Scabies Cure: SULFUR
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Jesus Girl

Gastonia, NC

#1 Oct 9, 2008
When I was 18, me and my boyfriend and his family got scabies. The only thing that worked is a mixture of pure sulfur and vaseline. IT WORKED! IT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT WORKED!Sure it smelled, but it sure beat ITCHING AND SCRATCHING!

You may have to go to an old-fashioned drug store to get the sulfur or either find it online.
Welty

AOL

#2 Oct 9, 2008
Thanks JG. I guess if my hair wasn't a problem, I'd feel that it would work for me. How long did you do this for??
Welty

AOL

#3 Oct 9, 2008
P.S. Right now, no bumps but I am wondering about a rebound and if Iver just holds them in check for long enough for you to feel secure and then . . . I hope not.
crazy

Grants Pass, OR

#4 Oct 10, 2008
Welty wrote:
Thanks JG. I guess if my hair wasn't a problem, I'd feel that it would work for me. How long did you do this for??
did you try the sulfur in your shampoo and conditioners and leave in conditioners, i did and used the blue head and shoulders intensive (still do use with sulfur in fact) could also leave in over nite as deep conditoner mite killer
Welty

AOL

#5 Oct 10, 2008
Hi Crazy, How are you doing? Hey are you cured? How long have you had these if you still do?
GOING CRAZY -- Anna

AOL

#6 Oct 12, 2008
Jesus Girl wrote:
When I was 18, me and my boyfriend and his family got scabies. The only thing that worked is a mixture of pure sulfur and vaseline. IT WORKED! IT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT WORKED!Sure it smelled, but it sure beat ITCHING AND SCRATCHING!
You may have to go to an old-fashioned drug store to get the sulfur or either find it online.
where do i get the sulfur and how much of both do i use
Itty Bitty Critters

Hollywood, FL

#7 Oct 13, 2008
GOING CRAZY -- Anna wrote:
<quoted text> where do i get the sulfur and how much of both do i use
you can order it from Americarx.com . type in sulfur in their search engine.
crazy

Grants Pass, OR

#8 Oct 13, 2008
i used 9 T of product (lotion,conditoner,shampoo or whatever approx) to 1 T sulfu, weeker for face and private areas, but used all over 2 or more times daily, more on hands and feet. welty not sure if i am the c word probalby am but paraniod to stop using......donno.....

Since: Aug 08

Hastings, New Zealand

#9 Oct 13, 2008
Hi Crazy, did the sulfur ever bother your skin ?
I've read that it should be used 3 days on, then 3 days off, to give your skin a rest. Did you do this ?
crazy

Grants Pass, OR

#10 Oct 14, 2008
i actually mix 18 oz of lotion to 1 4 oz of the pampda de azure and i use that 2 times daily and use the heavier mix with the sulfur on my feet and hands now, but it does peel the skin so us apricot face scrub to get the dead skin as that makes skin itch also, and use the shampoo mixture daily. i try to leave something on the skin so as to prevent them pretty much now, so figure i must use something on the skin at all times is probably better than 3 day on 1 off routine, if your skin rough try mixing a lighter batch and use like nitely heavy and in the day time light or something like that but make sure the hands and feet are treated alot. i havent had new bumps for a while but skin itches from the sulfur and dry skin i think
Dr_T

Fort Worth, TX

#11 Oct 15, 2008
Sounds like we have all been there. Have use the various sulfur preps, home preps, hair preps and so on. And, got paranoid to stop using as well. At some point, though - it is time to 'pamper' your skin and let it strengthen and do what it was designed to do -- protect you and your innards. Use emu oil to 'heal' and then vitamins daily with C, A and B included (don't OD on the fat soluable ones, though - like E and A).
Working out and working up a very good salty sweat is quite good for cleansing the skin and killing mites - even those that normally live in your hair folicles, such as the demodex - which are dead skin scavengers and don't bother you.
If you are particularly prone to being a mite haven -- you can resort to your sulfur home remedies once a week or get down to every other week for one washing interval - 24 hour to 48 hours at most.
BUT, eventually,-- think about using essential oils or Citrus oils for skin soothing and repealling properties (they're not great in a curative mode -- we just can't take the weeks on end treatment regimens in America required for essential oil and enzyme treatments-- just isn't practical. I laughed when I read - apply 3 to 6 times daily for 3 weeks).
Shore up your skin defenses (and its immunity)with vitamins A,C,E (among all the rest you should have daily) AND add mega amounts of zinc 200 to 300 mg for a week and then at least 100 mg daily (never mind the RDA - blah). Used in my HIV patients in even higher doses to help them reconstitute their immune systems.
But, get healed and use Citrus oils - as they are a fabulous repelling agent and nice for the skin. Don't forget those sea salt hot bathes too -- dump lots of sea salt in the water and just soak.
crazy

