Scabies Cure: SULFUR
paul

South Perth, Australia

#236 Apr 6, 2012
Ive been mixing my own sulphur cream up and applying it for the past two nights. Using a normal moisturising cream and blending in the yellow sulphur powder.To make it easier to apply i have added Tea Tree oil or hydrogen peroxide. Ive lathered myself head to to in a thick yellow paste(dont laugh) and then gone to bed. Then showered in the morning. Doing this will mess your bedsheets and any clothes you wear. After two applications the severity of my scabies is a lot less. Still some activity but nothing like it was. I shall apply a third tonight. I think doctors need to re assess scabies as they are are behind in the times with diagnosis. Scabies do affect the head and face as is commonly thought incorrect. Sulphur is a natural product,so its less toxic than Permithrin/Ivermectin/selamect in/malathion of which ive tried all with little or no success. 5% lyclear works, but just seems to stun the mites, as does most of the above.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#237 Jul 16, 2012
Sulphur creams and soaps definitely do work. You can either make your own creams fairly cheaply or you can buy ready prepared if you have some cash to splash!

I mixed my own and got rid of scabies within a week.

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#239 Aug 25, 2012
Hi, I'm still relatively newly dealing with this disgusting infection (about 2 weeks) and in addition to the 2 Perms and 1 Ivermectin I've done so far (I have 1 more Iver and 1 more Perm prescribed, I plan to do the sulfur treatment as well, just to be sure everything is dead. I ordered 5 of the little jars from a Latino online store. I hope that will be enough to apply it for 3 days straight, which I read is the way to do it from this recent NIH study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22395587

How do you make sure you are getting it all over your scalp when you have lots and lots of long, thick hair? Do I apply to my face as well?

I apologize if this has been answered, I haven't read through this whole thread yet. I'm in a panic. Have lost so much time, money, sleep, possibly the guy I've been dating, and sanity from this awful thing!!

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#240 Aug 25, 2012
Sorry, meant to say, I've been suffering with this for at least a month, just got diagnosed and began treating 2 weeks ago. First I thought it was mosquito bites, then bed bug bites, then folliculitis, then went to doctor. Doctor diagnosed me but said 1 tube of Perm was all I needed. When I found this website, I knew that was a joke.

I've been getting my scripts long-distance from a doctor in the city I lived in before because I cannot get a dermatology or infectious disease appointment for over a month and my GP can't handle this!
Thinking POSITIVELY

Beaverton, OR

#241 Sep 9, 2012
So, this is my fourth visit to the Doctor since the end of MAY 2012. Scabies is the worst thing I have ever experience in my Entire life at age 28.
I finally went to the dermatologist on the 3rd visit, she was the one that confirmed it was scabies. All along I thought it was eczema. It does run in our family. I have tried Perm, I am on my 3rd treatment. I am also doing the oral Ivermectin. I hope this will work. I am also trying sulfur soap in the mornings and sulfur lotion at night on top of the problem areas. I am going to give my skin a break with coconut oil in between days. I've tried neem oil, peppermint soap, clove oil mixed with other oils, lavender cream. Those mites are horrible persistent little $#@#$s. Anyway. I'll let you know if the sulfur works in a couple of weeks. I found them in a Mexican market, in their beauty aisle. I also have a little spray bottle of mixed with a clove oil mixture and apple cider vinegar that I spray before I go to bed on the couch and on the bed when I get up. I feel like I have OCD. I am also going to bathe my cats with a little neem oil mixed into their cat shampoo. Mops my floors with a little apple cider vinegar. I know this will eventually go away. It does get super depressing. But I won't let it beat me. Think POSITIVE, right?

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#242 Sep 9, 2012
Thinking POSITIVELY wrote:
So, this is my fourth visit to the Doctor since the end of MAY 2012. Scabies is the worst thing I have ever experience in my Entire life at age 28.
I finally went to the dermatologist on the 3rd visit, she was the one that confirmed it was scabies. All along I thought it was eczema. It does run in our family. I have tried Perm, I am on my 3rd treatment. I am also doing the oral Ivermectin. I hope this will work. I am also trying sulfur soap in the mornings and sulfur lotion at night on top of the problem areas. I am going to give my skin a break with coconut oil in between days. I've tried neem oil, peppermint soap, clove oil mixed with other oils, lavender cream. Those mites are horrible persistent little $#@#$s. Anyway. I'll let you know if the sulfur works in a couple of weeks. I found them in a Mexican market, in their beauty aisle. I also have a little spray bottle of mixed with a clove oil mixture and apple cider vinegar that I spray before I go to bed on the couch and on the bed when I get up. I feel like I have OCD. I am also going to bathe my cats with a little neem oil mixed into their cat shampoo. Mops my floors with a little apple cider vinegar. I know this will eventually go away. It does get super depressing. But I won't let it beat me. Think POSITIVE, right?
Hi POSITIVE, you have a great attitude, you will beat this, and soon!

