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battle

Vancouver, Canada

#1 Dec 15, 2008
for those successfully taking bleach baths. what amount is safe and how long do you soak?
is is ok to soak head and close eyes to get the ones on scalp?
battle

Vancouver, Canada

#2 Dec 16, 2008
no one has responded to the last post. has anyone had any success with bleach baths? how long do i soak? 5-7 caps in the tub enough?
Angel

Dalian, China

#3 Dec 16, 2008
Here is a prior thread where people talk about bleach bath:http://www.topix.com/foru m/health/scabies/THLCR9VA6ADG7 A0PK

In my opinion, bleach bath may be a help,but not a cure.
Bob T

Tuckerton, NJ

#4 Dec 17, 2008
Angel wrote:
Here is a prior thread where people talk about bleach bath:http://www.topix.com/foru m/health/scabies/THLCR9VA6ADG7 A0PK
In my opinion, bleach bath may be a help,but not a cure.
I am a male in my 30s. I been living with scabies for almost 2 months now. Tried everything (Permethrin, Eurax, Lindane, Stromectol pills). Out of desperation, I used the bleach baths recommended by a girl I read online from a post. I used 1/2 cup of bleach in a tub of water. I soaked for 20 min. on Days 1 and 2. At first, I thought it might have worked. But things have returned to normal itchy and one new red spot on my back and another on my arm. I'm still feeling itchy. I wash all my laundry DAILY. NOTHING seems to kill these. I have a feeling that I will have scabies for the rest of my life.

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Maria

Hampton, AR

#5 Dec 18, 2008
I have have scabies for about 2 months also. I actually waited longer than I should have because I was so embarrassed about the sores I had developed. The thought of taking a bleach bath has also crossed my mind because everyone knows that pretty much bleach kills everything but, I am just unsure of how healthy that is if soaked into the skin. I have heard that your liver processes everything soaked into the skin so I have no clue.I have tried the Permethrin cream and the anti-itch pills. The cream was unsuccessful and the pills have me very tired. I feel helpless,dirty, and isolated for everyone. This is crazy. Any help or insight on what to do?
battle

Vancouver, Canada

#6 Dec 19, 2008
i tired the bleach bath for 20 minutes. i almost had a seisure. it was scary. my heart strated to beat. a rush of blood through my body prompt me to get out of the bath immediately. I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT. i almost called 911. and i still have the bastards on me.
Scabies3

Deerfield Beach, FL

#7 Dec 19, 2008
Maria wrote:
I have have scabies for about 2 months also. I actually waited longer than I should have because I was so embarrassed about the sores I had developed. The thought of taking a bleach bath has also crossed my mind because everyone knows that pretty much bleach kills everything but, I am just unsure of how healthy that is if soaked into the skin. I have heard that your liver processes everything soaked into the skin so I have no clue.I have tried the Permethrin cream and the anti-itch pills. The cream was unsuccessful and the pills have me very tired. I feel helpless,dirty, and isolated for everyone. This is crazy. Any help or insight on what to do?
This is what another poster did, as far as bleach is concerned. She said she worked with animals all the time. She said she discovered this when she was cleaning with bleach and had scabies on her fingers. She said she first scratched the papule area to determine it was, in fact, a burrow or papule or nesting area. Then she washed the area with hydrogen peroxide, then she put rubbing alcohol on the area (both of these are to clean the area), and then she said she put bleach on the area. That she did this twice a day, until that papule was dried up and free of eggs and scabies mites. It's best to not leave the bleach on your skin for any length of time, as it causes burning. Hydrogen peroxide is good, because it will PENETRATE into the papule and will start the process of killing what's in there. The alcohol and bleach after that, will help, finish it.

