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Natural Approaches for Scabies: Exploring Effective Remedies

on Apr 07, 2023| Modified on Jun 13, 2024
Ivermectin, Borax and Peroxide
Posted by Kelly (Pahoa, HI) on 06/13/2024

I stumbled across while researching the scabies mite and am so grateful for the information I read from the community here. I wanted to share my story as well in case it may help others. My symptoms started about 6 weeks ago with a couple of itchy bumps in my belly button. The itchy bumps spread just outside my belly button over about 2 weeks, then turned into a burning rosy red circle about 2 inches around my belly button after swimming in the Ocean. Over the next week, the itching and the redness expanded to cover my abdomen. I thought it was a yeast infection that started in my belly button and was aggravated by my swim in dirty water (we had just had a flood and the Ocean wasn't clean), so I was treating for yeast/fungus. After a couple weeks, my symptoms were not improving and the itchy rashing had spread to my armpits, butt crack and thighs. I don't have health insurance, so I used the Dr. OnDemand app (which I would recommend! … It was $79 with a $10 off coupon from a friend for a 15 minute session which saved me so much time & money from having to go to an Urgent Care clinic). The Dr. recognized my symptoms immediately (she had just gone through having the mite herself and told me it took her a year (! ) to get over). She offered to prescribe permethrin- but I opted not to take as I learned permethrin is stored in fat cells and possibly difficult to expel from the body over time. She prescribed Ivermectin which I was comfortable with. I practice acupuncture, have been using natural medicine for about 20 years and haven't used over the counter or prescribed pharmaceuticals for so long- less a round of antibiotics for a staph infection over a decade ago. After a couple weeks of ignorance, the scabies had spread to a significant portion of my body. The 1st round of ivermectin helped. The rash got more intense with the kill-off. I had been using boric acid- dissolved about 1/4 cup into a pint of hot water and would dip a paper towel in the jar and wipe over my rashed areas. The boric acid relieved the itching for a couple hours at a time. I washed my bedding (minimized my bedding by just using a sheet, one little pillow and a little blanket) everyday and clothing at least every other day in hottest possible water and hottest dryer setting (sanitize). I took 2 hot showers a day, and a bath with boric acid or tea tree oil when I could. I started using neem oil all over my body after shower… but found the itching would start sooner after using the oil than when I used the boric acid. I live in about 98% humidity though- so just a word of caution, the boric acid is very drying to the skin and I don't know how it would be in a less humid environment. I also started taking sulphur homeopathic. 8-9 days after taking the Ivermectin, I noticed more bumps, spreading to new locations and the itching continued. I took another dose of Ivermectin on the 10th day. Noticed a little difference this time, but was feeling a little dismayed with the progress. It was during this time that I found earthclinic and read about the 50/50 solution of boric acid and hydrogen peroxide. When I added the hydrogen peroxide to my boric acid wash, the tingle felt amazing. I feel this is when I started to turn and gain ground on healing. I also started taking a sulphur supplement (500mg MSM Organic Sulfur Capsules by No Boundaries Health and Wellness – 180 Vegetable Capsules: No Excipients or Fillers – Premium Health Supplement: 99.9% Pure MSM Powder – Joints, Skin, Hair, Nail ) and started using a sulphur soap (Naturasil 10% Sulfur Lavender Soap Bar Natural Skin Treatment for Acne, Bug Bites, Warts Treatment, Viral Bumps, Nodes & Itching), and took another round of Ivermectin (8 days after the 2nd dose). Now, about 6 weeks after the 1st signs, 4 weeks of which the infection was crazy intense, all over my body (abdomen, butt crack, thighs, lower legs, ankles, hands, all of my arms, armpits, chest, and neck), I'm feeling the best I've felt yet. I'm not waking at night with burning itching and have just a few bumps now left on my abdomen. I'm keeping up with the boric acid/hydrogen peroxide wash multiple times/day, will keep taking the sulphur supplements and washing with sulphur soap (why not! - it's great for skin & hair) and will be taking- hopefully the last round of Ivermectin on day 7 or 8 depending on if new bumps appear. Feeling great now and confident the mites are not feeling so at home anymore on my body.

In summary… -Ivermectin - I was recommend to take 10 days apart, but seemed that 8 days between doses was more effective. - 50/50 solution of boric acid and hydrogen peroxide. I used paper towels (too many unfortunately, but didn't want to re-use a cloth) to wipe over affected areas multiple times/day. Will dry out the skin- but my skin has recovered relatively fast after the mites left. - Sulphur supplement (1000mg 3xday) - Sulphur soap (2xday) - loads of turmeric in my food and as tea - acupuncture helped with inflammation and sleep - little to no processed sugar and minimal ultra processed foods - hot showers or bath (bath with boric acid & hydrogen peroxide was best). - also started using a (homemade) calendula oil with lavender and tea tree oil on my face and hair which my skin loved and seemed to ward off the spread to my face and head. Best of luck to everyone!!

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Posted by I%u2019m cured (Aus) on 05/30/2024

I'm so sorry you're going through this, sounds similar to my experience. I was over a year and wanted to give up, but please know you WILL beat this, keep going. Do you have a plastic encasement to put over your mattress? You also need water proof pillow case protectors. Change bedding every day, soak in hot borax water for at least 4 hours. spray the plastic mattress protectors with a mix of 3% hydrogen peroxide tea tree and clove and orange or tea tree oil with water and dry before new bedding. That was a huge game changer for me. Doing the oils after sauna or after hottest bath was good too, alternated with the toxic doc prescribed stuff but I bought concentrated animal stuff and diluted. Used stronger stuff on the spots. I noticed the permethrin especially made my skin itchy but usually I could put my oil concoction on a spot and a little hard gritty thing would come out, the permethrin itch would not do this so I knew it was that.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Paste, High Heat
Posted by Shug (CA) on 05/18/2024

Skip the MD's--they are taught Permethrin cream and oral Ivermectin--this does not work for difficult cases. Reading these posts will make you more informed than them. Other learned truths: Scabies definitely becoming resistant to most treatments, Tea Tree oil must be diluted before applying or you will get a chemical burn, Pet stores and Amazon great locations to get Permethrin and Ivermectin (but be sure to dilute to human percentages--e.g. Permethrin must be 5% so dilute with half water), must vacuum daily (you are shedding critters), must wash clothes in hot water and dry in hot dryer 30 min. to be safe, you will continue to itch for 2-3 weeks but no new bites, hair dryer as hot as you can stand on spot of bite works, too.

Now, order the 4 pack of Borax on Amazon and go to the dollar store to get the Hydrogen Peroxide.

1.Run a bath as hot as you can stand (they cool off quickly) and boil 2 cups of water to which you slowly add 1 cup of Borax while stirring constantly, then add one cup Peroxide (the 3% normal stuff sold everywhere). Pour this concoction into your hot bath, swirl it around and get in and soak for 30 minutes (don't forget to dip your head into the bath at the end--they are on your scalp and in your hair, too, just like dogs).

2.When done get 1/2 cup Borax and 1/2 cup Peroxide, mix together and apply head to toe while standing in your empty tub (if you have someone to heat your Peroxide before mixing that will make a smooth paste, otherwise the rough Borax may irritate your skin but works just the same).

3. Use a hair dryer to blow dry the concoction on your skin (don't go near water--electrocution risk). Dry hair and put a disposable plastic shower cap over your head to sleep.

4. Put on clean clothes, put your old clothes and used towel/washcloth directly into plastic bag and take to laundry room.

5. If you feel a bite (bites are sharp like a needle piercing your skin, itching is not sharp) get the hair dryer and blow the spot at the highest temp you can take without burning your skin--start close then slowly increase distance away from skin and work back to close again, do this for about 20 seconds. Critters don't like heat and the goal is to kill them before they lay their eggs.

6. Continue baths, post-bath Borax/Peroxide for 1-2 weeks. You should feel better day by day, especially if using the hairdryer trick, too.

Wash all bedding/towels daily (put plastic protectors over your mattress and pillow), all clothing worn daily. Wash in hottest temp and then, if possible, dry in sun before drying in dryer for 30 min. at hottest setting. Let clothing/bedding/towels go unused for 3 days after washing before using again. I have read the critters die after 2-3 days off a person, but I also read where some lived for 18 days! We want them gone!! If you can sleep away from others, even better.