I do suggest testing the sulfur on your skin before applying it all over your body for 24 hours. I tested it the day before I planned to the 3-day 10% sulfur ointment treatment, but I only left in on a few spots for about 8 hours. I was fine. But when I applied it all over my body, my chest and neck looked sunburned for a couple hours. But then, all my itching went away and I felt safe and protected. Couldn't wait to shower after 24 hours and reapply. However, when I showered, I had a terrible allergic or sensitivity reaction. It was the most painful and itchy shower I have ever experienced, and my showers with scabies were already bad. Welts and hives appeared all over my body. If I ever had to go through this again (please, lord, no!) I would have spot-tested the sulfur on a small area of my body for 24 hours first. Maybe still, nothing would have happened, and it was the full-body exposure that did me in. You probably have nothing to worry about, I think it is uncommon to be allergic to sulfur. But I have read similar reports of what happened to me.

I think I am actually in post-scabies now. A derm and a GP said I was cured when I saw them this week. I did one more Perm just for peace of mind, because I still have a rash and still itch. The original rash is much better, but some of it remains, and new bumps and hives come and go. The derm prescribed a steroid cream and I was afraid to use it for fear I am still infected and I would make things worse or mask it.

That last Perm was Thursday, and I have barely been itchy at all today, and the bumps are flattening out. I don't know if I was already cured, or if the last Perm (#3) did the trick. I took 2 doses of Ivermectin over the last few weeks too.

I was hesitant to apply the steroid cream and wanted to keep using straight clove oil (it helped the itching a lot, though made the rash redder) and 91% alcohol sprays, and alcohol and ACV wipe-downs, but my skin is looking less angry and irritated since I stopped. I am trying to be as gentle with it as I possibly can. No exfoliation. Shaving is still very painful for me and my hair follicles from my pubic area to my thighs turn bright red after shaving, lasts for several hours. Was afraid I was badly reinfected, but it fades. My skin looks best the longer it's been since a shower/shave.

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#243 Sep 9, 2012
Oh yeah!!! And is your cat treated with Revolution? This kills the human scabies mite and then you don't have to worry about your cat being a carrier. It's only available by prescription and I didn't have the $ to take my cat to the vet and get it, but a kind person from this forum sent me some. Get it if you can if you don't use it already!
maria

United States

#244 Sep 15, 2012
Wow I haté scabies well I read alot about scabies and washed my body with dog shampoo and after that I covered my body in Olive oil wow im cryin rite now I took a lot of black little bugs and eggs that they laid off my body unbeliveable hopefully I got rid of them im going to keep doing it Rull there all gone :'(
amyinaus

Australia

#245 Sep 15, 2012
Can someone please tell me the percentage of sulfur needed for a four week old baby. My nephew picked this up from daycare and I refuse to use poisons on my baby & 5 year old.
Shelly Weltsy

Los Angeles, CA

#246 Sep 16, 2012
10% see if you can buy it already made. Look in to Lice B Gone or like products using plant enzymes that kill the bugs as they are non toxic.
CrawlyGirl

New York, NY

#247 Sep 19, 2012
I have read this whole thread and am interested in the idea that precipitated sulfur is more effective than sublimed sulfur. When I do a search on the net it seems that precipitated sulfur is not available for sale....is it only prescription? Tried the Pomada de Azufre and now my face is an absolute mess. Can't tell what is a new scabies bite and what is a hive from this treatment. Granted I was too impatient to do a patch test first so its my fault!

Do I need to have a compound pharmacist mix up the 5-10% precipitated sulfer cream, or can I save money and mix it myself? Having difficulty w Drs now as the last one tried to diagnose me with Delusions of Parasitosis. Yet there are four people in my family with this problem....guess we are all nuts according to this doc who probably just wanted me out of his office so he wouldn't catch scabies from me!

