bleach bath recommended by dermatologist
Halo of Flames

Oxford, UK

#523 Jan 28, 2013
Well. ive just given myself a bleach bath.. unfortunately didnt have anything handy to measure it out... so i just poured it in... must have used about half a bottle hahaha but yeah im seeeriously hoping this works as ive not had the dreaded scabes for years and last time was simply awful =( dont feel so bad though really a bleach bath... it was actually quite soothing =>
Yvonne

Davenport, IA

#524 Jan 28, 2013
This worked WONDERS for me. I was absolutely losing my mind over this and my Mother told me to add a cup of bleach to my bath water and soak in it. Instant relief of the itching. Works on athletes foot too. Do not wash your hair in the bleach water though, it makes it feel like straw so wash it before you add the bleach. And it is very drying to the skin and those with sensitive skin might want to add less bleach. And I was finally able to sleep for the first time since I got it after I bathed in bleach. What also helped was Claritin allergy pills. I now take a bleach bath every other day just to be safe because I'd rather die than go through this rash again. It was so horrible, I couldn't sleep and I had been taking Epsom salt and baking soda baths which helped only a little. They didn't do sh*t compared to bleach!
sofedup

West Columbia, SC

#525 Jan 29, 2013
My daughter has scabies and ive been putting 2 cap fulls of bleach in her bath and letting her soak in it so far so good.. Not sure if it kills the eggs but hope it does!.
Lyle

United States

#526 Jan 29, 2013
I tried the bleach bath thing. It helped temporarily, but I don't believe it killed them, at least for me.
no bleach

Denver, CO

#527 Jan 29, 2013
When you go shopping check the ingredients of your items. If it has modified food starch or modified corn starch then this is mixed with pulverized plastic. When you absorb chlorine through your skin, even regular tap water then they combine to form vinyl chloride inside your body.
Plumbing pipe is poly vinyl chloride.

bleach is also carcenogenic.

maybe you could find something sensible on the support thread.
bea

United States

#528 Feb 11, 2013
confused with scabies wrote:
Hi all. After 4 months of trying to figure out WHAT was wrong with me, I was diagnosed last month with scabies and found this forum. Well, to tell the truth, I think my derma is just throwing darts at a dartboard at this point. I used Perma cream - then broke out into itchy bumpy rash worse the next day. I told him, and had a biopsy done of a bump. It came up as felliculitus but my derma said that could be an infection of my skin stemming from scratching the scabies. He gave me ivermectin and told me to bathe in a bleach/water combo?! Have ANY of you had to do this? And if so, did it help?
thank you, I'm at my witts end and would just like some comfort and guidence here.
borax and bag your cloths and wash your sheets every day and blanket clean the bed with alcohol . srenkle borax on floor leave in too weeks. bath with borax. it works. feel better.
Irritated in Idaho

Post Falls, ID

#530 Feb 17, 2013
I have found on the Internet how to stop the critters in my carpets, furniture , bed mattresses and stuff. Its called Fabricare. Its for dust mites and bedbugs. There is a two-fer for $19.95 plus shipping and handling. Cedacide is used by the military. Cedarwood Oil used with a carrier oil such as Jojoba oil didnt work for me as I still have the bugs. Carpet cleaning and bleaching my tile floors helped greatly. Cedarwood oil in the carpet cleaning solution was an added unproven benefit but still applied with a about 5 drops to each water change. Borax has been referred to me twice. Havent tried it yet on my clothes. Still the source. Hope this is helpful. Soak loads as long as posssible in bleach and vinegar dissolves nits when mix with olive oil. Good luck!
Irritated in Idaho

Post Falls, ID

#531 Feb 17, 2013
bea wrote:
<quoted text> borax and bag your cloths and wash your sheets every day and blanket clean the bed with alcohol . srenkle borax on floor leave in too weeks. bath with borax. it works. feel better.
thanks Bea for the info.I read about someone trying bleach in a pan standing in the bath. Said it felt like sand coming out of their skin when the nymphs exited out. Stings but works. Did you have this experience with Borax?
celina

United States

#532 Feb 18, 2013
Does anyone know if hair dye has killed mites befor
shawn

Mcdonough, GA

#533 Feb 18, 2013
Can bleach bath kill herpes type 2 I heard drinking a little bleach with a lot of water could kill it someone please respond.
Freewheelin Franklin

