Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Acapulco Leaves
- Antibacterial Soap
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Bleach and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
- Bleach and Water
- Borax and Baking Soda Scrub
- Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
- Borax Bath, Bleach Bath
- Borax, Boric Acid, Washing Soda
- Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide, Citrus Soap
- Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide, Clove Oil
- Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide, Coconut Oil
- Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide, Noxzema
- Castor Oil
- Citrus Mouthwash
- Clove Oil
- Contracting Scabies
- Diatomaceous Earth
- DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Enzyme Based Treatment
- Enzymes for Scabies
- Epsom Salts
- Essential Oils
- General Feedback
- Homeopathy: Psorinum 30
- Hot Cloths
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Anti- Itch Cream, Whitening Toothpaste
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Zinc Oxide Ointment
- Indigo's Scabies Remedies
- Multiple Remedies
- Neem Juice
- Oil Covered in Plastic Wrap
- Orange and Neem Oils, Borax and H2O2
- Orange Oil
- Orange Oil, Rubbing Alcohol
- Oregano and Mineral Oil
- Oregano Oil and Liquid Soap
- Peppermint Soap for Scabies
- Permethrin, Hand Sanitizer
- Petroleum Jelly
- Poke Greens
- Powdered Sulfur, Vaseline
- Prescription Medications
- Red Wine Spray
- Remedies Needed
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Scabies Feedback
- Scabies vs. Morgellons
- Sulphur Cream
- Sulphur Soap, Borax
- Tea Tree Oil for Scabies
- Ted's Remedies
- Thyme Essential Oil
- Toasted Flour
- Washing Soda
12/09/2009: Concerned from Houston, Tx, USA: "Scabies/Mites/bed bugs and Alcohol
Has anyone tried using diluted acohol on their lessions to kill Scabies/Mites/bed bugs? And how do you tell which one you could have? My oldest son (10) has thousands of bumps that I had been treating as an allergic reaction for a little more than 4 weeks now. And no one else was affected, until now. My younger son (5) has bumps in his underwear. Extremely worried because I now have a newborn, do not want her to get infected, and need to cure my sons."
EC: We're guessing you are referring to rubbing alcohol? Please correct us if we're wrong!
11/16/2008: Joyce from Los Angeles, CA: "I had two outbreaks of either a scabies mite attack or bird mite attack, but the doctor seems unable to conclusively diagnose me even after a skin biopsy and blood tests. By getting my house sprayed twice by an exterminator, cleaning the house more frequently and washing linens every day using Borax, and buying a new mattress, I have not had a third outbreak (yet). But I still have the itchy crawlies. So I am not sure if the mites are gone and that's just residual skin senstivity, or if I still have mites? If they are not biting...I hope that means they are gone.
I have isolated myself (and live alone) for the last 2 months. But my niece needs me to babysit while she goes through surgery. I am afraid I will pass whatever I have on to the baby if I still have mites.
Any good advice?"
11/12/2008: Sarah from Monrovia, CA: "I just want to remind you guys that be careful with online products for curing scabies. and most important thing is that you should see a dermatologist and get an accurate diagnosis first. All my family members were treated with permethrine 5% twice within 10 days according to a diagnosis by a nursepractitioner. But we have more rashes. actually only myself has a few rashes before treatment with the toxic medication...But finally we found out that the rashes were allergic reaction to the medication. But we did not know and freaked out and thought we have more scabies, so we desperately searched online and bought "AllStop" for scabies on line. This product is so irritating that we all devloped rashes all over. So we went to see dermatologists and they all told us that it is allergic reaction. And they do not think we have scabies, they said we don't have any tracks!"
Scabies vs. Morgellons
09/17/2013: Communicatingcenter from Helotes, Tx: "I fought what I thought was scabies for four months. A lot of the people on this site were describing similar symptoms.
