Borax for Mange - Ted's Remedy for Demodectic and Sarcoptic Mange

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Posted by Marilyn (Queensbury, NY) on 11/15/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for your reply about the solution near the eyes. I thought I'd update you on our progress. As I wrote earlier, Onyx gets very scared when a hose is used for bathing, so I have yet to bathe her. I have been using the solution as a "sponge bath" on her bare spots and around her eyes twice a day for just over a week now... within 3 days the hair was starting to grow back!! Two of the spots over her hips are barely noticable now. She's not crazy about being sponged along her muzzle or down the front of her chest...but we manage. Thanks to the combination of the antibiotics for the pustules and the borax solution, she doesn't smell like a nasty dog anymore! She goes back to her vet in a couple of weeks for a recheck - I will definitely be telling him about your cure!

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Posted by Sarah (Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada) on 10/25/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Lady is a19 month old valley bull... she had mange when we got her at 8 weeks old ..We had to take her to the vet -- it cost us over a 1000.00 dollars. She got rid of the mange for about 2 months .. the vet said they couldn't get the dip for her anymore i saw Remedy #2 on the internet so i through i try it.. she is looking real good, nice and white and no more streching and digging ...Thought I would let you know it worked real well on her. Thanks.

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Posted by Nancy (Selma, Indiana) on 10/09/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I took my chocolate lab to (2) different vets trying to figure out what was going on with his skin. They put him on cortisone pills, antibiotics, had me dip him in sulphur dips on five day intervals. Nothing seemed to help him. He would appear to somewhat get better, but nothing major noticeable. The smell never eased up. On my own, I tried vinegar baths and other things to try and ease up and/or cure his condition. Nothing ever helped. A year later and about $500.00 American dollars poorer; I was about to give up hope of helping him. Then, I stumbled onto your remedy using peroxide, borax, and water. I thought, why not give it a shot; I've spent out all sorts of $$ on every type of cure thinkable. If it helps him, I would be so much relieved for him. I went to the store that evening and bought a box of mule team borax, two bottle of peroxide (I anticipated more than one treatment, and I was right) and a sponge for application. The next afternoon, I cornered the poor fellow and sponged on a dose of the mixture. He wasn't impressed, but he is a little gun shy about washings and dips since he has been subjected to so much in and so many treatments already. I laid in on heavy this first treatment , and left it to dry up on him. He rolled around in the yard like any other treatment or bath and then went about his usual business. The next day, he seemed less flaky; and when I brushed him, the skin flakes seemed to just come right out with ease. Two days later, I made up another batch. A little less potent this time. I sponged him down again ( to his dismay, he hates personal hygiene issues now) I left this on to dry. The next day, he had some dried up flakes; but not near as many. Most of the yellowish scale was gone; and his odor was starting to improve (Not gone all the way though) Two days later, I again made up another batch and sponged it all over him. Left it to dry. The next day, he had hardly any new flakes, his odor is gone, hair is starting to re grow. I'm just totally amazed. I am going to make a spritz and lightly spritz him once a week when I brush him out and hopefully he will remain in remission for whatever this stuff was. Maybe it was the red mange. Whatever it was, your #2 cure has given him his life back. He had to be miserable. Thank you for sharing your remedy; I'm ecstatic. $3.90 for a box of borax, $1.00 for 2 bottles of peroxide, a couple cents worth of water equals approximately $ dog's well being and peace of mind from the savages of his skin condition, priceless!

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Posted by Jenny (UK) on 09/18/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Hello Ted, The first thing I would like to do if it were at all possible, would be to shake your hand Ted and thank you most sincerely for your advice on the treatment of 'Dermodecosis' (Red Mange).

For us your advice has been a miracle cure! We have 2 exceptional examples of how your advice on the use of the 'wash and Borax / Hydrogen Peroxide soaks' have worked and they are as follows:

1st example - We had a litter of pups and at about 4 weeks old one pup started to get pimples on his head and chest. We duly took him to the vet suspecting an allergy to either the grass or a change in the soap powder we used. The vet confirmed this and put him on antibiotics and some antihistamine tablets.

One week later the pimples had spread over his head, neck, throat and chest and most of the others had them too. The boys were by far the worst affected. We took the original pup back to the vet and one other and he immediately diagnosed the cause as being the Dermodex Mite or 'Red Mange'. The only treatment he recommended was 'Advocate' a liquid anti-mite/flea/worm treatment which is applied on the skin on the back of the neck, but as per instructions, our pups were too young for it. The next day the vet phoned the manufacturers of Advocate and they said it was safe to use in a pup of nearly 6 weeks old but it had to be an exact amount according to the individual weight of the pup. So, later that day the vet came out weighed each pup and applied the appropriate amount of liquid. The pups had to be separated from each other, to avoid the stuff being licked off. This was duly done and did they scream? You betcha they did!

4 days later and the pups were far worse, with the first pup now being bright red virtually all over the front half from the waist forward and some of the skin had cracked and little sores were developing. In my opinion, the Avocate had done absolutely nothing to help and the situation was becoming hopeless.

In a desperate attempt to find something to help these poor babies, I went on the internet, came across '' and Ted with his 'miracle cure' (no joke!).

We brought all the pups into the kitchen, washed each in turn with a little shampoo and warm water, then placed them in a tub we had bought for the purpose and soaked them in the Borax/Hydrogen Peroxide solution and left them sopping wet to dry on towels/blankets in front of the fire (but not too close).

We both got well covered ourselves and many times had the solution splashed onto our faces and in ours eyes. Absolutely no pain was experienced by either of us, which was really reassuring, as we didn't't know whether or not the solution would sting. The pups didn't't mind the bathing part but were quite distressed at being left soaking wet and made no bones about telling us off! Again this was somewhat distressing but we followed Ted's instructions and resisted the temptation to dry them off.

It took some time for them to dry completely and once they were all content again we fed them and all was well. We did end up with 9 rather white and dusty pups, as when they dried, powder deposits remained on their coats: got to say, they did look quite cute though, especially the black ones! Now this is where we feel the miracle fits in - 2 DAYS LATER, the original pup had almost totally cleared of his redness, spots, scabs and sores and this is fact! All the other pups that had been infected had the same result - absolutely amazing! The relief for us was phenomenal, I can tell you and not to mention for our pups.

