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FightTheMite

Texarkana, AR

#1 Aug 22, 2012
and in my ears, behind my ears, along my jawline, along my hairline, along my forehead -- I can feel them flittering around my eyes and my nostrils. Got rid of the original isolated areas on my arms and thighs but they just moved to my head. For two weeks I tried the remedies used for my body, but it just seemed to make them more angry. So, I tried the clove oil mixed with olive oil. Oh . My. Goodness ... that REALLY pissed them off! So, today I got some Durvet Pour on Ivermectin for Cattle and used a q-tip to apply to my scalp, face, ears, inside my ears, behind my ears, my jawline, my neck and shoulders.

At first, they quieted down very quickly. It's been about 2 hours and they are trying to make a comeback. Not as severe as before, but they are definitely moving and biting.

How long does this stuff take to work? Just wondering.

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#2 Aug 22, 2012
FightTheMite wrote:
and in my ears, behind my ears, along my jawline, along my hairline, along my forehead -- I can feel them flittering around my eyes and my nostrils. Got rid of the original isolated areas on my arms and thighs but they just moved to my head. For two weeks I tried the remedies used for my body, but it just seemed to make them more angry. So, I tried the clove oil mixed with olive oil. Oh . My. Goodness ... that REALLY pissed them off! So, today I got some Durvet Pour on Ivermectin for Cattle and used a q-tip to apply to my scalp, face, ears, inside my ears, behind my ears, my jawline, my neck and shoulders.
At first, they quieted down very quickly. It's been about 2 hours and they are trying to make a comeback. Not as severe as before, but they are definitely moving and biting.
How long does this stuff take to work? Just wondering.
I tried Durvet Pour-on and found it very weak. The mites in my scalp were not affected by it at all.

They will continue to burrow into your scalp, in your ears and up your nose until you knock them back with a triple dose of oral ivermectin and topical Advantix or Freedom 45 with 45% permethrin. The combination treatment regime cures if and only if you have been infested less than six months.

If you dick around you will end up like many who cannot be cured! There are people here who have done it all and been infested for five (5)years! Think about that!
FightTheMite

Texarkana, AR

#3 Aug 22, 2012
mitewarrior77 wrote:
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I tried Durvet Pour-on and found it very weak. The mites in my scalp were not affected by it at all.
They will continue to burrow into your scalp, in your ears and up your nose until you knock them back with a triple dose of oral ivermectin and topical Advantix or Freedom 45 with 45% permethrin. The combination treatment regime cures if and only if you have been infested less than six months.
If you dick around you will end up like many who cannot be cured! There are people here who have done it all and been infested for five (5)years! Think about that!
Thank you so much for responding. When I got the Pour On, I also got the Horse Paste -- but was afraid to use both at the same time. I had a strange reaction to the Pour On after applying: weird taste in my mouth, dry mouth and very woozy. I have a heart condition and it scared the daylights out of my husband. When you say triple dose of oral ivermectin, can I use a triple dose of the paste for horses, or will I have to use something else? And, should I use all three, pour on with oral and Freedom 45, at the same time? I am VERY fortunate to have discovered this fairly soon -- I have only been battling this since the first of July and am already worn out from the daily cleaning regime. BUT, I surely DO NOT want to continue with this nightmare any longer, much less years.

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#4 Aug 22, 2012
What kind of horse paste did you buy?

In my case, I ingested double the weight-based dose day 1 and day 3, then on day 5 and 7 I ingested triple the weight-based dose.

You should eliminate sugar from your diet now. You should ingest the horse paste with 1 liter of grapefruit juice every time you dose. The grapefruit juice is key.

You must rub on 45% permethrin all over your body and leave it on your skin for 8-14 hours then take a bleach with Epsom Salt /or Baking Soda hot bath where you submerge your entire body especially your head. Bleach will not harm you, just make sure your eyes are closed tight. Then shower off.

You can buy Advantix II Blue for extra large dogs at Petsmart. It's not cheap! About $60 for three pipettes, you will use 2-3 pipettes every time you apply it all over your body scalp to the soles of your feet.

You must have a mite-free living space! Freeze your bedding, bath towel, shoes, clothing for three hours before washing. Mites do not survive freezing or boiling hot temps. You could easily reinfect yourself if you don't maintain a clean environment. Borax powder your carpets, leave the powder for one hour then vacuum and immediately take the bag to your outdoor trash container.

Freedom 45 is about $7 online, it is a cheap alternative to Advantix. Don't tell anyone you are using these on yourself because they will refuse to sell them to you if you aren't using it on dogs. But there is nothing more effective!

