how do i get rid of scabies once and ...

Since: Jan 13

Greeley, CO

#3242 Jan 20, 2013
new2this wrote:
I see some recent discussions of eternal re-infection. I dont know to what extent this is happening to me. Washed my hads with tea tree oil yesterda a few times and there were quite a few in my skin.
Of course I am rotating my clothing and sheets, still. It is possible however that they are on various surfaces and while I wipe some down, there are others I may miss.
As far as external reinfection I would caution against baths, even hot ones with good stuff in them. Just sayin'.
Also, the internal reinfection is a challenge since like some of you there were ALOT of mites that had hidden in plain sight for many months before emerging from their burrows. Mine do seem to have been chased around my body and I am just trying to be patient. A rash appeared on my upper thigh a couple of weeks ago, near my groin,
Am wondering about NODES. Some writers have talked about some mites (scabies or others) nesting in high concentrations in certain places which they seem to call nodes. I have had a few hardened spots-- like small blisters-- that remain in the skin for many weeks. I do hope this is not some sort of norwegian scabies but if that is simply an indication of extent of infestation and not a different species of mite, then there must be a range of stages we suffer from.
Anyone get long term harm from permethrin in the eyes? Help from heat treatments or sunlight, esp if you are in a place to go outside and get sunshine?
Anyway-- from sunshine to a place where the sun DONT shine... I also wonder if anyone has seen small black specks when wiping self after excretion?
LOL. Yes this is the place to talk about it and not over caviar and blinis!:)
As far as nodes, men commonly get nodes on their scrotum and shaft due to scabies. Its just how the skin reacts and no its not norwegian scabies. Those are crusty and tan and very distinct and usually only in immuno compromised or elderly people. Just hang in there!
scabies disaster

Chicago, IL

#3243 Jan 23, 2013
Hi I have had scabies for two months-hopefully it is gone -but here are some huge mistakes I made in treatment.
1. the DR told me Scabie will not affect your face and scalp so I did not use the permethrin on either-totally wrong of course I got it on both and it delayed me feeling better a whole month.
2. the doctor said humans can't pass it to dogs. Wrong again. My dogs vet said they absolutely can get it. She reccomended Revolution for the dog even though she had no symptoms-it is better to treat.
3. I ended up being prescribed Ivermectin-I should have gotten this from day one.
4. Sulfur ointment sold at walgreens works well.
Good luck getting rid of this horrible problem.
Anthony

Auckland, New Zealand

#3244 Jan 24, 2013
Use lyderm it's a cream my son and I have it. he got bullied at school two weeks later its gone ask your doctor about lyderm
ThatChick

United States

#3246 Jan 24, 2013
So if I use bleach in my bath water it wont bleach.me.or anything right?
Stupid question I kno but ohwell.
Ren

New Providence, NJ

#3248 Jan 27, 2013
Is 6 ivermectin enough for 190 lbs?

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#3249 Jan 27, 2013
Ren wrote:
Is 6 ivermectin enough for 190 lbs?
Your a little under its better to be above then below. I'm guessing they are 3mg tabs? For ever 30 pounds equal 3mg
Ren

New Providence, NJ

#3250 Jan 27, 2013
I was worried its kind of low for my son. 2 treatments done, I'm driving back and forth switching bedding and clothes and its tiring but his itching is very low comparing to earlier days.
Defeated scabies

