How I Killed Scabies In Less Than A H...

Since: Mar 13

Elmhurst, NY

#184 Mar 27, 2013
Ammonia! Cheaper than borax, works much better on killing them.
I used to add approx. a cup to my laundry. I believe it even kills when the water isn't hot enough
rmr123

Harmony, NC

#185 Mar 29, 2013
I have been reading all the stories on this forum about scabies. There is a lot interesting information, that could be useful to us folks about our encounters with the mites or scabies. I know one thing I would not wish this on the devil.
I have been fighting my battle for over 10 months now. Still fighting they are not easy to get rid of. I have found out the most doctors do not know what they are talking about when it comes to the mites. I went to the doctors when I first contacted them. I used very expensive lotions and other things that they thought would get rid of them. After $2500 in the progress of so call get rid of them didn't work. By that time they had gotten under my skin when that happens you are really in trouble. I have shaved my head 3 times.
But they still live in my head and feet. I hate to wear shoes. I wear a cap all the time in hoping and praying I dont give someone else the mites. I wash all the time. I dont go around my family much. I'm in fear they may get what I have. I pray everyday the The Dear Lord will free me of what's going on in my life, and believe me they will take over your life. I'm still spend alot of money on treatments. Hoping and praying one day soon I will be free. May God Bless All That reads this.
almostthere

Toronto, Canada

#186 Mar 30, 2013
At VSS. Everyone has a different experience...you think i havent done what you suggested.??? I did rely on baking soda, borax etc. you name it. my house, car, environemnt was sanitized like crazy, so where else could they keep coming back from? we are able to kill them off our body and we continued to get bites, especially with thick clothing. well, now i recently discovered they go to your head too. I'm just trying to help those who have had it for more than a month. that yes take that extra step, extra labor if you can,(which will last for a shorter period of time) and not go through what I'm going through, I relied that the washing with those chemicals will kill them. this is why after my first month, I decided to dry for 2 hours. even that didn't help. nad yes you're right about that. If you can bag items for about a week (air tight) you'll be fine too. i only boil my 20 month old, clothing and I'm thinking of the bed sheets. my spouse and I clothing, bagged. I'm just trying to help and advice people that these things have evolved, i have gone through all the advice on the internet. maybe you had an easier experience, but i did not and want to help the next.

I will definitely use ammonia thanks for the advice @ desperate scabiesfighter.
I've used it once in the laundry but didnt really pay attention if that was a good load. I use it to clean my house.

Since: Mar 13

Woodside, NY

#187 Mar 30, 2013
My cleaning routine was crazy. I used to be one of these irritating people who keep their homes shiny 24/7, so when I claimed I started deep cleaning everything to a friend he was like 'say what, wasn't everything sterilized there yet?'
I weared anything only once, regardless what was that. Underwear, tees, and such things are obvious, but I also considered coats, scarfs, shoes, gloves, jackets, absolutely everything that touched me. If non-washable, in freezer for two days.
I didn't wash my bedding daily thought, I'd have had to spend all my day laundering since I have a queen size. I just ironed it on the highest heat setting with steam, pillows including (just by placing iron on it and pushing the 'steam release' button they got extremely hot inside). My comforter was packed airtight for two weeks.
Vinyl, awkward mattress cover. I also covered the zipper in it with scotch tape, just to be sure. My mattres, before being enclosed, was generously rubbed with diatomaceous earth.
I kept a few things in a separate closet, the main one was sealed for two weeks with the rest of clothes inside. Sprayed very lavishly with alcohol/water/peppermint oil before.
I washed everything normally, some things even in cold water, but every load had at least a cup of ammonia. Nevertheless every piece was throughoutly steam ironed on both sides, even towels. I handled clean dry laundry with vinyl gloves, rubbing some ammonia solution after every piece done.
I didn't like the borax idea since the only manufacturer in the US is henkel (yes, it owns 20 mule team) and they test on animals. My life is absolutely cruelty-free. I bought some from other distributor on amazon but the price was too high comparing to expected effectiveness. And Austin's Ammonia is pretty cheap (gallon for a dollar in a dollar store) and a very potent mite killer.
Since I found it out, I thrown away both alco/peppermint and bleach/water sprays. Mixed cheap glass cleaner with ammonia (2:1, but do it only if the gc does not contain bleach).
After every usage of the bathroom I sprayed everything touched with that mix and closed the door. Pretty simple, does not take too much time if you keep a bottle handy on your sink.
I was really, really psychotic, so I was transfering dishes from dishwasher to cabinets wearing vinyl gloves, then packing the unit with dirty ones, closing, starting and sterilizing every handle and button with my spray mix. Every handle on any cabinet was rubbed with the mix at least twice a day. Floors vacuumed daily, followed with steam mop.
After I did my first Iver I noticed there is something different going on, but I was still pretty convinced I had them. THANK GOD I stopped using ANY topical treatment while taking iver.
First of all, it kept the sebum as I explained a few posts above, second - I'd never really realise when I was cured. At first I was itching like crazy. Even worse than while being untreated. And a few new bumps appeared.
I still itch from a time to time, but I am completely sure I'm free of this sh*t. Maybe I overreacted a little with the cleaning and stuff, but at least I knew for sure there was NO way for them to survive.

