I am cured using 100% undiluted tea tree oil.

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Since: Dec 07

United States

#1 Jan 3, 2008
I am cured of the scabies at last. I have had these detestable critters burrowing in my groin, armpits and eyes since late July. This has been one horrifying chapter of my life I won't soon forget. On the bright side of things, if I ever catch this again, at least I know exactly how to get rid of it.
What worked for me like nothing else was 100% strength undiluted tea tree oil. I had tried all sorts of things including some doctor prescribed medicine (oral Ivermectin). I had already been using a 15% strength tea tree oil solution topically and in my baths, I noticed it seemed to help but it would not eliminate the bastards. When people say tea tree oil doesn't work, I'll bet they were using a dilution of less than 30%, probably closer to 5%. That ain't gonna do the job. The people who've had this, you know that cockroaches have nothing on scabies. I'll bet in a million years we might be extinct but those miserable f&%kers will still be burrowing and crawling around on some poor mammal somewhere!
About doctors and scabies. Scabies is too complicated for most doctors. They just wanna prescribe somebody a quick fix pill, get the patient out the door and get paid. Doctors refuse to diagnose scabies because they know if they do it's just gonna be a miserable headache situation where the patient comes back and says they still have the scabies. The strain I had were completely resistant to permethrin and pyrethrins. The oral ivermectin worked great for a week and almost completely cleared it up, but then they re-infested. Oral ivermectin needs to be prescribed once per week for at least a month to be successful. The oral ivermectin horse paste does nothing, it is bunk, do not waste money on it.
You are better off treating your scabies infection with 100% undiluted tea tree oil. Put a little in your daily bath, maybe one tenth of a 2 oz. bottle. After the bath, put the 100% undiluted tea tree oil on a cotton ball and swab all the reddened, rash-y spots on your body. It will sting but itís harmless. All the mites will die. The females flee their burrows and quickly die. All the eggs will hatch, the little punks crawl out and they will be dead in a few minutes as well. You will be finally cured.
Some other things you might try. Go to a good natural foods store and buy fresh ground cloves in capsules. Start taking 2 with every meal you eat and slowly increase to 4 or 5 capsules with every meal. The mites feed on the glucose in your blood and they feed right after you eat because that's when your blood is full of glucose. With the cloves, you just made your blood taste like horrible, harsh whack. The mites don't like it at all, it stunts their growth and reproduction rate and weakens them. You should eliminate as many carbohydrates from your diet as you can stand to, especially all sweets and sugary treats including fruit, the scabies absolutely thrive on sugar. Spreading a paste of borox powder/hydrogen peroxide/water all over your skin is a very cheap and effective scabies killer as well. More importantly, it helps you identify where all the burrows are located on your body. Wherever it stings like mad and the skin is red, thatís where the burrows are. Thatís where you swab on the 100% undiluted tea tree oil and kill Ďem!
Hate to break it to all you laundry/environmental cure wishful thinkers. Laundering/spraying all your stuff helps but it's really beside the point. The mites always come back (usually within a couple of hours) because they are in burrows under your skin. Until all the females in the burrows and their eggs are dead, you are gonna still have scabies.
I plan to keep up with tea tree oil baths for at least a couple of months. The two people I live with (platonically) never got my scabies, and I know I was shedding live mites all over the place, especially in carpets and rugs. This remains a great mystery to me.
Scabies3