If your scabies are visible, then they aren't scabies. If you are having symptoms of black specks, little skin-colored grains, sharp 'pebbles', splintery organisms and hair-like things coming out of your skin, I URGE you to research Morgellons. Do NOT use Wikipedia for information on this condition, as they are incredibly biased on the subject. There is a lot of misinformation out there to sort through.
If you have been fighting 'scabies' for more than a few months, or if you have been seeing organisms coming out of your skin, chances are you are experiencing Morgellons. You cannot kill Morgellons with scabies treatments.
I wish I had found out about this months earlier. Someone posted something similar on a scabies forum, and I ignored the information because a) I didn't want it to be true and b) the Wikipedia page was so biased as to not include any pathogenically based studies on the subject.
Do not despair--if this is what you have, you are one step closer to a cure by knowing what you're after.
Here is a link to a study on the subject http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3751012/
I suggest you visit a Morgellons website as well to read descriptions of the symptoms from people themselves. I repeat: don't let yourself get pulled in by misinformation."
[YEA] 01/10/2011: Pnky from Rockville, Maryland Usa: "I ordered sulfur cream and sulfur soap and it works when you are trying to kill scabies, it does not kill the eggs, but if you keep using it you will be cured. You can go to your local drug store ask for sulfur powder and make your own sulfur cream. This stuff works. I have tried almost everything else, and it was horrible, the horrible smells, the burning oh god it was bad. Sulfur is non toxic and it does not smell bad and it works. It is very gentle. Think sulfur and you will be thinking cure scabies no more sleepless nights. No more dreading the night, sulfur is the cure, nothing else has come close to sulfur.
I tried permethian from canada and mexico you get more from mexico but they use formaldehyde as a preservative its 5% perm and 1% forma so that is not good I used the stuff and got some relief but it did not work, I ran out of it, and it was less and less effective. I do not think sulfur will ever lose its effectiveness. Thank god for sulfur. I spent 60 dollars for about two and half pounds of sulfur cream along with 10 bars of sulfur soap. You can make your own sulfur cream and its much cheaper. If I need more sulfur cream I think I will make my own its so much cheaper.
I have found the best way to use it is sulfur cream applied to the affected areas rub it in, it is very gentle. At this point I usually feel sand like particles on my skin. Leave the cream on for an hour if you can. Get in the bath wash with sulfur soap if you have it regular soap if you do not. Get out of tub dry off put the sulfur cream on again rub it in leave it on. Do this upon rising and before going to bed. There are different methods of using sulfur soap/cream. Good luck! "Replies
09/12/2013: Luvdplanet from Gainesville, Fl replies: "Hello there! Any chance you can provide us with the recipe to make the cream. It would be greatly appreciated ;o)) Thanks, and I hope you got your problem under control. I want the recipe to put on diabetic ulcers."
[YEA] 01/02/2011: Umothra from Kensington, Md, Usa: "I have recently purchased for curing scabies diatomaceous soil, permethrin 5%, enzymes from kleen green, and finally most recently I purchased sulphur soap and sulphur cream from some where in oklahoma. The sulphur soap and cream work!!! , nothing else has worked. When I rub the cream into the affected areas where the rash is, after I rub it in for a few seconds, well it begins to feel like sand appears I can feel it I guess that is the dead scabies. Any-who the sulphur soap and cream especially the cream, kill scabies.
I have been using the soap and cream for 5 days and am almost completely free from. Please look into and order the cream and you will see that it does work its really quite amazing I am so happy that after 3 years I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I think that generally you can purchase sulphur powder locally and mix it with oil of some kind. Maybe you might consult a pharmacist about the sulphur powder and or products."
