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I thought we should add a new thread for people who are cured, so they could share what specifically they did to be cured in the hopes that we may all post in this thread soon.

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<from Scabies in Phoenix>

10 month Scabies battle over.
When I really got serious I took Ivermectin once a week for 4 weeks. At the same time I fed a metered dosage to my Cats also. Plus the cleaning.
But the itches and creepy crawly's continued.
I went to a Dermatologist who could find nothing, but gave me a prescription for a tub of a Triamconolone cream which is something like hydrocortisone I think (could be wrong).
It helped to ease the itch-scratch cycle.
Now has been over 4 weeks and I feel like a new man.
The dermatologist is the only one of 5 or 6 doctors I saw that new what the "F" was going on.
Ivermectin and 5% cream are the most valuable tools. Plus a decent dermatologist.
You can scam 5% permitherin cream from "Canada Pharmacy" but I had to pretend I was a doctor.
Ivermectin is harder to get, but I had a relative from a Central American country bring me a TON as they eat it like aspirin there.
Good luck.
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Jan 15, 2007
 

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home remedies:

3 raw cloves of garlic with each meal. i take bites with a bite of meat. usually two eggs, or canned tuna/chicken. don't over consume tuna, too much mercury. two cans a week. garlic can also be chopped finely and covered with extra virgin olive oil, and stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. spread into veggies, hummus, sandwiches, etc.

stuff at walmart:

cover you pillows with 13 gallon plastic bags and change. add tee tree oil to neem lotions to soothe itch, and heal skin. scrubbing w/ iodine solution helps (stains though), don't forget to change your bath scrubs frequently

neem product sites:

www.neemtreefarms.com
www.organixsouth.com
www.islandlotions.com

neem powder (for teas):

www.mountainroseherbs.com (it's the softest, finest neem powder i've tried yet) you can bag it into 2 coffe filters, carefully tie w/ thick string and simmer in MEDIUM pot for 4 hours till dark dark brown. get a fine mesh strainer, just in case the powder leaks out of the filter. you don't want to clog your bath with the powder.

neem teas: you can add entire pot to bath.(reserve a cup to make a spray) to make a spray, add couple of caps of tee tree oil, 3 caps to every one ounce, a squirt of neem lotion, squirt of iodine, shake and spritz on itchy areas. i try to make fresh every three days. the potency seems to wear off.

KEEP ALL PURCHASED, OR HOMEMADE NEEM PRODUCTS IN FRIDGE. i also add a squirt of neem oil, squirt of tee tree oil, in my lotions. i even keep my neem oil in the fridge. to melt, run under hot water, or scoop a bit out and wait for it to melt itself. DON'T MICROWAVE!
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Jan 15, 2007
 
home remedies are great! but ivermectin is essential!

this is what i (and several others) have tried, but use to your own discretion!

farnam iver care horse paste 1.87% at:
www.petmeds.com

permethrin 10 solution at:
www.jefferonline.com (dilute 50/50 w/ thick hydrating lotion, and apply to DRY/COOL skin. leave on for 14 hours and throughly wash off. MAKE SURE YOU MASSAGE THIS IN, FOR DEEP PENETRATION)

take on an empty/hungry stomache with one glass of water. DON'T EAT FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS. ivermectin does NOT kill mites that are younger then 5-7 days old it seems. SO home remedies were AND STILL ARE ESSENTIAL FOR ME.

it seems that the mites i had were surviving the washer/dryer, so i kept on, and may still get re infested. i'm still doing home remedies to keep things at bay.....
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Jan 15, 2007
 
cleaning:

i vacumm over my cleaned sheets, as often as possible. daily when infested, but now every 3/4 days when i do the laundry.

i add a bottle and a half of PARSON'S AMMONIA (AT TARGET) to my laundry, w/ hot water and BORAX, and soak for at least four hours

IF YOU HAVE MONEY YOU CAN SPEND, and don't want to use ammonia:

http://www.researchsupply.net/home.html

to order Benzyl Benzoate and add 1 oz. w/ liquid color safe bleach detergent to your wash. 1 oz. is for extra large loads. i'm not a mathmetician, so adjust amount accordingly. let soak for one hour.