You could be completely cured in 8 days. But I would plan on repeating these steps a second time to make sure you got everything. This is not easy, but necessary for a complete cure.

Questions?

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#5 Aug 22, 2012
FYI, Quest Moxidectin Horse Paste was used by one of the other forum posters. She took three times the weight based dose every 8 hours with 1 liter grapefruit juice while applying topicals and she is cured!

http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html...

I personally took Stromectol tablets, a prescription oral ivermectin while rubbing on Advantix and I was cured. It's disgusting stuff but you really have no choice.

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#6 Aug 22, 2012
You can take a Qtip and squirt advantix or freedom 45 on it them lightly dab the inside on your ear to kill the mites attached inside. The bleach bath water will clean your skin and open up the burrows so the topicals penetrate deeper. The mites live, eat, multiply under your skin. Only a few are top-side.

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#7 Aug 22, 2012
Read the last two or three pages of this forum thread:

http://www.topix.com/forum/health/scabies/TRA...
Faerie

Kent Town, Australia

#8 Aug 22, 2012
I took my weight-based dose every 8 hours = 3 times the weight based dose every day.

EG; DOSE PER MY WEIGHT EVERY 8 HOURS.

ADDS UP TO 3 TIMES WEIGHT DOSE EVERY 24 HOURS FOR 30 DAYS.

Don't know if there is an edit function on here to change that bit. MW
FightTheMite

Texarkana, AR

#9 Aug 22, 2012
mitewarrior77 and Faerie .... THANK YOU! I will keep this thread posted on the progress of your suggestions and hopefully will help someone else. We never ever ever know when this nightmare can hit us. Never in a million years did I think I would become a victim of scabies ... NEVER. EVER. Yet, here I am asking for advice on the internet. Thank you for responding. Thank you!
devo

Sweden

#10 Aug 23, 2012
mitewarrior77 wrote:
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I tried Durvet Pour-on and found it very weak. The mites in my scalp were not affected by it at all.
They will continue to burrow into your scalp, in your ears and up your nose until you knock them back with a triple dose of oral ivermectin and topical Advantix or Freedom 45 with 45% permethrin. The combination treatment regime cures if and only if you have been infested less than six months.
If you dick around you will end up like many who cannot be cured! There are people here who have done it all and been infested for five (5)years! Think about that!
There is one thing that the bugs can NOT develop resistence towards and that is SULFUR because this is one of the earths base elements (do not have the enflish word for it, but think of the periodical system). No resistence can never be developed towards the base elements of the earth!

Can though take long time to cure with sulfur (really long time sometimes, I think around 2 months if you have the sneakiest version of scabies-alike bugs) and during that time the risk of reinfestion is BIG. Also the skin wont probably be the same in the future. So - to reduce the time one "must" probably have something oral as well. And the cleaning regime must of course be hard during this time. I reckon it is almost impossible to clean a infested house enough - use another place for 1-2 weeks THAT YOU LOCK FOR TWO WEEKS AFTERWARDS -otherwise someone else will be infested . And we dont want that because we do not want an increased chans of getting reinfested, right!

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#11 Aug 23, 2012
devo wrote:
<quoted text>There is one thing that the bugs can NOT develop resistence towards and that is SULFUR because this is one of the earths base elements (do not have the enflish word for it, but think of the periodical system). No resistence can never be developed towards the base elements of the earth!

Can though take long time to cure with sulfur (really long time sometimes, I think around 2 months if you have the sneakiest version of scabies-alike bugs) and during that time the risk of reinfestion is BIG. Also the skin wont probably be the same in the future. So - to reduce the time one "must" probably have something oral as well. And the cleaning regime must of course be hard during this time. I reckon it is almost impossible to clean a infested house enough - use another place for 1-2 weeks THAT YOU LOCK FOR TWO WEEKS AFTERWARDS -otherwise someone else will be infested . And we dont want that because we do not want an increased chans of getting reinfested, right!
Sulfur has been tried here by just about everybody and it did not cure! All the old fashion remedies like sulfur, tea tree oil, neem oil, turpentine oil no longer cure. The mites of 2012 are resistant as hell.
CrawlyGirl

New York, NY

#12 Aug 23, 2012
Hi mitewarrior77, after being sent to a Derm by my family doc who wanted nothing to do with us after 2 tubes of Permethrin and 1 measely dose of Ivermectin I am very bummed out. The Derm would only give us one additional dose of Stromectol and told us the treatments work but we are being reinfected from our environment. I am trying to hold back tears after weeks of no sleep. Please tell me....where did you get so many doses of Stromectol?
FightTheMite

Texarkana, AR

#13 Aug 23, 2012
QUESTION: I have taken the advice given and so far no ill effects ... except for one thing. Is it normal to have non-itchy spots popping up in areas that I thought were not affected? The spots are not all over, but random on my feet, my legs and my torso. Some are quite large and some are rather small. And the area above my knees, and my knees, has turned a bright reddish purple. And I am still feeling movement on my scalp, but no where else. Is this normal?

