I've had scabies for 4 years!

I've had scabies for 4 years!

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bugged out

Honolulu, HI

#1 Apr 27, 2011
I'm a mom to 3 young children, a wife, a small business owner, a just an all around regular person. But I can't seem to beat these things. I've seen a ton of docs, I've moved, I've left the house for weeks at a time, tried everything under the sun, I've made myself sick several times with dangerous treatments.

I've had my ups and downs, times I thought I was winning only to be reinfested. In many ways scabies had made me a better, smarter person. I no longer trust doctors, I trust myself. Mainstream medicines lack of knowledge, compassion and willingness to help has lead me to holistic medicine for which I'm grateful. Because of scabies I've also changed to a much healthier diet.

I'm still fighting, we have no choice. Currently I'm taking Triphala and Neem orally daily, and applying Neem topically. It's only been two weeks so it's too soon to tell. But I'm always hopeful.

My best advice is to not become lazy and let up on treatments once you start to feel better. Keep the cleaning and treatments going full force until you know for sure these bugs are gone.

Salt is the best treatment for me so far. I rub handfuls of sea salt on my body in the shower which takes the crawlies away for hours. To kill all infected areas I rub sea salt, then peroxide, then alcohol. Please be careful though too much salt is dangerous.

Just know that your not alone and that my story is very rare. Don't give up! God bless.
bugged out

Honolulu, HI

#2 Apr 27, 2011
I just took ivermectin again for the first time in about a year or two. I took 12 mgs 5 times within 9 days. I noticed an increase of activity.
I think it works for some and not for others
Me too

Yorba Linda, CA

#3 Apr 27, 2011
Your pets can reinfect you. Nothing kills the eggs. So you have to be persistent in your treatments. Alternate the treatments to surprise them. They hate sulfur, and all the treatments that you have read about here on this site. Know that people that have been treating scabies also are prone to fungus infections and knowing the difference is important because they both itch. Cleaning the environment is essential and ironing your clothes also kills the eggs. Regular washing does not kill the eggs or scabies, so you will constantly reinfect yourself if you don't iron, unless you use new clothes daily!!!!

bugged out

Honolulu, HI

#4 Apr 28, 2011
I don't have a pet or a fungus infection. I've used sulfur several times and have burnt my skin using it a few times. I'm always switching up treatments and I've used most every treatment known.

It's true that regular washing doesn't kill them. I add borax and ammonia to the wash and DE and Roach Prufe to the drying cycle. I wash for 2 hours with extremely hot water( my washer heats the water) and then dry for about 2-4 hours. They seem to still be in the clothes.

Over time I've created a breed of super scabies on my body that have become resistant to all my different treatments. Everyone really needs to try and get these things early on.
Catzilaa

Italy

#5 Apr 28, 2011
Bugged out I also have created a super bug. Today I tried a salt bath then rubbed Jojoba oil into my whole body and I'm feeling quite peaceful today. Im turning to morgellons sites for treatments like salt and vinegar. I may try the Infra red lamp next. I'm tired of all the chemicals. One thing I can't stop using is 9% peroxide. It allows me to find their nests by turning the area white. I hope it kills the eggs. When they move to my head they start
infesting my face. Today my face has burnt
peroxide patches all over where I have found groups of eggs. I'm wondering if anyone has had success with saunas and swimming pools.
bugged out

Honolulu, HI

#6 Apr 28, 2011
Catzilaa wrote:
Bugged out I also have created a super bug. Today I tried a salt bath then rubbed Jojoba oil into my whole body and I'm feeling quite peaceful today. Im turning to morgellons sites for treatments like salt and vinegar. I may try the Infra red lamp next. I'm tired of all the chemicals. One thing I can't stop using is 9% peroxide. It allows me to find their nests by turning the area white. I hope it kills the eggs. When they move to my head they start
infesting my face. Today my face has burnt
peroxide patches all over where I have found groups of eggs. I'm wondering if anyone has had success with saunas and swimming pools.
I just left my house for two weeks and treated heavily with sulfur and Ivermectin as well as RP on hair and body. I was very careful about my clothes and re-infestation. I stayed in a different hotel each night (spayed ammonia, DE, and Roach Prufe around like crazy so not to infest the rooms. I sprayed the rental car and dosed it with DE. I was feeling great! No crawlies for several days! Then I decided I would use the hotel hot tubs and just soak for long periods of time. The whole time I thought my body was pretty clear of these guys but I was wrong. The hot tub somehow stirred them up and they were either trying to get out of my body or enter my body for safety. I could feel them crawling all over me after the hot tub soak but I gave it a couple more tries thinking maybe I was killing them. Wrong, I came home totally infested like never before. I'm still cleaning up the DE that I bombed my house with and my kids are all complaining of the itchies.
Needless to say I was devastated, I looked at this getaway as a chance to clean myself and clear my environment but it didn't happen. I have to keep the hope.