We repeated the 'wash and soak' as Ted suggests, 3 days later and before the week was out there was absolutely no sign of the Dermodecosis what so ever. I have gone on a bit so I will end here and give you the 2nd example later.

Please note the above is my personal experience and the views contained there in are my own. A MASSIVE THANK YOU TED FROM ALL OF US (2 and 4 legged ones) FOR ALL YOUR ADVICE, YOU WILL NEVER KNOW JUST HOW EXTREMELY GRATEFUL WE ARE.

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Posted by Vincent (Modesto, CA) on 09/11/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I used the peroxide, Vinegar,and 20 mule team borax soap. It started to take effect right when I put it on my dog, which has been itching forever and losing hair even around her eyes. The itching has stopped. Mira has elephant skin also during this ordeal on her webbing in between her legs which is smoothing out also. One bottle of 3% peroxide and two bottles of water from the empty bottle of peroxide which brings it down to 1% in a water pitcher. !/2 cup unfiltered vinegar, 1/2 cup borax and it will dissolve. I shampooed her first and let her dry. Then sprayed the solution all over her between her toes also and pads and leave it on. You will see the difference in her skin right away. Adding 1/8 teaspoon Borax to 2 liters of water for drinking all the time cleanses the inside also of mites from itching and biting. I spray her down every other day with the solution....I hope this works for you.

Replied by Rashel

I have a ten week old Chihuahua. I have had him since he was 7 weeks. I have never seen our deadly with mange in any of my animals. I saw the puppy from the start itching non stop. So I sprayed him with flea medicine. This itching went on for weeks till I noticed fur missing. I was worried then and felt so bad for him. He was miserable. We went to the vet they said it was possibly name and he needed medication. Told me the medication abd I went home researched it and learned it's not good for pups. So I looked into natural cures and found this with lid of good reviews. He has had two treatments in the past three days. The yellow flakes are gone the fur on his legs under the tail and in the tiny are gone now it's white dried skin. His smell is improved he smelt like death before. Fur is still coming off cause he still was scratching after first treatment but we just started. I have high hopes . Will make new review when it's had time to really work.

Replied by Wendy

Just curious...when did vinegar get added to the recipe? When we used it years ago successfully for 2 german shepherds it was just peroxide and mule team borax? It worked with 1 application, they stopped the non stop month long scratching (2 vets and $400 later that didn't work) we finally found Ted's recipe. Need to use it on a pet rat and while I was reading through the messages saw people are now using vinegar???

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Wendy,

The recipe has not changed. Vinegar has been substituted for those who cannot find hydrogen peroxide. In some cases where folks had very resistant strains of mites vinegar was added to the borax & hydrogen peroxide formula to create a solution of peracetic acid, which is much stronger than hydrogen peroxide and borax alone. This is Ted's original post about it:

Posted by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand

Generally speaking a peroxide mixed with vinegar, with a borax is a more powerful formulation, which is called peracetic acid. In any event that formula would likely be a 1% solution of H2O2, in equal amounts with vinegar in volume, plus a saturated solution of borax, used as a rinse. The estimated time for a very consistent and effective dip from my estimates was a 30 minute dip on the average, but won't work under 20 minutes. I generally don't use this powerful mix and usually go for a weaker ones as it might cause some skin irritation of the dog and I end up removing the dog after 10-15 minutes because of vast open wounds, which would irritate the dog. Hence a spot application or a lower concentration or less vinegar is where I make adjustment so it won't irritate the dog. Therefore I would much prefer to use a hydrogen peroxide 1% and borax as a 30 minute dip without the vinegar, but should itching persists I may add vinegar to make the mix more aggressive. In any event vinegar is a good standby.

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Posted by Sally (Oklahoma City, OK) on 08/22/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I have been doing Ted's treatment for about three weeks and it is slowly curing the mange

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Posted by Jack (Toledo, OH) on 07/23/2006
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter got a miniature dashund from a "Petco store" that had touch of mange on his ears, which started out the size of a dime, it spread to the size of a silver dollar sized area on both ears, I gave him a good bath and dried him off. then soaked him mostly his ears, and applied the "Borax, peroxide, a little lemon juice in a 1/2 gallon of water, soaked him in it and "DID NOT DRY HIM,LET IT DRY ON HIS WHOLE BODY , ITS BEEN ABOUT 8 WEEKS NOW AND ALL HE HAIR ON HIS EARS IS GROWN BACK. HE'S NOW A BEAUTIFUL, little guy very perky, with a small white area on his chest and the rest a typical reddish brown.

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Posted by Trudy (Cynthiana, KY) on 01/18/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I knew my dog had mange this summer, or possibly a terrible case of flea allergies. All I knew was if I went to the vet he would slowly poison my dog, at a very high cost to me. Traditional mange treatments are very harsh, mitaban is extremely toxic to say the least. I'm not against going to the vet, I sure have spent a lot of money on my four dogs there. So I searched for natural non toxic remedies, and I found your website. At the time you had only 2 remedies posted. At this point my dog was only 1 1/2 years old, a purebred, and well taken care of, there was no good reason for him having mange, or at the worst terrible flea allergies. He is a beautiful black and white Australian Shepherd. This is what I did.

I tried the remedy from Ted of Bangkok. I had two problems with his recipe. I never could keep enough hydrogen peroxide in the house. I only used it twice. And he said to leave the mixture on the dog, and don't dry him off, well what do you do with a sopping wet dog in the house, or when it's super cold outside. So I modified the recipe and method of application. Max (my dog) had lost at least 60% or more of his fur, from his shoulder blades all the way to his tail, including his legs, underbelly, and even the back of his ears. This was pathetic, I'm sorry but I didn't take pictures, to prove my point. THIS IS HOW I CURED MAX. These are the ingredients I used. You must buy these, nothing else, no substitutes. 20 MULE TEAM BORAX, it will say natural laundry booster under Borax, you can get it at Wall Mart Super Centers, and ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, IT'S RAW AND UNFILTERED, You can only get it at a health food store. ( Do not buy at a grocery store, those vinegars only smell and look like vinegar, but they have absolutely no medicinal value.) The third and last ingredient is simple cheap, people shampoo, like VO5, or Suave.