Since: Aug 11

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#14 Aug 23, 2012
CrawlyGirl wrote:
Hi mitewarrior77, after being sent to a Derm by my family doc who wanted nothing to do with us after 2 tubes of Permethrin and 1 measely dose of Ivermectin I am very bummed out. The Derm would only give us one additional dose of Stromectol and told us the treatments work but we are being reinfected from our environment. I am trying to hold back tears after weeks of no sleep. Please tell me....where did you get so many doses of Stromectol?
My family doctor gave me the first dose, a very weak dose that did nothing. Then I saw a tropical infectious disease specialist who gave me one months worth. When that was not enough I saw several other doctors and one gave me a prescription for one month with 2 refills. None of the doctors really knew how much I needed to be cured and at that point I was much more informed than they were. When ever a doctor started to give me a hard time about my asking for Stromectol tablets I reminded them that I was not asking for benzodiazepines! They were less resistant after that. I know a few forum posters who got their Stromectol tablets free of charge by going the route of a prescription assistance program directly from Merck. One lady said she went to a mexican free clinic and got a three months supply! Apparently field workers get scabies all the time.

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#15 Aug 23, 2012
FightTheMite wrote:
QUESTION: I have taken the advice given and so far no ill effects ... except for one thing. Is it normal to have non-itchy spots popping up in areas that I thought were not affected? The spots are not all over, but random on my feet, my legs and my torso. Some are quite large and some are rather small. And the area above my knees, and my knees, has turned a bright reddish purple. And I am still feeling movement on my scalp, but no where else. Is this normal?
Yes, that is normal. My Scabies infestation was primarily on my scalp and feet. If you want to be completely cured you must hit them hard! With both oral and topical treatments at high doses. The mites will become resistant over time if you feed them with weak doses. If you cannot get the Merck Stromectol tablets then go online and order ivermectin horse paste. One of the people on this forum used Quest Moxidectin Horse Paste. Order 3 or 4 tubes of it, take it 3 x a day, buy Freedom 45 or Advantix II Blue for Extra Large Dogs and rub it all over your body from your scalp to the soles of your feet. The mites will try to get away from it but if you are covered in it they will have no where to hide! After 8-14 hours take a bleach with baking soda bath, you can use Epsom Salts or Borax instead of baking soda, submerge your entire body, the bleach bath will clean your skin, kill the crawlers and open up the burrows so the topicals can penetrate deeper. Some are using Eprinex Pour-on for Cattle by Ivomec which sells for about $50 for 250 ml. Of course anything you order online takes time for delivery and the mites use that time to burrow deeper and multiply. The longer you have it the harder it is to cure. There are some here who have not been able to find a cure! Some for as long as 5 years! So this is a very serious matter. Make your cure happen. Don't expect doctors to know how to help you. Trust me, they don't have a clue! The mites of 2012 are not the same ones they studied about 30 years ago!
FightTheMite

Texarkana, AR

#16 Aug 23, 2012
mitewarrior77 wrote:
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Yes, that is normal. My Scabies infestation was primarily on my scalp and feet. If you want to be completely cured you must hit them hard! With both oral and topical treatments at high doses. The mites will become resistant over time if you feed them with weak doses. If you cannot get the Merck Stromectol tablets then go online and order ivermectin horse paste. One of the people on this forum used Quest Moxidectin Horse Paste. Order 3 or 4 tubes of it, take it 3 x a day, buy Freedom 45 or Advantix II Blue for Extra Large Dogs and rub it all over your body from your scalp to the soles of your feet. The mites will try to get away from it but if you are covered in it they will have no where to hide! After 8-14 hours take a bleach with baking soda bath, you can use Epsom Salts or Borax instead of baking soda, submerge your entire body, the bleach bath will clean your skin, kill the crawlers and open up the burrows so the topicals can penetrate deeper. Some are using Eprinex Pour-on for Cattle by Ivomec which sells for about $50 for 250 ml. Of course anything you order online takes time for delivery and the mites use that time to burrow deeper and multiply. The longer you have it the harder it is to cure. There are some here who have not been able to find a cure! Some for as long as 5 years! So this is a very serious matter. Make your cure happen. Don't expect doctors to know how to help you. Trust me, they don't have a clue! The mites of 2012 are not the same ones they studied about 30 years ago!
Thank you - and I AM taking your advice to heart and using it. These new spots are alarming and scared me. I was wondering if the external and internal war against them I have taken had them running scared, guess I was right. The good news is they don't itch ... but some of the spots are rather large. My husband was very concerned and I told him my theory, that they are chewing their way to the surface, looking for someplace to go! BUT, the poison already has them in every direction ... YAY!

