How does vaseline work?

How does vaseline work?

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Vaseline

Surrey, Canada

#1 Dec 4, 2009
I tried searching but it came back with no results. So I'm sorry if this has already been asked. How does Vaseline work? How much should I put on...when ppl say "layer" it on...doe it mean like in globs or just a thin coating to cover the surface of the skin? Should I rub? My skin horrible right now, dry, itchy and just looking and feeling very weird. I want to give this a try and see if it'll help with the scabies or post scabies or w/e it is I have at this point. If nothing else, it'll at least moisturize me. Thanks!

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#2 Dec 9, 2009
Hello V :). Your question is a good one as many people must have suffered from this before the advent of dermicides and drugs like ivermectin.
My limited understanding of how vaseline works is that it smothers and suffocates them...You've given me an idea ; scabies must have been a big problem for the military in the past hence spraying people with DDT. A friend from the north east of England told me that people used to rub paraffin into their skin to kill them. Unfortunately as many people were heavy smokers then(30s and 40s) this had occasional disastrous consequences ! I'll trawl the net and see if I can find any military advice on dealing with them as
(as has been posted here ,and is noted by many medical sites Medscape),many current dermicides do not work anymore so perhaps looking to past generations' cures for this may help.
Vann from Tennessee

United States

#3 Dec 9, 2009
The guys are using sulfur cream instead of petroleum jelly. It is like the jelly but the sulfur kills the bugs.

Sulfer8 Cream
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slather in a product called sulphur8. It is only 2% sulfur and is like petroleum jelly in consistancy.

They are also using sulfur soaps.

I also have this tip:
Turmeric
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Health benefits
http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/20-healt...
available at grocery store
head to toe in Vaseline which is said to suffocate these things and make them come out than I Made
paste out of the Turmeric & HOT Water & rubbed it in with the Vaseline so could be a Thick Hot Paste...

Vann
OVER IT

Edgewater, FL

#4 Mar 24, 2010
Vaseline wrote:
I tried searching but it came back with no results. So I'm sorry if this has already been asked. How does Vaseline work? How much should I put on...when ppl say "layer" it on...doe it mean like in globs or just a thin coating to cover the surface of the skin? Should I rub? My skin horrible right now, dry, itchy and just looking and feeling very weird. I want to give this a try and see if it'll help with the scabies or post scabies or w/e it is I have at this point. If nothing else, it'll at least moisturize me. Thanks!
I tried the vaseline method mixed with sulfur with really outstanding results.

Here is how it works:

The vaseline should be coated on - to leave an air tight seal.

The sulfur is mixed into the vaseline....this will force the mites out of your skin to breathe, and they are subsequently killed in the sulfur.

I read a study that pure sulfur can kill mites in 3 hours.
A 10% sulfur solution will kill mites in almost 3 days.
a 20% sulfur solution will kill mites in 15 hours.

It's really up to several variables, like your skin type, condition of your skin, the amount of mites....

When I became serious about anhialating these creatures, I did the sulfur and vaseline mixture, and then saran wrapped myself.

Once I was wrapped up, I could tell how infested I actually was because I could feel these "air bubbles" against the saran wrap. It was an effervescent sensation....once the mite population was reduced...I felt this sensation subside.

CAVEAT - No one can tell there is anything wrong with me, yet I wrapped myself last night, and could still feel that bubbly feeling. Really creepy for sure.

Ofcourse with no new bites I would like to skip on to the "I'm cured" section, but now I will be wrapping myself and waiting for no bubbles coming from under the wrap as my barometer.

There is definitely more than meets the eye.

I also switched from regular vaseline to Vicks Vapor Rub, since Vicks has these ingredients in it that are considered mite deterrents (Plus the Dollar Tree has the generic version for $1 a jar)

camphor
menthol
eucalyptus
cedar leaf oil
thyme oil
turpentine oil

You cannot beat this for a buck a jar, mixed in with vaseline. Saran wrap is helpful, but there in lies the rub! Methods of wrapping can help or hinder - to tight, and you may have a problem.

