washer only washes with warm water???

washer only washes with warm water???

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pregnant with scabies

Roswell, GA

#1 Dec 18, 2013
We've done treatment but my washer only Washingtons with warm water. We have been putting ammonia along with arm and hammer. Has anyone had this issue before? Pleas help
Katee

Homewood, IL

#2 Dec 22, 2013
Hi, I don't wash everything in hot. I don't even throw everything into a hot dryer, some things I still hang up to dry in the basement. BUT I think as long as there's enough time that it's been dry (5-7 days) and then as long as I put it in the dryer to heat it up sufficiently before I wear it. I think your dryer is more important than the hot water. However, I would probably wear rubber gloves (I work in healthcare and always have a box of them around) when moving wet clothes to the dryer.

I hope you're doing well pws.
People

Hollywood, FL

#3 Dec 22, 2013
pregnant with scabies wrote:
We've done treatment but my washer only Washingtons with warm water. We have been putting ammonia along with arm and hammer. Has anyone had this issue before? Pleas help
Turn the cold water off going to your washer from the wall from the plumbing fixtures/faucet. Manipulate the washer to use hot water or turn the cold water to low coming from the wall.
I disagree with the "healthcare" worker above. You need to use hot water to kill the scabies. Use Arm and Hammer Laundry Detergent - powdered only. It contains an ingredient in it that kills the mites. The "healthcare" worker above is right. The more time a piece of clothing sits around, the harder it is for the mites inside it to reinfest you. The longer a mite is away from its host (you) the harder it is for them to reinfest you. They simply dry up and die.
Some mites last longer in the environment than others. Some can live up to 21 days away from their host, but that's a stretch.

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pregnant w scabies

Roswell, GA

#4 Dec 22, 2013
Katee wrote:
Hi, I don't wash everything in hot. I don't even throw everything into a hot dryer, some thinI'm I still hang up to dry in the basement. BUT I think as long as there's enough time that it's been dry (5-7 days) and then as long as I put it in the dryer to heat it up sufficiently before I wear it. I think your dryer is more important than the hot water. However, I would probably wear rubber gloves (I work in healthcare and always have a box of them around) when moving wet clothes to the dryer.
I hope you're doing well pws.
Thanks we have done treatment. I don't feel itchy at all anymore just a few bumps here and there. if it spreads im going to retreat. I still use gloves while doing laundry. Are u cured yet? Hope you are well too
pregnant w scabies

Roswell, GA

#5 Dec 22, 2013
People wrote:
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Turn the cold water off going to your washer from the wall from the plumbing fixtures/faucet. Manipulate the washer to use hot water or turn the cold water to low coming from the wall.
I disagree with the "healthcare" worker above. You need to use hot water to kill the scabies. Use Arm and Hammer Laundry Detergent - powdered only. It contains an ingredient in it that kills the mites. The "healthcare" worker above is right. The more time a piece of clothing sits around, the harder it is for the mites inside it to reinfest you. The longer a mite is away from its host (you) the harder it is for them to reinfest you. They simply dry up and die.
Some mites last longer in the environment than others. Some can live up to 21 days away from their host, but that's a stretch.

Thanks I will do that. But hopefully we are already cured
Katee

Homewood, IL

#6 Dec 23, 2013
Hi pws, everyone has their opinions, mine just happens to be that heat kills and it doesn't matter which heat that is. Not jumping into it with the sarcastic person above. Borax and A&H kills too, but I just used it with warm water. I have nice work clothes that I don't want to wreck or shrink.