THIS IS HOW TO APPLY. IF YOU DOG IS REALLY, REALLY, BAD WITH MANGE, DO THIS EVERY THIRD DAY. WHEN MY MAX STARTED GETTING BETTER, USUALLY AFTER WASHING HIM EVERY THIRD DAY FOR TWO WEEKS, NOW I ONLY DO HIM ONCE A WEEK. Now all you need is a small plastic cereal bowl. Put 1/2 cup of borax in bowl, now put 1 1/2 to 2 cups of warm water in the bowl, mix it very well with a spoon, not all of it will dissolve, lots of it will settle on the bottom of the bowl, don't worry. Now add 1/4 to 1/3 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar to the bowl, mix well. Your dog is now in the tub, well lathered up, Now you take the mixture, and pour, or apply by hand all over his body, it will spread easily, don't worry about the grittiness, just don't rub it in too hard, it might fell like sandpaper on the dogs skin. I would have my dog sit with all this stuff on him in the tub for at least 3-5 minutes. Well I was worried about winter, and my fur less dog, but now in less than two months all of his fur is back, happy, healthy, and playing in the snow. One thing I didn't mention at the onset of his problem I did a 2 week detox on him to help out his immune system. This sure couldn't hurt any dog with illnesses. P.S. Get the book " Apple Cider Vinegar " It's only $8.00 at your Health Food Store, or go to to order. This is an amazing old time, folk type remedy. I've been taking it for less than 2 months, and have had amazing results, you'll know why your dog is getting better once you know what this product is capable of doing. I wish good health to everyone's best buddies, good luck!!!

Replied by Vivian
(Edmonds, WA)

So you don't wash the shampoo off before you use the solution of borax/apple cidar vinegar?

Replied by Prometheus613
(Cleveland, Oh)
5 out of 5 stars

Have a boxer/mini pincher mix, male, started showing symptoms of mites. I read just about every comment to this remedy and concluded a few things:

(1) I would assume that if the provider of the remedy titled it "Cure for Demodectic and Sarcoptic Mange, it does not matter which kind your dog has, this remedy should work for both kinds of mites, and as Ted says, fleas, ticks and other critters.

(2) The notion that a dog who manifests an outbreak of demodectic mites is genetically inferior and unworthy of breeding is suspect at best. Consider, the underlying reason for most demodectic episodes is a compromised immune system. It does not follow that this is a genetic deficiency when the primary reason for poor pet immune response is POOR DIET. So all these yahoos who militantly advocate the destruction of an animal's raison de etre, namely its reproductive organs, on the basis that the animal displayed symptoms very likely to have been induced by an owner's negligence, is frightening in its brutality.

(3) 95% of all the comments relating "veterinary medicine's" response to this condition were the same, a vet medical establishment appalling in its capriciousness and bad faith. It would seem that many vets do not even think of mites as a possible diagnosis, at least until 2-4 other, expensive, toxic and ineffective responses have been IMPOSED on the unwitting pet owner. This leads me to believe, quite reasonably I think you will agree, that most vets are EITHER evil OR stupid; maybe BOTH.

Bottom line, this cure is just that, a cure. To those who need to know exactly what to expect, know that the first treatment for my dog seemed to really highlight all the affect areas on his body. I really did not know the extent of his infestation until AFTER the borax/peroxide solution dries. The wounds become red, puffy and pronounced. GREAT, that is the little mite saying "OH S$#@". After treatment my dog is stuck to my side, like I'm his doggy savior.

Replied by Seekingthecure
(San Diego Ca, Usa)

I am so glad to find this forum and this thread. I have two cats with an infestation that has been called "nothing, " "blackheads, " "mange, " "lice, " and various other useless things by a series of vets and vet dermatologists. The infestation is a small insect that burrows into the skin. Apparently, that's not in the vet manual, so they just pretend it isn't there. It mimics some effects of mites. It responds to avermectins, but develops a tolerance to ANY therapy after two weeks. The cats self-mutilate in an agony of itchiness if I don't treat them at least every seven days. They get secondary infections in their skin in the holes where the bugs lived. (And no, it's not warbles! )

I want to try this borax treatment. Unfortunately, my husband is wildly opposed to vinegar and hydrogen peroxide and DMSO. Is it possible that vodka (40% alcohol) can be used as the liquid to make the borax penetrate the skin? We use vodka to dip the cats it to keep the current infestation under control, in combination with rotating types of avermectin shots. This keeps the bugs under control, whatever they are, but it hasn't been a cure. I don't recommend this to anyone else, though. The vodka-dipped kitty is flammable until it dries, so we cage them away from heat or flame. We dip them once a week. This treatment has saved their lives, so far, but it has not cured them. I have read many accounts of pet owners with intractable infestations, especially in the San Diego area. They describe the same symptoms that my cats have, and the same misdiagnoses. And all report the same resolutely ignorant responses from veterinarians. There are even several boards where people recommend treatments. But nothing has been a cure for my kitties, and I would like to try borax. Does anyone know if I can mix it with the pure vodka dip? Thanks--Desperate Kitty Mama in San Diego

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Posted by Didi's Mom (Usa) on 06/07/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I used this years ago and it worked. What I did was soak an old t-shirt or towel in Ted's peroxide and borax mange solution (My dog is 90 pounds) and then I applied it to his skin and sat with him for the amount of time. That way it was able to saturate on him and it got all the skin. I did not rinse it off. I applied it to all parts of the skin. The t-shirt soaked in it gave me better control of applying it to his face and around the ears too.

Replied by Ruby
(Bristol, Virginia)

Can I give my dog a plain borax bath without the peroxide?

EC: Not for mange. Peroxide is the activating ingredient.