Cardiff, UK

#3251 Jan 27, 2013
I caught this at my gf's house. I started itching underneath my watch, I thought it was my watch irritating my skin so I took it off. I then started to itch so bad on my arms, hips, legs. Fuck what people say, everywhere itches like crazy and especially where the skin is thin and a nice home for the creatures and at night. I immediately found that this was scabies and I know that this sounds daunting but the more time you leave it, scabies will just get worse. I started taking bleach baths, NEVER wore my clothes more than once and when I used them, I put them in a bin liner and washed at a higher temp than normal. I went to the docs and they prescribed me with permethrin 5%. I remember a month or two back on a Saturday. I got about an hours sleep after using the cream and I went back to the docs and they said its a allergic reaction to the mites. I took regular showers but the doc actually recommended not to as I'm getting rid of my natural body oils and replacing them with other substances! Which I kinda understood but I wanted them gone. I used some derma shampoo and a high moisturising cream and eventually they went! It was so expensive just to get rid of them but I feel for people that have got them coz its horrible. Get to the docs and don't take on board the bullshitters that prolong this matter on here and explain the matter that they are never gonna get rid of it like its the bubonic plague. Don't worry just get some treatment and stay clean.
Defeated scabies

Cardiff, UK

#3252 Jan 27, 2013
I also used Anti histamine that really relieved the itching, dont be shy on using these every 4 or 6 hours if they say u can. obviously read the instrcutions coz some say 1 a day but I couldn't handle this. they can make u feel drowsy too so be careful. i Hope this helps.
Billy Jean

United States

#3253 Jan 28, 2013
Did you ever get rid of them? I have them...
Josh

United States

#3254 Jan 30, 2013
So I just did my first treatment with the 5% cream washed all my bedding and clothes but I'm still itching. What do I do now to help with all this
Lora

Mooresville, NC

#3255 Jan 30, 2013
i would suggest these products http://skinimprovements.com/scabies-cream-for... they even have a shampoo and medicated hair conditioner to kill the mites if it got on to the scalp - http://skinimprovements.com/head-scalp-hair-s...
umathr

New Market, MD

#3257 Jan 31, 2013
I have got very good results using sulfur soap. Get a soft or natural bristle bath brush and use the sulfur soap. Take a shower or bath as usual when you get out dry off than use the sulfur soap. Use the bath brush to work it into the skin let it dry on your skin paying special attention to the most effected areas. You can also buy sulfur shampoo. This is a safe cheap and very effective way to get rid of scabies. Believe me it works. There is no need to us bleach, bleach is not safe to use, it is harmful to humans. I have found that the soap is more effective than the sulfur cream. You must work it into the skin with a cloth or as I do with a brush. Be gentle no need to brush to hard. It is simple and not to hard good luck. If you are concerned with furniture make a baking soda spray and spray the areas of concern with the baking soda solution let dry.
Almost cured

Mineola, NY

#3258 Jan 31, 2013
I work as a medical receptionist and must have caught scabies from touching or shaking hands with a patient...that's the only connection that I can pinpoint in how I caught it...but i digress

I started with the bleach baths in HOT HOT water every night before bed. Really hot water with 1/4 cup of regular clorox bleach and about 1/4 of baking powder and it did offer some minor relief. However, my skin is sensitive so this wasn't a treatment that I could do every night long term.

Went to the doctor and got a 60 Gram tube of 5% Premethrine cream. Did 30 grams (half the tube which was enough for really good full body coverage) that was 4 days ago. Since then I've cleaned like mad, washed everything I've worn or even touched (which is taxing but it's a necessary evil), covered my bed in vinyl plastic covering and replaced my pillows with new ones covered in bedbud/mite protection covers. Basically sterilizing my environment and washing my hands often. Sitting only on a hard plastic chair I can continue wiping down with bleach instead of my comfy couch, but whatever works!

After the first Prem treatment new bumps and red spots and irritation did occur in areas that I didn't notice or feel before BUT that's to be expected. And those areas are since healing nicely.

The real relief has been that since my first Prem treatment, I shower with 10% Sulfur soap and lather and exfoliate really good with a regular clean wash rag before work. Add a little gold bond medicated moisturizer to aid in the itching and an antihistamine and I'm off to work

For evening, after work, I shower the same as before with hot water and 10% sulfur soap really getting into the nooks and crannies of my body for a good ten minutes and rinse. THEN I lather up all over including hands (under my nails) and feet (in between my toes, under toe nails and massaged into soles) with Metasol 5% Monosulfiram soap and let it dry on my skin. Instantly feels cool to my skin and wonderful. I put on a thin long sleeve shirt, thin sweat pants, thin socks and cotton allergy gloves and go to sleep. Been doing this for a few days and with the exception of the healing itch from the mite debris being purged from the skin I feel like I'm a week or two at max from being totally free from this nightmare.