[YEA] 12/30/2010: Umothra from Kensington, Md, Usa: "I have had scabies for about three years, on and off im not sure if I have ever completely got rid of them. They come and go. I have tried many products and spent a lot of money. Recently I tried sulfur soap and sulfur cream it is inexpensive and it works. Results are fast although you have to keep up the regimen for a while. Sulfur works and I urge anyone with scabies to look into the use of sulfur to cure scabies."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 01/15/2010: Sharon from Wesely Chapel, Fl: "Got rid of the durn things but got re-infested by the automobiles so got to start from scratch again. Just a word about the post-treatment itching. I had it bad after permethrin treatments. Found out it was because I was so allergic to the eggs laid under the skin. Sulfur helped stop the itch immediately. I purchase it cheaply from a bonsai seller and used 2 0z mixed with a thick hand cream as a salve. It kills them critters as well, but smells and can stain until it gets dry. Can be mixed with body wash in the same concentration for showers. My husband recently bought the lime sulphur dip for dogs and it is full strength. I have 4 long haired pomeranians that are the dickens to treat safely. I hope to try the enzymes on them. Now, someone please tell me how to gain everyone's FULL co-operation in treating these vermin. One member of my family has threatened to shut me up permanently if I mention it again and he is covered with them all over his back and spreading them. Woe is me."
Sulphur Soap, Borax
05/25/2012: Swhit from Los Angeles, Ca, Usa: "There used to be a company that made a natural solution that worked great on these things but I believe the FDA shut them down.
Sulfur soap is an alternative you can buy in the 99cent stores or drug stores. 35% is best. Until you find it, soak in the tub with borax for an hour or so and you will sleep well but you have to keep doing it."
Tea Tree Oil for Scabies
[YEA] 09/19/2010: Marie from Warsaw, In : "When I had scabies about 3 years back, I went to the doctor - she gave a script for premarin - after using it twice, my skin kept itching so I told the doctor and she said you will still itch even though it was gone - well I believe it so I never used anymore premarin. Needless to say, the doc was right. The scabies were gone even though I had itch for about a year then it finally stopped. Then 3 years later, I got scabies again - this time I looked on the internet for a natural cure. I found that Tree Tea Oil (about an ounce) along with Olive Oil (about 3 or 4 drops)- pour this into bath water and soak (your entire body and head) in the bathtub for about a half hour. It works but you have wash your bed sheet, etc. And clothing in hot water. Also need to clean your furniture and anything else that you touch."Replies
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 04/09/2012: Stephanie from Greenwood, Missouri replies: "No one has yet to mention how much the tea tree oils BURNS!! I poured one ounce into my bath and lasted less than 10 minutes. It started out fine and I was relaxed soaking in the tub. After a short time, though, the parts of my body most affected by the mites (groin area, waist, upper side of thighs, arm pits) began to burn intensely. The box said there might be a tingling sensation so I tried to power through it but the pain became too much to bear and I had to exit the tub. I feel like the burning was a good sign though! Even though it hurt I am dying for a remedy so I will try this again tomorrow."
06/14/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "I bought a job lot of 2oz tea tree oil bottles online 'buy 2 get 3 free' from the big online vitamin merchant that starts with a P, and I put it in everything. I add extra tea tree oil to my tea tree shampoo and toner - (tip - buy tea tree toiletries and add extra TTO to them for extra strength and ongoing protection), put it on my more affected spots straight after coconut oil so it won't burn, the real 100% pure stuff is very strong. Use it in the bath, put a few drops in your shower gel, do everything you can think of with tea tree except eat it. It is very strong, so start out doing a few of these at night if the smell is unsocial. Using it in oil like coconut, olive or almond oil is better than lotion because there are no additives or wax in an essential oil."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 11/22/2008: Brenda from Blue Springs, Missouri : "Can you get scabies on your head and face area? I have been fighting these "things" for almost 3 months. At first itching, then white type if burrowong mite.I have black specks and white substance that keep appearing. And of coarse the itching is intense. Went through 2 rounds of the Rx creams and the oral Ivermectin. All the doctor's I have seen say they are gone. I'm not so sure. How long will I itch? I am using tee tree oil. It seems to help with healing the open wounds with secondary infection. Do you think this sounds like something other than scabies? I drench myself in oil every day. Seems to draw them out. Any suggestions? I am desperate."Replies
11/22/2008: Katie from Fairfield, Iowa replies: "kleen green enzyme cleaner cured my itching head. Also my hair had been falling out at an alarming rate and that has stopped. I have no connections with the company. I just know that its the only thing that worked. I tried many things over a period of over 10 years. Mix 1 ounce with 8 ounces water and spray on at least twice a day."