General Feedback

Posted by Erikajay (Macon, Georgia) on 08/05/2014

My question has nothing to do with your remedy but with the mange itself.

I work in rescue and pulled a dog from a high kill shelter 5 days ago. She has been to the vet and is being treated for both demodectic and sarcoptic mange. How contagious is sarcoptic to humans? We interact with her a lot, so my number 1 concern is my children.

Thank you!

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Erikajay!

Sarcoptic mange mites are very contagious and cause 'scabies' in humans; they cannot reproduce on humans, but will live for about 5 days and cause an itchy rash. You should contact your physician if your kids develop an itchy rash and let them know they were exposed to scabies.

The good thing is that with treatment your dog should not be contagious after about 5 days. While you have already treated your dog via your vet - and I am assuming it is an oral miticide, it would be wise to use the mange remedy on this site to address the exterior of your dog to kill as many mites as quickly as possible to reduce possible transmission to your kids. It is also a good idea to use the mange remedy on every single other pet in the household to avoid those pets getting infected with scabies as well.

Lastly, don't forget to clean, clean, clean - and sterilize any dog bedding, the crate or area where the dog resides, and all areas where the dog may access.

Good luck, and thank you for rescuing this dog!

Replied by Blueangel
(Wisconsin, US)


Yes, Sarcoptic Mange affects humans. I began fostering a dog a year ago. She was underweight and very itchy. It took three vets for a correct diagnosis, and a fourth for successful treatment.

Meanwhile, I had bites on my arms and my scalp was crawling. Our daughter had bites on her face. My husband had bites on his legs. We kept being told that the canine variant of the scabies bug can't complete its lifecycle on humans. Well, I can tell you from personal experience that that is not true! There have been documented cases. But for some reason, they're not talked about in the medical or veterinary communities.

It's been a year and I'm still fighting the mites on me and my family. Keeping the dog away from everyone has helped them. But I continue to have problems, probably because I still take care of the dog.

We were all cured on Thanksgiving, but the little bastards came back by Christmas. Dog is back on Revolution every two weeks. But we humans continue to struggle with the bugs. For me, its a daily battle. For the others, just an occasional annoyance.

So far, we've had improvement (but no cure) from Neem Oil, Ivermectin (orally and topically), and Permethrin (topically). I just started the Borax and H2O2, so the jury is still out on that one. It seems promising, though. (The others did, too, so I've become very skeptical.)

I hope for your family's sake that you got it under control and they're okay. Because it's awful, really it is.

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Yes, I think this is my problem. The vet just said to give the puppy Benedryl twice a day. I'm fed up with vets and doctors!

Replied by Alexis
(Park City, Utah)

I have several suggestions that I hope will help you and your family and your dog as well.

Dr. Bronner's soap, the original one with Tea Tree in it, use as body/hand wash as well as shampoo. Allow it to sit on your skin/hair for a bit before washing it off.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, use a bit after washing body/hair, again let it sit for a bit. ACV internally, I use tablets as nobody in my family can stand the taste.

Garlic and/or Oregano suppliments. Clay detox.

I washed our dog's towels in hot, hot water with borax and peroxide, let it sit all soapy for a bit drying on a hot cycle. I used diatomatious earth on his dog bed in between washings, also a bit on his kibble. I adopted a pit bull mix, sweetest dog in the world, who suffered with horrific mange. Poor thing looked like someone had poured hot bacon grease over his back the mange was so bad and the pads of his feet would swell up twice the normal size and he could hardly walk. After literally spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars in vet bills, prescription shampoo that was so harsh it irritated his already tender skin, multiple antibiotics, cancer drugs (really! ! ), diet restrictions and more,all with NO actual effect on the mange at all, just my bank drained account, a well paid vet and a very, very miserable dog, I was at my witts end.

My husband was using Dr. Bronner's soap and I thought that since the problem was due to mites, they probably wouldn't want to be "minty fresh" from the soap or to be "pickled" by the ACV. Bingo! It worked like a charm! Finally after years and years of suffering he was "cured" and he loved, loved his bath time! Sadly he passed due to diabetes. I'm convinced that his immune system was so damaged due to chronic mange problems. Hope this helps you all and good luck!

ps--I also put Borax and Peroxide in my pets water. Thanks!

Mange and MRSA Connection

Posted by Abigail (Bude, Uk) on 12/06/2015

My poor little Staffie with a mostly white coat has extremely sensitive thin skin. For years I've been treating her mange (as we live out in the sticks) and other skin conditions. I myself have been very ill for quite some time. On top of this I am host to MRSA with much discomfort and distress. I have spent many hours with a microscope after brushing my dog and myself & done some research .

Does anyone know that Mange is the result of some strain of MRSA including other skin conditions like pyoderma? This is what they FAIL TO TELL YOU! It's the same problem for some animals as is for humans. They are keeping it under raps so it doesn't result in mass hysteria! Correct me if I'm wrong by all means only I've spent five years obsessedly with this problem now my dog is in a bad way along with myself and no cure that will be offered to you after 4 different treatments of antibiotics. Not with the recent cut backs.

~keep combing
~dips in the ocean if possible
~coconut oil stroked lovingly into the fur
~regular clean bedding
~A healthy diet are my suggestions for the natural approach.

Good luck to all ;)

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hello Abigail,

Re:Correct me if I'm wrong by all means

Mange is caused by a parasitic mite - either the demodex mite or the sarcoptic mite. MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), is a form of bacterial infection that is resistant to numerous antibiotics.

A sarcoptic mange infection often results in bacterial or fungal skin infections; antibiotics will address the secondary skin infections but will not address the parasitic mange mite infection - so you certainly could try antibiotic after antibiotic with no cure for the mange in sight.

Check out EC's MRSA page:

If this were my dog and I suspected mange, I would treat with Ted's Mange Remedy:

I think Ted's remedy is akin to dips in the ocean, but far more effective :-)

Since you are dealing with a chronic issue you might consider alkalizing with baking soda in the water and alternating with Ted's Borax protocol for dogs.


Wouldn't dips in the ocean be akin to epsom salt baths, due to the magnesium content? Just a thought.