BEFORE SPRAYING ANY PERMETHRIN ONTO YOUR COUCHES OR CARPET!! MAKE SURE YOU VACUMM THROUGHLY!! THESE MITES DON'T SEEM TO STARVE TO DEATH, BUT DRY OUT TO DEATH. HUMIDITY WILL HELP THEM ADD LENGTH TO THEIR LIVES.

i stick a portable gas heather partially into my closet when i sleep at night, to help keep my clothes extra dry.....
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Jan 15, 2007
 
in hair:

COAL TAR SHAMPOOS! OVER THE COUNTER DENOREX CONTAINS MORE COAL TAR THEN NEUTROGENA T-GEL, OR ONLINE PENTRAX (CONTAINS 5%) LEAVE IN HAIR FOR 10 MIN. CAN ALSO USE WITH IODINE (AT WALMART) AS BODY WASH!
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Jan 15, 2007
 

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ivermectin use:

once a week, seems better then ever 3-5 days. taking every 3-5 days, won't kill off the young mites. you have to wait till they mature, and are buried deep into the skin. it also doesn't seem to help male mites that roam about, so taking ivermectin at the same time in the evening, just BEFORE APPLYING PERMETHRIN CREAM. logically, this method is the best. the permethrin keeps them from roaming on the skin, and the deeper they are, the more efficient ivermectin will be at killing them.

ivermectin didn't do anything bad for me, even when i tried it daily.........i tried daily four consecutive days in a row, and sometimes every three days for nearly a month, and i didn't experience any serious side effects. when i had a slight headache, i would stop use.

THIS IS ONLY WHAT I'VE TRIED, AND EVERYONE WILL EXPERIENCE THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

i can't use permethrin, the mites on me are resistent, so what also helped with the roaming mites was WATER PROOF SUNBLOCK ON PROBLEM SPOTS!!!
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Jan 15, 2007
 
No Name wrote:
I thought we should add a new thread for people who are cured, so they could share what specifically they did to be cured in the hopes that we may all post in this thread soon.
example:
<from Scabies in Phoenix>
10 month Scabies battle over.
When I really got serious I took Ivermectin once a week for 4 weeks. At the same time I fed a metered dosage to my Cats also. Plus the cleaning.
But the itches and creepy crawly's continued.
I went to a Dermatologist who could find nothing, but gave me a prescription for a tub of a Triamconolone cream which is something like hydrocortisone I think (could be wrong).
It helped to ease the itch-scratch cycle.
Now has been over 4 weeks and I feel like a new man.
The dermatologist is the only one of 5 or 6 doctors I saw that new what the "F" was going on.
Ivermectin and 5% cream are the most valuable tools. Plus a decent dermatologist.
You can scam 5% permitherin cream from "Canada Pharmacy" but I had to pretend I was a doctor.
Ivermectin is harder to get, but I had a relative from a Central American country bring me a TON as they eat it like aspirin there.
Good luck.
I am so happy for you!!! At least there is some hope that the rest of us could be cured one day too.
A few questions.
I am also going on my 10th month of dread. Did you take the Ivermectin tablets or the other Iver?
You said you still felt them crawling and biting for awhile? I have the Triamconolone tub. Does it work for you?
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Jan 15, 2007
 
What kind and how much ivermectin did you give your cat's?
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Jan 15, 2007
 
Fed Up wrote:
What kind and how much ivermectin did you give your cat's?
Sorry Fed Up if I confused you by cutting and pasting a post from Scabies in Phoenix. I was just trying to start a thread for cured people and using that as an example. I think Scabies in Phoenix is long cured and gone.

Jackie, very good of you to post all the things you used to bring an end to this. Very valuable information in your posts. WHat brand of Iver were you using that you used every day or 3 days? You must have been really miserable.
Krazy in Kentucky

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Jan 16, 2007
 
I have been dealing with this for 7-8 months and can't seem to get rid of it. The strange thing is that I have only given it to one person. I can't seem to get it to go away...but my roommate hasn't gotten it and we share a washer and dryer...should i rip out the carpet and get a new mattress?

has bug bombing a residence helped anyone?
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Jan 16, 2007
 