10/01/2008: Arthur from Grundy Center, IA: "New to scabies...had them about a week and I need some help. I'm currently waiting on tea tree oil in the mail and I haven't been to the doctor yet, so I thought I'd try some holistic methods before I went that route. I've read some of your posts and I had no idea that I could have them for a year!!! I'm afraid that I have the Norwegian type."Replies
07/28/2011: Asdf from Orogon, Oregon replies: "Hi
I have finally figured out how to beat the scabies with ease.
1. Buy the Kleen Green big gallon 128oz so that you can soak and spray your environment.
2. Buy 20 mule borax or any other borax to soak clothes for 15 minutes, add a touch of kleen green too and then wash and dry on high heat.
3. Buy a scrub cloth to scrub your body.. u can also get sulfur soap if u like.
4. Get some diacotomus earth and put on your carpet the proper way... Check instructions first as this thing is very dusty, my vacuum turned white once I tried to vacuum. So check instructions on proper use and get dust mask if needed.
5. Be positive and say an affirmation everyday like healing and health is my birth right... Or everyday in everyway I am getting better and better. Say a prayer every morning and night, there is a spiritual aspect to this I believe.
6. Drink teas that detoxify your body, or find a way to detoxify your body and do not eat junk food at all...!
7. Thats it... U will be cured within a week or 2 if you are diligent. Also checkout scabies killer.com as they have an oil formula that is effective, or if u like just buy what they are offering as it is what I have figured out through trial and error and research online... They have a money back guarantee... So thats a nice thing :)... Ur choice... Also try the above at your own, risk... I dont want u to sue me for trying to help you..."
[YEA] 07/16/2008: Bobbie from Brooklyn, NY: "Tea Tree oil, after a bath of baking soda, cured my scabies. The prescription my doctor gave me made my scabies a lot worse so I decided to stop using it. The scabies burrows stung and itched so badly, so after taking a bath I applied tea tree oil on 5 cotton balls and whiped my body down. The itching is gone and my scabs are clean and no longer bleeding from all the previous scratching."Replies
[YEA] 04/26/2010: Happily Cured from Harrison, Nj replies: "Tea tree oil really works on scabies! I had tried just about everything over a 3 month period and finally relief!!! I applied it to the itchy parts a few times a day and at bedtime and it took a few days to calm down and maybe 10 days to completely cure. I still had lots of scarring and weird patches over most of my body. I treated these with lavender oil and they cleared up like magic! So don't give up - there is relief!"
05/05/2013: Sandi from Rushmore, Oh, Usa: "Pls help. I have been fighting scabies for 2 yrs now, 16 mos. with the help of this site, this wonderful site.I have them 'controlled ' on my body, but they are still present. in my scalp, I have them diminished, but not controlled. I saw a post about Ted's recommendation, saying it was necessary to treat the bloodstream, and how great it worked. But I cant find Ted's post. Can you please re-post or send it to me? Thank you. Sandi"Replies
05/05/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Check out: www.earthclinic.com/CURES/mite_infestation_questions.html. Wishing you well!"
Thyme Essential Oil
[YEA] 04/02/2008: Casey J from Perth, Australia: "Hi there, Using Thyme essential oil also works to relieve itches at night from Scabies. Thyme has a history of being used to treat Scabies too. Beware to get the real good quality thyme essential oil, i get mine from Young Living. The smell is strong so is the effect on the skin. may burn but its not that bad...if it stings too much - use a bit oil (Olive, sesame, any other etc) to soothe the burn if you are experiencing any of that"