After a while you really can tell the difference between a natural body itch from the healing vs. itching from active scabies. Natural body itch only needs a small rub or so to alleviate and then stops. Active scabies itch is unrelenting.

Anyway, I'm feeling almost human again and SOOOOO much better. Just to be safe I'll do my second Prem treatment in three days (7 days after initial treatment). In the meanwhile the above regimen has really been helpful. ALSO, constantly reminding myself that some itching is still to be expected even as I'm healing helps me make the mind body connection that I'm on the right track and not to give up and not to scratch hard and make matters worse. Just gently rub and massage the itch. Keep nails trimmed short!

This is war and I'm determined to win!! Hope you all are finding relief because OMG this has been a plague on me and I'm so grateful to be feeling relief because I was really torn up about this.

I'll never judge a person with scabies or bedbugs as harshly anymore.
john smith

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3259 Jan 31, 2013
man these scabies are killikng me i had it for a month an i want to know how i get rid of them please somebody help

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#3260 Jan 31, 2013
john smith wrote:
man these scabies are killikng me i had it for a month an i want to know how i get rid of them please somebody help
Get a rx for prem 5% and get some iver. Do it ASAP! The faster you fight them the better you will be off!
had enough

Torrance, CA

#3262 Feb 4, 2013
clove oil- everywhere-http://www.ncbi.nlm .nih.gov/pubmed/20711455 research proves it kills them. do your head too!!!

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#3265 Feb 6, 2013
Beware of the SULFUR SOAP sales people. They attack all products that they don't sell!

They don't care about you at all if fact they go way out of the way to try and harm anyone who stands up to them.
Read below the posting that has been posted on many other threads trying to get rid of me.

"For the information of people on this forum, Langoliers is also a consistent poster on the Scabies Forum. He and his wife have been infected for well over a year. He consistently posts some very dangerous and toxic "cures" there that are very dangerous to a persons health. He does this acting like some kind of authority when he is not even cured himself.
He also created a whole thread under an alternate identity just for his own pathetic amusement. he really needs to be in a psychiatric ward.

I invite anyone to go on the Scabies forum and read the drivel he posts as a remedy and then go and find real answers as to how detrimental it is. He even highly recommends Lindane which has resulted in seizures and deaths."
Happy jack

Elwood, IN

#3266 Feb 6, 2013
Happy Jack for animals gets rid of mites. Worked for the dogs and therefore makes sense that it worked for the household also, for fogging the house and whatever else you need it for. Also, fairly inexpensive. You will feel "crawly" while using the chemical.
umathr

New Market, MD

#3268 Feb 6, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
Beware of the SULFUR SOAP sales people. They attack all products that they don't sell!
They don't care about you at all if fact they go way out of the way to try and harm anyone who stands up to them.
Read below the posting that has been posted on many other threads trying to get rid of me.
"For the information of people on this forum, Langoliers is also a consistent poster on the Scabies Forum. He and his wife have been infected for well over a year. He consistently posts some very dangerous and toxic "cures" there that are very dangerous to a persons health. He does this acting like some kind of authority when he is not even cured himself.
He also created a whole thread under an alternate identity just for his own pathetic amusement. he really needs to be in a psychiatric ward.
I invite anyone to go on the Scabies forum and read the drivel he posts as a remedy and then go and find real answers as to how detrimental it is. He even highly recommends Lindane which has resulted in seizures and deaths."
I am always saying that sulfur soap works because it does work. I dont think I have ever attacked any product exposed on this forum. Use what you want.

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