bleach bath recommended by dermatologist
rachelle

Toronto, Canada

#544 Mar 31, 2013
Also helpful is baking soda mixed with whatever body wash(oatmeal is best),and I've heard of some people being able to get rid of them with Vaseline in between treatments. Like SLATHER the stuff on, after you wash of the treatment, and everyday inbetween.

Since: Sep 12

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#545 Apr 1, 2013
does a bleach bath work? Ive read about it on Earth-clinic and read about ppl using it for eczema but it seems kinda harsh plus irritating to the lungs.i haven't tried that yet but Ive tried a lot of other things. I fear there is no cure, nothing seems to wipe these monsters out.
scabies for 8 months

Salisbury, MD

#546 Apr 16, 2013
I don't know where I them from!! I'm a clean guy who loves taking hot showers. They feel amazing and also, I believe that body oder is very disrespectful. I don't know how I got scabies but I have them and I do know for a fact that bleach kills them UPON CONTACT! When first using bleach, you will have t a bad itch for a while but it will go away after a day or two. Its the reaction from those scratches from the itchies! NO NEED TO GO TO DOCS!, but if you already have insurance then by all means.
After research Iearned that you must NEVER WARE SAME CLOTHES WITH OUT WASH! I use a white wash cloth and pour bleach on it and the squert body wash on there and scrub all over my body, face too! Hair is fine, as long as you rinse repeatedly and use conditioner plus leave in for bleach strips hair of natural oils. Use white sheets so you can bleach them. Take showers everyday!!!!! I have dread locks btw, for those who have dreads and need to know about bleaching them. Its safer on dreads because the hair is bonded wich reduces damage from bleach dried hair (still use conditioner)
garrycollin

Tempe, AZ

#547 Apr 16, 2013
is it effective? its been a month already but I think the scabies is progressing.
Garret

Huntington Beach, CA

#549 Apr 19, 2013
Gaylestevenson wrote:
I wanted to tell you I have found a great cure for mites and scabies. It has been under our noses since 1890. It is Vicks and IcyHot. In combination, I think they are healing me. I cleaned the basement the other day and got scabies again. I had been using the Vicks, but after being bitten, I used the IcyHot and it helped so much. With 4 bites, 3 are almost all healed.
This product stuns them. There is an ingredient in Vicks which kills worms, like ringworm. I'm on my 3rd day and am pleased with the results so far. It does smell.
Tea tree oil also works great for scabies and skin infections or fungus
edward

Greenwood, IN

#550 Jun 4, 2013
I use a quarter cup of bleach in my bath once a week. Have been doing so for over 10 years. Was recommended to me by my nutritionalist. Not for lice or anything. Cleanses you real well. Feel great after. And helps with peoole that sweat alot. My case. Also, if your ever ill, try 3 to 5 whole bottles of hydrogen peroxide in your bath. Youll get better twice as fast. Sucks infection out of your body. Hope this helps.
not bleach

Sparks, NV

#551 Jun 9, 2013
the way it was cured 100 years ago was tea tree oil, sulfur soap, and neem oil. Todays day and age we can also go buy powder chlorine, which kills anything with an exo skeleton, sprinkle it around the house including beds and couches and vacuum! Tea Tree Oil is also how they used to fix athlete foot, ezama (sp?), and many other skin disorders.
Lyle

Missoula, MT

#552 Jun 9, 2013
yeah, but is powder chlorine safe around my dog? sprinkling it around everywhere is ok, as long as it's safe around pets.
Lyle

Missoula, MT

#553 Jun 9, 2013
is powder chlorine safe on the lungs? Since we would need to breath it, if we spread it all over the house, is it safe to be breathing?
GoingCrazy

Mentor, OH

#554 Jun 11, 2013
I've been itching and going crazy since I got these damn things. I'm to the point that I will do anything, no matter how stupid it sounds to get rid of them. Of bleach or anything else has work please let me know what you did, how and how much. Thank you!
niecy

Dallas, TX

#555 Jul 8, 2013
the bath is helping me very well you just dilute the water with soap and after that let your body dry and cool down then you add your cream then put lotion it doesnt harm your skin unless you put pure bleach on your skin with out diluting it its like a swimming pool i love that feeling when i get out . the pool wont do anything but bleach will.
Earlz

Monroe Township, NJ

#556 Jul 18, 2013
I am going for the bleach, if that does not work maybe gasoline and a match will, just joking about the gasoline and match
Dr Allison Greene