How long since you and your family treated? I'm glad you're doing better, you seemed to have a much easier time than many others thankfully. I'm still not sure about me, depends on the day. Some days are perfectly fine, then there's the day itchy new bumps appear and I don't know again. I made an appt with an infectious med doc, because I want to be sure that this is either gone/post scabies or that it will be cured once and for all. Happy holidays pws!
Ba Hum Bug

Hollywood, FL

#7 Dec 24, 2013
Katee wrote:
Hi pws, everyone has their opinions, mine just happens to be that heat kills and it doesn't matter which heat that is. Not jumping into it with the sarcastic person above. Borax and A&H kills too, but I just used it with warm water. I have nice work clothes that I don't want to wreck or shrink.
How long since you and your family treated? I'm glad you're doing better, you seemed to have a much easier time than many others thankfully. I'm still not sure about me, depends on the day. Some days are perfectly fine, then there's the day itchy new bumps appear and I don't know again. I made an appt with an infectious med doc, because I want to be sure that this is either gone/post scabies or that it will be cured once and for all. Happy holidays pws!
Yes, Katie, I agree, don't jump into anything with me. You'll get your ass kicked right out the door.
And my recommendations here on this forum are for the newbies coming here who have absolutely no idea what and how to treat this plague. It's not meant for spammers like Katie, Itchee, or any other troll coming to this forum who mess with people coming here for help.
Katie, let us know how your appointment with the infectious disease doctor went. I'm interested to hear "this."

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#8 Dec 24, 2013
Katee wrote:
Hi pws, everyone has their opinions, mine just hens to be that heat kills and it doesn't mawhich heat is. Not jumping into it w the sarcastic personove. Borax and ills too, but I just used it warm water. I have nice work clothes that I don't want to wreck or shrink.
How long since you and your family treated? I'm glad you're doing better, you seemed to have a much easier time than many others thankfully. I'm still not sure about me, depends on the day. Some days are perfectly fine, then there's the day itchy new bumps appear and I don't know again. I made an appt with an infectious med doc, because I want to be sure that this is either gone/post scabies or that it will be cured once and for all. Happy holidays pws!
Do your bumps spread? Do they go away? what treatments did you do? Its been a month and a half since our last treatment. hopefully you are cured. Its really confusing. Im going to try and see a specialist too. let me know how it goes. Merry christmas!
Katee

Homewood, IL

#9 Dec 25, 2013
Hardly, you're not worth the effort FL. Go try to scare someone else.

It changes pws. Now what did you do? Forgive me if you've posted it and I didn't see, but the last time we talked you were trying sulfur. Did you move on to permethrin?

I don't get the pin pricks anymore and you couldn't convince me a month ago that the pin pricks weren't bites, but really I think it just took a while to get over the effects of permethrin. Same with the crawling and the bumps too in the beginning. I'm still getting them on my back, face and arms mostly - single tiny blisters that itch, not rashes so much. I don't see burrows. In August I did 4 treatments of permethrin and stromectol together, 7 days apart. It cleared up most of it but not all. My family only did 2 treatments.

It started to get worse so I continued for 2 months more with vet ivermectin but not much change until I added other topicals along with it. I stopped the ivermectin last weekend. It's definitely not full blown scabies but it's 4 months later and I still have bumps and itchiness. Sometimes I think that I'm keeping it under control too well that there isn't going to be anything to really see when I see the specialist. My boyfriend wants me to just stop everything (cleaning, drying, clove, benzyl, all that stuff in the arsenal) and see clearly if it continues.

There was another guy here, Lyle, who told me he and his wife still get bumps and itchiness 4 months later too and he did a very similar treatment. His doctor tells him, like mine, that they are cured. He believes he is too. He doesn't spend a lot of time reading these forums so maybe that's why!
pregnant w scabies