Make a spray of your pet/livestock store 10% permethrin and water in a spray bottle (1 oz. Permethrin to 4 oz. water) and spray everywhere you touch--chairs, sofa, bed (with bedding removed), pillow, area in laundry room where you put your plastic bags with dirty linens, inside dryer, inside washing machine, hairbrush and comb, laundry basket, car seats, steering wheel, arm rest, etc. Vacuum daily all rugs, tile, floors. Sprinkle Borax on all carpets and let sit overnight before vacuuming up the next day (wear a face mask so you don't inhale)-- Do this once. I also sprayed all carpets and floors and furniture with the Permethrin solution but I don't think that's necessary and it makes your house smell toxic--air it out and use fans to blow the smell away. Spray can be applied to furniture and car seats daily. After 2 months of unsuccessful treatments I was willing to try everything. They also tell you to make a skin lotion of Coconut oil (the kind you buy for cooking) and Tea Tree oil (also available on Amazon, use 5 drops per ounce of oil) but this just made a greasy feel and can't say it repelled anything--may make your skin sting from sore spots or if you rubbed the Borax in too hard. Hair dryer trick much better and instant relief. Don't lotion up until baths and post-bath solutions are done--the goal is to change the Ph of your skin and repel them and lotion invites them.

Do the baths, Borax/Peroxide after-bath, Hair dryer, and clean, clean, clean, and you should be good within 2 weeks or less. A dose of Ivermectin doesn't hurt, but at $90 a prescription can't say it helps, either. Dosing yourself in Insecticide (Permethrin) and leaving it on only causes it to create toxic response as it is absorbed into your body and liver (I did this, too) and the Permethrin alone doesn't do the job unless you only have one or two red spots under your watch band, between your fingers, at your waist or under your bra (critters like tight, warm spots to live).

Good luck, you will survive this.

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Posted by Jo (Europe) on 05/04/2024

Brazil nuts are excellent. As well beef, and eggs. Most agriculture has been depleted of soil selenium, so supplementation is ideal.

Also Heiltropfen Iodine/Iodide is utterly amazing! it is a proper mixture of potassium iodide and iodine.

Hope it helps.

Tea Tree Oil, Coconut Oil, Epsom Salt
Posted by Claire (Netherlands ) on 05/03/2024

I had scabies since November 2023- so for 6 months now. I tried the counter medicines- ivermectin and permethrin but they were not strong enough to eradicate the problem.
I had crusted scabies on my arm and so these medicines helped to reduce the infection but didn't get rid completely.

one time I went to the dermatologist and she gave me four rounds of the treatment.
I expected it to help but then the scabies spread to my back, stomach and neck in a very bad way.

I started to use natural remedies _ coconut oil unrefined (cold pressed- this is important aspect! ) and warmed it up with tea tree.

well this also seemed to make it worse, I even tried putting the diatomaceous powder on my skin to suffocate them.

I started to think the scabies must be bad in my house, since I live in a studio apartment. Even though I was cleaning thoroughly it felt that I kept getting reinfected.

Eventually, I went to stay in a community for 10 days, with fresh bed sheets and towels. I just took two bags with fresh clothes that I had washed at 60 degrees.

I took the cold pressed coconut oil with me and a box of Epsom salts (magnesium salt) and a box of regular table salt. Every evening I would take a bath and put Epsom salts in it and have a good soak. My skin would feel very itchy and then I'd rub the skin with regular salt. This stung like crazy but I know it killed the scabies. I would leave the salt to sit on my skin for 15 mins and then wash it off. After the bath I would cover my whole body in coconut oil ( be sure to also have short fingernails) and leave it on overnight. In the morning I would put another round of coconut oil on my skin.

This has really helped.

I am now back home and am almost clear of them. I still use coconut oil every day. I don't have a bath here but if an area is itchy I rub Epsom salts into the affected area or tea tree which is great for the itch.

I hope this helps you all!!

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Posted by tony (london) on 05/03/2024

Hi Cate,

Which type of selenium do you prefer? What do you think about brazil nuts as a source of selenium?

What type and how much iodine per day?

Than you

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Posted by tony (london) on 05/03/2024

Hi Marie,

Can transdermal urine therapy heal severe worm/intestine looking like varicose veins?

Thank you

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Posted by Tebora (Germany) on 05/02/2024 7 posts

Hello Cate, thank you very much. I bought Selenium and I take it every day since you wrote here.

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Posted by Cate (Australia ) on 05/02/2024

Hi Tebora, I wish I could be of more help!

The amount you may like to try taking in order to benefit your condition is;

  • 200 mcg (micrograms) Selenium, daily (practitioners have administered this amount to their patients for numerous conditions with success)

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Posted by Cate (Australia ) on 04/30/2024

The following are also extremely vital for a strong immune system;

  • Zinc
  • Vitamin B12
  • Omega 3 (if you happen to be vegan or vegetarian, unfiltered Extra virgin cold pressed hemp seed oil is a great source (1 tsp daily)

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Posted by Tebora (Germany) on 04/29/2024 7 posts

Hello Cate, thank you very much for answering. It helps me so much, that somebody wants to help. I will try it with selenium an so on. Vitamin D in high dosis I take it in the moment. Today I´m in the third day where I take the homeopatic remedy. It helps as all treatments a little bit. Perhaps it helps someone else. At the first day I took syphilinum C 200 two globulis (or two drops as in which type you have)(it´s for somebody who weight has lost and when it is worser in the evening with the itching, burning, stinging and so on), then wait for a day, then the third day psorinum C 30 + croton tiglium C 30+ staphesagria C 30 two globulis or two drops of each three times a day for 4 days a week . And cell salts two times a day. two tablets each of them in a cup (1/4) of water. The cell salts are kalium sulphuricum, natrum muriaticum (natrium chloratum), calcera sulphuricum (calcium sulfuricum), silicea. I hope it will heal somebody who read the posts. I will write if it helps.

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Posted by Cate (Australia ) on 04/29/2024

Sounds like you've tried everything! You're very strong for not giving up!

In dogs, there is a type of scabies that cannot be eradicated by using internal or external treatments. It can only be killed by improving the immune system. 'Selenium' has been used successfully for this. Perhaps you may have a type similar to this.

In addition to what you're already taking, the following taken daily, will help to strengthen your immune system;

  • Selenium
  • Iodine
  • Vitamin D
  • Bone broth (boil raw bones for 2 hours, discard bones)
  • Raw fresh garlic (4 daily, crushed, mixed into butter or extra virgin olive oil, with food)
  • Raw fresh radish (2 small)
  • Beetroot (1 small, or ½ medium size, raw, grated in salad or cooked)
  • The juice & pulp of 1 small Lemon or Lime
  • Unfiltered Extra Virgin Cold pressed Hemp seed oil (1 tsp)
  • ½ or 1 cabbage leaf or any other cruciferous vegetable E.g broccoli. It's ok to eat these raw on occasion but if eaten daily should be cooked (boiled & water discarded) to avoid affecting the thyroid.
  • Potato (peeled, cooked, no green)
  • Sauerkraut 1 tsp (must be from the refrigerator section as it has 'live' bacteria)
  • Milk thistle tea (1 tsp seeds, ground up, boiled 5 minutes)
  • Olive leaf tea (5-10 leaves boiled 5 minutes)
  • Wild caught, cold water fish eg. salmon (3 times a week)

The reason for the above in bold, is because they are the most important for immune health.

Eliminate the following;

  • All grains, as they produce yeast (may make scabies thrive)
  • Vegetable fats or oils (except for extra virgin coconut oil/fat & extra virgin olive oil)
  • Alcohol
  • sugar (genuine honey is good)
  • Condiments such as soy sauce,

Use Himalayan pink salt or any other natural salt in cooking. Avoid table salt.

Use Filtered water when drinking or cooking.

Avoid the following cookware; aluminium, non-stick & enamel. Instead use stainless steel & oven-safe glassware for baking.

I wish you all the best Tebora...

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Posted by Tebora (Germany) on 04/27/2024 7 posts

Hello Cate, thank you for your answer and the advice that the skin don´t have anything oil or cream on it, so that the urine can work.