Athens, TX

#558 Jul 19, 2013
While some skin can be sensitive to bleach, most are not. Use 3 cups of Bleach to a full normal sized tub of water, mix in 1/4 cup rubbing Alcohol and 1/4 cup baby oil into COLD , or as cold as you can stand it water.
It DOES NOT BURN unless you have open wounds then it may sting but any live scabies will die as the mixture enter the pores of your skin. soak from chin down 15 minutes until everything below your head has been under the water for at least 15 minutes. Then let the water out. Stand up and wash your hair normally in the shower, then using shampoo normally used to treat psoriasis *nutragina T-Gel* wash your hair leaving it in 15 minutes, using a scrubber, such as a rough dish scrubbing sponge scrub your entire body vigorously with the t-gel making sure to get around all of your nail and under them and in all of you creases and in between your fingers and toes and the bottom of your feet. Rinse in as cold of water as you can stand and then get out dry off...
Repeat this every night before bed, it takes a couple of hours but in 2 weeks you will be completely scabies free and will feel immediate relief of itching!
Make sure to lotion your skin well afterwards to keep it from drying out!
Good luck everyone!
Allison Greene

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#559 Jul 20, 2013
Dr Allison Greene wrote:
While some skin can be sensitive to bleach, most are not. Use 3 cups of Bleach to a full normal sized tub of water, mix in 1/4 cup rubbing Alcohol and 1/4 cup baby oil into COLD , or as cold as you can stand it water.
It DOES NOT BURN unless you have open wounds then it may sting but any live scabies will die as the mixture enter the pores of your skin. soak from chin down 15 minutes until everything below your head has been under the water for at least 15 minutes. Then let the water out. Stand up and wash your hair normally in the shower, then using shampoo normally used to treat psoriasis *nutragina T-Gel* wash your hair leaving it in 15 minutes, using a scrubber, such as a rough dish scrubbing sponge scrub your entire body vigorously with the t-gel making sure to get around all of your nail and under them and in all of you creases and in between your fingers and toes and the bottom of your feet. Rinse in as cold of water as you can stand and then get out dry off...
Repeat this every night before bed, it takes a couple of hours but in 2 weeks you will be completely scabies free and will feel immediate relief of itching!
Make sure to lotion your skin well afterwards to keep it from drying out!
Good luck everyone!
Allison Greene
Allison, bleach baths do not cure Scabies! If that were true there wouldn't be so many people suffering with Scabies on this forum. You shouldn't post such non-sense. A bleach bath can give a sufferer temporary relief from crawling, itching, biting and sneezing but it doesn't cure. I don't think you had Scabies in the first place.

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#560 Jul 20, 2013
Dr Allison Greene wrote:
While some skin can be sensitive to bleach, most are not. Use 3 cups of Bleach to a full normal sized tub of water, mix in 1/4 cup rubbing Alcohol and 1/4 cup baby oil into COLD , or as cold as you can stand it water.
It DOES NOT BURN unless you have open wounds then it may sting but any live scabies will die as the mixture enter the pores of your skin. soak from chin down 15 minutes until everything below your head has been under the water for at least 15 minutes. Then let the water out. Stand up and wash your hair normally in the shower, then using shampoo normally used to treat psoriasis *nutragina T-Gel* wash your hair leaving it in 15 minutes, using a scrubber, such as a rough dish scrubbing sponge scrub your entire body vigorously with the t-gel making sure to get around all of your nail and under them and in all of you creases and in between your fingers and toes and the bottom of your feet. Rinse in as cold of water as you can stand and then get out dry off...
Repeat this every night before bed, it takes a couple of hours but in 2 weeks you will be completely scabies free and will feel immediate relief of itching!
Make sure to lotion your skin well afterwards to keep it from drying out!
Good luck everyone!
Allison Greene
By the way, if you are a doctor you should know better than to post such a false claim.
FRED

Golden, CO

#561 Jul 20, 2013
Dr Allison Greene wrote:
While some skin can be sensitive to bleach, most are not. Use 3 cups of Bleach to a full normal sized tub of water, mix in 1/4 cup rubbing Alcohol and 1/4 cup baby oil into COLD , or as cold as you can stand it water.
It DOES NOT BURN unless you have open wounds then it may sting but any live scabies will die as the mixture enter the pores of your skin. soak from chin down 15 minutes until everything below your head has been under the water for at least 15 minutes. Then let the water out. Stand up and wash your hair normally in the shower, then using shampoo normally used to treat psoriasis *nutragina T-Gel* wash your hair leaving it in 15 minutes, using a scrubber, such as a rough dish scrubbing sponge scrub your entire body vigorously with the t-gel making sure to get around all of your nail and under them and in all of you creases and in between your fingers and toes and the bottom of your feet. Rinse in as cold of water as you can stand and then get out dry off...
Repeat this every night before bed, it takes a couple of hours but in 2 weeks you will be completely scabies free and will feel immediate relief of itching!
Make sure to lotion your skin well afterwards to keep it from drying out!
Good luck everyone!
Allison Greene
This is some of the worst advice ever given here.

