of ammonia and 1/2 cup of original Windex. Then I mixed a small recycled bottle of the 50/50 solution. I'm typing this without having to scratch my skin straight off. Will try the other "solution" when I get some more borax. Do anyone know any remedies for the scars left behind from the intense scratching? Thanks in advance and God Bless everyone on this site..;)
Glad to hear you've had some success with the ammonia/windex combo. I've stopped the glycerin mix because the ammo&windex is just so much easier, as long as you've got a fan running so you don't breathe in too much. I've found that straight vitamin E oil, sold not in capsules, but in a bottle to apply directly on the skin, works really well to help the healing process of scars after you've killed them dead. All of us afflicted need all the blessing we can get!
Atmywitsend

Atlanta, GA

#15 Mar 28, 2012
You Guys (&Girls) are a Blessing 4real.
I want to see the "Light" at the end of this nightmarish tunnel because my Husband and my girls are not showing any signs of it, just me. I'm trying really hard to be a Wife/Mother without having them contract this! I've been doing the 50/50 mix. God4Bid but if my kids do contract this what can I do 4 them that is not too harsh? Could I use this 50/50 mix and the Asp/Bor/Vas Mix on them you think? One thing I noticed is that my Husband has not contracted them even though we share the same bed. He takes Vitamins religously especially Vit C. Do you think there is a link? I could just reach out and give out Hugs, if I didn't have these buggers.:)
Atmywitsend

Atlanta, GA

#16 Mar 28, 2012
Oh by the way, I got this from a stray cat with a wounded leg. I still feed her but I don't touch her anymore. This is what I get for being a sucker for animals, lol.
katt

Australia

#17 Mar 28, 2012
What is the best mix
Im going in sane and really need help
Atmywitsend

Atlanta, GA

#18 Mar 29, 2012
I'm only on my second day with trying the 50/50 mix of original Windex and Ammonia (Lemon Scent) I will warn you, if you have any open cuts, scratches or wounds it will burn/sting, but it quickly subsides. I haven't done the Aspirin/Borax/Vaseline mix yet. I've been using a small jar of Sulfur 8 medicated hair/scalp conditioner on the infected parts. I've spiked it with a teaspoon of real sulphur powder. I just bought a vinyl mattress cover. All I can say Katt is You R not alone. Try not to scratch too much or you will get scars.(That's what I'm fighting now) "Canuckette" seems to be on the right track.
P.S. I've bought a bottle of clove oil ($6.00 an ounce/Health Food Store) and have been spraying diluted water/clove drops on dryer sheets putting them in the dryer with my laundry as an extra step. HTH
been there

Spring Hill, TN

#19 Mar 29, 2012
My step son brought this home from his aunts house... There are 5 of us in our family. We treated everyone as if we all had it even though he was the only one with symptoms... I have the cream... several tubes if it would be of any help to anyone
ITCHY

Westbrook, ME

#20 Mar 30, 2012
I was diagnosed with it last week and treated myself with the cream perscribed....it has been about 4 days since treatment and I cleaned my house, steam cleaned my couch and chair and bed. My girls dont have any signs, but maybe I should have done their beds too since they sometimes sleep with me....I have washed all my clothes that werent clean at the time in hot water and the homemade laundry soap I have made with borax.....but now I am back to itching worse then ever...the doc said I would continue to itch, but I think I have new bites...I think I will try to get the stuff and make the alk, borax, and glycerin and make that....would it be safe for my kids too??? they are 2 and 4. I guess maybe I need to go through again and clean thoroughly again....so tired of all this!!!!!! what kind of glycerin do you get?? the soap bar? or is there a powder or liquid? thanks for the help...anyone with advice can email me at Amandarobinson81@gmail.com Thanks again!
Atmywitsend

Atlanta, GA

#21 Mar 30, 2012
If you have a CVS in your town, they sell vegetable glycerin in the cosmectics aisle.

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