I joined just to help.
I'm not sure what I had but I thought it was scabies. Instead of going to the doctors and having them tell me their not sure what type of rash I have,
I treated myself for the worst possibility. I tried a lot of things, citrus oil, a little neem, vasiline, borax etc.
What I found is this:
1) use really hot water with a removal shower head and spray all affected areas. I would do this twice a day.
2) use Tea Tree Soap after spraying the affected areas.
3) I used a Tea Tree ointment after showering all over my body.
4) Wash or soak all clothing and bedding everyday in hot water until all signs of scabbies is gone. Add about a cup of borax to the water. The reason for washing your clothing everyday is scabbies are mites and they spread.
You should also vacuum carpets, spray vinegar water on chairs that you've used. Place all possibly contaminated clothing or bedding in plastic bags until you wash them.
I found that hot water works the best. The more hot water the better. You can see the bite areas start to heal the next day. The itching stops almost immediately. It takes a while for the bites to actually go away but you will see new bites stop appearing and you will notice a difference in the color of the bites.
The soap and ointment assist the hot water treatments.The nice thing about using a removable spray head is that you can reach every part of your body.
I just wanted to share my experience with others to help you relieve you problem the quickest way possible.
Try it! It worked for me. And it is cheap. Lol
I have had Scabies since the end of this past February. We stayed in a hotel and 1.5 weeks later, I had pin pricking sensations all over. The initial Dr. I saw diagnosed Scabies, took Permitherin, Ivermechtin (twice), and am using enzymes in my bath. The enzymes kill proteins immediately; problem is that we all need to interupt the life cycle of the Scabies. In reading a lot of information, I believe that people with compromised immune systems or diabetics have a more difficult time with these. Also, if you had them one time only, the Permitherin cream usually works. The second time, forget it! This is the second time for me; although, the first time I was diagnosed as having Bed Bugs. I also use enzymes in a spray bottle and keep the bottle in bed with me. This way, in the middle of the night, I can zap them if I feel them on me. In order not to have to change my bed each and every night, as I was doing in the beginning, I have a heavy air mattress uninflated on top of my bed. I create a bedroll each night with a blanket and sheet (king size) doubled over. When I get up in the morning, I place the blanket and sheet in hot water, borax, bleach, enzymes. I rotate the 2 sets of blankets and sheets, always one in the wash but having one available. The uninflated air matress gets sprayed with the enzymes, as does the entire area surrounding the bed. Also, protector covers on your pillows are important; I wash my pillow case each morning and spray the pillow protector cover with the enzymes. My family does not have these, so something must be working.
Regarding the environment, consider gettin the DE (earth). If you just vacumn, these mites are so small, they can be blown right out the back of the cleaner! I sprinkle the DE all over my rugs and floors, THEN vacumn. This way the DE will kill them because the DE will be inside the vacumn cleaner bag along with the mites.
Regarding the Polk root- you can get Polk root in dropper form at the health food store. It is recommended that you take between 3-15 drops daily, 3 times per day. This is scary, since Polk is a poison. It is really important to work on your immune system and protect your liver at the same time. I purchased a supplement just for this purpose. I am taking very good suppletments, MMS, Vitamin B, and now have added the Polk root, and liver protector. On the exterior, I am also using Colloidal silver gel, as a topical application. By the way, if you have tried the MMS (research online) you know after a while it is hard to withstand the odor and taste. I have purchased clear gel caps to incapsulate the liquid. The caplets do not melt and it makes it much more tolerable to swallow. MMS has been proven to kill Malaria, so I figured, why not? This product definitly weakens the mites. By working on building the immune system in tandem with killing these things from the exterior, I have to be positive that it won't be long.
