Fun With Ivermectin !!
Bitey

Portland, OR

#23 Mar 20, 2010
Hi, I thought i had no more bites but I spoke too soon. Last night was the first night I use the same sheets as the night before. Got bitten. Not much. I think they are in my hair too.

Could I use the Iver spray on my scalp? I did use a handful of Biosilk in my hair and scalp and a shower cap over all ....in the night. This morning my hair is soft and luxurious as i washed it out.

I am going to the feed store today, Iver topically is something I have not tried yet!
Pokadot Patty

United States

#24 Mar 21, 2010
Bitey wrote:
Hi, I thought i had no more bites but I spoke too soon. Last night was the first night I use the same sheets as the night before. Got bitten. Not much. I think they are in my hair too.
Could I use the Iver spray on my scalp? I did use a handful of Biosilk in my hair and scalp and a shower cap over all ....in the night. This morning my hair is soft and luxurious as i washed it out.
I am going to the feed store today, Iver topically is something I have not tried yet!
Bitey,

Yes the Iver diluted with hot water (let cool) will kill mites in your hair (you can put up to a whole tube of Iver in 6 ozs. of water....will not hurt you....you will not absorb all of it through skin) and leave on as long as youy like. The larger the concentration...the stiffer your hair will be until you wash it out.

However, at the risk of having my butt jumped by the "Holistic" faction, I think you have killed them off of your hair and scalp before and what you are looking at is reinfection from your environment.

If you have had any type of mite for longer than 6 months or you know that you have animal or bird mites (regardless of your cleaning and precautions) they may have reached a population large enough to be litterally dropping off the ceiling onto your hair.

I encourage you to take dust samplings (use your finger)and dip it into a dark liquid (coffee...tea cooled). Let light reflect off the surface. Do you see any tiny specs with swimming like motion surrounding the spec floating on top?

Test several different locations.

This was the first method I found to let me know where the infestion was and helped greatly in getting them gone.

If you need me ...post directly to me and I will answer,
Patty
Vizio

Columbus, OH

#25 Mar 21, 2010
Patty,

What a really great idea! I will have to try this.
Bitey

Portland, OR

#26 Mar 21, 2010
Patty, thanks! I will start the (infestigation) investigation today. I could also assume they are everywhere in the bedroom I sleep in and treat the ceiling, floor, walls, surfaces, etc.

Tomorrow I am bringing the cats in to the Vet to hopefully get diagnosed and treated, he says he is a parasite specialist.

One question for all of you, do these (75 at least) marks on my arms, legs, everywhere, and the 6 mite bite marks on my face.... ever heal and go away? Or am I now scarred for life?
Pokadot Patty

United States

#27 Mar 21, 2010
Bitey wrote:
Patty, thanks! I will start the (infestigation) investigation today. I could also assume they are everywhere in the bedroom I sleep in and treat the ceiling, floor, walls, surfaces, etc.
Tomorrow I am bringing the cats in to the Vet to hopefully get diagnosed and treated, he says he is a parasite specialist.
One question for all of you, do these (75 at least) marks on my arms, legs, everywhere, and the 6 mite bite marks on my face.... ever heal and go away? Or am I now scarred for life?
Yes, heal, fade, and then they will go away.

You might rub them with Vitamin E oil and a few drops of Betadine (mixed in) to speed the process.

Patty
Bitey

Portland, OR

#28 Mar 21, 2010
Hi Patty- thank you for the hope!

I have to compile my taxes today for the tax man. Pages of pages and lots of paperwork.

It is hard to function when your life is reduced to trying to sleep, treating yourself with stuff, bathing, washing, cleaning, cleaning out cars, trying to eat healthy, keeping the cats from having it or reinfesting you, then starting over again every day.

What a life!!!

I have had this probably 1.5 years, misdiagnosed by 7 doctor visits, some Derm drs....

Diagnosed properly a few months ago.

Fighting aggressively for my life back!

Thanks again for this board and the wonderful people on it!

Bitey
Pokadot Patty

United States

#29 Mar 21, 2010
Bitey wrote:
Hi Patty- thank you for the hope!
I have to compile my taxes today for the tax man. Pages of pages and lots of paperwork.
It is hard to function when your life is reduced to trying to sleep, treating yourself with stuff, bathing, washing, cleaning, cleaning out cars, trying to eat healthy, keeping the cats from having it or reinfesting you, then starting over again every day.
What a life!!!
I have had this probably 1.5 years, misdiagnosed by 7 doctor visits, some Derm drs....
Diagnosed properly a few months ago.
Fighting aggressively for my life back!
Thanks again for this board and the wonderful people on it!
Bitey
Bitey,

I,too, had the little suckers for 1.5yrs so I know where you are coming from, what you are going through, and what a struggle it is to get there.

My plan for sucess started with physical confort for myself and my dogs (not cured...just able to sleep and go through the day without itching). Then booting the little beggers out of my (MY...as in belonging to me...not them) house one room at a time starting with the bedroom and not moving on to the next room until I declared clean of them.