Hollywood, FL

#2 Jan 4, 2008
ihaditbad wrote:
I am cured of the scabies at last. I have had these detestable critters burrowing in my groin, armpits and eyes since late July. This has been one horrifying chapter of my life I won't soon forget. On the bright side of things, if I ever catch this again, at least I know exactly how to get rid of it.
What worked for me like nothing else was 100% strength undiluted tea tree oil. I had tried all sorts of things including some doctor prescribed medicine (oral Ivermectin). I had already been using a 15% strength tea tree oil solution topically and in my baths, I noticed it seemed to help but it would not eliminate the bastards. When people say tea tree oil doesn't work, I'll bet they were using a dilution of less than 30%, probably closer to 5%. llion years we might be extinct but those miserable f&%kers will still be burrowing and crawling around on some poor mammal somewhere!
About doctors and scabies. Scabies is too complicated for most doctors. They just wanna prescribe somebody a quick fix pill, get the patient out the door and get paid. Doctors refuse to diagnose scabies because they know if they do it's just gonna be a miserable headache situation where the patient comes back and says they still have the scabies. The strain I had were completely resistant to permethrin and pyrethrins. The oral ivermectin worked great for a week and almost completely cleared it up, but then they re-infested. Oral ivermectin needs to be prescribed once per week for at least a month to be successful. The oral ivermectin horse paste does nothing, it is bunk, do not waste money on it.
You are better off treating your scabies infection with 100% undiluted tea tree oil. Put a little in your daily bath, maybe one tenth of a 2 oz. bottle. After the bath, put the 100% undiluted tea tree oil on a cotton ball and swab all the reddened, rash-y spots on your body. It will sting but itís harmless. All the mites will die. The females flee their burrows and quickly die. All the eggs will hatch, the little punks crawl out and they will be dead in a few minutes as well. You will be finally cured.
Some other things you might try. Go to a good natural foods store and buy fresh ground cloves in capsules. Start taking 2 with every meal you eat and slowly increase to 4 or 5 capsules with every meal. The mites feed on the glucose in your blood and they feed right after you eat because that's when your blood is full of glucose. With the cloves, you just made your blood taste like horrible, harsh whack. The mites don't like it at all, it stunts their growth and reproduction rate and weakens ary treats including fruit, the scabies absolutely thrive on sugar. Spreading a paste of borox powder/hydrogen peroxide/water all over your skin is a very cheap and effective scabies killer as well. More importantly, it helps you identify where all the burrows are located on your body. Wherever it stings like mad and the skin is red, thatís where the burrows are. Thatís where you swab on the 100% undiluted tea tree oil and kill Ďem!
Hate to break it to all you laundry/environmental cure wishful thinkers. Laundering/spraying all your stuff helps but it's really beside the point. The mites always come back (usually within a couple of hours) and their eggs are dead, you are gonna still have scabies.
I plan to keep up with tea tree oil baths for at least a couple of months. The two people I live with (platonically) never got my scabies, and I know I was shedding live mites all over the place, especially in carpets and rugs. This remains a great mystery to me.
Very good post. You should have posted this in the "I Am Cured" thread. It is interesting that you said that the horse paste didn't work at all for you, as another poster swears it didn't work for them either. But it has helped many people on this forum. I am wondering if sometimes the paste form does not digest well in the stomach...
Nordlandic

Duisburg, Germany

#3 Jan 4, 2008
I don't have a bath tub, can i just cover my body once a day instead after the sauna?

Since: Dec 07

United States

#4 Jan 4, 2008
Forgot one important tip I recently figured out. Whatever lotion you use topically, mix a lot of solid shea butter from Walmart or wherever in with the lotion by warming them up together on the stove and stirring. The shea butter is thick and it really slows the mites down, they get sorta trapped in it and most importantly, it helps you feel where they are located on your body. Next you whip out your Bic Lighter (I'm serious folks) and put a flame under the little creep. This might seem looney but it works, it helped me a bunch. The mites are quite susceptible to fire and it feels real good to take 'em out this way !

P.S. I said to take fresh ground cloves in capsules with your meals. Nothing to do with garlic whatsoever. Cloves as in the spice from the Far East. Also, can't stress enough about cutting ALL carbohydrates and sugars and fruit foods and drinks from your diet. Once you are almost all cured you can add some carbs back into your diet slowly. Use stevia, splenda, equal etc. as a sugar substitute.
Nordlandic

Duisburg, Germany

#5 Jan 5, 2008
Interesting, I didn't even knew they sucked blood, I thought they where here for my skin.

Well, I did order a 100% tea tree oil 100ml on ebay now, and since I don't have a bath tub I will apply it on my skin every day, when possible after the sauna ( 4 times a week). Why is it recommened to take a bath with the oil anyway, wouldn't the oil lay on top of the water mostly sending of fumes to your head?

The butter trick will have to wait for a while :-)

Since: Dec 07

United States

#7 Jan 6, 2008
Had a third night of sleep with pretty much no mite activity. What a blessing. Amazing how good it felt to get a restful night's sleep like a normal person. When I awoke and got out of bed, I squatted and passed a Bic lighter flame under my perianal area and inguinal creases where they love to hang out. Sure enough, I heard a few "crisps" as the mites' exoskeletons where consumed in the flame. Last week I shaved all my body hair, and I mean all of it. That way you know the "crisp" sound is a mite burning up, and not your hair burning, which makes a very similar crisping noise. Has anyone else noticed that the size of the mites changes. At the very beginning before I knew what I had, I felt a few pinpricks here and there but not much crawling at all. When I was most heavily infested they were bigger and stronger, I could feel them hatch out, feel them crawling on me, and once (only once) I caught a big one and saw it on my fingertip. It was very small, a translucent whitish color, and I could see very tiny legs wriggling around. That's the only time I saw one ever. For the last couple of weeks as this has been clearing up, I've had very few crawlers. The remaining mites seem to be very, very tiny. These are the wispy little ones that like to go in my eyes. When these little guys burrow in or hatch, it is very hard to notice. People think they are cured and wonder how they got reinfested. Well, the mites came back because you still had at least a couple of live burrows. As long as there are viable burrows, you will still have the scabies. One thing about the bigger mites, they are real easy to feel and incinerate with your Bic lighter. Oh and it's so satisfying to kill 'em this way!
Mite Killing Machine

