I suffered from scabbies for 8 months and no doctor told me that it is scabies and I tried so hard get rid of that horrible itch at night. When my wife had same symptoms then we checked the internet and find this site. Thank you to all of you for your posts. I have to say that ivermactin was the only solution to get rid of it and one dose is sufficient. I also bought Borax from Walmart and cleaned our entire house hold with bleach and borax for ten days. No doctor will prescribe ivermactin unless you push and find one doctor might write the prescription. The only place you may find Ivermactin is Smiths Pharmacy at Yonge-Lawrance location. No other drug store have it. As I said the bleach, borax and kwalada lotion does not cure. Ivermactin did work for me and my wife.
(Ten Mile , Tn)
My son had a friend sleep over 2 weeks ago, and he brought a dirty blanket with him. He slept in the extra bed, but when he left I stripped the bedding and washed it in hot water and soap and bleach. I slept in there for 2 nites and started to feel itchy. I thought I had mosquito bites around my ankles, but as the days went on I noticed bites going up both legs toward my knees. Over this past weekend the boy stayed here again, no blanket this time and I asked if he or anyone in his family had bites or rashes. He called his dad and told him about it and he thought they had bed bugs a month ago. I researched the bite type marks that were like lines of bites and knew I had scabies. All day Sunday we took all blankets, bedding, etc and hot washed with bleached and hot dryer. Items that we couldn't wash (large comforters, pillows etc) we placed in large trash bags with ties and placed them all in our living room. I've read them should be bagged 7+ days.
We took out our Kirby vacuum and did all the bedding, including the bed frames, and all carpets floors, drapes etc. I called my doctor first thing on Monday and went in and they said I had scabies and prescribed Lindane lotion and said to thin cover my entire body, from neck to toes, blow dry it on my skin, then wear loose clothing to bed, and rinse the lotion off in the morning. Because this lotion is said to kill the scabies under the skin, the itch can remain up to 2 weeks, after the bugs die, they also prescibed the steroid (predesone) to lessen the itch. I had difficulty sleeping still, feeling itchy, and crawling over my lower legs. Today, I was ok til @ 3pm and the itching came back, so I applied ice, and took an antihistamine (bendryl) to lessen the itch. This worked ok. I notice if I stand a long time, my ankles get red and so don't the bites in that area, so I have been elevating my feet, when possible, with the ice bags, that helps. It's too early to tell if this lotion did actually kill the scabies under the skin. I am grossed out, but the fact my skin will heal with dead bugs underneath, so I am wondering if anyone has ever open the skin slightly and scraped them out. For those on this site that have had them for months and years, I simply can't imagine, not being able to sleep with the constant itchy, crawling sensation, I've had over the past week, never mind the psychological aspect of scouring your home and everyone in it to make sure every spec you see isn't a bug/mite. I have tweezers, plastic container with lid, and a large magnifying glass on the counter, just in case. I was sent this site today, but have read many of the comments and I've not seen any that state they have killed scabies and have not had them again, but using/doing certain steps. I've read on WebMD and other medical sites that scabies need to be treated/killed or they will continue. THe doctor told me that if they do not have a host to feed that the mite will die within 24 hrs. I don't know how they travel. My prescriptions (lotion and steroid) co-pay was only $15, so if this works and they are gone, the creepy crawlies and itching were worth me freaking out about the potential (scared the crap out of me) side effects of the lotion. Good Luck to all who are searching for the cure, and if this works and I'm done soon with the itching, I will re-post.
For scabies infection use the homeopathic remedy PSORINUM 30C. Within less than 1/2 hr. it will be gone. Use once or twice more. It helped me immediately. If your health food store does not have it, it can be ordered. Cost: about less than Can. $10. The medical remedy was cancer causing as per info. And cost about Can. $80.
Stay away from costly, dangerous medicines. I saw my aura turn black with the medical remedy! You could try Psorinum on pets without side effects. Otherwise use Ted's remedy. From Om
Has anyone studied Scabies habits. These creatures are very small and can go wherever they like when you apply any lotion etc. They are fond of getting under the eyelids, you should be able to feel them itching their way in and can stay there for hours. To stop infection from bacteria introduced by the insect some eyedrops recommend by a Pharmacist may be able to help .With the eyedrops in the eye you should feel the insects leave.
Have a plastic bottle 500ml with a trigger sprayer filled with a medium red wine 10.5% alcohol or better and spray all over the body. Keeping eyes closed a light spray to shut eyes will not hurt.Scabies will hide in all places so you will have to use your imagination.
The shower is a good place while doing this. Leave it on for as long as you feel comfortable with and then shower off. I have found this method to work very well with red wine a little more effective than the white. A cheap inexpensive four litre cask of medium red wine will be more than enough if you do not drink it.Having said that please do not drink too much of the cure.
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!
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?
(Central Texas, US)
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!
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.