I've also thought about saunas to sweet them out but I haven't tried it yet. I think I read somewhere that an infrared sauna might work.
Jsc

United States

#7 Apr 28, 2011
-diluted bleach baths...swimming pool chemicals...and tanning bed will kill Scabies...if you want to try that. Love to you...

Since: Oct 10

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#8 Apr 28, 2011
Bugged out, why not check out the imidacloprid thread.

It worked for several of us.

RK
bugged out

Honolulu, HI

#9 Apr 28, 2011
RK in the house wrote:
Bugged out, why not check out the imidacloprid thread.
It worked for several of us.

RK
I did, I read it today. I'm very interested in trying it but how would I get it other than Advantage and that contains Perm right?
I've done Perm over a dozen times and the last time it was like an all night dance party happening on me and in the end my friends all crashed in my ears and I couldn't get them out for weeks. Fun Stuff. I want nothing to do with Perm.

Since: Apr 11

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#10 Apr 29, 2011
Thanks RK I read the thread and went and bought some advantix will try tonight.I knew there had to be something out there that would penetrate down to the level where they hide. I'm tired of chemicals but if this one works it will be worth it .
bugged out

Honolulu, HI

#11 Apr 29, 2011
Catzillaa wrote:
Thanks RK I read the thread and went and bought some advantix will try tonight.I knew there had to be something out there that would penetrate down to the level where they hide. I'm tired of chemicals but if this one works it will be worth it .
Catzillaa have you had this for a long time? Please let us know how it's working for you. I think I'll give a try if I don't see any improvement with the Triphala.

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#12 Apr 30, 2011
Bugged out I think I caught scabies from a hotel room in Bali in feb this year . I don't have much itching but I find big patches of bumps every week or so and I feel their bites. But every day smaller areas become infested. My scalp and face are persistant.I feel crawling feelings for most of the day. I found a patch with peroxide last night between genital and bottom area. I only manage to keep it from become a huge infestation by burning their eggs with hair peroxide. Yesterday I bought advantix for dogs 25kg, permethrin 2000mg imidacloprid 400mg. I mixed 2 of the 4ml pipettes with 10ml olive oil and rubbed through my scalp, face and entire body. I avoided eye area. I went to bed then 8 hrs later I washed my hair and face. I will leave it on my body 24hrs. All night I felt no activity. It's now about 12 hours I haven't felt any of the crawling or bites. So fingers crossed. I'm holidaying in Italy at my partners parents house and the time has been spent on scabies forums and in pharmacies and the bathtub.

Since: Oct 10

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#13 Apr 30, 2011
If you don't mind me saying, go to the Imidacloprid thread for help.

But do not take a shower after 24 hours. Leave this stuff on for three days. I know that is hard. For the scalp, maybe just 48 hours, the pores there are large.

Now take a q-tip ( you know the cotton swaps, I see your English I guess you're an American), use the 50-50 advantix-grapesee or olive oil mix.

You MUST put this in the nostrils, eyelids and under fingernails, toe nails and on the hands in order to get rid of the SC.

YOu just said it was very very effective. What you need now is to realize, they will go to where you did not apply the advantix and lay eggs. Do this for 12 straight days, then off 5, then 3 on, off 5, then 3 on again and after that I was cured.

Put your next post on the imidacloprid thread. Send me a direct message if you like, I can send you some of the articles.