Grants Pass, OR

#12 Oct 17, 2008
Dr_T wrote:
Sounds like we have all been there. Have use the various sulfur preps, home preps, hair preps and so on. And, got paranoid to stop using as well. At some point, though - it is time to 'pamper' your skin and let it strengthen and do what it was designed to do -- protect you and your innards. Use emu oil to 'heal' and then vitamins daily with C, A and B included (don't OD on the fat soluable ones, though - like E and A).
Working out and working up a very good salty sweat is quite good for cleansing the skin and killing mites - even those that normally live in your hair folicles, such as the demodex - which are dead skin scavengers and don't bother you.
If you are particularly prone to being a mite haven -- you can resort to your sulfur home remedies once a week or get down to every other week for one washing interval - 24 hour to 48 hours at most.
BUT, eventually,-- think about using essential oils or Citrus oils for skin soothing and repealling properties (they're not great in a curative mode -- we just can't take the weeks on end treatment regimens in America required for essential oil and enzyme treatments-- just isn't practical. I laughed when I read - apply 3 to 6 times daily for 3 weeks).
Shore up your skin defenses (and its immunity)with vitamins A,C,E (among all the rest you should have daily) AND add mega amounts of zinc 200 to 300 mg for a week and then at least 100 mg daily (never mind the RDA - blah). Used in my HIV patients in even higher doses to help them reconstitute their immune systems.
But, get healed and use Citrus oils - as they are a fabulous repelling agent and nice for the skin. Don't forget those sea salt hot bathes too -- dump lots of sea salt in the water and just soak.
thank you so much for your advice doc, so what kind of citrus oils would work and how much on skin,
Lost_In_Translat ion

Taipei, Taiwan

#13 Oct 26, 2008
Question about Sulfur baths.

Hey, I'm an American living in Taipei and have come down with a rash that seems to be a case of scabies. I got a cream from a pharmacist here which has completely stopped the itching, it's "Bowlin Scheree Cream" for anybody interested, but I'm wondering about sulfur baths. There is a natural hot spring with very sulfuric water not far from my place. Will soaking in the hot sulfur water for extended periods of time actually kill any of the mites?
Mite Killer

United States

#14 Oct 26, 2008
Lost_In_Translation wrote:
Question about Sulfur baths.
Hey, I'm an American living in Taipei and have come down with a rash that seems to be a case of scabies. I got a cream from a pharmacist here which has completely stopped the itching, it's "Bowlin Scheree Cream" for anybody interested, but I'm wondering about sulfur baths. There is a natural hot spring with very sulfuric water not far from my place. Will soaking in the hot sulfur water for extended periods of time actually kill any of the mites?
of course it would help! wouldn't hurt to do this daily until you feel better.
Lost_In_Translat ion

Taipei, Taiwan

#15 Oct 26, 2008
Mite Killer wrote:
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of course it would help! wouldn't hurt to do this daily until you feel better.
Well, my issue here is that I haven't been able to come up with one of the scabicides, and I'm wondering if the sulfur bath will actually KILL any mites, or is it only going to help with the symptoms? Will the mites simply burrow in deeper to hide from the heat and sulfur?
Mite Killer

United States

#16 Oct 26, 2008
Lost_In_Translation wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, my issue here is that I haven't been able to come up with one of the scabicides, and I'm wondering if the sulfur bath will actually KILL any mites, or is it only going to help with the symptoms? Will the mites simply burrow in deeper to hide from the heat and sulfur?
Really? you can't find any scabicides there? How about online? Try Ebay for Humco sulfur.

Sulfur kills mites. I think heat brings mites to the surface and they don't burrow in deeper when sulfur is applied to the skin. Mites hide in untreated areas, under tight clothing or when skin's suface is snug against something.

To remove the surface mites, showering really, really helps. Try using a mix of vasoline with salt and lemon juice in the shower to exfoliate the dead skin and remove mites. A nurse told me vasoline applied full body left on over night will help to suffocate the burrowed mites.

what is in the cream you are using?
Lost_In_Translat ion

Taipei, Taiwan

#17 Oct 26, 2008
Mite Killer wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? you can't find any scabicides there? How about online? Try Ebay for Humco sulfur.
Sulfur kills mites. I think heat brings mites to the surface and they don't burrow in deeper when sulfur is applied to the skin. Mites hide in untreated areas, under tight clothing or when skin's suface is snug against something.
To remove the surface mites, showering really, really helps. Try using a mix of vasoline with salt and lemon juice in the shower to exfoliate the dead skin and remove mites. A nurse told me vasoline applied full body left on over night will help to suffocate the burrowed mites.
what is in the cream you are using?
The problem is not that scabicides don't exist here, it's that everything is labeled in Chinese and I don't read Chinese, and my speech is poor enough that it's really hard to communicate with the doctor or pharmacist.

