bleach bath recommended by dermatologist
Anni

Wartburg, TN

#607 Jan 4, 2014
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.
How much beach do you use??
Doc

Holden, MA

#608 Jan 8, 2014
feduptothemax wrote:
Hello Everyone, I'm back, I took the 3 doses of ivermectin, plus an additional because the drug store messed up and gave me an extra 2 doses.
I felt good for about a week, then bam! I know I got reinfested from something I wore, shoes for sure, I was hoping I would come back and hear something new about clothing especially since winter is fast approaching and I'm stone cold broke, dreading coats and hats....The bleach sounds hopeful but I have the same question as Welty, how much bleach to a full bath? I'm nervous about that one, thinking of trying the spregal when I can get the money to order it, but even still, it's the whole reinfestation problem, still living out of bags and using borax on all laundry, I just wish they would make something realiable and safe to get it out of clothes faster and easier something that can be used on all fabrics, if anyone hears of anything at all please post it. Is benzyl benzoate safe for the scalp?
Scabies can only survive off the human body for 72 hours.... so wait... and wash.

Since: Dec 13

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#609 Jan 8, 2014
If you have not been cured by regular ivermectin then it's time to start the Albendazole / Valbazen protocol. Albendazole cures resistant scabies.
helpeatenalive

United States

#610 Jan 9, 2014
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.
how did it go
Jake

Tenino, WA

#611 Feb 7, 2014
I had scabies a couple years ago, none of the creams worked for me. i had them for months and didn't see results until i started doing bleach and tea tree oil baths, and of course coupled with extreme diligence in cleaning clothes and bedding, as well as sleeping on an air mattress. I believe i was using about half a cup of bleach, and probably 5-10 drops of tea tree oil. if you have sensitive skin i'm sure you'ld start with less and see how you react. those were some of the most irritating months of my life, so best of luck!
Dude no

Brighton, CO

#612 Feb 7, 2014
Sam wrote:
Scabies and body lice are two very different creatures. body lice live on your clothes and lay eggs on your clothes, hang around the hair follicules and bite you. Scabies burrows under your skin and lay eggs under the skin.
But some literature says swimming in a chlorinated pool can help or get rid of scabies, so a bit of bleach or liquid chlorine in bath water might help. Never heard of a derm recommending that though. Most derms told me to stay away from water as much as possible and not even use soap.
chlorine in a pool is as different from Clorox as body lice is to scabies...anyway one is denatured to be safe for contact with human skin...the other is pretty dangerous. Clorox is a pretty rash alternative to Permethrin cream...which works but, can cause some mild side effects especially if you are allergic to "rag weed". But anyway... good luck and keep away from people, cuz the worst is when the infestation makes a circle back into your life after the trials of extermination are a distant memory.
gottit

Hamburg, Germany

#613 Feb 10, 2014
ANON wrote:
I'm pretty sure bleach could work. Because when you have lice in your hair, all you got to do to kill them off is dye your hair and it usually works, and since scabies is lice, well body lice, then it's the same principle?
I cannot believe that someone is on this blog giving out information like 'I am pretty sure bleach could work etc.'' The mind boggles......... If u dont know anything about scabies dont give out false information Bleach is actually poisonous in large amounts, and particularly on the scalp - which is close to the BRAIN; so using BLEACH for head lice is not recommended! Quite apart from the fact that u can blind yourself!