So far, this is the best supportive site. I have seen 6 physicians, including 2 dermatologists; one being at University of Pennsylvania. (Meca) I also drove 4 hours to visit a Chinese herbalist who has worked all over the world in third world countries. (no help) This is still the best; we are in this together..... and yet alone. Nobody really understands until they have this ailment. I hope and pray that this information is helpful; it is my way of giving back and I hope it helps! God bless, Barb
i have had scabies for about 4 months. at first i thought i was allergic to my socks but i found out it is scabies. i have tried oregano oil to expensive at 30 dollars an ounce or less. the best luck i have had is over the counter rid x flea and tick treatment its a shampoo but i put it all over my head and body and it did bring relief but no cure. today the enzymes arrived so i tried them i sprayed them all over my body but i did not notice any relief and this morning at 3:00 i woke up and ended up scratching both of my legs which i did not really want to do. i treated them with hydrogen peroxide then witch hazel then calomine so that the itching might stop. which it has it is now 4:00 in the morning. nothing has worked so far, its a battle or a war. i am going to find some poke root and try that also im going to try borax soak. i am also using alcohol and orange based cleaner that does seem to help. one thing i did that i do not recommend is cortizone cream it makes them larger so stay away from that. all with scabies you have my deepest sympathy may god help you and if you have scabies you know im not kidding
Mineral Wells, Texas, USA
Scabies cure: Keep keyboard & kitchen area mist sprayed with 91% alcohol or white vinegar. Mist spray tub & shower after each use with diluted clorax half & half. Put all clothing & bedding in twist tie garbage bags till washed,dry all materials BONE dry on high daily. Sprinkle furniture & carpet lightly with 20 mule team borax ( use seasoning bottle with holes ). Plastic cover mattress, spray with diluted clorax wipe dry in 1/2 hour. For cold water wash use Washing Soda 1/4 cup ( handle with care read label ) mixed with 1/4 cup borax plus regular detergent etc.
Smear from head to soles of feet with Petroleum Jelly avoid eyes, nose, mouth, after about 1-2 hours, will start to itch intensely, they're suffocating, this lasts about 2 hours. In morning shower good any bite feeling you have dab w/PJ,within about 6 hours biting should be all gone, slight post itch is commom though, continue spraying etc for 4-5 days, bless you and good luck
My wife and I have scabies. Hers is worse than mine but I have had mine much longer - 3 years this month. She's only had hers for 2 months. I enjoy your site and have tried some of the remedies listed there with the following results: Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak - no help. Oregano oil and Liquid Soap - no help. Peppermint Soap - no help. Will try Pokeweed root tonight and let you know if that helps. All of the remedies tried made us feel really clean when we used them, but the scabies and itching live on. The doctors can't help us so we are counting on a natural solution to our problem. Thank you for your web site and for all the people who have contributed.
Neem Tree with Aloe cured my mites (scabies) after five years of itchy hell. The doctor prescribed me Permethrin cream on several different occasions, only to irritate and antagonize my parrasites. On top of that Permethrin is a horrible pesticide used in Raid and other icky substances. Not people friendly enough for ME to rub in head to toe. So after half a decade of pain and pesticide i decided to order some neem tree products off of a health store online. According the the indians neem is a safe sterilization agent and a wonderful organic pesticide. Apparently it destroys the mite eggs before they hatch, leaving no more generations to mate on. Lo and behold, three or four weeks after treatment started i was mite free. Take caution though, you may want to keep on with treatment for a month or two to make sure no eggs hiding in floorboards, the coutch, your steering wheel, ect, can hatch and respawn.
Love, luck, and lolipops!
Hi taking neem leaf will make it so the bugs can not reproduce. No more eggs no more bugs and it will stop more than just bugs from reproducing. I took 6 cap a day and the bugs over time went away. The neem leaf will not kill them only keep them from reproducing.
EC: Is this a scabies or lice remedy? Not sure... thanks.
Dearing, Ga, USA
Auckland, New Zealand
I keep getting these itchy bumps all in a row between the webbing of my fingers especially while sleeping. At first I thought I got poison ivy but in time it became apparent they were probably related to some bug. I did some research and scabies seemed to be the closest fit. Piecing together information on earth clinic I came up with a plan as I did not want to use pharmaceutical pesticides over my whole body which I heard often didn't even work. At first I took super hot baths which seemed to help but did not knock everything else. Then I used tiger balm on the itchy bumps and also dipped my hands in hot hot water as that is primarily where the infection was. Then I got some tea tree ointment and added glove & neem liberally treating the affected areas. Finally I alternated between tea tree oil soap and neem soap every other day. Between this and the ointment I put on it seemed to wipe things out.
Scabies appeared on my wrist just under my wrist watch band. The doctor's prescribed ointment didn't help. However the oily juice from the tiny fruit of my neem tree gave immediate painless results. After applying the juice to the infected spot for a few days the itch stopped and the spot dried up and disappeared.
I got scabies once in high school. I went over to a friend's house, and they had it all over, pets, and people. What I did was cover my skin with a thick oil. The type I can't remember now. I then covered the area with plastic wrap. I left this on for two days. I reapplied oil when it soaked in and added new wrap when the other got all messed up. It went away.
My twenty one year old son with Down syndrome has had jock itch since he went through puberty. Over the counter remedies didn't work. Essential oils such as eucalyptus and tea tree helped a little but not significantly, and irritated his already sensitive skin. More diluted mixtures to protect the skin weren't strong enough to help significantly. Eventually the skin became purplish gray (from chronic jock itch, according to the doctor). In addition, the skin on his entire body is always red, very dry and irritated looking.