I had been wrapping my trunk and legs, throwing on a sauna suit all over, and it worked wonders by

Keeping the mites dying on me, and the flaky skin from falling off into the enviroment. There was a story about a lady who did an herbal detox wrap with saran wrap. She died due to toxicity.
Pokadot Patty

United States

#5 Mar 24, 2010
OVER IT wrote:
<quoted text>
I tried the vaseline method mixed with sulfur with really outstanding results.
Here is how it works:
The vaseline should be coated on - to leave an air tight seal.
The sulfur is mixed into the vaseline....this will force the mites out of your skin to breathe, and they are subsequently killed in the sulfur.
I read a study that pure sulfur can kill mites in 3 hours.
A 10% sulfur solution will kill mites in almost 3 days.
a 20% sulfur solution will kill mites in 15 hours.
It's really up to several variables, like your skin type, condition of your skin, the amount of mites....
When I became serious about anhialating these creatures, I did the sulfur and vaseline mixture, and then saran wrapped myself.
Once I was wrapped up, I could tell how infested I actually was because I could feel these "air bubbles" against the saran wrap. It was an effervescent sensation....once the mite population was reduced...I felt this sensation subside.
CAVEAT - No one can tell there is anything wrong with me, yet I wrapped myself last night, and could still feel that bubbly feeling. Really creepy for sure.
Ofcourse with no new bites I would like to skip on to the "I'm cured" section, but now I will be wrapping myself and waiting for no bubbles coming from under the wrap as my barometer.
There is definitely more than meets the eye.
I also switched from regular vaseline to Vicks Vapor Rub, since Vicks has these ingredients in it that are considered mite deterrents (Plus the Dollar Tree has the generic version for $1 a jar)
camphor
menthol
eucalyptus
cedar leaf oil
thyme oil
turpentine oil
You cannot beat this for a buck a jar, mixed in with vaseline. Saran wrap is helpful, but there in lies the rub! Methods of wrapping can help or hinder - to tight, and you may have a problem.
I had been wrapping my trunk and legs, throwing on a sauna suit all over, and it worked wonders by
Keeping the mites dying on me, and the flaky skin from falling off into the enviroment. There was a story about a lady who did an herbal detox wrap with saran wrap. She died due to toxicity.
Good point. Bengay is suggested on Birdmites.com , but there have been deaths attributed to it.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...

Patty
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#6 Mar 24, 2010
Pokadot Patty wrote:
<quoted text>
Good point. Bengay is suggested on Birdmites.com , but there have been deaths attributed to it.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
Patty
Patty: Are you talking about birdmites.org ?
Pokadot Patty

United States

#7 Mar 24, 2010
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Patty: Are you talking about birdmites.org ?
Yes Joe ....thanks for correcting me.

Patty
Joe

Hollywood, FL

#8 Mar 24, 2010
I checked out birdmites.com .
jphs

Portland, OR

#9 Mar 27, 2010
OVER IT wrote:
<quoted text>
I read a study that pure sulfur can kill mites in 3 hours.
A 10% sulfur solution will kill mites in almost 3 days.
a 20% sulfur solution will kill mites in 15 hours.
Hello Over It,

Could you direct me to where I can read that study? Thanks,

jphs

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#11 Sep 6, 2011
a pharmacist told me that vaseline/petroleum jelly would "smother" them! well i did try off and on but not really without too much effort put into this method. yesterday did the permethrin treatment again, lost count now how many times through the past year. still having itches the next day,didnt believe it was from the permethrin itself. so, i decided to give the vaseline a real try this time, it is cheap after all and not harmful to your body just messy. I started with my feet which i am having a constant problem with. All sorts of little white larvae, and little black specs were coming out like crazy as i massaged the vaseline in thorougly. kept wiping away these things with paper towels and kept massaging in the vaseline until nothing more came out. Continued to do this on various areas of my body that were itching, but plan to do my whole body like this and do it once a week thereafter until i see no more signs. I have tried everything else so why not?
scared and worried