Do not get discouraged. There will be set backs.
You have to have a Scarlett O'Hara mind set when they happen.
"Tomorrow is another day."

Stay the course. You will win.
Patty
Bitey

Portland, OR

#30 Mar 21, 2010
Oh Patty you are such a smart logical thinker. I have problems breaking tasks down to manageable parts.

Cleaning one room ONLY and finishing it ( sure it might get reinfested, but not as badly) is a key point.

Tomorrow I am going to call around in Oregon to see if some pest control outfit carries Cedercide. If so I can get it tomorrow instead of waiting around.
Vizio

Byrdstown, TN

#31 Mar 22, 2010
How often should I take the iver orally? I did my first dose Sunday night...Is once a week enough? Bitey, what did the vet say today?
buggie

Houston, TX

#32 Mar 22, 2010
Patti did you ever spray your ivermectin mixture all over your hair and scalp? If not, why not?

Seems like a good additive to coconut oil or to biosilk therapy cure. Ill try adding a drop of iver to my biosilk when I apply it on my hair tommorrow.

Its important to have sulfur or biosilk etc on the face, ears neck when doing a hair treatment because bugs flee the scalp and take refuge. Sulfur all ear areas.

I consider myself 99% cured but found two teeny tiny red dots on my upper arm and one teeny weeny red dot on my wrist. Damn!! Moulting pouches. Grrrrrrrr! My arms and hands go up to my head during sleep.
Vizio

Byrdstown, TN

#33 Mar 22, 2010
Wow, I did something right. I put some Biosilk in my hair tonight after my bath and just stuck it in a shower cap...I also applied the Biosilk to my face, ears and neck...I tried a peppermint, epsom salt, and baking soda mix I got at Walmart today...It's a foot soak but I put it in my bat water and I do feel more relaxed and smell pretty good..
wtm

Laveen, AZ

#34 Mar 23, 2010
I have been using the Ivermetin (Horse) internally for quite a while, it seems to last 1 to 4 days, and grapefruit juice helps it stay in the body better.

Also Avon Skin so Soft works great to clean them out. Use it with an Alcohol "GEL" sanitizer. Alternate them, and rub it in deeply. You will see all sorts of things come out from your pores.

Steri-Fab is supposed to work well as an insecticide (mite) spray in the house.

I will try using the Iver as a topical and see how it works.
Thanks !!!

Keep putting up what works on these forums !!!!
Pokadot Patty

United States

#35 Mar 23, 2010
buggie wrote:
Patti did you ever spray your ivermectin mixture all over your hair and scalp? If not, why not?
Seems like a good additive to coconut oil or to biosilk therapy cure. Ill try adding a drop of iver to my biosilk when I apply it on my hair tommorrow.
Its important to have sulfur or biosilk etc on the face, ears neck when doing a hair treatment because bugs flee the scalp and take refuge. Sulfur all ear areas.
I consider myself 99% cured but found two teeny tiny red dots on my upper arm and one teeny weeny red dot on my wrist. Damn!! Moulting pouches. Grrrrrrrr! My arms and hands go up to my head during sleep.
Hi,

Yes. I mixed it double strength and poured it on dry hair. Have to wash it out as it leaves the hair stiff when it dries.
The no bugs effect lasted a couple of days (until the new ones hatched out?).

Then I started using the Biosilk on my scalp to purge the bastids!
Used the cedarwood mixture after conditioning.
I'm afraid the smell would be to strong for someone out in the public.
You might try the Iver mixture as an every other night treatment and see how it does for you.

Patty
wtm

Laveen, AZ

#36 Mar 29, 2010
Patti,
tried your Iver mixture, and I didn't get
a bug on me all night, best sleep I had
in a long while.
Don't know if it killed some off, or they just
wouldn't come out that night because of the Iver.
Bob

Houston, TX

#37 Jun 25, 2010
Ive had this mite problem for a long time.....say about 9 years and counting. One Bad diagnosis after another.

Done tons of research and tried pretty much everything and cant seem to get rid of these critters. The bugs are from the tip of my head to the tip of my toes. Havent had a good nites sleep unless I drink myself to sleep....lol Im not kidding there has been nights that I had to be buzzed to catch a little rest. Ive always got a mixture of some sorts next to my bed to spray on during the night. Currently the spray of choice is rubbing alcohol and eucalyptus mixture....Ive tried so many things just nothing kills them...ive even used kerosene straight out of the bottle.
I had limited success with cedar-cide....but after awhile the bugs were just swimming in it.... im not sure but I think the developed a resistance and began to enjoy it.
I really like using the sulphur soaps as it seems to get them to chill out for awhile but doesnt really run them off. Neem soaps are also really good but the result is the same. Tea tree oil always slows them down but I think it pisses them off because they always seem to come back stronger..... simply put they just wont die and go away.