Ted's Dog Mange Cure

Posted by Lydia (Senatobia, Ms.) on 03/14/2010


Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate: Is this the borax you are talking about? My dog has hairless raw spots that have turned her skin black. Two months of antibiotics and no results. Vet says it is staph and or fungus. She stinks, but I love her so it don't really matter to me. Please help me. Lydia

EC: Please see the borax page for more information:

Replied by John
(Qc, Quezon City ,philippines)

How can 6% hydrogen peroxide to 1%? how long is the shelf life of the mixture? thanks.

Replied by Hoodah Thunkit
(Chula Vista, Ca, Usa)

pour 6% container into a much larger containter - refill 6% container 5 times with water - pour each one into that much larger container - Presto! - 1 % solution in that larger container.

Ted's Dog Mange Cure in Spanish

Posted by Monica (Cachagua, Zapallar, Valparaiso, Chile) on 07/01/2010

Ted's mange cure remedy

I would like you to include this recipe in spanish. If you cannot do it, I can do it for you. This would be very helpful for south americans where the mange is one of the main reasons for people to abandon dogs in the streets.

Hope to be able to colaborate with my translation in order to spread the experiences. I just started to do 4 treatments last week with this remedy in 4 abandoned puppies. Hope to have success and send you the feed back later.


EC: Hi Monica,

That is a fantastic idea, thank you for suggesting it. The best we can do at the moment is to use Google's English to Spanish Translator. If you see anything that needs to be corrected, please let us know...

Replied by Earth Clinic

Google traducción de bórax Ted Remedio:

Ted's Perro Cure Sarna (más popular)

NO confunda BORAX con ácido bórico!
No use ácido bórico en un LUGAR DE BORAX!

Ted de Bangkok, Tailandia escribe: "La mejor cura para la sarna del perro es mezclar un 1% de hidrógeno solución de peróxido de agua y añada bórax. Disolver completamente. Lavar el perro con él una vez a la semana. NO lave la solución a la izquierda en el perro con el agua. No limpie el perro seco. La solución se llevará a efecto en la sarna. El período de tratamiento no debe ser superior a un mes o dos. El perro probablemente no será resistente como el tratamiento es indoloro. Esto ha funcionado bien para mí ".

Más medidas exactas (extraído de varios correos electrónicos en nuestro lector de la sección de preguntas y respuestas)

Ted responde: "Una receta definitiva es añadir 1-2 cucharadas de bórax por cada 500 cc de solución al 1% de peróxido de hidrógeno ("H202). Para hacer un peróxido de hidrógeno al 3% a 1%, aproximadamente obtener una parte de H2O2 al 3%, más dos partes de agua. Luego, se aplican en el perro. Lavar con esta solución todos los días, no en sentido. Si no desaparece, he encontrado ácaros, sarna o alguna parte de tener un gran "colmena" oculto. En cuyo caso, poner en cuarentena el perro en un pequeña área que está 100% estéril. "

"Dimensiones aproximadas son: 1 frasco de 500 de H2O2 al 3%, más 1000 de la cc de agua, más 3 cucharadas colmadas de bórax. Revuelva hasta que la mayoría de bórax se disuelva. El bórax es más allá del punto de saturación de aquí, así que podrás ver algunos bórax alrededor. Técnicamente, la concentración es de alrededor de 1,5% H2O2, y esto es un poco más fuerte porque en el momento de terminar con ella, el H2O2 se reaccionó con otras cosas, y cuando lo usamos es por lo general termina cerca de un 1 % de la solución de todos modos. "

"Usted tiene que estar puesto como bórax mucho hasta que se disuelva ya no está en un cubo de agua y forma un precipitado. Se trata de una solución saturada de bórax. Añadir H2O2 al 1% la concentración en un cubo de agua. Remoje el perro entero, en varias ocasiones. Mantenga el perro mojado durante algún tiempo. El bórax se destruyen los huevos de por debajo de la piel que causa la sarna. Obtener una solución y el aerosol o utilícelo para limpiar todos los pisos por lo que el perro no va a recibir una nueva infección. Repita este todas las semanas al bañarse. Esto no es una cura perfecta, pero mi perro ya no tiene sarna. Mi perro se curó completamente. Puede probar otros productos químicos como perborato de sodio, que es más conveniente ya que no es necesario añadir el peróxido de hidrógeno. "

"La solución (bórax o, preferentemente, perborato de sodio), debe aplicarse después del champú y enjuague. El perborato de sodio debe permanecer en el perro después del baño. No se le aclare en absoluto. Debe seguir siendo en el perro durante todo el día para que se pronunciará continuamente acerca de los errores. "

"Sin embargo, recomiendo una forma menos tóxica de bórax, que es perborato de sodio si usted puede encontrar uno. El secreto es que el bórax (más de peróxido de hidrógeno) funcionarán mejor que otros remedios más he tratado, esto incluye el aceite mineral, el neem de aceite (no, el aceite de neem no mata la sarna con la mayor eficacia perborato sódico) Lo he probado. En mi colonias sarna "y marcas comerciales para matar insectos no funcionan. NO NO MATAR El peróxido de hidrógeno sarna, lo usé SIMPLEMENTE utilizado como un catalizador para el bórax ordinario en caso de que usted no puede obtener perborato de sodio. Aceites minerales simplemente evitar que el oxígeno de la sarna de llegar, pero eso no ha impedido. He tratado de nafta, arcillas bentonita, DMSO, el permanganato de potasio, el fluido de luz, etc . Todos trabajaron temporalmente, y que acaba de regresar. tengo que hacer una fuerte declaración de que la fórmula (bórax + H2O2 o perborato de sodio) Las obras mejores marcas y es de amplio espectro. Se puede utilizar para controlar la sarna, los ácaros, pulgas y la enfermedad de Lyme (iniciado por los insectos espeluznantes). De hecho, he comparado lado a lado con aceite de neem, aceite mineral, vinagre de sidra de manzana y otros aquí en Bangkok y esta es la cura espectro más amplio que he encontrado. Bórax evita la desnaturalización del ADN / ARN en el perro y yo lo estén utilizando como extensión de la vida para los perros. Por ejemplo, un azúcar ribosa, el azúcar desoxirribosa, el azúcar y diversas causas de envejecimiento acelerado en los perros puede ser frenado con la suplementación de los perros indirectamente al hacer el lavado de bórax. "