Recently I had scabies and decided to treat my son in order to prevent him from catching them. The things i did differently than usual were to add some orange oil to his body wash and shampoo, I rubbed his skin with neem oil and/or extract in olive oil carrier daily, and soaked him twice in one week with Ted's borax/hydrogen peroxide soak (not too much peroxide) and left it on the skin. After about ten days, I brought him to the doctor to make sure he didn't have scabies. When the doctor examined his private area, he looked so surprised and commented about how much better my son's skin looked. My mouth dropped open when I noticed that beautiful normal color of his skin of his private area. In fact although still dry looking, the redness that pretty much covers his entire body is about eighty-five per cent gone! I realized that he hasn't been scratching lately either. I don't know which of the three remedies contributed to his improvement, possibly a good combination of treatments. In fact it's early to tell, but he might even be completely cured of the jock itch. I chose the neem for it's anti-scaby benefits, but also because it's said to be kind to the skin. I had the impression from researching that neem eliminates scabies, over time, with consistent daily applications, not a one or two time application to be effective.
BTW, I enjoy sharing effective remedies, because we've been helped so much by the info on the site and i like to give back.
a friend of mine had scabies and came in my house to tell me about it and even sat on my bed!!! (before she told me LOL)
she had welts everywhere and she had been scratching for days and it looked very uncomfortable!
i told her to try orange oil added into her bath water and also to make a mix in spray bottle of about 50 drops or so for 16 ounces of water.
she came back and told me that it had worked!!!
now she only came to me after she had been to the doctor twice and used the prescription creams and they didn't work - but the orange oil did.
WARNING: do not go into the sun after applying the orange oil - it photosensitizes skin (makes it easier to burn) so it may be better to use it at night which is what she did.
also, keep orange oil away from MALE pet rats. the limomene in it can cause them to develop tumors in later life supposedly.
orange oil is very cheap also and it smells good! although after using it for a while you may get sick of smelling the orange smell.
oh - and i immediately did and orange oil bath and sprayed the same mixture of orange oil all over my bed and in my room and had not scabies trouble myself!!!
Greenville, Sc, Usa
Boca Raton, Florida
apply anti scabies cream as directed then follow up with treatment below:
start with your car, spray car with orange oil and alcohol mixture do not miss any areas, park in the sun and close all window do not return to car for 7 days.
Dry clothes and bedding, on high heat daily, be sure to spray entire living area with orange oil combined with rubbing alcohol daily. If you have carpet the orange oil will leave bleached out spots, make sure the orange oil scent overwhelms the alcohol in the mixture.
Be sure to remove all bedding, pillow cases, mattress covers etc, spray with mixture dry on high heat for at least 30 mins spray entire bed and do not sleep on bedwhile treating self and living areas for 7 days, sleep on the floor, also before going to bed cover entire bogy with orange and vaseline mixture for at least 3 days.
after seven days if possible spray entire living area of course then leave home for 2 weeks or more.
I haven't been completely cured yet, but Oregano Oil and Mineral Oil have greatly helped a case of scabies and I feel I am on my way to recovering. I actually had this case of scabies for several years, but it never got very bad as I had tried various over the counter remedies because I thought at first it was just dry skin or a skin irritation. When I finally realized what I had, I was upset because I did not want to take a neurotoxin. An herbalist recommended the oregano oil and almost instantly I began to see results. I've been taking it orally and also applying it topically. I have also been using mineral oil on my hands as well.
This will work--no exceptions! Run hot shower over body for a couple minutes to open pores; turn off shower; add 5 drops pure oregano oil to some liquid soap like Dr. Bronner's Eucalyptus Soap. Mix in hands and apply to one major limb--left arm, e.g. Do the same again for the right arm. Again for the torso, and again for both legs respectively. It will burn. Tolerate it for as long as you can--between 3 to 5 minutes at the most. Rinse.
For me it cures these no-see-ums that I presume to be some kind of mite. I frequently get infested after handling papers or books that have previously been infected. Why I just don't throw out all these things so that I'll never be exposed again, I don't know. Actually, it's because I'm an information junkie and hope that freezing or cooking in the oven will rid these papers/books of these parasites. Not necessarily! I just got a new infestation which brings me here to this website. I did "the treatment" just now and it works. It burns the little critters to death. Just accept that your skin will burn also for the 3-5 minutes before you rinse it, and somewhat after. But you will definitely feel an immediate sense of relief because your nerve endings won't be agitated any longer