In the moment I taking vitamic C, OPC, probiotics, magnesium, Q enzyme Q10 (a lot of vitamin C, because I think it helps a little bit), for the skin I spray with KleenGrenn enzyme spray or with borax/H2O2 (that was Ted advoice here for dogs), and then I taking homeopathic remedy sulfur C30 three times a day, that's how I get through the day and it doesn't spread so much, but it still stings and burns and itches.

What I tried in the past can you read in my first message. What I do sometimes is to sleep in pur castor oil (I bought a bath tube, where I filled in castor oil and there I have been there for three days, that reduce it (to suffocate them), but not all, then the burning/ itching and the stinging will be greatly reduced, I get about 3000 pimples where it burned and stinged before, and it comes out of the skin (pimples) and it comes very small like grains of sand out of the skin, thats a little bit painfull, but not so much. The advice for castor oil comes from (KleenGreen), they wrote me to put it in the evening on the whole body and then wash off it the next day, then spray or cream the body (with enzyme spray or a cream where you put enzyme (papain) in it) and the next evening put castor oil on the skin and so on. The castor oil should kill the mites immediately on the surface of the skin. Because it is a thick oil. But it is very oily and you have to be careful not to get anything dirty. And I noticed it helps against the burning and itching and so I thought I try it with a bath tube with castor oil. When I reduce the burming /itching/stinging, I feel better and then I gain weight again. But it don´t reach to heal. (I creamed with castor oil 5 weeks and some mites get through somehow)

The stinging and burning is all over the body, but the most on the whole scalp, behind the ears, neck, face here eyebrow and around it, tempels, nose and around it, lips and around it, chin and below, back up and down, butt, knees, feet, ankles, wrists, elbows.

The feelings what I have it is burning, itching and the painfull stinging, sometimes the stinging is until the bone/ a pain of the surface on the bone, (I think, when the mites are deeper and reached nerve tissue, which is connected to the bone.) I have short cold showers/chills (I don´t know the right word in english, I hope you understand me) over the whole day. I get more warts. More edema on the ankles. Dry skin, with very, very small skin flakes. ( I had no skin problems before, had rarly creamed (only in the cold season and then with a homemade marigold cream) only washed with water and a organic soap.

KleenGreen told me, when you treat the mites are extremly they start fighting extremly back with the painfull stinging. I can confirm this (when I took a very good preparation for the immune system, they attacked me very hard, and I had to stop)

Today I will start with a homeopatic treatment, that somebody told me. Here I can´t put anything on the skin, but I will try the urine remedy after that. And I will wash my hands with bicarb/backing soda or vinegar. When the homeopatic treatment works I will write here.

Thank you very much for your answers, thank you so much!!!

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Posted by Cate (Australia ) on 04/26/2024

I hope the urine works. I agree with Marie to try leaving it on & not using soap to wash it off. I would even go further to suggest not putting anything else on your skin for at least a week. No moisturiser, no deodorant, etc. instead use only urine & water on your body. If you have to wash your hands use either vinegar, bicarb/baking soda as the alternative to soap. Our skin absorbs water more easily than it does oils. Oils can be clogging & cause itching. So for the urine to work the skin must be clear of topical oils.

Are you taking any medications, or supplements, if so which ones?

Have you been putting anything on your skin, if so, what products?

Does the itching appear in a persistent particular area, for example the back?

Does the itching almost feel like its bone deep?

Other than the itching & stinging, do you have any other symptoms?

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Posted by Madelyn (Idaho) on 04/26/2024

Tebora, my apologies. I was in a hurry to post my reply and forgot to include the medication. It is called ivermectin. JT found a case where a woman had a severe scabies infection where even the gum tissue in her mouth had scabies. She was treated with 100 mg of ivermectin three times per day, over the course of 15 days. There were no reported side effects and the scabies were eliminated. However, you may want to try just 100 mg 1 time per day for 15 days. If that doesn't work, then you can take a break and then try taking the higher amount of ivermectin daily for 15 days. Here is a link to the article:

Earthclinic has an entire section for scabies. Use the desktop mode for your browser so you can read all of the posts in that section. There are lots of good ideas for what you can try. Wishing you success!

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Posted by Tebora (Germany) on 04/25/2024 7 posts

Hello Marie, no that it something what I had done in the past. I will try it, I will let it on my skin. I will report if it helps. I only tried with drinking, it was disgusting, helped not, but I couldn´t drink it more than 3 days. Thank you for answering.

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Posted by Tebora (Germany) on 04/25/2024 7 posts

Hello Cate, thank you for answering. I used Apple Cider Vinegar often last year. Only that the burning is a little bit better for a half hour, nothing happened. And I let the pure apple cider vinegar on the skin. It isn´t powerfull enough. And it is a good notice, that it must be more itching, because of the dead mites. Sometimes I had it a little bit with sulphur cream or with cayenne pepper cream, but not enough to healing, because it don´t reach all the mites (because are deeper under the skin). And I used a lot from them.

When I have a solution, I will post it immediately

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Posted by Tebora (Germany) on 04/25/2024 7 posts

Hello Madelyn, what 100 mg must be taking? That will be nice to know. I don´t find JT post. Thank you very much for answering. Hot sauna is in the moment not possible, but I will try it.

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Posted by Marie (Templeton, Massachusetts ) on 04/24/2024

Have you tried Urine Therapy? It is a surprising cure. Your body knows exactly what it needs. I have healed many things with urine therapy and I really believe it can help you too. The best thing about UT is it's always the same medicine no matter what the problem is. This is what you should do. First when you wake up, pee into a cup (morning urine is very beneficial) and step into the tub. Rub the urine all over your skin and give it 5 to 10 minutes to dry, then rinse off with water only no soap. (Although you would have better results if you were to leave it on) Do this for a couple days to see if you notice improvement, you can use urine from any part of the day ad do multiple times a day if you are noticing good effect. Your condition sounds very severe, I would say give it 4 days but you should see results much sooner than that

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Posted by Cate (Australia ) on 04/23/2024

Try applying Apple Cider Vinegar directly onto the patch of skin that makes you itch. Do not dilute it. Leave it on for 20 seconds, then gently pat dry. If applying to face dilute with equal parts of water. Prior to applying, ensure all skin is completely free from any substance eg. Creams, cosmetics

If you find that after applying the vinegar, your skin is even more itchy, then it's a sign the vinegar is working. In this case, add more vinegar until itching goes away. Then pat dry.

Tell us how you go...

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Posted by Madelyn (Idaho) on 04/23/2024

Another person with scabies named JT posted on her. He found a study showing 100mg a day for a couple of weeks worked to eliminate an infection of the mites. I wonder if you tried very hot sauna. I think the mites die in extreme heat. So maybe you can try daily saunas?

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Posted by Tebora (Germany) on 04/22/2024 7 posts

scabies, have it anybody extremly ? and what do you do to survive ?


I look at earth clinic about over a year. My problem I have scabies for two years and it won´t go away, whatever I do. The mites are deeper under the skin, you can see nothing on the skin, also light red dots. All medecine or home remidies don´t reach the mites enough. Outside, inside and bath treatments also in combination. (I think it is scabies, because eight family members where also infect, also creams don´t reach, because of the deeper inside of the mites, and a dermatologist (skin doctor) said that that was scabies (I don´t know if he see a mite, or he thinks of the skin reaction). I havn´t this skin reaction but the horrobil feelings (stinging, burning, itching, the same as the other family members). And the first skin defensive is missing by myself, because I got it from a short touch from a family member and from there it spreading over the whole body. Now I have it from toe to scalp and I must have thousend or millions of mites. Ivermectin in sereval times help the other family members, but not me. Some people in the internet tell something about red bird mite. I don´t know. (And it is not a re-infection (all cleaning is done), it don´t go from my body). I lost 30 kg weight and my immune system is going down (blood values, you can see it). And I have often short cold chills.