RK

Since: Apr 11

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#14 Apr 30, 2011
RK thank you for advice I am not home in Australia I don't have the liberty of going around with greasy hair. I'm amongst very nosey country Italian folk. The minute I get home next week Im doing a full assault I will then post on imidacloprid thread.
Thanks again
Ellen

Grand Prairie, TX

#15 Apr 30, 2011
Bugged out, you said you have tried permethrin repeatedly, and ivermectin. It could be that your scabies have become resistant to those remedies (or possibly they already were resistant when you caught the scabies).

I'm wondering if you have tried Malathion? It is used a lot in England, not so much here in the US. That's a good thing, in that scabies caught here likely would not be resistant to malathion.

In the UK it is sold under the name Derbac M. It can be bought here in the US on ebay (sold by individuals in the UK). I don't know if a UK pharmacy will ship it to the US, but they might.

Also, I believe malathion is sold in the US under the name Ovide, with a prescription (not sure if it's actually available right now, but it was at one time).

Malation is considered milder to the skin than permethrin (often recommended for those with sensitive skin who must treat for scabies).

If you do a Google search of scabies and malathion, you can read about some research on this.

I'm not saying the other options offered aren't good, but just that this is one option you might consider.
lmcc

Modesto, CA

#16 Apr 30, 2011
I was prescribed Malathion by a Dr. at Kaiser ..
here in the US.
It's interesting that it is available by Rx but it has been banned by some states (like, California) for outside use.
It did get rid of some spider bug, but not this mite or ? ever that is left on me.
I actually wish I had tried it again, though ..
now I'm out of Kaiser.
I think I will go to the imidacloprid thread, also
and see how much of that I will need for the duration of the treatment.
Good luck all.
lmcc
bugged out

Honolulu, HI

#17 Apr 30, 2011
Ellen wrote:
Bugged out, you said you have tried permethrin repeatedly, and ivermectin. It could be that your scabies have become resistant to those remedies (or possibly they already were resistant when you caught the scabies).
I'm wondering if you have tried Malathion? It is used a lot in England, not so much here in the US. That's a good thing, in that scabies caught here likely would not be resistant to malathion.
In the UK it is sold under the name Derbac M. It can be bought here in the US on ebay (sold by individuals in the UK). I don't know if a UK pharmacy will ship it to the US, but they might.
Also, I believe malathion is sold in the US under the name Ovide, with a prescription (not sure if it's actually available right now, but it was at one time).
Malation is considered milder to the skin than permethrin (often recommended for those with sensitive skin who must treat for scabies).
If you do a Google search of scabies and malathion, you can read about some research on this.
I'm not saying the other options offered aren't good, but just that this is one option you might consider.
Hi Ellen,

Thank you, this is something I haven't tried yet and will consider. My scabies are very resistant from over use of meds.

Since: Apr 11

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#18 May 1, 2011
Day 2 no shower yet no reapplicatipn just spot treating suspicious areas with diluted advantix . All symptoms seem to have gone.

Since: Oct 10

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#20 May 1, 2011
Catzillaa,

That is temporary relief, they just will now go to where you didn't apply advantix and lay eggs.

Read the thread from Progress, go back to Scabies forum, type in Progress.

He had SC, applied tea tree oil 3-5 times, gone or so he thought. It came back in 2 months with a vengeance.

You still have about 28 days worth of eggs too. You have to leave this on, new layers have to be applied, leave it on and do about 12 days, then skip 5-7 days, reapply for 3 more days.

Wait another 5-7 again, then 3 more days straight ( new coat every day) and especially a new coat during the first 12 days.

I'M OUTTA HERE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU AREN'T GOING TO LISTEN TO PEOPLE-- "i can't put it on my hair bc of the neighbors or whatever." You came to this forum because you were desperate, but if it comes back to you, you will never admit it and just use another poster's name.

Nostrils, finger, toe nails, eyelids, ears maybe ( use Q tips). Must do the scalp, they will always run there. REad the post from Maudlin, page 11, " imidacloprid" thread.

You won't get rid of this unless you put it on full body and take care of the enviroment.

Go to the Imidacloprid thread if you have any other questions. I will answer you from there.

RK

Since: Apr 11

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#21 May 1, 2011
Yes that is my plan when I return home. This is just more or less a bandaid for a week but I am still impressed by the relief it has given me

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