Krazy in Kentucky: Buy those plastic vinyl mattress covers at Walmart. The ones that zipper and cover the entire mattress. Also, buy the vinyl covers for your pillows, too. Would be a good idea to buy a cover for your box springs, too. Don't use your upholstered furniture and couch. Yes, rip up the carpet. I know that carpet is expensive, but I have no carpet in my house because of the dogs anyway. What are you taking for the mites? You need to start reading all the threads here so you can know what to do. Read the laundry thread here, too. Do you have pets? The problem lies in the mites being in you, so bug bombing doesn't always help, because the main problem is getting them all out of your body. Stay with us, and you can do this.
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I have been dealing with this for 7-8 months and can't seem to get rid of it. The strange thing is that I have only given it to one person. I can't seem to get it to go away...but my roommate hasn't gotten it and we share a washer and dryer...should i rip out the carpet and get a new mattress?
has bug bombing a residence helped anyone?
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Jan 16, 2007
 
Mary wrote:
Krazy in Kentucky: Buy those plastic vinyl mattress covers at Walmart. The ones that zipper and cover the entire mattress. Also, buy the vinyl covers for your pillows, too. Would be a good idea to buy a cover for your box springs, too. Don't use your upholstered furniture and couch. Yes, rip up the carpet. I know that carpet is expensive, but I have no carpet in my house because of the dogs anyway. What are you taking for the mites? You need to start reading all the threads here so you can know what to do. Read the laundry thread here, too. Do you have pets? The problem lies in the mites being in you, so bug bombing doesn't always help, because the main problem is getting them all out of your body. Stay with us, and you can do this.
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NO pets. It all started very slowly. And developed. I have seen 4 doctors. Treated my self 4 times with Permithrin, once with 1% lindane, and twice with a sulfer non toxic cream I ordered off the internet. I believe I am going to start taking tea tree oil baths. I don't know if I can rip up the carpet because I rent a place. Do you have any other suggestions to clean the carpet? My roommate hasn't caught it and this has been going on since the summer. The only person that got it from me was someone I was sexually intimate with...he treated himself once with premethrin and once with lindane that I shared with him becasue I felt so bad especially considering I have been trying to deal with this since June in a responsible manner. I have another appt with a dermatologist in 1.5 week...I will try to get the ivermectin. I think I am having problems because I had it for so long without knowing what it was, mostly from being misdiagnosed. It is just strange that no one else has it...especially since I even slept in the same bed as some people, my mother, my best friend. Then my sister slept in my bed right before I treated myself for the first time and she doesn't have it either...it has been over a month since then...

it is like i treat myself and am good for a few days and then all of a sudden I itch in ALL of the same places I did before treatment...like they are still all in there.. I feel tingly, creepy crawly, etc. Do you think it could be post scabies reaction? I don't think so though because it gets better and then worse...somedays are better than others..

I am at my wits end. This is absolutely the worst thing that has ever happened to me!

Maybe I should move?
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Jan 16, 2007
 
Mary wrote:
Krazy in Kentucky: Buy those plastic vinyl mattress covers at Walmart. The ones that zipper and cover the entire mattress. Also, buy the vinyl covers for your pillows, too. Would be a good idea to buy a cover for your box springs, too. Don't use your upholstered furniture and couch. Yes, rip up the carpet. I know that carpet is expensive, but I have no carpet in my house because of the dogs anyway. What are you taking for the mites? You need to start reading all the threads here so you can know what to do. Read the laundry thread here, too. Do you have pets? The problem lies in the mites being in you, so bug bombing doesn't always help, because the main problem is getting them all out of your body. Stay with us, and you can do this.
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I have read a lot here today and now i am even more freaked out. Can I get rid of this? Will I ever be able to touch someone again without fear? Would a bug bomb kill them in the carpet or on fomites?
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Jan 16, 2007
 
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I have read a lot here today and now i am even more freaked out. Can I get rid of this? Will I ever be able to touch someone again without fear? Would a bug bomb kill them in the carpet or on fomites?
Most of us have not had any luck with bug bombs, but if you want to bomb get the Raid Fumigator in the Blue box - has the highest percentage of permethrin 12% It has a little cup you put a bit of water in. They have helped for me, but not a great deal. You don't have to rip out your carpet, many people have got rid of this and kept their carpets.

You can order a high percentage permethrin product, and mix it with water to spray the carpets while you get through this.

Most of us agree that reinfection through clothes, sheets, towels, is primary, and the Benzyl Benzoate helps a lot in the wash.

There is also a lot of the "other people don't get it from me even though they should have" posts. It's common but I'm not sure why.