Since: Mar 13

Woodside, NY

#188 Mar 30, 2013
And yes, benadryl is an antihistamine only, and may help relieve the symptoms. I wouldn't use it myself. I just woundn't monitor what is happening to my body. And it may be sorta scary to use antihistamines while treating, then the benadryl or whatever stops working and you have new bumps/itching etc. You may get misled.
Jmc

Morayfield, Australia

#190 Mar 31, 2013
DesperateScabieFighter wrote:
And yes, benadryl is an antihistamine only, and may help relieve the symptoms. I wouldn't use it myself. I just woundn't monitor what is happening to my body. And it may be sorta scary to use antihistamines while treating, then the benadryl or whatever stops working and you have new bumps/itching etc. You may get misled.
Hi How long does it take for you skin to get back to normal. I have not itched for app 12mths but my skin is still very scaly and brown pigment looking stuff. around my thumb nails thick dead skin peels off I still have breakouts a specific area is clear one minute then a slight itch then I scratch it and breakout again. I dry shave my arms and legs and the dead skin that comes off how long does this go on.any help and info would be good

cheers
Kayy

Los Angeles, CA

#191 Apr 3, 2013
Cayenne pepper! What you want to do is wet your body take the pepper and sprinkle some in your hand lather yourself down only the infected areas if possible don't use to much because you don't want to burn yourself leave it on for about 5 minutes IT WILL STING A BIT but trust me completely worth it after 5 minutes take a cold shower if its hot or warm it will make it sting more after you get out of the shower you will not for a while but its well worth it. works like a charm and all natural no chance of killing yourself hah then of course you want to make sure you clean your floors bed and clothes so they cannot re-infest in hot hot water and dry on the hottest setting I dried everything twice.
Vicar of Dibley

Birmingham, UK

#192 Apr 5, 2013
I recently realised that I have scabies and probably have had them for about 5 or 6 months. I have read up everything I can and am exhausted with all the washing/cleaning. I have tried tea tree oil, orange oil , permethrin (and am sick of the smirks I get when I ask for it at a pharmacy). The only place I can think of when I must have got it was on a spa break where I got on to the massage table for a facial and back massage which used the same covers for everyone and someone else had just had the same treatment. The girl who did the facial/massage also commented on the bit of a rash she had on her hands and did me a manicure as well - so it could be either of those or both. I think an hours of that counts as skin to skin contact so I do resent the implication from the smirkers that I must have got them some other way. I cover me and my husband with permethrin and actually left mine on for 24 hours but still am getting bites. My husband made me go to the doctors because I was close to tears with it all but all she said was that I had a bad case of dermatitis. What am I supposed to do? Thanks for reading this anyway - but if anyone has any ideas I would be really grateful.
Marisa

Brisbane, Australia

#193 Apr 10, 2013
I tried aloe vera ... The gel of the plant not the one in the bottle. Apply to affected area and leave ...after a few minutes rub area in circles and you will find it sort of melts the bumps and turns it into some sort of powdery stuff and just melts away. Wash off and reapply the aloe gel until there are no more bumps.... Do try this. I have and it worked.
ITZee wrote:
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Its my first time here. I'm only looking for answers. But in the interest of science, honesty, & helping each other out, it caused a very bad, itchy, burning rash on me, my 3 yr old & newborn. However not each time. We have treated 5 or 6 times,,& we rashed 2-3 of those times, interchangeably. New appt on Monday, i'll update.
Suffering Bad

Shreveport, LA

#194 Apr 15, 2013
2405philly guy wrote:
Listen people. For me epsom salt is the answer. It works well!! I will soak in it every chance I get to make sure the hooooooorible bugs don't get in me and eat me up. The sulfur in the epsom salt kills them I believe. Please try soakin in a hot bath with the salt every night or atleast 2 nights straight. It will work out hopefully everyone. I've cried over the thoughts and pains of scabies and hopefully I am finally fiinding the light. I'm not religious but I found myself praying to god being as though that seemed like the only hope left. Love u all.
Please tell me how much epsom salt to a gallon of water should be used to kill scabies?
Suffering Bad

Shreveport, LA

#195 Apr 15, 2013
Please tell me how much epsom salt to a gallon of water should be used to kill scabies?
Scratchy

Morristown, TN

#197 Apr 18, 2013
Stephanie wrote:
Will Epsom salt baths actually kill the scabies.... My doctor said it would work but he is a little messed up if you know what I mean.... Please help me
Nope tried it, still scratchy. I also tried a mixture of vinigure, spearmint extract (to relieve the burning) and cinnamon leaf extract to give it a less nasty smell. this works of flees and lice, but not scabies sadly . I'm going to try the tabacco thing and see if it works the post the results.
Fungal