. SCABIES is nothing to do with head or body lice - the latter are LICE which surface infect the hair and body and are killed on contact with Headlice preparations or by shaving your head or body and maintaining strict personal hygiene and regular washing . SCABIES on the other hand, are MITES - which bury UNDER your skin where they feed and mate and lay eggs. The blogger who wrote comments near u about this fact was correct. As far as bleach is concerned, it does work, up to a point. Bleach added to a bath will kill mites that are superficially on or under the skin, but u may still not reach those mites which have been in your skin a long time and have formed hard dry skin over them. You should use bleach in conjunction with scabicide preparations from chemist or doctor, wash with sulphur soap 10%, wash hair with Selsun or other strong dandruff shampoo and keep your hands clean and your nails short. Wash all linen in hot water or put in plastic bag if not dirty and place in freezer or garage or room u will not go into for 72 hours.... mites cannot survive without human host longer than that - at least thats what the experts say. Dermos and Drs dont know everything.... if they havent come across a case of scabies in real life or studied it as a specialisation it is unlikely they will recognise it in its early stages and will misdiagnose as some other form of dermatitic skin disorder. Read all blogs for sensible information from those who have or had it and can give information so that u can help people. Dont just sit on a blog and write stuff u dont know anything about because u can harm that person whether u intend to or not. Plse take this as well meant criticism - just trying not to have people who need help get wrong ideas.
gottit

Hamburg, Germany

#614 Feb 10, 2014
For Michelle - who is anxiously awaiting Benzyl Benzoate! Please dont be lulled into a false sense of security about Benzyl Benzoate which is an oily white lotion - and been around for ever. It is used in institutions because it is cheaper than all other preps - but frankly it usually only works on cases where scabies has just started infecting and even then it doesnt work as well as Permethrin! Its better than nothing but for scabies u have had a long time and are scaled over or deep into skin - its not that effective. However, the benefit is that it is cheaper and safer to use more regularly that Permethrin, Lindane etc., particularly when it comes to children and aged adults, and so applying it after each bath, daily, for up to week, has been found to be not harmful in most cases. All who read here... nothing works without doing all the steps... but the best medicine is Spregal - nothing supersedes this in hospitals instits etc. and find it the best, however, even with this if u dont scrupulously freeze or heat your linen towels etc. and wipe toilet seat, wear clean clothes everyday or IRON in between, u may never get rid of it for years.....although control is better than nothing. Zap it early and u are one of the lucky ones.... thats why get all information u can and do everything in your power to find out what really works!!!!
Virtual Scabies

Hollywood, FL

#615 Feb 15, 2014
gottit wrote:
<quoted text> I cannot believe that someone is on this blog giving out information like 'I am pretty sure bleach could work etc.'' The mind boggles......... If u dont know anything about scabies dont give out false information Bleach is actually poisonous in large amounts, and particularly on the scalp - which is close to the BRAIN; so using BLEACH for head lice is not recommended! Quite apart from the fact that u can blind yourself!
. SCABIES is nothing to do with head or body lice - the latter are LICE which surface infect the hair and body and are killed on contact with Headlice preparations or by shaving your head or body and maintaining strict personal hygiene and regular washing . SCABIES on the other hand, are MITES - which bury UNDER your skin where they feed and mate and lay eggs. The blogger who wrote comments near u about this fact was correct. As far as bleach is concerned, it does work, up to a point. Bleach added to a bath will kill mites that are superficially on or under the skin, but u may still not reach those mites which have been in your skin a long time and have formed hard dry skin over them. You should use bleach in conjunction with scabicide preparations from chemist or doctor, wash with sulphur soap 10%, wash hair with Selsun or other strong dandruff shampoo and keep your hands clean and your nails short. Wash all linen in hot water or put in plastic bag if not dirty and place in freezer or garage or room u will not go into for 72 hours.... mites cannot survive without human host longer than that - at least thats what the experts say. Dermos and Drs dont know everything.... if they havent come across a case of scabies in real life or studied it as a specialisation it is unlikely they will recognise it in its early stages and will misdiagnose as some other form of dermatitic skin disorder. Read all blogs for sensible information from those who have or had it and can give information so that u can help people. Dont just sit on a blog and write stuff u dont know anything about because u can harm that person whether u intend to or not. Plse take this as well meant criticism - just trying not to have people who need help get wrong ideas.
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Finally, someone who knows something about this mess. Great post!!