Denver, CO

#534 Feb 18, 2013
no bleach wrote:
When you go shopping check the ingredients of your items. If it has modified food starch or modified corn starch then this is mixed with pulverized plastic. When you absorb chlorine through your skin, even regular tap water then they combine to form vinyl chloride inside your body.
Plumbing pipe is poly vinyl chloride.
bleach is also carcenogenic.
maybe you could find something sensible on the support thread.
Anyone who bathes in bleach or drinks it is asking for trouble
Lyle

Missoula, MT

#535 Feb 19, 2013
Drinking bleach may be in issue, but I never seen any major issues with a cup of bleach put into a tub of water for soaking. Afterall, they are not bathing in pure bleach. May I ask what you are referring to, and how you come to this conclusion?
Anna

Austin, TX

#536 Feb 19, 2013
i used to post on this forum long time ago. I was diagnosed with scabies almost 6 years ago now. I took both the permthrin cream and ivermectin pills when I was first diagnosed. I was told by doctors to wait and that i was cured when my skin cleared up. I continued to have sensations and bumps for years, but I didn't suffer too much. I recently believe I'm mostly cured. I no longer suffer. I ended up soaking my clothes in pesticide, garden grade permethrin. Then I take bleach baths and use a lot of lotion afterwards. I have a boyfriend and he hasn't caught scabies from me and we've been dating for 7 months. I still take bleach baths and clean everything. But I still itch if I don't take a shower for a day or two. I think this may be part of my past now.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#537 Feb 20, 2013
Anna wrote:
i used to post on this forum long time ago. I was diagnosed with scabies almost 6 years ago now. I took both the permthrin cream and ivermectin pills when I was first diagnosed. I was told by doctors to wait and that i was cured when my skin cleared up. I continued to have sensations and bumps for years, but I didn't suffer too much. I recently believe I'm mostly cured. I no longer suffer. I ended up soaking my clothes in pesticide, garden grade permethrin. Then I take bleach baths and use a lot of lotion afterwards. I have a boyfriend and he hasn't caught scabies from me and we've been dating for 7 months. I still take bleach baths and clean everything. But I still itch if I don't take a shower for a day or two. I think this may be part of my past now.
Hi Anna, did you think you had scabies for 6 years? What kind of sensations do you have? Also did you treat for 6 years? Glad your feeling better.
Albert

Smithfield, VA

#538 Feb 23, 2013
I have really bad itching allover the skin I don't knoe what to do anymore I'm going nuts can anyone help
Lyle

Helena, MT

#539 Feb 24, 2013
Albert, to start with read the posts, and try to figure out if it appears that this may be what you actually have. Many I believe have been misdiagnosed, or done a self diagnose and may be wrong. I actually at least went to a Doctor and had both eh Doctor and Nurse say I had scabies at two separate times, in two separate rooms. I felt pretty safe knowing that's probably what I had. I just wish the Doc would have took a skin graf and checked it. I think I am about cured almost five months later. I have spent over 800.00 just in stuff to try getting rid of this crap. Can you afford to go to a Doctor? If not, how about a county health clinic? Find some way to be able to go get checked out by a Doctor, if possible.
Shon

Covington, GA

#540 Mar 4, 2013
I'm currently self diagnosing a potential skin fungus that I believe I might have and I'm trying out bleach baths and anti-fungal cream used for athletes foot. It seems to be helping. I think you should be safe if you use one half cup of Clorox bleach for a full tub of warm water. The bleach should NOT burn your skin if you use a minimal amount. I wouldn't put more than a cup full into a full tub of water. If bleach is too scary for you then use Apple Cider Vinegar (I personally use one to two cups full). After you've soaked in the tub for about 15 minutes you should rinse off in the shower and pat yourself dry. You'll need a good non fragranced moisturize like Aveeno to cover your skin in.

In regards to Scabies. My family and I somehow contracted scabies late last year (2012), we believe the outbreak started sometime in the spring of 2012 but didn't become noticeable on all of us until late 2012. We all had to get treated, we believe it started with my oldest niece who is in elementary school, it spread to her younger sister, her parents, my dad, myself, and her newborn sister who was born in the fall of 2012. Scabies is very contagious! And if you think you have it you need to inform everyone you've come in contact with. Don't be embarrassed. Before we knew what it was, the doctors that my sister took her kids to all misdiagnosed the problem as being eczema, but we knew that wasn't it. Finally by chance at a doctors appointment a nurse recognized the problem on the infant and diagnosed it as Scabies. My sister and her husband along with their kids all received Permethrin Cream 5%. My dad had his physician prescribe himself the same ointment and because I didn't have medical insurance my dad was able to get his doctor to get me a tube as well. We were all instructed to rub the cream over our bodies and let it sit on our skin over night and then wash off in the morning. Then follow up with a second treatment in two weeks to make sure it was all gone. I personally did four treatments instead of two and I think the rest of my family did three each. We're all Scabies free now.