"Peróxido Preparar una solución al 1%, añadir 2-3 cucharadas de bórax a la taza. Revolver y esperar un par de minutos para que el bórax se disuelva. La fórmula no requiere de una ciencia exacta. La importancia es agregar bórax suficiente hasta la solución ya no es soluble y el pasado y la saturación. "

"... La razón por la que no funciona es USTED NO PUEDE EL PERRO DE ENJUAGUE bórax y solución de peróxido con cualquier champú o el agua. Después de que el perro de baño, mantener al perro de esa manera, no secar sin enjuagar. Por ello, el perro tiene no ha mejorado. BORAX También se agrega directamente a la solución de peróxido de hidrógeno al 1% y no se añade agua por separado, de lo contrario la solución es demasiado débil. "

7/12/2006: "He revisado todos los tratamientos del perro sarna, tanto por mis propias pruebas y por muchos contribuyentes. Parece que mucha gente tiene problemas para obtener materiales, como el perborato sódico hidratado, por lo que revisó el recurso al peróxido de hidrógeno más solución de bórax aplica sólo una vez más o menos cada semana. La solución de hidrato de perborato de sodio es muy similar al de bórax y el peróxido de hidrógeno se agrega. Algunos han sustituido ya sea con peróxido de hidrógeno peróxido de benzoilo.

El problema de peróxido de benzoilo es el límite superior por el cual usted puede usarlo sin efecto el perro, ya que es algo más tóxico si se les da más allá de una concentración del 10%. 5% es generalmente una concentración segura. El peróxido de benzoilo, debido a su toxicidad es algo de un insecticida, mientras que el peróxido de hidrógeno no es, lo que es en la formulación original es que es un penetrante que permite el bórax que pasar por la piel. Ahora algunos no como el peróxido de hidrógeno debido a su oferta es limitada, así que hacen uso del vinagre de sidra de manzana. Para mí, una de vinagre ordinario es suficiente. Tanto el vinagre y peróxido de hidrógeno tiene dos similitudes. Es a la vez penetrante y cuando se añade con un material seguro insecticidas como el bórax, que tiene una toxicidad DL 50 equivalente a la de la sal, este es el método preferido. Sin embargo, uno no debe usar el ácido bórico muertes ya que se presentan asociados con el ácido bórico, pero no bórax.

El ácido bórico no está recomendado para su uso ya que es mucho más tóxico que el bórax. toxicidad de Borax es alrededor de 3000 mg / kg, que es el equivalente a cerca de la toxicidad de la sal. (Wikipedia cheque). La idea es hacer una solución de bórax para que la solución puede cubrir todo el cuerpo y penetran a través de la piel del perro para matar los ácaros Demodex, por ejemplo. Para utilizar un tratamiento in situ de polvo puro tomará un tiempo infinitamente largo, ya que no hacerlo en la piel del perro.

En algunos casos, las personas han tratado de aceite de neem, aceite mineral. Ambos tienen una eficacia similar, pero de diferentes maneras. Neem aceite evita que las pulgas Demodex pongan huevos mediante la modificación de sus hormonas, mientras que los hidrocarburos son moderadamente tóxicos sólo para los huevos demodex, no necesariamente los mata. Sin embargo, ambos son muy limitados sobre la base de las pruebas que realicé en realidad matar a los insectos. Usted ve que tanto el bórax matar a los huevos, la modificación de las hormonas y sus huevos mediante el secado de todos a la vez. La debilidad de bórax es limitada solubilidad y la penetración limitada de la piel que necesita o bien el vinagre, el peróxido de hidrógeno, peróxido de benzoilo (tóxico), MSM o solución de DMSO. Lo ideal sería que DMSO 10% se debe preferir.

Pino Sol ha limitado la eficacia insecticida, que es un insecticida de contacto, y no proporcionan energía duradera matar una vez que se haya evaporado y no mata las pulgas que viven, pero no mata los huevos un poco. Sólo una solución bastante concentrada de obras y no impedir que vuelvan a la postura de huevos perdidos por el perro. En otras palabras, el uso de aceite de neem, aceite mineral, el peróxido de benzoilo, y vaselina no impedirá que el recurrente de la sarna, ya los huevos no son sólo en el perro, pero puede ser en cualquier lugar de la casa. Por lo tanto la re-infección es que se trata. La magia que bórax tiene sobre sus vecinos es que el polvo de bórax deja que los perros en la casa va a matar a los huevos, incluso después de los perros ya no tiene sarna y la re-infección es por lo tanto casi imposible. Sin embargo, el bórax tiene un efecto limitado en matar a los ácaros más grandes y las pulgas, sarna, pero no.

He descubierto que la adición de 1 / 8 cucharadita por litro de agua de bórax añadido al agua del perro hará que las pulgas más grande a secarse y morir al mismo tiempo. Mi perro por alguna razón le gusta comer algo así como más de 1 g de cristales de perborato de sodio cada vez que se siente mal y las pulgas los justos mueren. El bórax modifica la sangre del perro y mata a la sarna del revés. Esta es la razón por bórax, es decir, perborato de sodio, se requiere para la sarna, pero no cualquier otra cosa, debido a la re-infección de prevención de la sarna por el polvo de las bórax que destruye los huevos donde el perro duerme y donde se pasea por toda la casa .

VASELINA: El problema sobre el uso de vaselina como insecticida es que ha limitado la muerte de los huevos, pero su debilidad es que no es penetrante, y por lo tanto la frecuencia de las solicitudes se llevará al menos una vez cada dos días. Además, el pelo del perro se opongan a la aplicación adecuada.