What I have done outside: Permithrin also 4 weeks, Crotamitex, benzoylbenzoat, malathion, bleech, tiger balm, sulfur cream 20% mixed by myself, coconutoil with clove oil 50/50, other oils with etherial oils (lemmon, oregano, champhor, thymian, tea tree, also combinated), garlic in cream, ballistol oil, peru balsam, sulfur lime, MSM cream, turpentine oil, CDL, DMSO, dermatomic earth, enzym spray (KleenGreen), papain (enzym) spray, castor oil and so on

bath: bleech, CDL, epson salt, sea salt, borax with hydrogen peroxid

what I have done inside: Ivermectin tablets also several times, Flucanonzole several times, another woorm tablets, anorganic sulfur, turpentine oil, CDL, DMSO, oregano oil, garlic, bitter herb teas (Yarrow, nettle, horsetail, birch leaves, sorrel (two tablespoon of each in a big tea pot with hot water 15 minutes to let go and drinking over the day), wormwood extract powder, eat hot (chilli), eat a lot of tumeric, eat ginger, eat no sugar and less carbohydrates, eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, fermental drinks, supplements (vitamin C, vitamin B complex, OPC, Q 10, enzymes, probiotics, propolis, bitter melone capsules, grapefruit capsules, vitamin B 3 with flush, and so on

homeopatic: sulfur C 30, arsenicum album C 200, sepia C 200, kalium sulfur C 200, psorinum C 1000, causticum C 30, natrium muriaticum 1 M, staphesagria C30, apis C 30, azadirachta,

All treatments only reduce the speed of spreading. When I do nothing it is spreading extremly. What I recognize after 1-2 weeks you must change the treatment, because the mites have gotten used to it and adapted.

The sulfur C 30 helps best for 3 days (better then permithrin or ivermectin), then no more, castor oil (when creaming over 5 days the whole day) pulls something out of the skin (3000 or more pimples), but it doesn´t reach to cure, causticum helps that the burning isn´t so much,

I need something for the horrobil stinging pain, I can´t anymore. I`m desperated. Have anybody an idea for the horrobil pain? (I think the mites won´t go away in future) Thanks a lot

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Posted by Astya (Sydney NSW) on 03/26/2024

You're shivering, as was I, because your body is trying to get enough heat going to sweat them out. I hope you get this message as it's a horrible condition. These r WATER BORNE bugs who need the moisture in yr body for their eggs and young to survive into adulthood. They're only Using your body as an incubator.

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Posted by Just One Seabird (Maryland) on 03/17/2024

Parasites are becoming resistant to insecticides. Lice resist permethrin, and farmers are finding that ivermectin no longer works on mange mites.

Physicians don't actually know everything. Search "medical gaslighting", "Morgellons, a filamentous borrelial dermatitis", and "Host switching" and you will discover just how much they don't know.

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Posted by Just One Seabird (Maryland) on 03/17/2024

You can see some species of Demodex with the naked eye. There are far more than the two that doctors mention [brevis and folliculorum], and they ARE host switchers, you CAN get them from animals.

You can also see Cheyletiella parasitovorax with the naked eye, and they too can host switch to humans. Doctors tend to disbelieve this, but ask a vet, or a professional pet sitter, or a pet rescuer. THEY know.

So yes, some mites can be seen on towels and clothing. Please don't kick people when they're down, it's unkind and totally unnecessary.

Posted by Dee (Florida) on 03/17/2024

Maybe ask your doctor for Ivermectin. It is for parasites, including worms.

Posted by Rose (Pt Richey Fl) on 03/16/2024

PLEASE, Please we need a whistleblower to investigate this gross injustice and malpractice against Florida residents.

***PLEASE*** Let's get the word out all the Drs, dermatologists, and medical professionals, CDC and Health Dept are covering up creepy eruption scabies epidemic in Florida. I don't care who you go to for a diagnosis and treatment… they will NEVER do any tests as I increasingly got more horrific symptoms and was told I needed mental help.. I've been to 5 drs and 4 dermatologists… they all use the same playbook to take No action and minimize and blame you for your skin condition. They don't want this infectious disease reported. The CDC has removed it as a reportable infectious disease. So it doesn't have to be reported at all.

I too recently moved to an apt in Florida and started having worms in my mouth, lips, and eyelids which now are everywhere in my skin and internally. beads falling in my eyes. I
I don't have a cure.. I'm using DE and Neem and Nac… I switch back and forth with EC remedies. Salt baths help.

Neem, Coconut, Clove and Tea Tree Oils
Posted by Jeff (Florida) on 02/16/2024

If I mix way to much of tea tree and clove with neem and coconut oils can this give the mites tolerance and make it worse? Scabs, nodules ad little rails are still coming out strong after 3 weeks of direct contact on my skin, or am I impatient.

Ivermectin +
Posted by Helena (Stamford, CT) on 02/07/2024

Scabies and demodex treatment

Hi there, I wanted to share my experience with people on this website because it helped me. It has been 1 1/2 year that I have been struggling with these mites. Was never diagnosed. I am not healed yet but I think I am getting better.

First time I was able to recover after 1 year of treatment, but I got reinfected. I do not know what I did wrong to get reinfected, probably I just did not kill them all and it started with one pimple, then two, then I got Covid, and within a couple of months I had rashes all over my body again.

First time I used prescription medication heavily. I used a lot of ivermectin because that's the only thing that helped me. I did 7-9 rounds of that med. I also used permethrin which didn't help, sulphur, which kinda helped, spinosad, Benzoate etc- they all kinda helped, but again, only thing that really worked was ivermectin. I got ivermectin through the online pharmacy called plush care. My body took it ok but my hair did fall off a bit after this nightmare.

When I got reinfected, I thought that maybe it's some kind of auto immune rash instead of scabies. So my doctor prescribed me one month of antibiotic doxycycline that only made things worse. Both times when I got infected and reinfected, I had Covid, so I think that made my immune system weak and let them flourish. I am not immune compromised but I do have autoimmune thyroid disease Hashimoto, so am

Wondering why it's so difficult

For me to get rid of them. I do not know what is the type of this mite- so resistant to everything and lives all over my body, in hair too. They are definitely invisible, so either scabies or demodex or both?

My mom showed mild itchy symptoms but my husband and my son were OK. They didn't show any symptoms but I still treated everyone- my husband and my mom with Ivermectin and my son with permethrin cream.

When I got reinfected, the doctor prescribed ivermectin again because it worked for me before. I did 6 rounds of ivermectin:

Wk 1- 1 round of 4 pills, wk2- 2 consecutive days of 4 pills, wk 3- 2 consecutive days of 4 pills, wk 4- 1 round of 4 pills.

That helped but still didn't kill them all, my problem was that I also had them on my head which I discovered too late. I have read posts on this website and started trying different remedies. I think mixing different methods works best- it seems to me that when I try something new, it works right away but then it's time goes by, it becomes less effective. I think the most effective for my body was bath with borax and hydrogen peroxide 3%. I put approximately half a cup to one cup of borax, and one cup of peroxide in the bath and soak. when I started doing that my body got dry and they died, but I felt that something weird started happening with my head. I think they all went to my head to escape the over-treated body, and at night I would feel them crawling in my head and it bothered me so much. Something was going on in my hair, I started researching thinking maybe it's demodex mites, because sometimes I also felt my face was troubling me, they were moving from my hear to face.The combination of borax and peroxide worked for my body, but I didn't wanna damage my hair, so I started using vinegar for my hair, and that helped. so now the most effective combination for me is a bath with borax and peroxide, and I wash my hair with lice shampoo then rinse it with very weak, diluted vinegar. I leave the rinse on my hair for 10 minutes and then I wash it off and put conditioner on to protect my hair from drying. I do this twice a day and it keeps them away for now.

I also have a spray which has borax and vinegar- little bit of a stronger version for my head, so when I feel something moving in my head, I just spray and zap them and they stop moving. that has been my main regimen that worked so far but I did notice that they respond better to various treatments so I do other things as well.

I washed myself in bleach bath. I have put half of a cup of a bleach in the bath and that really worked!!! I had nothing going on for good almost like day and a half after! I am afraid of using bleach too often though. I also used DE three days in a row -at night after the bath I would cover myself with DE and go to bed like that. I think that also helped. To prevent my skin from drying I do a mixture of either body lotion or coconut oil with drops of clove oil, Tea, tree oil and neem oil and I put that mixture all over my body and I walk like that for the whole day because it kind of keeps the skin moisturized and creates unfriendly environment for bugs. The paste of borax, hydrogen peroxide and water was good too. 1 portion of water to 1/2 peroxide and some borax to make it into the paste. Put it on skin and let it dry. That helped especially with everything head/face related.