Columbia, SC

#12 Oct 15, 2011
I am not sure I have this but I think I have some of the same symptoms. I only have about 8-10 areas that lool like bites, but I itch all over my arms torso, and the and upper thighs. I will call my doctor on monday but today is saturday so I am going to try all of the things suggested. I can not hurt.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#13 Oct 19, 2011
scared and worried wrote:
I am not sure I have this but I think I have some of the same symptoms. I only have about 8-10 areas that lool like bites, but I itch all over my arms torso, and the and upper thighs. I will call my doctor on monday but today is saturday so I am going to try all of the things suggested. I can not hurt.
I have been doing everything and have had this for a year now, but everyone is different. Lots of things work, it just takes time and doing it all every day. Read all the forums and make your own decision, just choose a treatment and stick with it daily for awhile and make your judgement. Also cleaning and laundry. Vaseline helps but like everything it all takes time, varies how much time with everyone depends how bad you have it and for how long. Good luck.
sick_in_pa

Ravenna, OH

#14 May 31, 2012
how long do you leave the vaseline on?

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#15 Jun 1, 2012
sick_in_pa wrote:
how long do you leave the vaseline on?
Its been a long time since Ive used the vaseline method so I can't remember. But you should pick one treatment and stick with it, I kept changing all the time, but kept doing some form of trial and error treatments. Permethrin didnt work for me it only cost me lots of money. I think we have to fight this thing internally as well as externally. I have been taking golden seal daily, it does help, but everything depends on how bad and how long a person has been dealing with the problem as well as reinfection. Cleaning is very important, and laundry. I am currently in a better place after 2 years than I was before. But still not over it. I shower daily usually before bed with Grisi sulfur soap (amazon)leave slathered on body for minimum 10 minutes and exfoliator cloth,exfoliate all body parts for the 10 min. Wash hair every day with this soap always, i add leave in conditioner to my hair,moisturize your whole body with a light coating of coconut oil rubbed in well. Hope this helps.
Scabie girl

New York, NY

#16 Jul 5, 2012
I didn't know where to go to share my experience from last night. So my last perm treatment was on June 12 th as well the ivermectin ( which I supposed I didn't do the shots in the right way- I will take showers after shot etc) anyway the crawlies and pinpricks were killing me. Many people said it is post many think is not. So last night I don't know how I thought of it but I used castor oil all over and guess what? After 15 minutes this was the craziest experience since I started with this back in April! And i did like 20 perks and iver shots many. Anyway so I was not itchy I was crawly and having pinprick ( much less than in the beginning thou ) and when I did a heavy coat of castor oil OMG I would look where they were biting me and they would come out! With no bite mark? So I am the few people in the world that is not showing visual symptoms but still infested? Thank God I figure a way to check this out. Now I am being more aggressive. Bath daily in bleach and daily castor oil with TTO and msm during day bc TTO smells too much. And I am also back to iver shots. Day 1 and 2 , 7 and 8 , 14 15 and 24. Bc eggs can wait to hath up to day 21 so yup my friends keep on doing it for like month and half don't let the guard down. While doing this I will take vitamins too. Salut!
Scabie girl

New York, NY

#17 Jul 5, 2012
Oh tonight I am doing castor oil and TTO and there are a lot less specks very minimal comparing to what was last night. It was so many so many like idk 50.
suddenly scabied

Oakland, CA

#18 Jul 10, 2012
i used tee tree oil at night or neem oil at night (first did it straight, then diluted it with coconut oil) for the past few nights. after, i would coat my entire body with coconut oil. for me too, the black specks came out - about 5 of them each time i did the oil rub. what are they? the medical forums suggest that we only have 5-20 mites on us, so if these are mites, how can you see fifty?
Scabie girl

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Jul 11, 2012
suddenly scabied wrote:
i used tee tree oil at night or neem oil at night (first did it straight, then diluted it with coconut oil) for the past few nights. after, i would coat my entire body with coconut oil. for me too, the black specks came out - about 5 of them each time i did the oil rub. what are they? the medical forums suggest that we only have 5-20 mites on us, so if these are mites, how can you see fifty?
That if you have easy case I mean if you have had this for a long time. Believe me u have many eggs and generations on you.
Itchin in Arizona

Tempe, AZ

#20 Aug 26, 2012
Ok, I've had this for about 6 weeks now! I've tried everything from spraying premetharin - once (the kind that only should be sprayed on bedding and NOT skin) and soaked in bleach in the tub. Wasn't a fan of toxicity so it was once or twice. I've used several oils - lavendar, tree tea, orange and clove. Sprayed with colloidal silver. Been using Hulda Clarks zapper.