Since: Dec 13

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#616 Feb 15, 2014
Virtual Scabies wrote:
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Finally, someone who knows something about this mess. Great post!!
LOL!
Virtual Scabies

Hollywood, FL

#618 Feb 17, 2014
ashleyshere wrote:
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LOL!
Well, FRED, if you try really hard, you can probably get me banned. But, in the meantime, you and I are at WAR, so you'd better create another alias, because I'm on YOU LIKE WHITE ON RICE. It's you and me, baby, ff.
greene

Jackson, TN

#619 Feb 17, 2014
Use a pool testing strip that tells you how much chlorine you have in the bath if you want to try it. Probably will kill some mites but not eggs but it might help

Since: Dec 13

Location hidden

#620 Feb 18, 2014
Virtual Scabies wrote:
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Well, FRED, if you try really hard, you can probably get me banned. But, in the meantime, you and I are at WAR, so you'd better create another alias, because I'm on YOU LIKE WHITE ON RICE. It's you and me, baby, ff.
At war huh...you better pack a lunch a bring a few more aliases....CHARGE!!!!
Rock

Mukilteo, WA

#621 Feb 23, 2014
3 cups of bleach!!!! I don't think so! 1/4 cup is sufficient!
Maybe

Cincinnati, OH

#622 Feb 23, 2014
Rock wrote:
3 cups of bleach!!!! I don't think so! 1/4 cup is sufficient!
OK, can anybody say 1/4 cup to X gallons of water in the bath? I mean my tub can be totally full or 1/4 of the way full. Your tub can be way bigger than my tub, too. Right now I have a little dinky tub that only hold's 40 gallons of water, tops. Ratio anybody? Thanks!
I hate the smell of napalm...er...bleach in the morning...but I hate scabies more. Lol. THANKS!
Kento

Great Falls, MT

#623 Mar 7, 2014
No, I was diagnosed with scabies just yesterday. I'm a swimmer and am in the pool for about 30-45 minutes a day, 3-5 days a week and if anything the chlorine dried my skin and made the scabie irritation worse. I went 4 months thinking it was just eczema and dry skin so they continued to spread across my whole body until I just couldn't take it. I swear doctors DO NOT have the answers to everything and are often wrong on diagnoses. I went to 3 different doctors and 2 different dermas trying to figure out whats wrong with me until finally a daycare worker of all people suggested what it might be and the derma tested and confirmed it. I'm taking the Perma and hopefully it will kill the damn things Even though it says one treament should cure I'm taking 1 a week for 4 weeks and completely washing and changing any fabric/thread based item in my home and sleeping on plastic for 2 weeks just to avoid this nightmare. after months of scratching, lotions, ointments, creams, baths, powders, sprays, blisters, hives (and I could go on with this list for hours) I can now rest easy.
cbp

Petaluma, CA

#624 Mar 8, 2014
Bleach baths are actually used for eczema esp in children. It is both anti-inflammatory and kills yeast and bacteria. It is even being used now with good results for MRSA skin infections. The dilution is 1/2 cup of 6% bleach to a full bath tub ( usually that equal40 Gal). Use 1/4 for half a tub or for a child. I have used this for impetigo and unknown dermatitis. It works great. You use luke warm waterand soak 10 minutes. You can soak your head and splash it on your face with eyes closed of course. After shower it off like you do in apool and wash your hair and moisturize your skin. I did it every other day for a week then twice a week maintenance for a moth or so.
The medical website for this is called BleachBaths.com It was started by dermatologists for eczema patients.Recent research shows it works for staph infections which folliculitis can be caused by.
It is safe and more dilute than a swimming pool. Just do not use hot water because it will make the chlorine evaporate faster and dry your skin.
I have been able to get relif after doing every treatment known to dermatologist and they OVERUSE steroids that are very harmful in the long run. When I asked my derm about usng them since nothing including high doses of steroids was helping, she said of yes that can be very helpful. Why didn't we start there?
You have to do it more than once or twice, so if you want it to work do it as described.