I didn't hear you mention anything about ivermectin. ivermectin, in addition to a good medical topical will help cure you of scabies, that is, if you have the vanilla variety of human scabies. other type of mites are more difficult to get rid of. It all depends on how healthy you are, your immune system, your AGE, how many people and pets live in your home, which will ping pong the mites back and forth from one person to another or from pet to human, and vice versa.

sublimed powder sulfur can be purchased from americarx dot com. you can mix 10-20% sulfur with 80-90% lotion and/or vaseline, and apply full body.

keep everything mite free. pull up carpets.scalding hot water for clothes washing. reinfestation is a big problem.
vegasgirl

North Las Vegas, NV

#8 Jan 25, 2009
battle wrote:
for those successfully taking bleach baths. what amount is safe and how long do you soak?
is is ok to soak head and close eyes to get the ones on scalp?
In response to the bleach bath...my doc told me to give my daughter bleach baths for her staph infections. She said 2 tablespoons per tubful and to soak for 15 minutes. I do not allow her to put her head under, for fear of bleach in the eyes. It has helped her staph clear up as she has been battling these for a year.
sarah

Thunder Bay, Canada

#9 Jan 30, 2009
When I had scabies it was the most horrible thing , I felt uncomfortable around everyone and thought it would never end,there is a quick way to end your breakout safely. Permethrin does not work folks if you have had scabies for a couple weeks and it is dangerous.

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Bruce

AOL

#10 Feb 1, 2009
battle wrote:
no one has responded to the last post. has anyone had any success with bleach baths? how long do i soak? 5-7 caps in the tub enough?
For a good explanation of how the bleach water baths work to eliminate scabies, read Willy's post dated Dec 23, 2008,#363, at topix.com/forum/health/scabies/TRI944K8303IM1... If the Link doesn't activate, just put http://www. in front of it and manually type in the rest. To read about one girl's success story with the bleach water baths after having had no success with the standard treatments, read Michelle's posts at badspiderbites.com/scabies (again, if the Link doesn't activate add the http://www. in front of the rest) and start with her post dated Sep 4, 2008,#88. Then follow her progress to success with her posts #89,#92,#94,#97,#99, and #103.
Bruce

AOL

#11 Feb 1, 2009
Here is a corrected Link for Willy's post,#363, dated Dec 23, 2008 in my above post:

topix.com/forum/health/scabies/TRI944K8303IM1...
Fed Up

AOL

#12 Feb 1, 2009
I dealt with this, and i was in the same situation in 2006 and still have a few bouts here and there. If you have dogs you can use 5% sevin dust which helped me since it was a animal induced scabie. This was advise from a vet after I tried just about everything almost killing myself and my poor animals. Stromectrol did not help me, lindane numerous applacitions did not help, martians no help what helped is getting it from the source and that was the animals my dogs!! You have to be careful with Sevin dust as not to inhale it but I actually powdered my shoes with it. Good luck to all, I pray that you beat this soon, I know how it is!!!
Fed Up

AOL

#13 Feb 1, 2009
Also Revaloution and iver did not wirk on my dogs. you can try it but no help for me, the Sevin is what helped
Bruce

AOL

#14 Feb 2, 2009
Just a tip about the bleach water baths. If you plan to do them daily or every other day, make sure that you don't use too much bleach because you at first don't notice positive results and think that more bleach will improve things. Those who did, e.g., AmyBelle who used up to 2 cups, developed a bad rash and were forced to discontinue them. Willy's advice of 1/2 cup, which is what some others have used, is probably best. Results will come with regular use and attention to decontaminating the living space, etc., as in the case of Michelle mentioned above.
Maddie

Jacksonville, FL

#15 Feb 4, 2009
I have cronic staph infections n i take a bleach bath once a week. I use 1/2 a cup to a full bath i soak around twenty minutes n i have been doing it for years works great for me. We all swim n bleach is used in swimming pools to clean fungus and bacteria . Its safe just dries out skin sometimes
Wanders

United States

#16 Feb 5, 2009
battle wrote:
for those successfully taking bleach baths. what amount is safe and how long do you soak?
is is ok to soak head and close eyes to get the ones on scalp?
I tried the bleach baths, in different volumes... a cup to half a gal. through the treatments, I would advise against it, after putting too much bleach in the tub one night, I got out of the water after 20min or so, I was red all over... CHEMICAL BURN, sensitive to the touch... and it just did something to my skin, it damaged it... maybe a half cup would be okay, but I wouldnt do it, and other than disinfecting yourself I dont see any other use for it.. it took many night of baby oil baths, bottles of aloe vera gel... to get my skin in a decent shape from the bleach, and when the bleach hits the hot water, it immediately starts to evaporate fast, sending dangerous fumes in the air, that your breathing in... which is a whole other danger. Be very careful when dealing with this chemical.
duite

