Recent scabies outbreak on campus cau...

Recent scabies outbreak on campus causes concern among student body

There are 3 comments on the The Sophian story from Nov 18, 2010, titled Recent scabies outbreak on campus causes concern among student body. In it, The Sophian reports that:

On Friday, Nov. 5, Smith College confirmed several cases of scabies on the campus.

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Baltimore, MD

#1 Dec 21, 2010
I have had scabies on and off for about 3 years, permethrin works for a while, that is it gives some relief. I tried baking soda, salt , borax, super washing soda, which is very strong and im not sure if I can recommend it. I recently ordered 5% permethrin from mexico but the preservative they use formaldehyde so I dont recommend that. I have ordered the sulfur soap and cream and am hoping to have good results from that. I have recently tried dmso, I did not get good results from that. Best of luck to everyone and hang in there for as long as you can. I have been depressed lately. One thing I think everyone might try is, in a spray bottle put 20% strong dishwashing liquid 80% water and spray the affected area. This combo will kill on contact, roaches it kills them instantly. Although I think you will be much better off using the strong popular brands of dishwashing liquid not the kind that are good for the environment.

Since: Nov 09

Milford, PA

#2 Dec 21, 2010
Yes, Dawn original blue I believe kills them, but how do you apply it to yourself? I took a bath in it one time, quite awhile ago, and used about 6-8ounces in the tub, filled tub 1st to keep the suds down, then put it in. On getting out after about 30mins, I saw black spots (like the size of a period) coming out of me in areas? It caught me by surprise, so I wasn't ready to try, & collect them, But, since then I have been unable to repeat this :( Plus my skin was kinda irritated from the soap.

I know lysol kills them also, but again how do you apply it to yourself? It's kinda toxic

Windex works, but I'm not sure if it kills them or not? It really knocks them back though. I know it too must be somewhat toxic, but I use it on my bedsheets at night,,, it stops all activity!

I tried alcohol for this, but 1/2 thru the night they were Back!

Mount Vernon, WA

#3 May 11, 2011
Try sulfer cream for 3-5 days. Works well and its not toxic like perm

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