Since: Dec 13

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#625 Mar 9, 2014
cbp wrote:
Bleach baths are actually used for eczema esp in children. It is both anti-inflammatory and kills yeast and bacteria. It is even being used now with good results for MRSA skin infections. The dilution is 1/2 cup of 6% bleach to a full bath tub ( usually that equal40 Gal). Use 1/4 for half a tub or for a child. I have used this for impetigo and unknown dermatitis. It works great. You use luke warm waterand soak 10 minutes. You can soak your head and splash it on your face with eyes closed of course. After shower it off like you do in apool and wash your hair and moisturize your skin. I did it every other day for a week then twice a week maintenance for a moth or so.
The medical website for this is called BleachBaths.com It was started by dermatologists for eczema patients.Recent research shows it works for staph infections which folliculitis can be caused by.
It is safe and more dilute than a swimming pool. Just do not use hot water because it will make the chlorine evaporate faster and dry your skin.
I have been able to get relif after doing every treatment known to dermatologist and they OVERUSE steroids that are very harmful in the long run. When I asked my derm about usng them since nothing including high doses of steroids was helping, she said of yes that can be very helpful. Why didn't we start there?
You have to do it more than once or twice, so if you want it to work do it as described.
Your expert advice has helped no one here.
JBK

Buffalo, NY

#626 Mar 9, 2014
I have successfully purchased products in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada at a Walmart store without a script. They keep it behind the counter. I just requested what they had for Scabies. They offered a lotion or cream solution but the actual brand names were different but still 5%. I got those first before I could get into a Dermatology office. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't starting treating right away.
I too was clear for 1 week and half but got them back. I think it is because I had contact with vacuum debris from a drop bottom style without a bag. Also, coming from a cold winter area I had placed all of my soiled laundry in garbage bags and left them outside for over 1 week in 7 degree weather. I starting doing laundry and wore gloves but still had some contact with soiled laundry on my clothing.
Tonight I tried a water with some bleach in it. I don't usually take baths but had hot water as high as was comfortable with 2 separate bleach additives. The water did not some very Chlorine like so after 15 minutes I added more to tub. I did not experience any burning or discomfort. I will do a few more times as I am in a hatching mode.
Good luck to all. Their should be more research on remedies and care

Since: Dec 13

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#629 Mar 12, 2014
Mighty clove wrote:
Clove oil mixed with any carrier oil like olive oil will get rid and wipe out & kill your scabies mites and eggs once and for all!!! Very potent, fastest, cheapest, most effective and inexpensive way to treat scabies! This was medically proven and tested! Clove oil kills the mites in 15 minutes as per the study, far more superior than permethrin 5% which kills only the mites but not the eggs that's why you will get reinfected every after 2.5 or 3 days whenever the eggs are hatched. But Clove oil is tops because it kills both the adult mites and the eggs at once before it will hatch and infest your body again. Apply on your body from neck to toes and also the scalp. Massage thoroughly. leave this on for 24 hours. you can shower every morning but apply again on your body until your next bath/shower the following day. if you notice that the oil in your body is getting off, apply again. the secret is constant oil within the treatment period. Dramatic results in 2 or 3 days. This has cured me after applying and spending a fortune for suffering in almost 4 months. No more itchiness, bumps...for good measure, apply on succeeding days until you're sure you're body and environment is mite free. Mixture of clove oil and any carrier oil must be 1 part clove to 3 parts carrier oil (olive oil or any type of oil). If you must, use a ratio of 1:2 for a potent mixture but be aware that clove oil is very warm on your body but it will disappear in a little while...reminder: this clove effective treatment plus extra personal hygene making sure you use fresh clothes, blankets, pillows, beddings, etc. everyday which I assume you already know. Also wash clothings and beddings using hot water, use boiling water if you must. This scabies is peanuts believe me. Don't fall prey to spammers here who will scare you to death with their anecdotes and made up stories just to sell their products.
Again with your clove sales pitch. We have all done it. I know of no one cured by it. Perhaps our mites are not the same as yours? Mine burrowed inches in to my skin and colonized under my skin above my neck where they had access to blood and protection from topicals.

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