I think what someone else said is pretty spot on. Pick a remedy or protocol, and stick with it. I jumped around and was inconsistent. After a while, it's just been one freaking big haze.

It seemed like I was making some headway and then it got worse. So after just doing this one treatment, the multiple bumps and mild oozing from scratching and picking has significantly went down. There's no itching. And I'm feeling pretty optimistic. And I'm going to go repeat it!

This is what I did: I found some people say they are heat sensitive. I don't have access to a sauna, so I put on a head cap with long sleeve sweater, sweat pants and socks. I put plastic garbage bag over my seat so the sweat won't ruin the seat. I sat in there after leaving it in the hot sun to heat up. I did that for 35 minutes. You want to be well hydrated and DO not fight it if you are feeling over heated. But 20 min is what you want to shoot for at least. Bring something to occupy yourself and a small towel to wipe your hands or forehead.

After I got out I went immediately to the shower and used luffa to scrub my body with some soap. It wasn't about the soap as it was to get any off me that may have surfaced before they burrow again. But if you use a medicated soap, all the better. I got out and used clove oil (heard much good about this). I dropped 4 drops spaced apart from wrist to shoulder and with the water on my body, I rubbed it all over the arms. Did the same for the legs and chest and groin. WARNING: This will burn your genitals!! Do not used much if you do, just what's on your hands. You won't cause "harm", but you'll definitely groan! I let that sit on as my tub filled up. I put a full box of baking soda in and some borax (1/2 cup). I soaked for 40 min, maybe 50 while watching some videos. I showered off again after, and then repeated the clove oil.

My skin is pretty darn dry right now, but other than that, it looks pretty good. I hate to leave a review without being fully cured but once I leave this site, I won't be coming back.

Other things to keep in mind: Change your bed sheets daily. It's a pain in the rear end but you have to. My dryer sucks so I am not putting my clothes after they dry in oven at 250 degrees. Not taking any chances. I'm over this stuff! I called the pharmacists, he says premetharin works! I told him about the mixed reviews but he said no, it works. I'll give this one more go around and if after one week it's not gone, then I think I may. If you have pets like I do, you may want to look them over. Mine has some scalyness and something on her neck. The both have very dry skin and seem to have thinning hair. Not sure if this is connected but pet owners may need to consider getting their dog dipped or something. This mite is an absolute night mare.
kathleen

Tiffin, OH

#21 Jul 12, 2013
I've never had scabies before now. I work at home, so I am pretty sure I got them while we were staying at a very nice hotel in Schaumburg, IL. Neither my hubby or 2 kids got them, but they did not handle the blankets I took out of the wardrobe in case anyone got chilled. No one used the blankets, and I'm the one who handled them to put them back in the wardrobe.

I worked in dermatology, where we would prescribe Elimite, etc., for scabies, and everyone would have to be treated regardless if symptomatic or not. Still working in the medical field, a few years later I woke up regarding the toxins of big pharm and all the other processed junk that is wrecking lives, so I went all-natural + organic raw as much as possible.

Anywho, my son has had lice before, which we smothered with mayo and occluded with saran wrap. Keeping that technique in mind, after my shower today, I applied a thick coat of olive oil, then occluded it with food wrap. Lo and behold, black dots started appearing under the clear dressing. Some of the "dots" were moving, proving their identity. After a while, I removed the wrap(s) in the shower and washed the mites away. I reapplied immediately and achieved the same result after a period of time.

I will keep this up until they are gone. The wrap keeps them from joining or escaping the club and gives me some sense of security that I am not distributing them around the house. I am also being diligent about the house. So far, my hubby and kids have been spared.

I hope this helps those who do not wish to suffer the sequelae of toxic treatments. Take good care!

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