I noticed, when I was working hard on my body, they would run to my head. It was really surprising for me, and I wanted to prevent that. Ted mentioned some kind of essential oil barrier, so when I was treating my head I would put of essential oils around my neck so they don't go down, just to prevent them from moving from one place to another. Be careful with essential oils, always dilute them especially tea tree.

Internally I started taking metronidazole which is antibiotic for demodex, I got it online through wisp pharmacy. The standard dose for demodex is 250/ three times per day for two weeks. That's what I'm doing now. In addition, I drink a little bit of diluted vinegar in the morning. I also drink one teaspoon of DE in a big glass of water. I also take neem capsules, NAC and MSM. I take it all because I am so fed up with this and I am really fearful that it's not going to work, so I'm trying to do everything I can.

I also went to sauna quite a bit to sweat them out, and I did ivy drips, I'm not sure if ivy drips or sauna worked. I usually dry sheets and clothes on two circle so I dry things for two hours. I have been sleeping by myself now, the bed is covered with a plastic cover, and sheets on top, and instead of the pillow I just fold the sheet into a square and sleep on it, because pillows are very hard to wash. In the morning, I just send it all straight to wash. and of course I'm spraying everything and your car could be a big problem, especially the seatbelts which I didn't think about before.

I hope it works for me and for you, and I wish all of you to feel better soon. It is so heartbreaking this whole thing- my whole family thinks I'm crazy, doctors don't know what's going on. Only we know how much suffering we have to go through. I only hope that I'll be able to cure it and it's not morgellons or something like that. It is so frustrating. It's scary. In my case it has been one and a half years I have been battling with this. I am wishing to all of us speedy recovery and to forget this nightmare once and for all.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Juney (Seattle ) on 01/13/2024

Hello, can you tell me if you used the Ted's recipe for a dog bath, or the 50/50 Borax/HP recipe? Thank you.

Clove Oil
Posted by Jonathan (Utah) on 01/02/2024

Not worth taking a chance on bedding because it only takes ONE pregnant female to start the nightmare all over again. It's a nightmare ESPECIALLY when scabies are now resistant to permethrin and ivermectin. This MAY not have been a problem 10 years ago but it is now and your information, is at present, misleading.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Bernadette (Portland, Or) on 12/27/2023

I made the Ted's Dog Mange Recipe, and it looks like a watery rinse. Am I supposed to sponge this all over me and then air dry and leave it on all night? From the original author's post about the 50/50 borax peroxide left on her husband's skin all night, it seems like she is saying he used only borax and peroxide (no water) at a 1:1 ratio to make more of a paste and leave that on. Any idea?

Clove Oil
Posted by Jonathan (Utah) on 12/19/2023

There is no way you can see SCABIES mites with the naked eye. You would need bionic macro vision or a very powerful magnified glass at LEAST! What you are seeing is not scabies mites, maybe lice. While the treatments you state are likely to work on both types.

Washing Soda
Posted by Jonathan (Utah) on 12/09/2023

Should really only post if you had actual significant success, not what you think helps one day after the fact

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Jonathan (Utah) on 11/26/2023

What was the medicine in a cream? I hope you don't mean permethrin. Permethrin isn't working at least for me.

Antibacterial Soap
Posted by Jonathan (Utah) on 11/18/2023

The anti-bacterial soap will help with inflammation only. And while that will provide some relief, it will not kill the scabies. Not even close.

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Jonathan (Utah) on 11/17/2023

Amazing comment albeit quite disheartening. 1) Have you been able to heal yourself from this catastrophe yet? If so, how? 2) I have scabies probably crusted variety, tried ALMOST everything so far. Best thing that seems to help is Prescription permethrin cream and baths with slightly more than a cup of bleach. Neem oil and tea tree seem to help too but I haven't been able to keep it on long enough and over my entire body to know for sure. 3) You said don't take baths, even with bleach? since I haven't been able to rid myself of them, what to do for it?

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by TR (London) on 10/31/2023

Did you manage to find borax in the UK or something that worked?

Hulda Zapper
Posted by Amy (SC) on 10/23/2023

Did your scabies finally go away?

Citronella Horse Shampoo
Posted by Cam (Decatur, GA) on 10/06/2023

Hi, how many times a day and for how many days did you do this with the horse shampoo till you realized or felt you had erradicated them/the mites? Thanks, Cam

Vaseline +
Posted by Alisa (Iasi) on 10/05/2023

If you are following a homeopathic treatment, then your Dr probably told you to stay clear of essential oils.

So Vaseline is the best thing you can do to help your skin.

It is an old method of killing scabies by suffocation. In the old times, people were using lard to achieve the same effect.

Good luck!

Vaseline +
Posted by Vash62 (Manchester Nj) on 09/09/2023

Where did you get the ivermectin liquid? I'm trying now for months to cure myself.

Citronella Horse Shampoo
Posted by Cassandra C. (OK) on 09/07/2023

I want to share my treatment for scabies.

After battling scabies for 4 years I have finally reached the end. At the feed store, they have a horse shampoo that is yellow and it's made of citronella. I went to Walmart and bought one of the scrub gloves. I wet my entire body including my hair and put the citronella horse shampoo in my hair and all over my body I let it set for 5 minutes and then I would add water to the glove and scrub my skin. This has eliminated the mites. I've done the exact same thing for my dog after I shaved him. And I I have also used it on my cat. I would really like for you guys to get the word out. It is amazing and works wonderfully.

I also make a liquid solution of potassium hydroxide - you can find the exact measurements online to make a cleaning solution - and I put a half a cup of it in my laundry to kill the mites on the clothing. works wonderfully.

Posted by ISLW (Montreal ) on 09/04/2023

I cured myself of scabies with permethrin after 15 years of trying everything

The permethrin lotion comes in a bottle of 5% strength it should be available as an over the counter drug at any pharmacy insist that you have scabies and you see eggs they will give it to you

Bitter Melon
Posted by Janette (Waco Tx) on 09/04/2023

How many mg do you take and how often and how many days? I've had trouble getting rid of these? Thank you

Bitter Melon
Posted by AmethystMoon (Florida) on 08/31/2023

I've tried everything to get rid of the itch. Everything. I then read that bitter melon (aka bitter squash, bitter gourd) is actually called scabies fruit in other countries. In less than a week my symptoms, which plagued me for a year were reduced by 80%! I ordered the capsules online and I now take them daily along with MSM. Try it.

Tape, Sulphur
Posted by Alisa (Iasi) on 08/27/2023

It's not scabies. It's definitely an infestation of some kind.

But I have them too. They are the most annoying, crawling into mucous parts of the face: nostrils, eyes, ears.

They die when I bug spray around, but I cannot do that on a daily basis. It's unhealthy.

Wish I knew what they are.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Alisa (Iasi) on 08/27/2023

The white "mites" you see are your own epithelial cells. It makes sense, since scabies dig through skin.

I found out after being called crazy by the dermatologist (he didn't think I had scabies), but I insisted for him to check under microscope AND to send me to a lab for test.

Everything was paid by myself, in a country with free access to medical care.

Scabies vs. Morgellons
Posted by Alisa (Iasi) on 08/22/2023

How you can eradicate these ... mites (it is such a generic term used in English)?

I am referring to the bugs that carry the bacteria.

Could anyone tell me what substances they use?

Their lifecycle?

Bleach and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Peter (TX) on 07/08/2023

I have read that mixing these two causes a chemical reaction that creates chlorine gas which can be toxic. People considering this option should be careful.

Neem, Coconut, Clove and Tea Tree Oils
Posted by Chrissy (QLD) on 06/14/2023

Hi Sharon,

I'm so happy it's working for you! Yes even hair, I did hair only overnight and slept with a bag or shower cap on my head. I'd have to wash 3x to get the stench of the neem oil out though, but still well worth it in my opinion. At the beginning I would rinse off in the shower and apply again. Depending on how much time I had. Also I did notice when I added a dash of hydrogen peroxide it got the last couple of deep ones in. Towards the end I was sleeping with it on overnight. Don't put hydrogen peroxide on hair though.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Terry ( Ont) on 06/14/2023

Well well I tried it for 3 days and it's working dried them up so fast and I went through well over 15 bottles of permethrin it's junk didn't work suffered with this for 3 years 3 days of this borax and peroxide and problem cured thankyou so much

Bleach and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Janet (New Jersey) on 06/11/2023

Find a lotion with Hypochlorous acid (0.018%) and Sodium chloride (0.06%) on Amazon. It is safe and effective and can be used on children. I used it on my 5 year old with Vaseline to suffocate them and we are mites free.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Garry (South Australia) on 06/10/2023

What strength is the hydrogen peroxide 3/6/12?