United States

#17 Feb 6, 2009
Wanders wrote:
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I tried the bleach baths, in different volumes... a cup to half a gal. through the treatments, I would advise against it, after putting too much bleach in the tub one night, I got out of the water after 20min or so, I was red all over... CHEMICAL BURN, sensitive to the touch... and it just did something to my skin, it damaged it... maybe a half cup would be okay, but I wouldnt do it, and other than disinfecting yourself I dont see any other use for it.. it took many night of baby oil baths, bottles of aloe vera gel... to get my skin in a decent shape from the bleach, and when the bleach hits the hot water, it immediately starts to evaporate fast, sending dangerous fumes in the air, that your breathing in... which is a whole other danger. Be very careful when dealing with this chemical.
Thanks, wanders--I did this to myself tonight, took the bleach bath out of desparation b/c of sever itch--thought I would kill the sons-o-b-chess. Now red and kind of painful, I only used 3/4 cup, but have a pretty large tub so thought I should compensate for the x-tra space.
Bruce

AOL

#18 Feb 7, 2009
duite wrote:
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Thanks, wanders--I did this to myself tonight, took the bleach bath out of desparation b/c of sever itch--thought I would kill the sons-o-b-chess. Now red and kind of painful, I only used 3/4 cup, but have a pretty large tub so thought I should compensate for the x-tra space.
Bleach water baths do work, but like anything else, whether it's aspirin, coffee, or prescription medication, you can overdose. For a real success story read my post above about Michelle. Click on the Link for badspiderbites in my post and start with her post #88 & #89 and then follow her progress as I cite in my post. On another forum she stated that she had the Norwegian variety. In any case, in her post #88 she vivedly describes her year long ordeal with 6 different doctors and all the different prescription meds whe took with terrible results. It was finally the daily bleach water baths that appear to have finally produced the cure for her. She states that she used 15 to 20 capfuls (the Clorox bottle cap) of bleach per bath and soaked for 15 to 20 minutes. That's about one half to two thirds cup of bleach. Don't write off the bleach water baths because you overdosed. They are recommended and used by medical professionals, as already attested to elsewhere in this forum. The key is to be patient, not use too much bleach, and be consistent and do them daily. The clinical studies (both institutional, 10% sulfur soap, and civilian population, 5% sulfur soap, with Tetmosol soap produced excellent cure rates without any extraordinary cleaning of the environment, but it was the DAILY use of the soap which was the key. That was also the key for Michelle with the bleach water baths, and of course NOT OVERDOSING, either with too much bleach or with too much time in the bath!
Bruce

AOL

#19 Feb 7, 2009
Bruce wrote:
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Bleach water baths do work, but like anything else, whether it's aspirin, coffee, or prescription medication, you can overdose. For a real success story read my post above about Michelle. Click on the Link for badspiderbites in my post and start with her post #88 & #89 and then follow her progress as I cite in my post. On another forum she stated that she had the Norwegian variety. In any case, in her post #88 she vivedly describes her year long ordeal with 6 different doctors and all the different prescription meds whe took with terrible results. It was finally the daily bleach water baths that appear to have finally produced the cure for her. She states that she used 15 to 20 capfuls (the Clorox bottle cap) of bleach per bath and soaked for 15 to 20 minutes. That's about one half to two thirds cup of bleach. Don't write off the bleach water baths because you overdosed. They are recommended and used by medical professionals, as already attested to elsewhere in this forum. The key is to be patient, not use too much bleach, and be consistent and do them daily. The clinical studies (both institutional, 10% sulfur soap, and civilian population, 5% sulfur soap, with Tetmosol soap produced excellent cure rates without any extraordinary cleaning of the environment, but it was the DAILY use of the soap which was the key. That was also the key for Michelle with the bleach water baths, and of course NOT OVERDOSING, either with too much bleach or with too much time in the bath!
Also note that in addition to switching to the bleach water baths, Michelle began supplementing with probiotics to boost the levels of friendly bacteria in her intestinal tract. An excellent probiotic, and I've tried most of them, is called Ultimate '10' Probiotic. It's put out by the Vitamin Shoppe under their own label, and is not only one of the best available, but also one of the best for the money:
http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/ sku_detail.jsp?id=VS-2164
Bruce

AOL

#20 Feb 7, 2009
(CONTINUED FROM MY LAST):

Hopefully this Link will work.

http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/...

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