Algunos han llegó al extremo de no utilizar una solución de bórax con peróxido de hidrógeno como un enjuague y luego siguió probable, tal vez un polvo bórax después del baño. En cuanto al argumento de ser eficaces sólo como un tratamiento localizado. Dado que los perros no tienen glándulas sudoríparas, no usar un enjuague evitará que el bórax se absorba en la piel para eliminar la sarna en virtud de su piel. Así que esto no va a funcionar. Se necesitan las dos bórax como un insecticida, el agua como la solución que en su difusión a la superficie de la piel, y un penetrante fiable para conseguirlo a través de la piel, tales como el vinagre, MSM, DMSO, o incluso el peróxido de hidrógeno. Un peróxido de benzoilo es a la vez una penetrante e insecticida, pero en mayor concentración es algo tóxico para los perros y como resultado está bastante limitada por la concentración máxima que no exceda más allá de ser un 5% de seguridad que prefiera. Prefiero limitarme a un 3%.

En consecuencia, propongo, no para que te pierde en el bosque, es que cualquier formulación que utilice, siempre se mantienen con el borax y derivados bórax, como perborato de sodio monohidrato son los productos químicos insecticidas principales para el perro.

El piretro es dar el visto bueno a pero en concentraciones muy bajas de alrededor del 0,1% - 0,2% para evitar irritación de la piel de los perros cerca de las zonas infección de la piel. La mezcla de segundo que necesita es siempre la penetrante y el tercero es la formulación de diluciones adecuadas en el agua. Para proporcionar un efecto duradero matar, no de estos productos químicos en general, deben ser mezclas insecticidas no volátil, que por desgracia son los más recomendados, con excepción tal vez de bórax y bentonita. Bentonita causas huevos a secas, por lo que se puede utilizar también, pero no tienen mezcla de insecticidas como el bórax y el bórax puede lleva a cabo tanto matar a los insectos, la modificación de las hormonas para evitar la puesta de huevos, se convierte en un veneno para el estómago del insecto, y al mismo tiempo el tiempo hace que sus huevos a secarse.

Por lo tanto, seguirá siendo muy flexible en cuanto a lo que se utiliza penetrantes incluyendo peróxido de hidrógeno, peróxido de benzoilo (concentración limitada), y el vinagre. Cabe señalar que al formular cualquier sarna es preciso señalar que no deben ser volátiles y los productos químicos debe causar residuos microscópicos alrededor de la casa para que la infección vuelva de la sarna se impide, incluidos los ácaros y pulgas.

Creo que esto envuelve la teoría básica y la aplicación de tratamiento de la sarna, y es de esperar que otras personas hacen un formulaciones más eficaces en el futuro por lo menos igual o mejor que la fórmula original que he propuesto. Sólo quiero decirles que hay muchas maneras que usted puede tratar la sarna, pero el tema es uno de toxicidad, la reinfección, los niveles de tóxicos, que parte de la mata y cómo, y que es el penetrante que es la clave de todo. Penetrante es importante, el producto químico debe llegar a la meta demodex debajo de la piel. Por lo general, el peróxido de hidrógeno, el vinagre, DMSO y MSM hacer eso. Hay que recordar una vez más que el bórax, un funcionamiento más efectivo, es preparar una solución sin lavar, seguidos por una pequeña cantidad de polvo de bórax que se aplicará si lo desea. Cualquier otra aplicación que no sea esta como el uso como forma pura en polvo no es ir a trabajar.

Ted's Mange Treatment Tips

Posted by Stephan Toth (London, United Kingdom) on 09/20/2009

The advice for using Borax for the Treatment of Mange and other Mites is very good however there seems to be some confusion so I hope to clarify the situation.

1) If your dog has mites then you can be sure that they are present in the whole of the area that your dog uses and that in a lot of cases the humans have them too. You can test if you have mites (scabies) if you itch after having a bath or at night when you go to bed.

2) You have to treat the whole of the above at the same time or you will have a cycle of reinfestation from your pet to the house to you to your pet. So choose an action day and get everything ready for your war on mites.

3) In the case of your house, all beds, sofas, carpets, cusions etc that are too big to be washed including rugs and carpets should be treat with the borax solution or lime sulphur and covered in strong plastic sheeting using duct tape. I know its a lot of bother but its cheaper than throwing them outside and burning them.

4)Having taken the pets outside, Make up the solution of Borax using the following equivalents (one cup hydrogen peroxide and two cups water first and then the 9 teaspoons or 3 tablespoons of borax put in last. let the borax dissolved) This translates for bulk production as:- The borax mange treatment is made by filling a five-gallon bucket with warm water and then adding a 200 milliliter bottle of three percent hydrogen peroxide. Finally add borax laundry booster until full saturation is achieved. This means when borax is added to the water, rather than dissolving, it sinks to the bottom of the bucket.

5) Hoover and damp dust everything using the above solution that has been recomended. Then seal all the relavant soft covered furniture (sofas), soft furnishings, beds and matresses and finally cover carpets with foundation plastic using duct tape to seal the edges.

6) Wash out a kitchen detergent bottle that has a squirty spray handle on it and fill it with the borax solution. In the yard, spray the whole of the underside of the dog or other animal, you may have to refil the bottle several times for large animals. when you have reached saturation point on the underside change the spray bottle over to the large sponge and use this to pour the solution on the animals back from neck to tail. Finally we come to the head and the moste sensitive area around the eyes. First put a drop mineral oil in the eyes, then use cottonwool balls dipped in the solution and go over the face very gently and very carefully around the eyes. Pay particular attention to the ears, the muzel and under the chin making sure that they are saturated down to the skin.

7) Lovely now the house is sorted and the animals are treated there is just the humans to attend to. Though dog mites including mange (dog scabies) cannot live and reproduce on humans for more than a few days they can live long enough to reinfest the animal when you groom or stroke it. So, I am afraid its the full body treatment for the whole of the family. You can uese any of the following, Derbac M, Quellada M, Lyclear Dermal or a 30 gram tube of 5% permethrin cream. Make sure that you cover every bit of skin area and under the feet and rub it into your finger and toe nails too. The human treatment should be done at weekly intervals. Do not use the same incetacide more than three times in three weeks. Of couse if you dont mind a tinted skin, you can easily use the borax treatment on yourself.