EC: 3%

Neem, Coconut, Clove and Tea Tree Oils
Posted by Sharon (MI) on 06/10/2023

Hi Chrissy,

I tried your remedy and I am getting the white shards! I have a few questions that I hope you could please answer. Did you apply to your whole body including hair and then leave on for 10 minutes and wipe the shards off. Or did you leave it on your body?

Posted by Lisa (Wichita, kansas) on 06/06/2023

Do you still have the mites? And did the niacin work, or did the mites come back?

Neem, Coconut, Clove and Tea Tree Oils
Posted by Chrissy (QLD) on 05/24/2023

Neem, coconut, clove and tea tree oils for scabies

I tried everything, nothing killed the scabies and made them come out of my skin like the neem, coconut, clove and tea tree oils. Probably thousands of tiny salt like shards came out of my skin everywhere - even where I wasn't itchy. It is extremely important to slather it in on every inch of your body multiple times a day until you stop feeling them. It takes about 10 minutes of massaging to really notice. So disgusting but so happy they are gone.

Mix neem and coconut oil 50/50 and then add about 5 drops each of tea tree and clove per tablespoon of neem and coconut. You'll need about 6 tablespoons to liberally cover yourself. The oils are what brings them to the surface. They are dead when they come out.

I did it for two weeks every day and then slowed down but still do it every now and then to make sure

I spent hundreds on different treatments and was at my wit's end and this was the solution. Ruined my hair and put so much toxic crap on myself over 8 months - the worst. Lost so much sleep, avoided people and activities

Borax and Apple Cider Vinegar Soak
Posted by MTCO (Brisbane, Australia) on 05/21/2023

Neem powder is pretty good for that too. make up a nice mixture to stick, and cover with plastic to keep it moist, for fifteen minutes or so. maybe longer. do not let it dry on your skin though!

Vaseline +
Posted by Luann (Indiana) on 05/20/2023

Vaseline and Sulfur for Scabies

Sulfur is the cure for scabies! Into a small bowl I mixed four level tablespoons of yellow sulfur powder with about three tablespoons of baby oil until smooth and then I added one large 15 oz plastic jar of Vaseline or some call it petroleum jelly and I stirred this together very well with a small spoon. When it was well Incorporated I put it back into the Vaseline plastic container and yes it all fit nicely. I set this on my bathroom sink and twice a day morning and night I smeared this on my body and rubbed it in well. I even put it in my hair and covered my pillow with the towel so I wouldn't stain it and slept very well that night, no itches no crawling. The next morning I took a shower with sulfur bar soap and even my hair. I had to wash my hair several times and yes it was a gooey mess but who cares as long as it's killing these things right? This stuff works miracles and from then on I've put it on twice a day and it said to do it for one week. You do not have to wash it off only once a day if you feel like it and I think this was key into killing them bastards. I kept myself covered with it and yes you can leave the house and you can't see it on you nor did I smell it. Anyway this stuff will kill it and this is how you make a sulfur ointment. That's what this stuff is called. Before that I used body lotion with the sulfur but it did not work the same as using Vaseline and it did not kill them therefore this is why I went to making the sulfur ointment using Vaseline. Just makes your skin feel great also.

Borax and Apple Cider Vinegar Soak
Posted by john (California) on 05/17/2023

A quarter cup of borax and half a cup of apple cider vinegar in the hottest bath water you can stand soaking yourself, submerging your head and rubbing this thoroughly through your hair, scalp and and your groin area. Soaking it for at least 10 minutes will greatly reduce itch and symptoms of this horrible unseen pest.

Clove Oil, Coconut Oil +
Posted by Cici (London ) on 05/11/2023

Hi, thanks so much for sharing what worked for you. How long did you use this routine and can I ask which tea tree face wash you used please?

White Vinegar
Posted by Luann (Indiana) on 05/05/2023

I wrote this earlier post thinking that the four to one water mixed with clear white vinegar was the answer but I guess it just wasn't strong enough or else we didn't use it long enough but I figured it didn't work after writing this post. So we tried many other things over the past several months which seem to help for a little bit few days and then no they quit working. Orange oil was a great help but not the answer or the cure for my husband and I and so I wound up rethinking about the clear white vinegar and decided to use it straight and not mixing it with water. I put the clear white 5% vinegar straight into a tall plastic spray bottle and used it three times yesterday and so did my husband, head to toe working it well into our scalps. Just try not to breathe it in cuz it will take your breath away and don't get it into your eyes because it will burn and if you do rinse it out very well with water is what I did. But we did it three times yesterday and we slept so well last night, first time in a long time and we both woke up to our skin being fairly clear which surprised me because we had these damn scabies mites from head to toe and we both had severe righteous to the point that they felt so sore and I mean large patches of them everywhere. After put spraying this vinegar on us we rubbed it in well with our hands and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes while keeping it wet and after that we got in the shower and rinsed off using no soap. These bugs came out by the droves, meaning there was a lot of them that just rolled off of us into the shower and down the drain. It really kills these things and I read that it removes their exoskeletons killing the adults and the eggs and everything in between. The other post on here from Harry mentioned that he had scabies on his back and he wet a paper towel with plain clear white vinegar and applied it to his back and it killed them. My husband and I have these things from the head to toe and we've had them for quite a while so I'm thinking that the way it killed them yesterday and the way we feel this morning, we may be completely rid of these things in 3 to 4 days and I truly believe this is the answer to killing them. I don't know if your skin can take straight vinegar or not but we gave it a try and yes it did burn for a few minutes after applying it, especially where the bugs were in their tunnels / rashes and I think the little bastards were in their kicking their heels up dying LOL. So anyway the morning of the second day which is right now I feel nothing crawling, nothing itching me and I feel like I don't even have them but we are going to do this for the next few days and hopefully they will be dead, feels like they're already dead.

Epsom Salts
Posted by Jim (Oregon) on 05/03/2023

The rosin salt has been really working for me, I have had two baths over two nights and I can tell a difference.

Bleach and Water
Posted by Michelle (San Antonio TX) on 04/27/2023

Not nessisarily. If the housekeeper does a proper job of vacuuming and cleaning then there should be no trace. Bed is changed and most hotels have covers on all pillows.they sanitize and wipe down the bathtub and counters and all surfaces. If that was the case house keepers would catch it left and right. Plus he mentioned that he treated himself before leaving and waited 12 hours before that point the live bugs are dead and reinfection is the only concern.

Posted by Cam (Decatur, GA) on 04/06/2023

Hi, do you still think niacin is what did the trick for you in curing your scabies? I can't find any info about it at all, so I wonder where you got the idea/info that led you to this. Thinking about trying it, but....

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Anna (KY) on 04/03/2023

I suffered with a terrible case of scabies for six weeks many years ago. After 3 dermatologists and many useless creams, I found a recommendation for food-grade DE. I cautiously applied it to my skin, careful not to inhale any dust which can be harmful to lungs and keep away from eyes. I went to sleep, wearing only the DE, on a sheet laid out on the floor (I was that exhausted from the laundry, cleaning bedding, and constantly cleaning the bed itself.) To my enormous relief, I woke up without the itching I had worried would literally drive me insane if it continued to intensify. In eight hours, I was cured, and no more scabies. Just a bit more cleaning to do, but with joy!

Posted by Gigi (Los Angeles. California) on 03/30/2023

Hi!! I know you posted this years ago!! Can you tell me was the tablet you took for 500mg of niacin? Seems like "recommended" dose is 30-50 mg... but sounds like this is to push the scabies to the surface of the skin? Did you then also use something to kill them on the skin? Thanks so much

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Marge (Az) on 03/19/2023

Can you please provide exactamouts/measurements of ingredients? I have no experience w borax or peroxide, so am ignorant of customary uses/practices. Your help would be appreciated!

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Gary (Kitchener On) on 03/06/2023

I got rid of my battle with scabies and they never returned. I put Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth all over my body at bedtime. I did it 3 nights and they never came back. Make sure it is Food Grade.