It can be very difficult to get rid of, but ivermectin, permethrin, vinyl on the mattresses, constant cleaning and vacuuming, BB in the laundry, or just buy new clothes, bedding, shoes, treat your scalp also, clean your car, home, office, aggressive treatment, and you'll be as good as new in about a month.
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Jan 16, 2007
 
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Most of us have not had any luck with bug bombs, but if you want to bomb get the Raid Fumigator in the Blue box - has the highest percentage of permethrin 12% It has a little cup you put a bit of water in. They have helped for me, but not a great deal. You don't have to rip out your carpet, many people have got rid of this and kept their carpets.
You can order a high percentage permethrin product, and mix it with water to spray the carpets while you get through this.
Most of us agree that reinfection through clothes, sheets, towels, is primary, and the Benzyl Benzoate helps a lot in the wash.
There is also a lot of the "other people don't get it from me even though they should have" posts. It's common but I'm not sure why.
It can be very difficult to get rid of, but ivermectin, permethrin, vinyl on the mattresses, constant cleaning and vacuuming, BB in the laundry, or just buy new clothes, bedding, shoes, treat your scalp also, clean your car, home, office, aggressive treatment, and you'll be as good as new in about a month.
I am considering buying plastic mattress covers but I'm not clear on why they help?

Is BB more effective than using Borax or Bleach?
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I am considering buying plastic mattress covers but I'm not clear on why they help?
Is BB more effective than using Borax or Bleach?
Using BB was a huge turning point in my recovery. It's a scabicide, and worked a lot better than
Borax and or bleach. bleach combined with BB is great!

The reason for the plastic mattress covers is that they are really easy to clean every day, and the mites cannot penetrate it to hide in the mattress and attack you at 2 am! That way you don't have to vacuum the mattress every day. I wipe mine every day with a bleach mix, then vacuum the area in case I swished some into the carpet. On the other hand, Slomo was able to beat this without the vinyl covers.
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Jan 17, 2007
 
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Most of us have not had any luck with bug bombs, but if you want to bomb get the Raid Fumigator in the Blue box - has the highest percentage of permethrin 12% It has a little cup you put a bit of water in. They have helped for me, but not a great deal. You don't have to rip out your carpet, many people have got rid of this and kept their carpets.
You can order a high percentage permethrin product, and mix it with water to spray the carpets while you get through this.
Most of us agree that reinfection through clothes, sheets, towels, is primary, and the Benzyl Benzoate helps a lot in the wash.
There is also a lot of the "other people don't get it from me even though they should have" posts. It's common but I'm not sure why.
It can be very difficult to get rid of, but ivermectin, permethrin, vinyl on the mattresses, constant cleaning and vacuuming, BB in the laundry, or just buy new clothes, bedding, shoes, treat your scalp also, clean your car, home, office, aggressive treatment, and you'll be as good as new in about a month.
Where do I get the BB? Benzyl Benzoate? Do you think sprinkling the carpets with Borax would also be effective? I have heard diatomaceaous earth also helps. Something about the dessication of the mite...a dry environment.
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Jan 17, 2007
 
You can order the BB from here:

benzyl benzoate.
http://www.researchsupply.net/solvents_etc.ht ...

yes, I have heard that borax acts as a pesticide. Would be good in your carpet.
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Where do I get the BB? Benzyl Benzoate? Do you think sprinkling the carpets with Borax would also be effective? I have heard diatomaceaous earth also helps. Something about the dessication of the mite...a dry environment.
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Using BB was a huge turning point in my recovery. It's a scabicide, and worked a lot better than
Borax and or bleach. bleach combined with BB is great!
The reason for the plastic mattress covers is that they are really easy to clean every day, and the mites cannot penetrate it to hide in the mattress and attack you at 2 am! That way you don't have to vacuum the mattress every day. I wipe mine every day with a bleach mix, then vacuum the area in case I swished some into the carpet. On the other hand, Slomo was able to beat this without the vinyl covers.
Thanks, you and Slomo have me convinced. I'm going to order the BB.

I'm not sure how much to order. I think Slomo ordered a Gal. How much did you order?
Thanks Mary, I know you were the one who first posted the link to buying BB at the best price.
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Jan 17, 2007
 
First I got the liter of BB. I have a top loader so using one ounce in each load (let it soak). I used some BB to make a skin solution, that helped some. The liter ran out quickly so I just received my gallon today. Recommend just get the gallon. I tried to find a local chemical supply company that carried it, but no luck here.

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