Since: Aug 12

Canada

#248 Sep 20, 2012
I didn't have luck with sulfur but in retrospect, I may not have used the right kind. I couldn't find sulfur online at that time.

Ebay has listings for precipitated sulfur for only $26.00 but shipping to Canada is $100000.00. Anyone want to chip in?

I tried the drugstore, but it was not available there either.

This link is for US residents only

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/sulfur-30-g/...

note that it is ground shipping only, and lab grade, it may be very hazardous.

You might be better off buying a ready mixed creme.
It is mostly advertized for pimples.

this link looks ok

http://sulfurointment.com/

note you need to buy the 2 big tubs for $150 if you live outside the USA.

This is a link you can try or walgreens may be local for you.

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/de-la-cruz-s...

I found the same ointment on ebay and have ordered from there.

If my current treatments fail, I may try sulfur again.
elaine

Manchester, UK

#249 Oct 13, 2012
hi everyone
what would you put on your carpets i hoover every day clean my bed every day bath every day the things seem to come back with vengents i see little black dots some moving its driving me crazy tomorrow i will be trying sulpher oitment please god hope it will work
Susan

United States

#250 Oct 15, 2012
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.
YES. I just found a little jar of it tucked away in the pharmacy section. It's hard to find. But it's pure sulfur, used for acne.

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#251 Oct 15, 2012
Susan wrote:
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YES. I just found a little jar of it tucked away in the pharmacy section. It's hard to find. But it's pure sulfur, used for acne.
Just be careful with this-- I know it's hard to wait to treat when you are suffering from this awful thing, but I wish I had done a 24-hour patch-test, because I had a terrible reaction to the sulfur stuff in the little jars, Azulfe de Pomada or something like that. Probably you won't, but some people do discover they are sensitive or allergic to sulfur. I wish I had patch-tested for 24 hours without showering instead of patch-testing for just a day, then washing it off at night.

Applying it for the patch test (on for about 10 hours), all I noticed was that it irritated my eyes and nose and asthma a bit, even though I only applied it to a few spots on my thighs. But after I did day 1 of the 3-day treatment where you leave it on for 24 hours, shower, reapply my chest and shoulders turned bright red upon application. I had this same reaction after using Ivermectin so I just figured its a sensitive area of my skin and I didn't worry about it.

And then I felt great for the next 18 hours! No more itching! Then the itching crept back in. I figured it was because the cream was wearing off. But when I got in the shower and begun washing it off, I immediately developed hundreds of itchy, red welts all over my body (except where I did not apply it, like my face and scalp). It was itchier than scabies itch, I was screaming. So just be aware that you can be allergic to sulfur and do a test for 24 hours if you can wait. Of course, if you've used it for something before like acne, or your skin is not sensitive, maybe there's no need to patch test. Just telling you my experience.

Good luck to anyone trying this, many people have had success with it. I read a study where the cure rate of the 3-day sulfur treatment was 100%! Though, 34% in the study did develop a "pruritic rash" (itchy rash) from the treatment. The study didn't say if this happened after treatment was over, or during the treatment. I wish I could have tolerated it and skipped my last permethrin, but that's the way the cookie crumbled for me.

Here is the study, it is from 2012.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22395587

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#252 Oct 15, 2012
*Sorry, cure rate was not 100%, but 96.9%. That's a higher cure rate than Ivermectin of Permethrin.
Susan