First the "doctor" doesn't seem to understand that bleach causes chemical burns on all skin and then you have that on top of your scabies.
It's like saying most skin is not sensitive to paint remover. A lot of people have damaged their skin with far less than 3 cups. Also your skin absorbs the chlorine and that is toxic. The chlorine causes other body system problems.

Secondly the good "doctor" needs to get current in medical research and not assume that the medical problems of the 1950's are currently the same problems of 2013. The doctor needs to inform themselves about infections like bartonella that are passed on by mite infections and that exhibit very similar symptoms to "scabies". These are systemic diseases so treating just the skin is a waste of time.

There are a lot better ways to treat just the mite infection side of the problem. Take refined sugar out of your diet. Take an anti fungal like Olive leaf tincture and Moringa powder. Use Chanca Piedra and Anamu tincture to drive the mites out of you. Understand the herxheimer reaction so that when the above start to affect the underlying infections start to die you know how to deal with the reaction.

Doctor?! really?
Anon Knight

Nixa, MO

#562 Jul 26, 2013
Well these mofo mite things started at my feet. I had them fought off pretty good, though I had no idea they lay eggs until I read some information on them. A few of my relatives have looked at the bites and say "ahhh that looks like scabies, get the hell away from me!" Yeah my family is full of pricks, but back to the subject.
These annoying mites have worked their way up my legs and eventually to certain other areas over the past few days. I just started spraying bleach on my skin where the bites are then washing it off in searing hot water. I have not gone to any doctors, I refuse to do so, since I think they are full of crap and I have a fear of hospitals. One thing I have found effective for small area's were bites have taken place, is taking the cherry of a cigarette and slowly holding the heat over each bite. I know it might sound crazy to some people, though I figure if it burns my own skin then it will for certain fry the mite bastards and their eggs. This I have found to work pretty good for some area's, although other places are to sensitive to hold a piece of burning coal to.
I'm a step ahead of everyone else here. Doctors and medics are not going to do much help, they don't specialize in insect and arachnid species. Either get a sharp object with alcohol, or burn those jewish scabie mites with something hot.
California girl

Tustin, CA

#563 Jul 27, 2013
Gosh I am so sorry you are suffering. When I was 10 years old I contacted scabies- had it for two years. I tried everything my dermatologist recommended but nothing worked. My mother was beside herself- i was miserable. She shared her/my story with a fellow nurse and she told my mother to wrap me in cellophane- swear this no joke. I put on the medicine the doctor prescribe and then wrapped my arms legs and torso in plastic wrap. In two weeks it was gone! Entirely!
Lyle

United States

#564 Jul 28, 2013
I believe I am now over the scabies, as it has been months with no new bites. Many of these suggestions do help, but don't cure scabies. For me personally, I bought Ivermectin from India, took it the last time (took it 2 other times) for two full months (4 x a month) to catch the whole cycle. I did use sulfer soap in between, and tried the bleach baths too. I honestly believe it was the invermectin that really did it. The cream doesn't work, tried that twice too, through a Doctor. I have spent more than at least two grand trying to get rid of these things. If it happened again, I would go right back to taking the ivermectin, and using many of these other suggestions to help out. Just my two cents.

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#565 Aug 6, 2013
FRED wrote:
<quoted text>This is some of the worst advice ever given here.

First the "doctor" doesn't seem to understand that bleach causes chemical burns on all skin and then you have that on top of your scabies.
It's like saying most skin is not sensitive to paint remover. A lot of people have damaged their skin with far less than 3 cups. Also your skin absorbs the chlorine and that is toxic. The chlorine causes other body system problems.

Secondly the good "doctor" needs to get current in medical research and not assume that the medical problems of the 1950's are currently the same problems of 2013. The doctor needs to inform themselves about infections like bartonella that are passed on by mite infections and that exhibit very similar symptoms to "scabies". These are systemic diseases so treating just the skin is a waste of time.

There are a lot better ways to treat just the mite infection side of the problem. Take refined sugar out of your diet. Take an anti fungal like Olive leaf tincture and Moringa powder. Use Chanca Piedra and Anamu tincture to drive the mites out of you. Understand the herxheimer reaction so that when the above start to affect the underlying infections start to die you know how to deal with the reaction.

Doctor?! really?
Olive Leaf? Anamu? Chanca Piedra? Using herbs to cure Scabies? That is a unique approach. Were you cured by these?

Very interesting. Chanca Piedra is for ridding the body of kidney stones. The meds cured me. And yes, I did experience the Herxheimer Reaction which was severe and required a ER visit.

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