8) The borax treatment on the animal should be done every three to four days until the mites are completely cleared and then for ten days after the last signs are gone.

9) During the treatment period, all members of the family should handle the animals only when wearing rubber gloves. Animals should be trained not to go on any furniture during this time. Children should be discouraged from wrestling or cuddling the animal until it is given the all clear.

10) If you find that after this you or your animal is still showing signs of infection then you must enquire with your family to asertain who is not following the rules.

11) When your animal has been clear for ten days you can take the plastic off of your funiture and give them a good hoover. (Don't forget to wash the hoover and its pipes with borax before using it.)

Kind Regards

Stephan Toth

Replied by Diamond
(Salisbury, Usa)

Stephan;I used the mineral oil on my cats eye's an they burned them(nothing serious)so I found another option I'd like to share, some one else had mentioned to use tripple antibiotic cream on eye's so now I use it on my kitten as well as my self an it does wonders. How-ever mineral oil is great for cleaning out animals ears. Good luck


I wonder if human ointment for dry eyes ( like lacrilube )would work and be safe?


I was wondering if you leave the Borax solution on to dry or do you rinse it after 10 minutes? I have 5 dogs and one like to lick his wet fur and I read that the Borax solution is toxic when still wet? So much conflicting information. Thank you

Treating the Environment

Posted by Nicole (Portland, Me) on 01/15/2015

Hello, with mange, I am wondering how often the environment needs to be treated?

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Nicole!

If you are dealing with demodectic mange then you don't need to worry about the environment as far as contamination.

If you are dealing with sarcoptic mange then those mites can live off the host in the environment long enough to infect another host. If you are dealing with sarcoptic mange I would sterilize the environment in conjunction with the dipping protocol for Ted's mange remedy - and also use diatomaceous earth to ensure no mites survive off the host in the environment.

Replied by Aj

My GSD has what I think is mange. I cannot afford vet for treatment. I've used Ted's remedy just now, and praying for Bruzor's skin to heal. I have a pool in my backyard, surrounded by grass. How do I treat the pool and yard for these mange mites? He swims in the pool everyday. Could this be causing the mange? Please let me know asap. I love my pup and I need advice!

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Aj!

When I see posts about mange from Florida my first thought is FLEAS and not mange; have you ruled fleas out?

The kind of mange your dog could catch from around the pool would be sarcoptic mange; these might hide out in bunny or squirrel poop or the live critters; do you see vermin in your yard, and has Bruzor caught any vermin? If no, then you might consider fleas, or a skin infection caused by a damp coat that doesn't get fully dried after a swim.

Ted's mange remedy will help in either case but if it is fleas you will need to treat your yard - consider a cedar granule type product in that case.


Would that be something you'd buy at a garden centers or online? Am I allowed to ask for a product name? I have coyotes., bears and foxes in my yard a lot and I do know they've left fleas. I have have also seen neighbor dogs with mites and mange.

Replied by Philippa Church

My beautiful little terrier has just been diagnosed (skin scrape and biopsy) with demodetic mange. I don't want to subject him to the harsh toxins in mitiban or the invermectin so will be starting the Borax HP treatment. Thank you TED for posting it. Have also read that flowers of sulphur works well and wondering if I can combine the two? Borax/HP bath every 4 days and flowers of sulphur mixed with talc or neem/coconut oil every day. What do you think?

Replied by Philippa Church

And one more question! Borax is. It in sale in Uk, just Borax substitute. I have ordered some Borax online - not Mule Team as they don't sell it here. It is 99.9% pure Borax. Will this be OK?


My poor 8 week old lab puppy is bombarded with what I believe is some type of mange. Itchy ALL over. Scabs and sores on elbows, head and belly as well as being very red. Hair loss as well. Her itching is driving us both crazy. Literally.

I got online to do some research and found Ted's cure. I have used it as well as Selsun Blue to wash her prior to treatment.

I do have to say this. I am on the fence as to whether the cure is going to work yet but the Selsun Blue is amazing. It took all the crusty crap and stuff off with first use. But when I applied the borax solution I could tell it must have stung because she was whimpering a lot. so I guess we will see if it works or not.

I did forget to add that Nyla has been to the vet and the vet it unsure of what it is. Skin scrapings didn't reveal the issue. I refused the harsh meds.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hello Mary,

My gut feeling is that you are not dealing with mange. If your pup's skin was responsive to the Selsun Blue, then you may well be dealing with a fungal infection on the skin.

If this were my puppy I would:

Feed only top notch groceries; NO brands of kibble that contain grains and corn.

Give a bath daily or every other day in the Selsun Blue until the skin is healed up or well on its way to healing. THEN I would switch to Ted's Mange remedy for 1 dip per directions, and see if that makes a difference at all.

Additionally adding 1 capsule Evening Primrose oil to the food am and pm may help with the skin.

I would also check with your breeder - are the litter mates of this puppy similarly affected? Share your knowledge - it could be another puppy in the litter has the same issue and it could be that owner has a remedy that is more effective, or has a definitive diagnosis for mange.

Please report back!

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Susan,

I think the best deterrent to fleas and ticks in the yard is a short cut lawn. Ticks stay to grassy areas, so a three foot border of sand or gravel between pet areas and woods is also a deterrent. The cedar granules product name can vary - research and see what ingredients agree with you. I honestly think the three foot gravel barrier combined with a citrus vinegar spray is the most effective. Make the citrus spray by putting all your citrus rinds in a gallon jug and fill with white vinegar and let steep for a few weeks/month, and then strain into a Hudson type sprayer and spray the gravel area. I don't use any 'products' on my fur kids, but I do bathe them and check them often for parasites. If you find fleas, give them a bath; if you find ticks dab with tea tree oil on a q-tip swab and wait no more than 10 minutes; then use a human comb to gently comb out the dead tick.

Replied by Cristina

I started Ted's mange treatment today and washed all of her bedding and toys with hot water. But what would you recommend for cleaning a carpeted floor? Thanks!