United States

#253 Oct 15, 2012
DesperateInPA wrote:
<quoted text>
Just be careful with this-- I know it's hard to wait to treat when you are suffering from this awful thing, but I wish I had done a 24-hour patch-test, because I had a terrible reaction to the sulfur stuff in the little jars, Azulfe de Pomada or something like that. Probably you won't, but some people do discover they are sensitive or allergic to sulfur. I wish I had patch-tested for 24 hours without showering instead of patch-testing for just a day, then washing it off at night.
Applying it for the patch test (on for about 10 hours), all I noticed was that it irritated my eyes and nose and asthma a bit, even though I only applied it to a few spots on my thighs. But after I did day 1 of the 3-day treatment where you leave it on for 24 hours, shower, reapply my chest and shoulders turned bright red upon application. I had this same reaction after using Ivermectin so I just figured its a sensitive area of my skin and I didn't worry about it.
And then I felt great for the next 18 hours! No more itching! Then the itching crept back in. I figured it was because the cream was wearing off. But when I got in the shower and begun washing it off, I immediately developed hundreds of itchy, red welts all over my body (except where I did not apply it, like my face and scalp). It was itchier than scabies itch, I was screaming. So just be aware that you can be allergic to sulfur and do a test for 24 hours if you can wait. Of course, if you've used it for something before like acne, or your skin is not sensitive, maybe there's no need to patch test. Just telling you my experience.
Good luck to anyone trying this, many people have had success with it. I read a study where the cure rate of the 3-day sulfur treatment was 100%! Though, 34% in the study did develop a "pruritic rash" (itchy rash) from the treatment. The study didn't say if this happened after treatment was over, or during the treatment. I wish I could have tolerated it and skipped my last permethrin, but that's the way the cookie crumbled for me.
Here is the study, it is from 2012.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22395587
Thank you so much for your experience. This is sooooooooo crazy. I can't believe that medical researches haven't come up with a better treatment for this horrible horrible mite infection. I really thought I was losing my mind. But, I am starting to have good results these last 5 days and I feel almost normal again. Still obsessing a bit because I want this mite completely gone. I will continue on this regiment for a few weeks until all the scabies lines, redness and itching is gone. So, borax/hydrogen px/water tx 3 to 5 times a day all over my body, then 2 baths per day with Lavender oil, HydroPx, Tea tree oil and borax in bath or Armor Hammer baking soda. Inbetween all that, I have a little bottle of Witch Hazel I take everyhere with me and rub it on the second I feel itching. My skin looks great these last 5 days. I've been dealing with this for 4or 5 months. It's insane.
painterman

Saint Louis, MO

#254 Oct 15, 2012
do i have it wrote:
Mite Killer: I've been reading all of these forums on scabbies and I'm really scared. It sounds like once you get scabbies you have it for life. How long does one suffer with this? Can you ever be rid of them?
I went to a conference where you wear a nametag hung around your neck. The fifth and final day I noticed I had a rash around my neck. It took about 1 1/2 weeks to heal. But ever since then I've been itching. Not so intense and no other rashes. I stripped my bed and sprayed it with mite spray and cleaned my bedding. The next day I repeated this. I've found some dead tiny black bugs on my bed since. I also read about the borax and wondered if just adding this to the laundry loads will kill the mites in them. I've also been scrubbing myself with a loofa in the shower. What do you advise?
Scabies are microscopic-you have bedbugs

Since: Aug 12

Philadelphia, PA

#255 Oct 15, 2012
Susan wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you so much for your experience. This is sooooooooo crazy. I can't believe that medical researches haven't come up with a better treatment for this horrible horrible mite infection. I really thought I was losing my mind. But, I am starting to have good results these last 5 days and I feel almost normal again. Still obsessing a bit because I want this mite completely gone. I will continue on this regiment for a few weeks until all the scabies lines, redness and itching is gone. So, borax/hydrogen px/water tx 3 to 5 times a day all over my body, then 2 baths per day with Lavender oil, HydroPx, Tea tree oil and borax in bath or Armor Hammer baking soda. Inbetween all that, I have a little bottle of Witch Hazel I take everyhere with me and rub it on the second I feel itching. My skin looks great these last 5 days. I've been dealing with this for 4or 5 months. It's insane.
Susan, I am glad you have found a combination that seems to be working for you! Maybe you will not even need it for 3 more weeks. Remember that many or most of us go through at least a month where we are still itchy and rashy (though less so), even though everything is dead, and then it is time to be gentle with our skin, not use harsh mite killers on it. Post-treatment has really been one of the scariest times, because you have one bad day, and you think you're reinfected. You really have to go out on a limb and try to use logic rather than emotion at a certain point and take a chance in not treating anymore once you think you are cured, even though you will have doubts sometimes multiple times a day. I became obsessed with my skin, still am, and was taking pictures of rashy areas every day, sometimes multiple times, so i could compare and see if it looked better or worse than the day before. It was insane. Finally, I'm skipping days every so often, and there are lots less places to photograph. I was also keeping a scabies diary, and I am no longer writing in that every day. These things help me believe I am post-treatment/post-scabies now. It will happen!!
Jos

Leeds, UK

#256 Dec 29, 2012
Morgellons disease is a possible alternative diagnosis for patients not responding to prescribed meds for mites etc.

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