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

#8 Jan 6, 2008
Nordlandic wrote:
Interesting, I didn't even knew they sucked blood, I thought they where here for my skin.
If you're referring to sarcoptic mites, they are not blood feeders. They suck skin, not blood. But they do suck.
Nordlandic

Germany

#9 Jan 6, 2008
Hum, so do they feed on skin or blood?
alhatesitchen

Seattle, WA

#10 Jan 6, 2008
Nordlandic wrote:
Hum, so do they feed on skin or blood?
Scabies dont feed on blood
Nordlandic

Duisburg, Germany

#11 Jan 7, 2008
Thank you, I also don't think they feed on blood. If someone else claims diffrent please ad some refference to your claim since it is rather unusual. I also think it is safe to assume that regulating the carbs and the suger in the diet wont make any diffrence.
Scabies3

Hollywood, FL

#12 Jan 8, 2008
Nordlandic wrote:
Thank you, I also don't think they feed on blood. If someone else claims diffrent please ad some refference to your claim since it is rather unusual. I also think it is safe to assume that regulating the carbs and the suger in the diet wont make any diffrence.
some type of mites feed on blood. depends on the type. I think that bird mites feed on blood and I think that it doesn't matter whether you are eating sugar or not, they need a blood meal to reproduce. Scabies mites feed on something called "sebum," the fluid under the skin.
Welty

AOL

#13 Jan 11, 2008
That's what I understand. That Bird mites, both types, and Rat mites, are all blood feeders, whereas Sarcoptic mites,(Human scabies, canine and cat scabies) are burrowers who feed on that tasty stuff under your skin. I was wondering if any of you, who know for a fact that they have regular, human scabies, and have only scabies on atypical places like their upper backs, armpits, scalp, furred side of forearms and some on the front side of their legs??? Q. Do the finger webs and toe webs and groin area involvement, inner wrists, inner elbows and inner knees and all those regular scabies places just come LATER for a some people????? Anybody have those characteristic sites just show up later on? Thanks, Welty
Scabies3 wrote:
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some type of mites feed on blood. depends on the type. I think that bird mites feed on blood and I think that it doesn't matter whether you are eating sugar or not, they need a blood meal to reproduce. Scabies mites feed on something called "sebum," the fluid under the skin.
Scabies3

Hollywood, FL

#14 Jan 11, 2008
Welty wrote:
That's what I understand. That Bird mites, both types, and Rat mites, are all blood feeders, whereas Sarcoptic mites,(Human scabies, canine and cat scabies) are burrowers who feed on that tasty stuff under your skin. I was wondering if any of you, who know for a fact that they have regular, human scabies, and have only scabies on atypical places like their upper backs, armpits, scalp, furred side of forearms and some on the front side of their legs??? Q. Do the finger webs and toe webs and groin area involvement, inner wrists, inner elbows and inner knees and all those regular scabies places just come LATER for a some people????? Anybody have those characteristic sites just show up later on? Thanks, Welty<quoted text>
Most of my bites are on my hands, forearms, temples (because of my eyeglasses), front of lower legs, and my feet, and a few on my tummy, cheeks and some on scalp. i guess i have animal scabies... welty, what do you think you have?
MISERABLE IN SA

AOL

#15 Jan 11, 2008
Scabies3 wrote:
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some type of mites feed on blood. depends on the type. I think that bird mites feed on blood and I think that it doesn't matter whether you are eating sugar or not, they need a blood meal to reproduce. Scabies mites feed on something called "sebum," the fluid under the skin.
Hi Mary,
I did not know about the sebum. Very interesting, the little buggers.

Do the sebum ever rise to the top layer skin wehn the mites a dancing around at their party. Can yo feel it or do you ever feel a stinging damp feeling when they move around alot? I keep feeling weird stuff moving around and was just wondering?

Thanks for your feedback, Scabies 3 or Sweet Mary!

Take care, MIS
Scabies3

Hollywood, FL

#16 Jan 12, 2008
MISERABLE IN SA wrote:
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Hi Mary,
I did not know about the sebum. Very interesting, the little buggers.
Do the sebum ever rise to the top layer skin wehn the mites a dancing around at their party. Can yo feel it or do you ever feel a stinging damp feeling when they move around alot? I keep feeling weird stuff moving around and was just wondering?
Thanks for your feedback, Scabies 3 or Sweet Mary!
Take care, MIS
hi miserable: The sebum is just a fluid under your skin. It's like when you scrape your knee and you see a clear fluid there at the scrape mark. that is what scabies feed off it. yes, i feel pinprick burning feeling, like they are moving around under the skin. they burrow and lay eggs and feed under there. I feel a different sensation in my hands, especially, my palms, feels like something is pressing on a bruise. i think sam said that that is when they are close to a nerve ending. how are things at your house? how are the pups?
MISERABLE IN SA