Ive always been scared of using vet drugs but I just bought a tube of Durvet Ivermectin Paste 1.87%. Apple flavor:)

Any advice? Im 185# male

Dosage? frequency? Techniques?

Im planning on taking it orally 1st before I try the topical method.

Thanks for any advice
Hilly

Edison, NJ

#38 Jul 2, 2010
try albendazole,you can buy it online
Preventinator

Dearborn, MI

#39 Jul 3, 2010
This may be a stupid question, but everyone here seems pretty well-informed and nice, so I thought I'd ask. I was exposed to scabies about two weeks ago. So far, I haven't had any suspicious symptoms. However, I have psoriasis, which often results in somewhat itchy rash-like areas, so I'm not even sure if I'd be able to tell until it got quite bad, and I'm hoping to avoid letting it get to that point.

My question is, would it be wise/effective at all at this time to take two doses of oral Ivermectin, two weeks apart, in order to hopefully head this thing off? If I didn't contract the little buggers, will this give me problems? And if I did, and am just not showing symptoms yet, would treatment be as effective at this time?

Thank you all!
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#40 Jul 3, 2010
Preventinator wrote:
This may be a stupid question, but everyone here seems pretty well-informed and nice, so I thought I'd ask. I was exposed to scabies about two weeks ago. So far, I haven't had any suspicious symptoms. However, I have psoriasis, which often results in somewhat itchy rash-like areas, so I'm not even sure if I'd be able to tell until it got quite bad, and I'm hoping to avoid letting it get to that point.
My question is, would it be wise/effective at all at this time to take two doses of oral Ivermectin, two weeks apart, in order to hopefully head this thing off? If I didn't contract the little buggers, will this give me problems? And if I did, and am just not showing symptoms yet, would treatment be as effective at this time?
Thank you all!
Ivermectin is very safe. I wouldn't worry. Once every 7 days for a month.

“Skin”

Since: May 10

Knoxville

#41 Jul 3, 2010
afflicted wrote:
Also. I get rashes but antifungal cream can make them go away. I have more biting and not the itching. Anyone else have these symptoms?
I also wondered if anyone else had more pricking.
I feel things pricking me and it started when I got out my winter clothes last fall.
Some had holes but most of those were old barn clothes.
Then almost anything I wore I would feel like things were crawling in them. I would see fuzz balls and thought those must be carpet beetle larvae that we had been identified by our state lab.
But nothing helped with the clothes. Washing or even boiling would only make these fuzz balls harder and more rough feeling.
I don't see many fuzz balls now but black specks the size of a dot.
I was afraid to tell any Dr and I went through treatment for cancer and then surgery starting in the fall and through winter.
I googled some of those symptoms and only got morgellons and I cannot believe that could be a problem when this is a almost new house and my clothes were a big problem.
After I did see a dermatologist sure enough delusional parasotisis.
That was the only other thing that google brought up. I don't itch unless I do some treatment that makes these evil things act up.
Glad you posted this.
Sandy

“Skin”

Since: May 10

Knoxville

#42 Jul 3, 2010
Bob wrote:
Ive had this mite problem for a long time.....say about 9 years and counting. One Bad diagnosis after another.
Done tons of research and tried pretty much everything and cant seem to get rid of these critters. The bugs are from the tip of my head to the tip of my toes. Havent had a good nites sleep unless I drink myself to sleep....lol Im not kidding there has been nights that I had to be buzzed to catch a little rest. Ive always got a mixture of some sorts next to my bed to spray on during the night. Currently the spray of choice is rubbing alcohol and eucalyptus mixture....Ive tried so many things just nothing kills them...ive even used kerosene straight out of the bottle.
I had limited success with cedar-cide....but after awhile the bugs were just swimming in it.... im not sure but I think the developed a resistance and began to enjoy it.
I really like using the sulphur soaps as it seems to get them to chill out for awhile but doesnt really run them off. Neem soaps are also really good but the result is the same. Tea tree oil always slows them down but I think it pisses them off because they always seem to come back stronger..... simply put they just wont die and go away.
Ive always been scared of using vet drugs but I just bought a tube of Durvet Ivermectin Paste 1.87%. Apple flavor:)
Any advice? Im 185# male
Dosage? frequency? Techniques?
Im planning on taking it orally 1st before I try the topical method.
Thanks for any advice
When I google some of the different mites it seems that if I wanted to spray the house it would take a different insectcide for the different mites.
There does not seem to be much info on mites like birdmmtes, or the rat ones, and humans.
The places I find besides three that are human related. Can't remember them but I am sure you have seen them. The university ones don't seem to think that humans are as affected by these evil things.
I think that the straw itch mite is one that is harder to get rid of. I am not the best reader but I think I read that correctly.
I guess we are all struggling with different mites and I read that not just any entomoligist can ID mites and there is a name for a entomoligist that can do that. Will try and look that up if you have not already read it.
Wishing you wellness.
Sandy

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