Scabies treatment - very very concentrated sea salt bath. I was able to kill scabies mites and their eggs within 2 hours using an extremely concentrated sea salt bath. You can also dissolve a lot of sea salt in a little bit of water and rub it over your entire body. Keep it on for 2 hours. Do not rinse the salt solution off yourself. You can then apply 100% tea tree oil all over your body. Remember to steam iron your bed, sheets and clothes so that you dont reinfect yourself. Remember the salt solution has to be extremely concentrated. It will be enough to completely kill mites and eggs.
Sea Salt Bath
Sea Salt Bath cured scabies in 4 days
I tried lots of things for my second bout of scabies, white vinegar spray, peroxide and DMSO spray, borax bath, everything worked for so long then plateaued, the vinegar spray (50% water/50% Vinegar) and peroxide (3% with DMSO) worked the best, applying 3 - 5 times a day, you could see them coming out of the skin with both products, but still not total annihilation of these blood-sucking mites after nearly 3 months. I read a 10 year old post about sea salt bath, well all done and dusted after 4 days, 100 liters of hot water (as hot as possibly stand) in tub and 1.5 kilograms of sea salt with little or no anti-caking agents as possible in AU Saxa sea salt was best. soaked for 10 minutes back and front, and both sides, left nothing un-soaked, even scrubbed skin to loosen top skin and open pores. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
My message is I'm using a bedbug pesticide with silicone dioxide for scabies. It's a powder, I'm making it into a paste with water, rubbing it on skin. I hope it works. IS THIS HARMFUL? All it said was it would erritate skin.
For scabies, use sulfur with vaseline which I understand does the job. Can get the sulfur from some natural remedy pharmacies.
This is what I did, and it worked.
The major problem was the scabies mites continued biting me and made it difficult to sleep. A minor problem was that I had other mites, ones that crawled in my hair, and others that crawled in my nose.
To kill scabies, I theorized that I had to keep something on my body all the time to kill the bugs and their eggs which hatch randomly, and it needed to be something non-poisonous and effective.
For me sulfur was the answer. I soaped my body with sulfur soap at the bugs' meal time, let it dry, coated myself with skin cream if my skin felt itchy and dry. Sometimes I did this twice a day, but I kept it on constantly. Sulfur has this advantage over permithrin, lindane, and ivermectin in that it has a comparatively low toxicity even though it does burn your eyes and makes you sneeze.
After four days, I felt only a few bites and little or no movement.
To aid the sulfur, I used tea tree oil full strength. I rubbed it on my hands and feet, legs and arms and anywhere else when I felt the buggers stinging me. Like clove oil, it has a short killing time. It doesn't last. However, unlike clove oil, it doesn't burn your skin at full strength and has a very low toxicity. Tea tree is a very effective "other" mite killer. It stopped the crawling mites at the first application. I used it in my hair, eyebrow (carefully) and in my nose (carefully).
Finally, I utilized a mix of hydrogen peroxide and borax to spray on furniture, bed, and floors to kill the stragglers. Just pour some hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle, put in some borax, shake, and spray. It is an effective killer, but doesn't last long.
Sulfur is very good to put on carpets. It lasts a long time and kills the mites.
Also, I enclosed my mattress, box springs, and pillows with mite proof encasements. You must do this to succeed. I washed and dried bed clothes at high heat every other day. On the non-wash days, I dried them in the drier for a long time at high heat to kill the mites. I never wore clothes more than once without washing and drying them.
Finally, if I had a dirty laundry item I needed to wear immediately, I microwave them for 80 or so seconds. This is for emergency use only.
I wish you well.
(Corpus Christi, Texas)
(Corpus Christi, Texas)
As soon as I saw the Dudadiesel address in another post, I bought a 5 lb bag of sulfur for scabies... the sulfur calmed the itch the first night. Somewhat less the second night. By third and fourth, the itching under the sulfur is back like mad. I find that anything I try: permethrin, clove oil, heated cloth, Listerine, diatomaceous earth, peroxide work for a limited time. And same with the sulfur.
PLEASE listen to me! I contacted scabies from a client in a health spa that I work in. I had NO idea what it was at first. A small rash, itchy on the palm of one hand. I am now 3 mos. into it and about to blow my brains out! We cleaned the bedding every day on 'sanitize' in my washer, cleaned everything and I took clorox baths with sulphur soap and sulpher cream. I STILL have it and the eggs and got new bumps off and on and trail marks. SO, I went back and read lots of things on the net and this is what I did and what has worked more than all the creams, oils, lotions, baths etc.
USE BORAX!!! take a borax bath and soak for 20 minutes. Then, get a spray bottle and fill with water and lots of borax. Shake it up good and spray yourself. I also used castor oil/borax paste and put all over myself. I woke up this morning and everything has changed! The places are GONE and my skin looks almost normal!! I spent SO much MONEY on that other stuff! ALSO, I finally listened and wrapped my mattress in plastic (buy a drop cloth at Lowe's). I was washing so much and spraying the bed, but didn't encase it in plastic. The clorax helped at first with the places, but never killed the eggs. Plus, my skin was getting raw and sore.