Me Too

Hemet, CA

#83 Aug 10, 2011
Guest wrote:
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You are doing a lot of work with ironing that simply isn't necessary. You don't have to iron your clothes. This is a tip from the bird mite site that WORKS!
Fill your tub to the LOWEST level with HOT water. Add your detergent and AMMONIA--not bleach--THEN add your clothes--being careful NOT TO TOUCH YOUR CLOTHES WITH YOUR HANDS AT ALL--hopefully, you are putting your clothes in a plastic trash bag by bedding/clothing so you open lid and drop ONLY the same colors in the wash without touching them again!(Best to always wear nitrile/vinyl gloves when dealing with ANY wash--and fresh ones before folding.)
Let clothes soak at least 1/2 hour before filling the tub to the top and continuing the wash and rinse cycle.
Ammonia DOES kill them (1-2 cups per load for whites--1 cup for others). The enzymes in ARM & HAMMERŪ Powder Laundry Detergent, Perfume & Dye Free--which you can buy at Walmart--will accomplish the same thing WITHOUT the ammonia or bleach. THEN dry for at least 30-45 minutes on high.
Fold only on a surface that has been sprayed with alcohol or other good disinfectant before you touch them--AGAIN using your gloves.
I did the Arm & Hammer detergent with Borax and bleach in hot water and dried the clothes in a hot dryer and the scabies still survived! One blouse had embroidery on it and they managed to survive the wash while hiding in the embroidery. Then, I found out it was much easier and cheaper to iron!

Since: Jun 11

United States

#84 Aug 11, 2011
frustrated please help wrote:
Thank you for all the advise I can use whatever I can get do I just treat my head like normal or should I do it a certain way? And yes we all were treated on the same night except for my 4 month old son the doc said we didn't want to go there unless we know for sure he has them after I treat my head do I need to where a shower cap on my head until I rinse it out? And how is it suppose to be rinsed out with shampoo or no? I was so upset when the doc said I had scabies I didn't think many people got them and of course I didn't really know what they were I thought it was something that only people that weren't that clean and didn't take care of theirselves got so I didn't think I had anything to worry about because I always beat myself up to make sure my kids myself and my house were clean but know I know anyone can get them and its not because they don't do what they are suppose to do when found this site it made me feel so much better knowing that I'm not alone I can't thank you guys enough any help is great I am still not use to knowing exactly what to do and how to do it but I'm learning you learn from help from people not you own
Dear Frustrated, when you treat you head you can wear a plastic hair cap, I did so as not to ruin my pillowcase. Yes, wash your whole body with soap and shampoo. Just make sure when you treat yourselves that you do it right after the shower, what happens is it makes it easier to put on do your body first and your head last. Rub very well into the skin, do just apply to skin. Your body needs to be damp, not soaking wet, a light pat dry will do, you need the mositure and the meds to soak into the skin. It is very hard to apply to the scalp, do your face also, I did this because they were biting my eyelids near my lashes.

When you apply to damp skin, you use less product, it will not take away from the effectiveness of the product. I was able to get 2 - 3 treatments from one tube.

I do not know what symptoms you are having at this time. But just remember that after you do a treatment, you will still feel like you are having problems. If you notice new tracks, you may be reinfested.

Don't forget to get a new toothbrush, buy the lice spray and spray all of your upholstery, carpets, inside of car, and your shoes.I also used this on my hair brush.

After you spray, Cover your couch and any upholstered furniture with plastic drop cloths or trash bags. Then place a sheet over them to make it more comfortable.

If you have not bought the plastic zip covers for your matresses and pillows, do this, so that you can wipe it down daily with a mixture of bleach and water, let dry. Then put on clean sheets every day.

When handling dirty sheets and clothing, wear plastic disposable gloves. Even when you take them out of the washer.