AOL

#17 Jan 12, 2008
Scabies3 wrote:
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hi miserable: The sebum is just a fluid under your skin. It's like when you scrape your knee and you see a clear fluid there at the scrape mark. that is what scabies feed off it. yes, i feel pinprick burning feeling, like they are moving around under the skin. they burrow and lay eggs and feed under there. I feel a different sensation in my hands, especially, my palms, feels like something is pressing on a bruise. i think sam said that that is when they are close to a nerve ending. how are things at your house? how are the pups?
Mary, Thanks for taking the time to post. Some many thing are not well described on webpages. They all same the same thing. That's why is so important to hear(read) others discriptions of what they are feeling & seeing.

Pups are great! No scratching, itching. They are so happy that sometimes I wish as a pup too. Mom doing well also. You know how I am!

20 minutes had a great show on how to be happy But I will bet none of them ever had mite problems.However,I must remind myself this too shall pass and work at finding happiness where I can.

Mary, you sound upbeat & happy in your posts! I am glad for you. MIS
Scabies3

Hollywood, FL

#18 Jan 12, 2008
MISERABLE IN SA wrote:
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Mary, Thanks for taking the time to post. Some many thing are not well described on webpages. They all same the same thing. That's why is so important to hear(read) others discriptions of what they are feeling & seeing.
Pups are great! No scratching, itching. They are so happy that sometimes I wish as a pup too. Mom doing well also. You know how I am!
20 minutes had a great show on how to be happy But I will bet none of them ever had mite problems.However,I must remind myself this too shall pass and work at finding happiness where I can.
Mary, you sound upbeat & happy in your posts! I am glad for you. MIS
hi mis... wad up? smiling. i feel better, but i still have mites... I am just a little better at handling this than I was about a year ago. It is definitely a mind thing. i own my own home, so i can basically do what i want with it. If I want to wash the floors with bleach and smell up the house, I do it. If I want to spray dawn on the walls, I do it. If I want to spray any sort of something or other, I do it. I don't have to worry about anyone yelling at me, etc. My son thinks I'm nuts and puts up with it. I know that there would be no way in heck that I would have carpets in this house with mites. heck no. My car now is totally dawned. bill has turned me into a dawn spraying freak. post anytime mis with any questions you may have. someone just told me that they literally poured windex into their car seats. they didn't spray it, they poured it. that way it got into the foam cushions all the way through and it has helped them, so that is another thing I have learned. take care mis.
itchy pinpricks

Adelaide, Australia

#19 Jan 19, 2008
I was doing ok, with the Tea tree oil and neem, It helped, but i still have pinpircks..Itchy... Im now going to try Eurax. have had it on 2 days now, The first night was good, But now im feeling them again.. pinpricks..The strange thing is ..I can not see any rash, or anything . my skin looks good.. just crazy itching and pinpricks all over my body, Im starting to go nuts...I have tried Pure 100% tea tree oil, but only helps the itch for a while.and the neem also helps but does not kill them.. I realize it does not kill the mites..MY pinpricks are getting worse.real sharp pricks ...So now im going to try other meds...Anyway this site and all the people on it have been a great help.
Sam

United States

#20 Jan 21, 2008
itchy pinpricks, did you reapply the eurax or just leave it on but not shower? It works best if you reapply it.
Welty

AOL

#21 Jan 22, 2008
Scabies3 wrote:
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Most of my bites are on my hands, forearms, temples (because of my eyeglasses), front of lower legs, and my feet, and a few on my tummy, cheeks and some on scalp. i guess i have animal scabies... welty, what do you think you have?
Hi Scabies 3! I don't even know what I have for sure. I think I have bird or rodent mites, but am not positive. I could also have geriatric burrowing) scabies from my dentist's - he has a ton of older patients - because my bumps are all mostly on my arms, scalp, and back. You did use the term bite though to describe your bumps. That tells me that you might actually have biting mites which are rodent or bird mites. Although lots of people say the word bite to decribe the feeling of a mite burrowing. I did see a picture of a mite in the hinge of somebody's glasses, but with plastic lenses I don't know what you can use on them. I'm thinking of trying ths: I don't wear my glasses all the time, so sometimes when I put them on I swear there's an itch in my scalp very shortly. I do not want to wreck my lenses so I want to be cautious. Maybe I will set them down in a shoebox on a cloth placed over some boric acid (which is a powder) in the bottom of the shoebox. That should dry them up overnight I hope. Boric Acid is actually even more drying than borax which contains some, and is OTC in the drugstore or in the garden center. Hang in there, we'll figure this out sooner or later.

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