Best of luck


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Michelle (San antonio, tx) on 03/04/2023

May I suggest leaving your house for 3 days.4 to be sure the bugs all die off in your home.that way u can focus more on your owm treatment and less on cleaning out the house from them.i did it and it really helped alot.we have me my husband, 2 kids, 2 animals so u can see how the mites can add up fast learking around the house.iv gotten so that I can feel if one gets on when I came home I felt the difference.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Jean (Anderson, SC) on 03/03/2023

3/3/2023 After 3rd outbreak, duscovered this site. Soak was great help. took step further and made "mud bath" paste of 1 cup diatomaceous earth, 2Tblsp Borax powder, 2 Tblsp hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 cup warm water plus additional warm water slowly added to make brownie thick paste. sitting in dry tub/shower covered body hairline to toes with thin coating of mud avoiding eyelids and lips. let dry 30 minutes then showed off. repeated daily while continuing recomnended household cleaning and sanitation practices. Legs, arms and face totally clear after a week. continued daily "mud bath" another week to be sure any eggs hatching or nymphs were killed off. hope this gets a view. diemateous earth kills scabies and insects and is recommended as carpet treatment but inhaling dust not good. tying up diatomaceous earth in water based paste is the key.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Leon (London uk) on 02/20/2023

Hi All,

What grade or % peroxide should I use? Also mix ratios please. I am struggling to get rid of scabies.

EC: 3% Drugstore. Please read the recipe on the Dog Mange page in the pets section:

Posted by Ellen (GA) on 01/25/2023

When you are treating yourself for SCABBIES as well as other bugs, You also have to treat your house, car, clothes, and anywhere you have been....sit, sleep, etc. You have to treat anywhere the eggs have transferred to....floor. I hear Sulfur can be good for doing this. Look up how to do this. It sounds like you treated yourself and then got reinfected by your surroundings.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Rodney (London, England ) on 01/23/2023

50% borax and 50% Peroxide, Mixed and applied neat or in a bath?

Posted by Gary (Kitchener On) on 01/22/2023

Hi Lee, I had scabies once..

I used Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth ONLY use plastic spoon.

Sprinkle all over your body. Next day same thing, 3rd day they where gone for me. You may have to do longer,

Good luck Lee

Posted by Lee (Irvine, CA) on 01/20/2023

Did you only take 500 mg per day? Do you think it's ineffective if one doesn't experience the flushing? I ask because after 3 days of use, my body doesn't flush anymore...maybe due to acclimation...

Bleach and Water
Posted by Sam (Memphis, TN) on 12/29/2022

Hi I was wondering how to keep the non-chlorine bleach from bleaching everything when u use it.

Red Lavender Tincture
Posted by Sandi (Portland Oregon UDA) on 12/18/2022

Melissa, where did you buy your red lavender tincture oil.. How did you use it for scabies?? Is it still available anywhere? Please answer if you get this email. I know your post was a long time ago. Thanks in advance, Sandi

Clove Oil
Posted by Jeanne (bc) on 12/14/2022

Thank you for your recipe. I believe you have found the right strength of clove oil to carrier oil to work. I am going to try this immediately. God bless you too.

General Feedback
Posted by Reina (USA) on 12/05/2022

I stumbled onto psorinum in another group for sarcoptic mites. I asked a homeopathic doctor about it and they said that psorinum is like a polycrest remedy in that it can bring out other issues that you have either going on or were not active in your body. Do you know anything about that? I wouldn't think 30C or 30X potency would have that action. I have been dealing with mites of some sort for over 2 years. I have tried sulfur soaps and creams, using borax in the laundry, calendula gel or cream, coconut oil, colloidal silver soap, gel, and spray, chlorhexidine soap, neem shampoo and bar soap (yukky), homeopathic Lycopodium 200C, homeopathic sulfur 200C, Epsom salts, and I am now trying essential oils. I mix coconut oil with menthol, coconut oil with oregano oil, tea tree oil and menthol, and am have some minor successes with the essential oils and also Epsom salts. I purchased some psorinum awhile ago and have that and other potencies. If it works that fast ...???!!! Can you share more of your experience with it? Please?

White Vinegar
Posted by Luann (Indiana) on 11/23/2022

Yeah, your are very smart to use the vinegar, whether is the apple cider vinegar kind or the plain clear white vinegar 5% kind, they both work to get rid of scabies. It is a cheap way to heal yourself. I mixed it 4 to 1 ratio in an old clean plastic milk jug with lid, with 1 part white vinegar to 4 parts warm water, doubled this in the jug and shook it up. Got into the shower and rinsed myself with plain warm water at first to open my pores, then shut the shower off and poured the contents of the milk jug all over me. Sometimes I put some first on a clean terry wash cloth and hit the itchy places well, just don't scrub it in, lightly go over the itchy spots to get it into their tunnels/bite holes in you skin. Then I poured the rest of the jug from top of my head/hair all the way down covering the whole body. Close your eyes because it will burn your eyes if it gets in them, which it did mine twice at the corners. I just wiped my eyes off with the towel and went on rubbing this into my body. Got out and did not towel dry but put the towel on your wet hair and let the body air dry. If you have a hair dryer use that to blow the itchy places where the mites and their eggs are and I kept my dryer on high heat and gently held it to the itchy spots as long as I could stand it to heat them mites/eggs up to where it would kill them. Some will come out immediately the first or second day you do this as they hate it. Heat will kill them as well as the vinegar. I gave them the old one two and they died over the course of a the vinegar will burn the first couple of minutes after putting it on but not real bad. I got brave the third day and put just the plain vinegar on it with a cotton ball and rubbed the remaining itchy spots with this. Not bad, not bad, I could stand it but others may have to proceed slower with this method than I did. I am almost a seventy year old woman and this worked for me and my husband. I did this vinegar water shower 4 times the first day, then 3 times the following day, then 2 times each day there after until cured. Took a week or so for the both of us to be cured, and may I say we had tried everything under the sun to cure us and who would of thought that plain old vinegar and water would do the trick? But by gosh it worked for us. Oh, plus I put the white vinegar in a spray bottle and I spray it over the mattress/sheet, chairs we sit in, the carpets/floors, the toilet lid, door handles, light switches, places that we touch daily. Also never wear the same clothing more than a day, night clothes included, put them in a laundry basket and in the hot dryer for thirty minutes, then they are ready to wear again, unless they are soiled, then wash in a hot water with a half cup of borax, remember hot water, hot clothes dryer and a hot hairdryer kills these little critters. I also put our blankets, comforter and pillows into the clothes dryer daily for thirty minutes, hot as the dryer goes too. And I know this is a lot of trouble to get rid of these mites but it is worth it to do it all and do it good if you want them to be gone from you and your home but just do it. This is war with them things so give them the boot out of your life. I was amazed at how fast this vinegar water worked on them and the next day my body looked so much better and felt better too...and my husband did this with me and he was so surprised to see how his body looked even just the next morning after doing the four vinegar/water showers that first day. I also put this stuff in a spray bottle to use on our bodies, plus put the plain vinegar straight after the third day on my itchy parts and what a relief it was. So, not telling you to do this because I am not a doctor and you travel at your own risk but you may be surprised to see how amazing this stuff really is and I hope this post helps others. Let's clobber these little beasts. LOL God bless you!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Ezad (Kuala Lumpur) on 11/15/2022

Hi how long do you spend in the sauna?

Clove Oil, Coconut Oil +
Posted by Robert Ston (Fl) on 11/08/2022

Hi Lynn, How did you survive so long with this miserable thing? Are you totally cured now?

Bitter Melon
Posted by Kerry (United Kingdom ) on 10/10/2022

Hi Imogen, do you remember what strength the tablets were that you took 2 times a day.

Washing Soda
Posted by Ann (TX) on 10/06/2022

Where do you get the sulphur shampoo. I tried Natursil sulfur/lavender soap but it didn't help that much. This sometimes drives me crazy.

Infrared Sauna
Posted by Gabrielle (NSW sydney) on 10/01/2022

Did you find out the name for that purple powder 🙏

EC: Gentian Violet.