Hope this helps
frustrated please help

Bangor, PA

#85 Aug 11, 2011
GMB1306 wrote:
<quoted text>Dear Frustrated, when you treat you head you can wear a plastic hair cap, I did so as not to ruin my pillowcase. Yes, wash your whole body with soap and shampoo. Just make sure when you treat yourselves that you do it right after the shower, what happens is it makes it easier to put on do your body first and your head last. Rub very well into the skin, do just apply to skin. Your body needs to be damp, not soaking wet, a light pat dry will do, you need the mositure and the meds to soak into the skin. It is very hard to apply to the scalp, do your face also, I did this because they were biting my eyelids near my lashes.
When you apply to damp skin, you use less product, it will not take away from the effectiveness of the product. I was able to get 2 - 3 treatments from one tube.
I do not know what symptoms you are having at this time. But just remember that after you do a treatment, you will still feel like you are having problems. If you notice new tracks, you may be reinfested.
Don't forget to get a new toothbrush, buy the lice spray and spray all of your upholstery, carpets, inside of car, and your shoes.I also used this on my hair brush.
After you spray, Cover your couch and any upholstered furniture with plastic drop cloths or trash bags. Then place a sheet over them to make it more comfortable.
If you have not bought the plastic zip covers for your matresses and pillows, do this, so that you can wipe it down daily with a mixture of bleach and water, let dry. Then put on clean sheets every day.
When handling dirty sheets and clothing, wear plastic disposable gloves. Even when you take them out of the washer.
Hope this helps
Thank you so much I can't tell you all how much help you've all been to me so far I didn't really know much about this or even how to cope with something like this as when I was diagnosed on Thursday of last week I got home and just almost completely shut down I just didn't care about anything anymore but Sunday after I had started reading some of the posts that were up some how it made me feel better anyway I am hopefully almost back to myself my skin is almost back to normal without any new track marks (knock on wood) and hopefully it stays that way and my head hopefully won't take forever to heal I never really knew what scabis were all about but now I wouldnt wish them on my worst enemy I mean this is worse than torture so how can I put the cream on my scalp but not in my hair? I have really long hair and like I said I've never done this before. I know I said it before but I will say it again and every time I receive advice thank you guys so much you are all a blessing from god
Guest

Chattanooga, TN

#86 Aug 11, 2011
Me Too wrote:
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I did the Arm & Hammer detergent with Borax and bleach in hot water and dried the clothes in a hot dryer and the scabies still survived! One blouse had embroidery on it and they managed to survive the wash while hiding in the embroidery. Then, I found out it was much easier and cheaper to iron!
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Try the ammonia--it works much better than bleach or borax. Promise!

AND if you follow the washing machine soaking procedure I mentioned before, you WILL eradicate more mites than by running a full load immediate through the regular cycle.

If you run a test and soak your panties in HOT water and A&H in the sink--or soak your blouse with just the A&H in the sink--you will see the little critters float away pretty quickly.

Since: Jun 11

United States

#87 Aug 12, 2011
frustrated please help wrote:
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Thank you so much I can't tell you all how much help you've all been to me so far I didn't really know much about this or even how to cope with something like this as when I was diagnosed on Thursday of last week I got home and just almost completely shut down I just didn't care about anything anymore but Sunday after I had started reading some of the posts that were up some how it made me feel better anyway I am hopefully almost back to myself my skin is almost back to normal without any new track marks (knock on wood) and hopefully it stays that way and my head hopefully won't take forever to heal I never really knew what scabis were all about but now I wouldnt wish them on my worst enemy I mean this is worse than torture so how can I put the cream on my scalp but not in my hair? I have really long hair and like I said I've never done this before. I know I said it before but I will say it again and every time I receive advice thank you guys so much you are all a blessing from god
If you have ever colored your hair, you can do it the same way, if not, then what you need to do is to part your hair into small 1/4 inch spaces, make sure your scalp is damp so that you don't need to use more product than you need to. Part and rub med in, part and do again, I know it is really hard to do with long hair, just your scalp. Especially if it is at the nap of your neck.

Another solution is to get the lice shampoo, it has premethrins in it and although it is only at 1% it is better than nothing. I used this on my scalp and hair. Finally I got so frustrated that I cut my hair off up to my chin level. It was past my shoulders.