Roswell, GA

#10 Dec 25, 2013
[QUOTE who="Katee"I Hardlyre not worth the effort FL. o try to scare some else.
It changes pws. Now whau do? Forgive me if you've posted it and I didn't see, but the last time we talked you were trying sulfur. Did you move on to permethrin?
I don't get the pin pricks anymore and you couldn't convince me a month ago that the pin pricks weren't bites, but really I think it just took a while to get over the effects of permethrin. Same with the crawling and the bumps too in the beginning. I'm still getting them on my back, face and arms mostly - single tiny blisters that itch, not rashes so I don't see burrows. August I did 4 treatments of permethrin and the together, 7 days apart. It cleared uit's ost of it but all. My family only did 2 treatments.
It ed to worse so I continued for 2 months more with vet ivermectin but not much change until I added other topicals along with it. I stopped the ivermectin last weekend. It's definitely not full blown scabies but it's 4 months later and I still have bumps and itchiness. Sometimes I think that I'm keeping it under control too well that there isn't going to be anything to really see when I see the specialist. My boyfriend wants me to just stop everything (cleaning, drying, clove, benzyl, all that stuff in the arsenal) and see clearly if it continues.
There was another guy here, Lyle, who told me he and his wife still get bumps and itchiness 4 months later too and he did a very similar treatment. His doctor tells him, like mine, that they are cured. He believes he is too. He doesn't spend a lot of time reading these forums so maybe that's why!
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Katie well first i did the permetherin. My family and i did it 3 times. Some did it along with ivermectin. it got real bad on me and seemed to spread after the first treatment. It got better though and I started healing and itch got so much better after a couple weeks. I started then using sulfur and that took away all my scars and basically whatever was left. My skin is clear now thank god, nothing compared to before. But I I have tiny blisters too that pop up. Some go away and some seem to stay. Right now i have 3 on my chest that itch a little. And a couple on my arms that don't itch. no burrows either. my family tell me the same to calm down with the cleaning and try to forget. That if its back, il know. Its just so hard. i believe pin pricks were the permetherine too. Whenever I go to the dermo there's not much to see either they think its nothing
Katee

Homewood, IL

#11 Jan 10, 2014
Hi pws, I think a lot of that could be permethrin effects but I also don't have a lot of faith in permethrin to cure anything so who knows. I read in another thread that you think it's back, so yeah it could very well be reinfection. Won't your landlord be reasonable and do something about your washing machine? What a pain! And of course at this stage you don't have any choice other than permethrin so I totally feel for you and know you've got to be frustrated. That stuff can cause havoc on your skin and you don't even realize how bad it was on you until later. Was your little niece and her mother finally treated? Hopefully your doc understands your concerns and is taking you seriously. I do pray for people and will pray for a healthy mom and baby soon!

I know what you mean about symptoms with very little to see. That's how it has been for me for a long time now, so my doc kept insisting I'm cured. Now I've stopped taking ivermectin a few weeks ago and the bite marks and itching are increasing again. I hope to get an answer very soon too.
pregnant w scabies

Roswell, GA

#12 Jan 11, 2014
Katee wrote:
Hi pws, I think a lot of that could be permethrin effects but I also don't have a lot of faith in permethrin to cure anything so who knows. I read in another thread that you think it's back, so yeah it could very well be reinfection. Won't your landlord be reasonable and do something about your washing machine? What a pain! And of course at this stage you don't have any choice other than permethrin so I totally feel for you and know you've got to be frustrated. That stuff can cause havoc on your skin and you don't even realize how bad it was on you until later. Was your little niece and her mother finally treated? Hopefully your doc I nderstands your concerns and is takyouriously. I do pray for people and will pray for a healthy mom and baby soon!
I know what you mean about symptoms with very little to see. That's how it has been for me for a long time now, so my doc kept insisting I'm cured. Now I've stopped taking ivermectin a few weeks ago and the bite marks and itching are increasing again. I hope to get an answer very soon too.
Hi Kate
I treated again because the doctor found a line on my chest that looked like a burrow. But when I did the ink test, the ink didn't form a line, so I'm not sure if it really was or not. But I am treating for it along with my family. Today or tomorrow is my last treatment. I'm debating because I'm severely sick with the cold. And I don't want the permetherin smearing off my nose all night. Do you think it's ok if I do the treatment 8days later after the last one, or it has to be 7 days after?as for my washing machine, maintenance turned off the cold water. I still pour boiling water in because I don't think it's hot enough. Lately I haven't been itchy. Nobody else is itchy either. What do you recommend for shoes? Thank you for your prayers
pregnant w scabies

Roswell, GA

#13 Jan 13, 2014
pregnant w scabies wrote:
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Hi Kate
I treated again because the doctor found a line on my chest that looked like a burrow. But when I did the ink test, the ink didn't form a line, so I'm not sure if it really was or not. But I am treating for it along with my family. Today or tomorrow is my last treatment. I'm debating because I'm severely sick with the cold. And I don't want the permetherin smearing off my nose all night. Do you think it's ok if I do the treatment 8days later after the last one, or it has to be 7 days after?as for my washing machine, maintenance turned off the cold water. I still pour boiling water in because I don't think it's hot enough. Lately I haven't been itchy. Nobody else is itchy either. What do you recommend for shoes? Thank you for your prayers
My neice was treated. I'm not sure about her mom though, because she insisted she didn't need too. My mom bought her and her family the medication so I hope they did. Have you seen the specialist yet?
Katee