It's time to take that bleach and baking soda bath now, and wondering if new spots will surface .... I'll continue to ask questions and keep this thread posted on the progress so it can be informational for others with the same battle.

Again, THANK YOU!
FightTheMite

Texarkana, AR

#17 Aug 23, 2012
Oh WOW! These sores are popping out everywhere ... and I mean EVERYWHERE! Not itchy, but big and bloody looking. It looks like my skin is torn where they pop up. Completely different from sores from when they first attack ... those look like little red bumps that itch like crazy. These are big, bright blood red and not itchy. But they are popping up like popcorn all over my body. At first just on my legs and torso, but now all over ... ALL OVER.

Those of you who choose to take a very aggressive approach, as outlined by Mitewarrior77 and Faerie in the above posts, be forewarned! You will get these spots. Simply amazing! Seeing them is giving me HOPE. They look awful, but doubt they will leave scars .... and even if they did, I don't care as long as the bugs are GONE.
FightTheMite

Texarkana, AR

#18 Aug 24, 2012
UPDATE: More blood red spots are popping out, but no itch. Slept like a baby last night. No biting, no movement on my scalp, no flittering in my ears, around my eyes, nose or jawline. Just red spots everywhere -- this morning I even found some red tracks on my thighs where I had not experienced any previous itching. But I am happy to report this protocol works. I was fearful using so much Ivermectin would make me feel bad, but I don't. In fact, I feel wonderful. More energetic and upbeat ... a definite change from before! But, not out of the woods just yet.

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#19 Aug 24, 2012
FightTheMite wrote:
UPDATE: More blood red spots are popping out, but no itch. Slept like a baby last night. No biting, no movement on my scalp, no flittering in my ears, around my eyes, nose or jawline. Just red spots everywhere -- this morning I even found some red tracks on my thighs where I had not experienced any previous itching. But I am happy to report this protocol works. I was fearful using so much Ivermectin would make me feel bad, but I don't. In fact, I feel wonderful. More energetic and upbeat ... a definite change from before! But, not out of the woods just yet.
Just don't let up even after your symptoms are gone! Go the full treatment regime course then as a precaution repeat it. I know it's a challenge but just consider the alternative. Also, always be aware of your living space including your car, clothing, shoes, bedding, bath towels and even your computer keyboard. You want to make sure you get cured and stay cured because reinfestation is a serious risk you want to eliminate. I went through all of this and there is nothing better than the sweet success of being completely cured after so many failed attempts (at least in my case). Best wishes and please keep us posted. Any problems or questions just ask.
FightTheMite

Texarkana, AR

#20 Aug 24, 2012
mitewarrior77 wrote:
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Just don't let up even after your symptoms are gone! Go the full treatment regime course then as a precaution repeat it. I know it's a challenge but just consider the alternative. Also, always be aware of your living space including your car, clothing, shoes, bedding, bath towels and even your computer keyboard. You want to make sure you get cured and stay cured because reinfestation is a serious risk you want to eliminate. I went through all of this and there is nothing better than the sweet success of being completely cured after so many failed attempts (at least in my case). Best wishes and please keep us posted. Any problems or questions just ask.
You are right ... diligence with this battle is a challenge, and when I feel like I just can't go on, I consider the alternative -- and that is plenty to keep me moving forward. Oh yes! I intend to continue even when symptoms appear to be gone. These red spots popping out everywhere are proof that we can be fooled. There are spots and tracks popping out in areas where I have never experienced any itching, but the spots prove there is definite activity there. Guess I just didn't have an allergic reaction like other areas.

Thank you for reading and responding, but most importantly THANK YOU for sharing your ordeal and how you have dealt with it. So far you protocol works.

I'll keep this thread posted on the progress.

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