It's important to know that if you have Scabies that the cream you get from your doctor is only HALF of the treatment. You need to clean you're living environment and your car like you've never cleaned it before. All bedding and clothing need to be washed in hot water. All furry toys and stuffed animals should be bagged in trash bags to kill any mites until you're Scabies free. Never wear clothes more than once! Clean your bedding as much as possible. You need to buy those plastic covers typically used for lice to put over your pillows (under pillow case) and on your mattress. Vacuum your house and car and whip down everything. There is a lice killer spray that you should purchase. We used it to spray down our mattresses, car interior, jackets/coats that can't be washed ofter or ever, and our furniture. Scabies and Lice are two different things but they are both mites and the Lice spray can help with things you can't throw in a washer.

Like I mentioned above, Scabies is very contagious. If your child has it, you need to alert their teacher! Chances are your child could have passed it along to their classmates and friends. You need to alert any care takers of your children as well. My brother in-law parents were reluctant to get treated at first but they finally did. Once everyone was treated who came in contact with my nieces, the Scabies became history. Many people don't show signs that they have Scabies right away, so get treated just in case if you've been in contact with someone who has it or had it.
Shon

Covington, GA

#541 Mar 4, 2013
And for those saying a bleach bath is harmful. Think of it like this, it's just like swimming in a pool that has been treated with chlorine. The purpose of a bleach bath is to kill harmful bacteria on your skin. If you're going to take a bleach bath you need to do your research or ask your doctor on exactly how much you should apply to your bath water per gallon of water. NEVER put bleach directly on your skin because it's too strong. You should only take these kinds of baths in small amounts until whatever you're trying to accomplish is over with. If you're using it as a preventive or cosmetic purpose I wouldn't do a bleach bath often (no more than once or twice a month) because it can dry out your skin, irritate you, and kill GOOD bacteria that you skin needs. The right amounts of bleach added to your bath water will NEVER burn you. When you're taking bleach baths, just soak in the water. Don't scrub your skin, lightly rub the surface with a wash cloth only if needed. You can gently wash with a mild anti-bacteria soap in the shower before you soak in the bath or cleanse in the shower afterward. You should always do a simple water rinse in the shower after a bleach bath to make sure all the chemical has been removed. The same procedure you would use after swimming in a pool. Most importantly after doing this, lather your body up with a moisturizer that's meant for sensitive skin and that is fragrance free. Bleach baths supposedly help with the symptoms of eczema. I find that they work great as an exfoliate when wanting to remove dry, dead skin build up that can cause your skin to look dark....If you don't want to do a bleach bath, just don't do it. But don't knock others who have had success with it.
BittenNotSmitten

Madrid, Spain

#542 Mar 10, 2013
Michelle wrote:
I've done the bleach bath twice now. I saw immediate results. I've been fighting scabies for a year now and they started to crust on my wrists. I've tried everything. Lindane, Permethrin, Ivermectin, Mitactin, Tea Tree oil, Sulfur, Neem and they all work but none of them kill the eggs so they come back again and again.
Hopefully the Bleach baths kill the eggs because the doctors won't help me anymore and I've run out of options. Benzyl Benzoate should be coming in the mail soon too. Looks like a someone who worked at a nursing home claims that's how they deal with scabies outbreaks, bleach baths. I'm on day two. So, I'll post back in a few days about how it's going.
Hey there Michelle... could you let us know how that worked for you? i just realized what the heck this rash is on my body.. and im over it... and you have been exceptionally clear about this... any news?
rachelle

Toronto, Canada

#543 Mar 31, 2013
Well, atleast im not alone, but I've got you all best. I've been battling this for over 4 years. Seems like they go away but theyre not relay, I've have scores of perithrian cream treatments, tea tree oil, sulphur soap(helps a bit), its to the point where in not even itchy anymore. My bodies used to it. It's caused much depression. I also dont have the hundreds of dollars it take to threat myself, my son&the dog. I think one of my rats has it now too. Although I've heard this isn't transferable, it certainly seem like he has it. Some things I used for him were a mixture of coconut oil&turmeric. It help tremendously. Im going to do it for myself since it what I have.
It doesn't feel like I'll ever he able to get rid of them:(

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