Hope this helps
frustrated please help

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#88 Aug 12, 2011
GMB1306 wrote:
<quoted text>If you have ever colored your hair, you can do it the same way, if not, then what you need to do is to part your hair into small 1/4 inch spaces, make sure your scalp is damp so that you don't need to use more product than you need to. Part and rub med in, part and do again, I know it is really hard to do with long hair, just your scalp. Especially if it is at the nap of your neck.
Another solution is to get the lice shampoo, it has premethrins in it and although it is only at 1% it is better than nothing. I used this on my scalp and hair. Finally I got so frustrated that I cut my hair off up to my chin level. It was past my shoulders.
Hope this helps
Yes I have, I acually have to color my hair about every three weeks to once a month to cover the greys I started getting when I was only 15 so you don't need to put it on the rest of your hair like lice shampoo just the scalp like your dying your roots right? Does it hurt your hair in any way? It was just the nap of my neck, but yesterday I started itching on the crown of my head and around my face. Do I wash my hair with shampoo first in the shower or no?
Annie

Frisco, TX

#89 Aug 13, 2011
Permethrin cream can be applied to the scalp using a 1" wide paintbrush. That is easier than trying to spread it on with your fingers.

Quellada lotion (5% permethrin), available from Australian pharmacies without a prescription, is easier to apply to the scalp than a cream, because it is thinner.

I would make sure the permethrin covers the hair strands; some mites could be marching around on the hair.

Yes, shampoo your hair first with your regular shampoo. Let hair dry. Then apply permethrin.

I let my hair dry first. If you apply permethrin to damp hair or scalp you would be diluting the permethrin; I can't think why you would want to do that.

Since: Jun 11

Clarksburg, WV

#90 Aug 18, 2011
frustrated please help wrote:
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Yes I have, I acually have to color my hair about every three weeks to once a month to cover the greys I started getting when I was only 15 so you don't need to put it on the rest of your hair like lice shampoo just the scalp like your dying your roots right? Does it hurt your hair in any way? It was just the nap of my neck, but yesterday I started itching on the crown of my head and around my face. Do I wash my hair with shampoo first in the shower or no?
Sorry I have not replied sooner, If you do the lice shampoo, apply to dry hair, then wait the recommended time and if you want, like I did, I kept it on longer, I was doing this treatment every 7 days and sometimes more. I did not have it hurt my hair in any way. It might dry it out, but I would just shampoo out, but no conditioner.
frustrated please help

United States

#91 Aug 19, 2011
I want to thank you all I did my hair and body o this past Saturday with the cream and I hardly itch now adays. Everything is now turning back to normal and its thanks to all of you
this sux bad

Cedar Falls, IA

#92 Aug 20, 2011
wow. so much advice. maybe i will try all of it. lol someone said that you don't get it from being dirty but I picked it up from a very dirty, infested house. went over there for just one hour. felt squeamish the whole time, but thought, eh, one hour, it will be okay. It wasn't okay. = \
frustrated please help

United States

#93 Aug 21, 2011
this sux bad wrote:
wow. so much advice. maybe i will try all of it. lol someone said that you don't get it from being dirty but I picked it up from a very dirty, infested house. went over there for just one hour. felt squeamish the whole time, but thought, eh, one hour, it will be okay. It wasn't okay.=\
yeah believe me you do not have to be dirty at all I was very shocked when then doc said I had scabies I was kinda in disbelief until he started telling me about it and then I broke down in histerical tears I had so many questions like why and how and even when I never really knew about scabies until I was diagnosed with them I never really thought I had anything to worry about because I have always made sure my house my kids and I were clean but come to find out I did and I'm still not out of hot water yet even though the doc will tell you its not something that you can just use the and it goes away because its not quick like that it is very time consuming and very frustating I did not think I could really get through this without the people here they are a lot of help and it felt as though besides my fiancee they were the only help I had so I once again thank everybody
this sux bad

Cedar Falls, IA

#94 Aug 21, 2011
I have decided to bag up the clothes I have been wearing and then freeze them when it gets cold. Assuming this will work, just as boiling would. I just can't afford to go to laundromat anymore as there is no hot setting on my washing machine!!!!!