Thank you so much for your (quick) responses to my posts, too. I'm elated to find out that the sulfur springs are a good shot at getting over this. I can order something online, but until finding this forum all I could find online was treatments I was afraid were scams. But browsing here has really helped a lot, with my peace of mind so far, and I'm confident with gitting rid of the little buggers in the next few weeks.

I went to a pharmacist with the word permethrin %5 written on a card, and showed it to the pharmacist, as they can look up english words on their computers, and he asked me what it was for. I showed him the rash on my stomach and he shook his head "no", then took me to the shelf and handed me this tube that says "Bowlin Scheree Cream".

This tube is 22gm and the ingredient list is happily enough in English:
Betamethasone 17-Valerate (Base).... 0.5mg
Gentamicin (as sulfate)(potency)... 1.0mg
Aloe Vera.......... 5%
Tolnaftate.......... 10.0mg
Iodochlorhydoxyquin.......... 10.0mg

The company is "Panion & BF Biotech Inc." with a lot of other Chinese characters.

Once again, thank you for your responses, I'm sure to be a regular at the hot springs from now on!
Mite Killer

United States

#18 Oct 26, 2008
from reading an article about a scabies outbreak in Taiwan, it appears most of the scabicides are available or at least being used there. Ivermectin and permthrin were not listed in the article but they may be available now. I'd write them all down with the word "scabies" on your note and show it to the pharmacy. I just googled scabies Taiwan.
Going Crazy

Saint Jacob, IL

#19 Nov 25, 2008
Dr T,
I was curious if you have any suggestions. My husband & I are being attacked by some unseen bug. We can only assume it is a mite of some sort. It is not lice or scabies. We have been dealing with this since 8/08 and it is now late 11/08. No more bites but still feel them crawling on us. We shower & take baths 2 -3 times per day (salt baths, neem oil baths, etc). Wash our bedding daily. Get our clothes directely out of the dryer. I've been fogging our home with Cedarcide & spraying the floors with Neem oil mixed in water. We recently have been using a 10% sulfur cream on our skin. Do you have any suggestions? Would really like to get rid of these things as they are destroying our lives. Thanks!

Going Crazy
Dr_T wrote:
Sounds like we have all been there. Have use the various sulfur preps, home preps, hair preps and so on. And, got paranoid to stop using as well. At some point, though - it is time to 'pamper' your skin and let it strengthen and do what it was designed to do -- protect you and your innards. Use emu oil to 'heal' and then vitamins daily with C, A and B included (don't OD on the fat soluable ones, though - like E and A).
Working out and working up a very good salty sweat is quite good for cleansing the skin and killing mites - even those that normally live in your hair folicles, such as the demodex - which are dead skin scavengers and don't bother you.
If you are particularly prone to being a mite haven -- you can resort to your sulfur home remedies once a week or get down to every other week for one washing interval - 24 hour to 48 hours at most.
BUT, eventually,-- think about using essential oils or Citrus oils for skin soothing and repealling properties (they're not great in a curative mode -- we just can't take the weeks on end treatment regimens in America required for essential oil and enzyme treatments-- just isn't practical. I laughed when I read - apply 3 to 6 times daily for 3 weeks).
Shore up your skin defenses (and its immunity)with vitamins A,C,E (among all the rest you should have daily) AND add mega amounts of zinc 200 to 300 mg for a week and then at least 100 mg daily (never mind the RDA - blah). Used in my HIV patients in even higher doses to help them reconstitute their immune systems.
But, get healed and use Citrus oils - as they are a fabulous repelling agent and nice for the skin. Don't forget those sea salt hot bathes too -- dump lots of sea salt in the water and just soak.
JustBob

Villisca, IA

#21 Dec 8, 2008
Permithryn will slow things down just long enough to order some stuff off of the internet. There are a lot of products out there. Some may work better than others I am sure. The permithryn was pretty useless to me, even applied twice and then some to bad spots. I got some of the hot oil and enzyme bath from scabies killer.com . The baths made an overnight major difference. Think I am just in maintenance mode now, applying their enzyme and oils as needed, do an occasional whole body treatment and really concentrating on laundry and carpets as well. They also sell sulphur soap. It does wonders for the itch and is supposed to kill the bugs as well. So far so good. I would order from them again. The company is access pharmaceuticals. Standard shipping took about 5 days, but you can ship faster for more $$. And doctors, good night. Lets not even talk about the doctor visit.

Another thing I found that helped was scrubbing with St Ives apricot scrub before washing with the sulphur soap. And, I have also taken a hot bath or two with baby oil mixed in. this seemed to help as well.

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