Contracting Scabies
Posted by stephen (central florida) on 09/03/2022

I did not have scabies. I took a new cat that I just brought home, to the vet for her first visit. The vet told me my new cat has scabies. My cat came with SCABIES that, they can't get, hum interesting that an animal that can't get scabies has scabies, that it can't get, interesting how false old wives tales contradict the truth. Then the dogs got checked. The vet said the medicine I give will kill scabies in both cats and dogs. Now it's my turn to go to my Dr. to get rid of my scabies infection. Thanks cat her name is barnett. She is a barn cat no more rats in the garage thanks barny love you girl.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Haley (Atlanta Georgia) on 08/20/2022

I want to add a little to the T cell auto immune destructive response you mentioned. I have had a terrible time with my skin reactions causing sudden and unhealing permanent wounds that I constantly have to dig into and remove the little mite islands and tunnel systems that masquerade as new skin cell scar type tissue. The salacylic acid I figured out as I desperately dug through my garage and under the sinks of my home searching for something I felt I could tolerate in open wounds that the mites could not.

One new thing I've added in a revelation to the newest revised routine I'm practicing is implementing very religious vitamin and mineral daily supplements. I personally am terribly anemic so the blood attracts the mites and every paper cut or mosquito bite ends up a giant crater hosting a permanent bug festival. Iron and all the associated letter vitamins required for it's absorption seems to be changing the game in it's department of boosting my body's metabolic and hematologic functions and leading to actual healing of some long standing wounds. The prenatal vitamin is my personal choice for it's very complete coverage of vitamins and minerals we all require daily and many of us, without even realizing, have been lacking for longer than we have had buggy troubles. I suggest a long with the topical, and oral pharmaceutical methods used daily, make sure to add your super vitamins and skin health supplements such as vitamin c, callogen, and calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Our skim is the first line of defense and seems to be the weakest link in the forces we have to combat the bugs that Satan sends. Research the tissue and blood cell support elements as well as your immune health boosters. A nutritionist or dietician may be able to help a ton by getting comprehensive blood levels of every vitamin mineral etc you currently have, and show you the exact points of deficiency or lacking.

Lastly I want to throw this little bit in: I personally had to stop the antibacterial soap cleansing of my skin because I learned that prehistoric people did not struggle with this disease due to their healthy skin flora. There are so many bacteria and microscopic helpers that are also bugs and live on us without us ever realizing the defense they provide by eating and eliminating a ton of things that are a potential threat to us as well as their happy home in our pores. When we systematically remove these helpers, it's very hard to ever get that back. I'm going to do a bit of research on that note. Im now on a mission of possible clay, or volcanic ash mud type skin therapies that can reintroduce good bugs into my skin microbiome and hopefully give me an advantage over the rapid repopulations I see daily. Basics is the key I'm thinking as of late. Nature and dirt is all people had b4 modern chemistry and the bugs were never heard of till recent times. I'm gonna focus on that concept for now to keep me busy and not crazy!!

Bleach and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Linda (Alabama) on 08/19/2022 10 posts

Well if they're crawling in your bed and biting you you know it's SCABIES!

Bleach and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Linda (Alabama) on 08/19/2022 10 posts

Yes it works now their in my living room I use DE that powder . My bedroom is a war room I'm at ends meet. I have to take all my clothes out of drawers in a bag and put outside I'm in Alabama and it's been raining a lot they hate the heat I need sunshine to do this. If you had them on your skin they will get into your bed. OMG! THATS WHEN I REALIZED THEY WERE ALL IN MY BEDROOM! I CANT SLEEP IN MY BED ANYMORE UNTIL I GET THAT OLD BOX SPRING OUT I GET IT OUR WITH A TARP THE PIWDER IS ALL OVER MY ROOM ALL CRACKS AND CREVICES MY MATTRESS WAS ALREADY ENCLOSED WITH A PLASTIC MATTRESS COVER. IT'S BEEN OVER A WEEK NOW.I SLEEP ON TH LOVE SEAT. NOW I BELIEVE THEIR IN THIS ALSO! GOD HELP US PLEASE 🙏🏼

Clove Oil
Posted by Alice (Finland) on 08/17/2022

Guys thanks so much for all these posts, I had to laugh at "I just started crying, and mind you I'm a grown man" because I can 100% empathise. I was about to go hari Kiri over here but instead will get my boyfriend to pick up as much clove, tea tree, and orange oil as he can carry. No time for a doctor as I know exactly what this is, having had it before and am kicking myself for not having recognised the symptoms earlier. I guess the repeated saunas mitigated the effects but last night I felt the bites and was like noooooooooo. I dont was this deactivated earth is but I will simply try sticking everything including our mattress, armchair, shoes, clothes etc in the sauna at 90° for 30 minutes, if any of those bastards survive that kind of heat, they probably deserve to live and 10 points for effort. But yeah, hopefully not. My question is, how long do we apply the clove oil for?? Like a week? I read the Australian study also, that said clove oil has a kill rate of 100% after 15 minutes, but they didn't specifically if this means repeated applications. Also I will Clingfilm the car seats. Good call. And thanks again for the advice and the morale!

DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 08/13/2022

I know this question wasn't directed at me, but I also use D.E. as you do, or at least, I did; it took care of the problem.

I used D.E. and dry-rubbed it in. When using it on infections, rashes, etc., I have found that the wonderful, miraculous D.E. clings to areas where its needed, and falls off where its not. I do this first and then I hop in the shower.

(And don't worry, the D.E. doesn't ever attain the consistency of clay to clog your drains. Its too powdery for that.)

I do plan on buying, I think they're called "dry-scrub brushes" for dry rubbing before a shower, which I hear is good anyways. But for now, my hands do just fine.

Blessed healing to you.

DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Janet (FL) on 08/12/2022

How long did you leave the spray on your body? Did you take a shower afterwards or just dry off with a towel or just let it soak in? I just tried it as well and I kept it on for just a couple minutes cause I didn't know how it would react on my body so then I rinsed off with hot water.

Clove Oil, Coconut Oil +
Posted by Lynn (New London, CT) on 06/12/2022

For the past 11+ years I suffered from scabies that was not only misdiagnosed, but resistant to all prescription drug treatments. I had been researching for all these years for a permanent solution. I had been to hundreds of doctors and aside from being misdiagnosed, (e.g. eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, allergic reaction, etc.) and over prescribed steroids, ivermectin, permetherin, etc.) I finally found a promising cure.

Aside from finding the right remedy, I know now that everyone's skin and bodies are different and through trial and error found the appropriate mixture that has worked specifically for me. I have extremely sensitive skin and can't tolerate the majority of products (both prescription and OTC) as they often trigger adverse and allergic reactions. So remember when reading this that "less is more" when you first start out using the method and mixture ratio that has worked for me.

I used organic 100% pure clove bud oil, cold pressed 109% pure coconut oil, 100% organic pure aloe vera gel, tea tree oil face and body wash for sensitive skin, Loma Lux Eczema Pill (sulphur tablets) and white 100% cotton gloves (to sleep with on my hands to help prevent further injury of unconsciously scratching/itching open skin lesions during the night - to promote my healing.

For me the ratio of mixture that I found specifically appropriate for me was this.

1.) Seven (7) drops of clove bud oil to one (1) tablespoon of coconut oil.
2.) Two Loma Lux Eczema tablets once per day (taken at bedtime). My initial dosage was 3-4 tablets for the first two weeks.
3.) Put on a fresh clean pair of the cotton gloves daily at bedtime.
4.) Use of permetherin 5% spray to treat bedding (sheets, mattress, pillows) furniture and interior rooms on a daily basis.

Every other day in the evening at bedtime I would apply the clove bud oil combined with the coconut oil to my skin (from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet - including face, scalp, inside my ear lobes, under my toe and finger nails, etc.) And on the in between days I would apply the pure sloe vera gel several times throughout the day to promote healing.
The tea tree oil face and body wash I used throughout the day several times using a slightly textured wash cloth with warm water.

Honest to God I am finally feeling relief from the insane itching, my skin lesions are all almost completely healed. Most of the scabies and demodex mites have died and exhumed from my skin (hundreds of them). I am almost in full remission after 11 + years.

Currently I am researching for the best mite killing laundry detergent add-on and hope to update this post when I find the best additive.

Hulda Zapper
Posted by Elisa (CA) on 06/08/2022

Which zapper did you buy, for scabies and where did you buy it?

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Gail (ID) on 05/30/2022

Fungalitis.... Do you know that sulfur kills scabies? Maybe you had scabies and they diagnosed fungalitis.