I am a neat nut anyway, I just cannot believe I sat in that skanky f****** house for an hour and did this to myself. I just sat in a borax bath. Maybe I will try to suffocate them tonight with vaseline..........SOS!!!!!

this sux bad

Cedar Falls, IA

#95 Aug 21, 2011
I also think that a mental disorder called post traumatic stress disorder comes along with scabies. How could it not.......
frustrated please help

Bryant, FL

#96 Aug 21, 2011
this sux bad wrote:
I have decided to bag up the clothes I have been wearing and then freeze them when it gets cold. Assuming this will work, just as boiling would. I just can't afford to go to laundromat anymore as there is no hot setting on my washing machine!!!!!
I am a neat nut anyway, I just cannot believe I sat in that skanky f****** house for an hour and did this to myself. I just sat in a borax bath. Maybe I will try to suffocate them tonight with vaseline..........SOS!!!!!
like I said I'm not really out of hot water yet but I'm really hoping for my families sake I'm well on my way I'm not sure about freezing clothes or the vaseline but I know you have to put clean sheets on your bed every night and don't touch anything without cleaning it I know the cream 5% is working for me so far knock on wood but you being a neat nut as you call it you should have no problem getting rid of these little critters good luck I know its not easy
frustrated please help

Bryant, FL

#97 Aug 21, 2011
this sux bad wrote:
I also think that a mental disorder called post traumatic stress disorder comes along with scabies. How could it not.......
yeah I know right
Me Too

Hemet, CA

#98 Aug 21, 2011
this sux bad wrote:
I have decided to bag up the clothes I have been wearing and then freeze them when it gets cold. Assuming this will work, just as boiling would. I just can't afford to go to laundromat anymore as there is no hot setting on my washing machine!!!!!
I am a neat nut anyway, I just cannot believe I sat in that skanky f****** house for an hour and did this to myself. I just sat in a borax bath. Maybe I will try to suffocate them tonight with vaseline..........SOS!!!!!
If you never had scabies before, you usually don't know you have it after you have been exposed, at least five weeks after your initial exposure. If you had it before, it can be right away.
Just Wait

San Diego, CA

#99 Aug 22, 2011
this sux bad wrote:
I have decided to bag up the clothes I have been wearing and then freeze them when it gets cold. Assuming this will work, just as boiling would. I just can't afford to go to laundromat anymore as there is no hot setting on my washing machine!!!!!
I am a neat nut anyway, I just cannot believe I sat in that skanky f****** house for an hour and did this to myself. I just sat in a borax bath. Maybe I will try to suffocate them tonight with vaseline..........SOS!!!!!
If you have no HOT wash laundry, then just ROTATE your clothes. If you do not use an item of clothing for 14 days, then all mites should die out inside that piece of clothing or shoes, etc. After about 10 days, if you need to use an item of clothing, THEN IRON IT. Spray shoes with Lysol. Don't wear the same shoes every day. Buy some cheap shoes and ROTATE THEM, never wearing the same pair, but once every 7 days. Mites are microscopic. They are fragile, especially when left to die. They dry out and die after a certain number of days. If they have no host to live off of, they will die.
this sux bad

Cedar Falls, IA

#100 Aug 22, 2011
Thanks "Just Wait." I locked up many of my clothes in bags, then a plastic bin. lol I am going to have to head back to the laundromat tomorrow for washing in hot.=\ So expensive. But that way I can wear them again. Good tip on the shoes. This is such a nightmare!!! They don't seem fragile, lol, but I know what you are saying.

Oh and one more thing, BLEACH. I was up til 2 am bleaching. I am exhausted. Maybe I will lose weight. haa
this sux bad

Cedar Falls, IA

#101 Aug 24, 2011
I am finding that it is a simple yet exhausting process. Bleach and disinfect everything in your house and then do the same for your body.( cleanse and treat ) It isn't one way of doing it, it is the only way that works, I suspect.

You can apply chemicals to your body til the cows come home but if you do not change your bedding every day and COMPLETELY disinfect your home, well.....You are basically screwed.
this sux bad

Cedar Falls, IA

#102 Aug 24, 2011
Oh, and clothing? Ya, I was reinfecting myself from clothes: they were washed but not in hot and not dried on hot. I do not know when I will be able to wear several weeks worth of clothes again, but I am sure as h*ll not taking a chance! I would rather wear rags......=}

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