How I got rid of scabies!!!
Posted in the Scabies Forum
#1 Oct 14, 2009
Hi everybody, I have been meaning to write here for a while but I didn't want to jinx myself and have them come back! But it's been almost a year since I've had any bites so I know that they are gone for good! I got some good advice from people here a while back so I figure it's only fair to share what worked for me.
When I first got scabies I went to the dermatologist and he gave me one dose of ivermectin and said I would be fine. They went away and I thought I was good... then I started dating a very nice guy and everything was going good until suddenly we both had all these bites (of course!).
I went back to the doc and he gave me two doses of ivermectin, one for me and one for the boyfriend. Needless to say, they went away but a month or so later they came back again after that too. So from there I took matters into my own hands. It took a little trial and error but I was able to finally get rid of them, and here is what worked for me:
I bought a whole mess of ivermectin over the internet from India. I think it was 24 pills. Anyway, we each took 4 pills (one dose) every 2 weeks, so three doses each. I got that cream (can't remember the name, begins with an "S") and used it all over my body when I took the pills, and also the day after. I also used it as a spot treatment on my hands during the two week windows between taking the pills.
I also used the borax powder (40 mule something or other) when I did the wash, but honestly I did not go crazy with laundry. I tried not to reuse towels, but I definitely did not wash my sheets every day, but I washed my whole bed when I took the pills.
The reason I took the pills every 2 weeks is because the eggs take 10-14 days to hatch and the pills only affect the ones that are running around. Obviously, they will not all be born at the same time, which is where the cream comes in handy.
If you are going through this with someone else, you must be on the same treatment schedule! If you are not in sync you are going to reinfect each other over and over and over and over!
I hope this is helpful! I really think the ivermectin is the key. The other things are good supplements, but you need those pills more than anything!
Also, as a side note, I did try a bunch of neem products (soap, shampoo, cream) and I think they are a big waste of time. They smell gross and don't really do anything :/
My one bit of money advice would be to get all the stuff you need at once. You can waste a lot of money (like I did) messing around trying one thing at a time. Chances are you are going to have to use a combination of things. They are very hard to get rid of, I had them come back probably five or six separate times. But you can do it if you plan well. Make the investment and get a bunch of ivermectin, the cream, stuff to put in your wash, the works. In the long run this will save you from having to buy everything twice or multiple times when the treatments don't work one at a time (which they probably won't).
ps, in case you care, I am still with my boy, we just had our one year anniversary :p soon we can celebrate a year of being scabies free too haha
Good luck to everybody who is going through this, I know how awful it is. I used to wake up with blood caked under my fingernails from scratching my thighs so hard in my sleep. But honestly the worst thing is the disappointment in thinking you are cured only to have them come back again :( I hope you can all be scabies free very soon!
#2 Oct 14, 2009
AWWW! thank you!!! that was well said and put out there and easy to read for everyone, wow, went through this together /been together/scabie free together for a year, congradulations, my friend,....WHOOT! WHOOT! I JUST DID MY HAPPY DANCE AROUND THE ROOM IN YOUR HONOR, it feels good to get relief and then share what helped your soul recover, good hearts and good convo makes people smile, im am so happy for you, thanks for giving me a smile today ..
#3 Oct 16, 2009
sillyface, where did you buy the ivermectin and the cream from? And what is the name of the cream? How much should I order? Do you remember the link for ordering?
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