Worthing, UK

#198 Apr 18, 2013
A fungal infection is a common aftermath of using scabies treatment as a result of maybe open wounds from the bites you received from the scabies mites. And is easily cured using fungal treatment from the doctor. I had this after treating scabies and the visual look is slightly different after a little while of not treating the area. the infected area's will become very inflamed and sore, and also risen if irritated by external clothing, catching the area of skin on something. it tends to build up in a particular place. I.e the finger where i had it. or multiple places, Arm pit and other crevices. But not just crevices. others have had this on the knuckle of their finger. I hope this helps anyone And please re-frain from using home made ointments/Topical creams go to the doctor and you will get the correct cream you need. Be careful it is mis-diagnosed after scabies often. But also it may just be a re-infestation of scabies
Lou

Cedar Park, TX

#199 Apr 18, 2013
I was told that I have scabies, but confused, because I thought it was contagious but I'm the only one in the family who has for 3yearsthe now can someone help
Amy

Ferris, TX

#200 Apr 21, 2013
Epsom salt helps the bugs come out, still alive. Soak in it, watch them line the bath tub water line, then slowly get up so they don't reattach to you. wipe them off the sides of the tub and get back in, see if you can soak some more out. I did this last night and that's what happened.
losing my sanity

Portland, OR

#201 Apr 21, 2013
Someone please help me :(
I've been battling these pests for 4 months now. I've been to the ER, immediate care and the dermatologist only to be told I have nothing.

I itched for a couple weeks and then got a big bump on my abdomen, upper thigh and a very personal place(which I did not show docs). I had severe bruising from scratching! I got some perm, it seemed to help-made the bumps go away but I believe I had gotten reinfested so I got more perm (this was about a couple months later--still itched before I felt like they were truly back again). Then two days after using perm I had gotten three bumps lined up on my leg, same thing next day on my boob, one on my arm, one on my left foot, and three on my right foot. The second treatment of perm didn't work.I feel crawling and biting everywhere. I've tried the borax bath, that worked for like 5 minutes. I think my dog has it too. I got revolution for her but doesn't seem like it's working. I also think I am getting it from my clothes/couch... I use borax with both but still feel the crawlies!!!! Someone.... anyone ... help :(
Carol

Ontario, CA

#202 Apr 22, 2013
2405philly guy wrote:
Listen people. For me epsom salt is the answer. It works well!! I will soak in it every chance I get to make sure the hooooooorible bugs don't get in me and eat me up. The sulfur in the epsom salt kills them I believe. Please try soakin in a hot bath with the salt every night or atleast 2 nights straight. It will work out hopefully everyone. I've cried over the thoughts and pains of scabies and hopefully I am finally fiinding the light. I'm not religious but I found myself praying to god being as though that seemed like the only hope left. Love u all.
This sounds like easy and economical
Carol

Ontario, CA

#203 Apr 22, 2013
This sounds easy enough and economical... So you cured and do prevention?

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA

#204 Apr 23, 2013
2405philly guy wrote:
Listen people. For me epsom salt is the answer. It works well!! I will soak in it every chance I get to make sure the hooooooorible bugs don't get in me and eat me up. The sulfur in the epsom salt kills them I believe. Please try soakin in a hot bath with the salt every night or atleast 2 nights straight. It will work out hopefully everyone. I've cried over the thoughts and pains of scabies and hopefully I am finally fiinding the light. I'm not religious but I found myself praying to god being as though that seemed like the only hope left. Love u all.
I will try add this to my regiment, Ty Philly guy, God bless you.

Itchy99

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA

#205 Apr 23, 2013
losing my sanity wrote:
Someone please help me :(
I've been battling these pests for 4 months now. I've been to the ER, immediate care and the dermatologist only to be told I have nothing.
I itched for a couple weeks and then got a big bump on my abdomen, upper thigh and a very personal place(which I did not show docs). I had severe bruising from scratching! I got some perm, it seemed to help-made the bumps go away but I believe I had gotten reinfested so I got more perm (this was about a couple months later--still itched before I felt like they were truly back again). Then two days after using perm I had gotten three bumps lined up on my leg, same thing next day on my boob, one on my arm, one on my left foot, and three on my right foot. The second treatment of perm didn't work.I feel crawling and biting everywhere. I've tried the borax bath, that worked for like 5 minutes. I think my dog has it too. I got revolution for her but doesn't seem like it's working. I also think I am getting it from my clothes/couch... I use borax with both but still feel the crawlies!!!! Someone.... anyone ... help :(
Try using Clove Bud Oil, dilute it in some oilve oil, some people apply it directly if they can stand it, it is very strong so be careful it can burn you. They say Bud oil kills the mites, the eggs I am not sure, they say it weakens them or penetrates, I don't know how long that takes to do or how true it is, but I definitely would try Bud oil. Also buy some "Sulfer of flowers" or "sublimed sulfer" from amazon.com , mix some up with petroleum jelly, this also helps and is soothing for the itch, they say sulfer does kill mites also, but I don't know how long exactly, maybe 4-days to a week before you start feeling better. Search this forum for info on clove bud oil and sulfer uses, it will help.

Good luck to you

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