Homewood, IL

#14 Jan 14, 2014
Shoes are easy for me, it's called a polar vortex!! I've been leaving them on the back porch. For a second I thought you wanted to talk about what shoes are cool! ha! I have a lot of shoes and hardly ever wear them within a few days of each other, and again, I leave them outside in the winter wonderland. You could always get gallon sized baggies and stick them in the freezer. Same with makeup, I do that sometimes too.

Doc is Thursday. We'll see. I tend to think you truly have scabies and the rest of us have something else. I can't believe it can be as resistant as it seems to be on me. I'm having a pretty hard time again.

After my last treatment, doc took 4 biopsies off me because I was complaining that I was still being bitten. They came back as folliculitus, all four biopsies did, no bugs. So that might all you're having right now. From what I've read, it seems to be common after treatment.

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#15 Jan 14, 2014
PWS I find that spraying my shoes with alcohol after I use them helps. Then before I put them on. I also have done what Katee has put my shoes in my back porch were its a freezer.
Katee, it could be folliculitus. I don't know how much of the old threads you have read but Sam fought scabies for a long time to find out he had fungal infection once he worked on that he was able to beat it. What are your symptoms? I think sometimes I have a different mite..maybe even springtails though I never seen one before. No one in my family has this... I rarely itch but I feel these hard bite. Praying for you ladies.
Katee

Homewood, IL

#16 Jan 14, 2014
Hi there Coco-loco, I have lots of sores on my back now that itch terribly, crawling though not much and it only seems to be crawly when I use something on my skin like benzyl benzoate. My last perm/ivermectin treatment was August which worked great, and then it got worse so I used ivermectin for about 2 months every weekend where it was diminished to almost nothing. I stopped 3 weeks ago, and now it's getting bad again. I am considering the albendazole doses that sweetkitten used.

Infectious doc on Thurs so I hope to get answers. I have never seen a single thing either as far as bugs and I have one of those magnifiers with a USB. There is never anything there to see. Nothing comes off on tape except skin or scabs from sores. Nothing coming out of my pores. Doesn't present like typical scabies, not like morgs either, I have no idea.

My boyfriend has it, sons had it, but all very light cases. A girl at work caught it that sat across an isle from me and I had no contact with...I'd like to know how that happened. She seems to be ok now that she doesn't sit by me anymore. When it started on her, I had NOT told her about my skin so she didn't know anything. People would be noticably uncomfortable around me, feel crawly and have to move. My boyfriend and sons felt the crawlies near me and witnessed the discomfort of other people as well who were around me. Its really crazy and my boyfriend always backs me up when I see a doc because we know how nuts it sounds. Anyway, all we can do it keep trying to get help. Thank you for prayers, coming back at you too.
Katee

Homewood, IL

#17 Jan 14, 2014
Know what Coco-loco, I'm doubtful about a fungal infection too. I've had a time or two where I had to use diflucan, one time I took it every day for 5 days so not thinking fungal is what this is. Anyway, have a great week despite all.
pregnant w scabies

Roswell, GA

#19 Jan 19, 2014
Kate
You probably just have follicutis hopefully. I went back to normal after doing three more treatments. I haven't had any new bumps or itchyness. So I hope it's gone. My boyfriend hasn't been itchy either. I just hope it's really gone. As for the shoes I sprayed them with either Lysol or permetherin spray daily. I think it worked
Katee

Homewood, IL

#20 Jan 19, 2014
That is great to hear PWS, really terrific. I hope so too!
helpwithbugs

Quito, Ecuador

#21 Oct 11, 2014
I don't have a washing machine, a lot of days we don't even have water, maybe 1 hour a day we'll have cold running water. What to do then???:(

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