Scabies Treatment 101.

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If you’re looking a helping hand on your journey to eradicate a scabies infestation then you’ve come to the right place. 

Let me start by saying I am really sorry that you have to go through this. I had scabies for over a year and it was, without a doubt, the most depressing, uncomfortable and isolating experience I have ever had to go through. 

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The intense itching, the loss of sleep, the fear of physical contact with others. And on top of all of this you often feel entirely helpless. So many times I’ve felt like pulling my hair out, crying myself to sleep and screaming to the gods in dismay. 

It starts with no warning or explanation. You begin itching uncontrollably, especially at night. You conjure up potential causes.

Could it be bed bugs? An allergy to a new detergent? A reaction to food? (my first thought was a pineapple allergy). 

Eventually you find out that you have scabies. From here out you must choose wisely who to trust for help, especially because you will be having to fork out money to buy the necessary supplies eradicate the bugs.

This is where I can help. I learned a lot from my year of dealing with scabies and I created this website to share my story with you so that you can avoid the mistakes I made and achieve a quicker recovery.

I hope you find what you need. Now let’s get your life back. Good Luck!

Comments

  1. Hi, my name is Paula. I’ve been dealing with this for about two years now. I don’t know what else to do. I’ve have tried my things. I’ve isolated myself from family members.

    • Millerah says:

      My name is Milly. I just found out that I have scabies. Probably had it for a month. I’m so so miserable.

      • Hi I have had some kind of mite for 14 months. It is finally almost gone. I tried ivermectin and permethrin, neem, sulfur, Epsom salts, bleach, peroxide and borax…literally everything. The doctor would not diagnose because there were no bumps on my body but I could feel the crawling, itching and biting. It then moved mostly to my scalp and face. Finally I bought Kleen Green and started using it, it was helping a lot but I read a review on Amazon that said add eucalyptus oil. That is what made the difference. The quality matters, I bought 2 different oils and the second one helped, the first didn’t. Also it seems to help to drink apple cider vinegar every day 2 Tbs morning and night I mix it with iced tea. Laundry is my worst problem, I now wash everything with detergent plus 1 cup borax and 1 cup ammonia on hot water and dry on long cycle. Whatever type of mite, it is almost gone. I started this a week ago. 28 oz of warm water and 8 Tbs Kleen Green in a squirt bottle with about 20 drops of good quality eucalyptus oil. Spray all over body and on hair and face if needed. Really saturate and rub it in. Don’t get it in your eyes. Then blow dry body and allow my hair to dry naturally or blow dry. I do this morning and night. I also sprayed it on my furniture and clean the house with it. If you can stay home for a day, spray it anywhere that itches and leave it on. I have not had to rip out carpet or throw out furniture. This is working. I did give in and cut my long hair 2 weeks ago because there were so many on my scalp. I hope this helps someone else. Safer than all those poisons! Peace

    • Ivermectin and diatomaceous earth were what got rid of ours a couple of years ago.

    • Concerned mom says:

      Hi Paula, my daughter got scabies from God only knows where. I treated her with a combination of a few home remedies. The fastest visible changes happened from a tea tree oil with coconut oil combo. Which was about day 3.
      Started with a tumeric and water paste. Showered then applied paste for a few hours.
      Then shopped for essential oils. Neem oil, clove oil, more tea tree. Anise (which I boiled and used the water in paste mixtures cause i couldn’t find the oil) more tumeric and cayenne pepper. Also dettol bar soap.
      We filled her prescription, it only covered 3 treatments (1 every 8-14 hours) -she was still itchy and covered in red bumps… 🙁
      Then I began homeopathic options
      I gave her a cayenne pepper bath and added tumeric to the water followed by a shower with the dettol bar. Made a paste with neem oil, turmeric and used the anise water to control the thickness of the paste. Covered her entire body (yes it was on her face) kept her confined to a air mattress in the living room. (For a lil over 8 hours) dettol shower followed by a tea tree oil, neem oil, clove oil combo diluted with coconut oil and anise water. Spot treating the worse areas with additional tea tree and clove oil.

      Repeated combo for 2 days more… Entire treatment window was over 72 hours in approximately 8-14 hour intervals. Then waited and watched … Bumps were gone. Started to turn into dark spots. Face was the first to clear up, but discolored. Then the forearms, legs, the torso and upper arms had lots of dark marks as it spread to those areas first. I would recommend tea tree mixed with coconut oil, after a hot shower pat dry apply a even cost massage into skin wrap up tight in a warm blanket that can cause u to sweat for 8 hours shower and repeat. Relief from the itch could happen as fast as the first treatment. Currently workin on every one else in the home to not spread the infestation.

      Hope this helps and you find relief.
      Concerned mom

  2. I’ve been dealing with this. Problem for 2 years now. I need some help.I’ve tried every thing I’ve spent countless money and no relief

  3. Hi I’m Felecia. I have been dealing with this for about a month. I’m not 100% sure if this is what I have or not. I figured since I don’t have pets how in the world could I get this!!! So of course I googled it. I have read so many testimonials from different people. I thought it was fleas at first. I also recently moved into my apt. My household goods were in storage for 4 years. So I’m thinking maybe this is how I picked up the nasty critter. I’m not sure. All I know is that I itch so bad. What really got my attention was the part I read about what will happen if not treated. I’m a diabetic. Scary!!!

  4. Not only does it suck having scabies this pyrethrine STINKS SO FUCKING MUCH it’s almost as hard to live with as the scabies !!!!! It’s sickening but I have to do it ! no choice ! SLEEPLESS but not in Seattle ! LOL!!!

  5. I’m the only one itching . How can it be scabies?? My husband doesn’t have them and I don’t have them in all the tell tail spots.. just my torsos legs and arm

    • Those ARE the TELL TALE SPOTS !!!!!

      • Frances Crowley says:

        No the tell tale spots are in between the fingers and toes known as the webs , wrists , elbows and ankles . The reasons the other areas are now itchy is because you have it for longer than you think , I had it for three weeks before I took it seriously and the first place I noticed it was on my hands then ankles then elbows then the rest of me started to get itchy .

  6. I’m on my third treatment I would like to ask admin. :I have a penny size raised mountainous looking leasion on both of my hands Paralell to my thumb joint is this a giant mound of scabies and eggs ? Have you ever heard of this ? Please let me know I poked it with a sewing needle and put a gob of pyrethrine cream on it LET ME KNOW PLEASE !!! THANK YOU YOUVE BEEN A GOD SEND !!!!!

    • I doubt this mound is directly caused by scabies. Sure they could be there, but the size of your welt is uncharactistic of scabies infections. I’d recommend getting it looked st if it isn’t getting better.

  7. Hello Admin?????? Have you ever heard of these mounds ????

    • To those who are suffering from this crazy skin infection, I totally feel love and sympathy for you. I, too, have been suffering for almost 7 months now. I have been through all the treatments, doctors treatments and treatments that I have purchased on my own. I have been to dermatologists who have point blank looked at me and said my scabies were gone, as the little bastards were crawling under my skin. How do you respect the medical field, when, first they do not take this infection seriously and second, they don’t have any freaking answers as to how to treat it properly?? It is incredibly frustrating to have to live with this, with absolutely no support for the sweet people who are suffering from scabies. My heart goes out to you all. I will think positive thoughts for everyone’s recovery. I hope we will soon find some answers as to how to cure these infections soon. Too many of us have been dealing with this in shame, not knowing who to talk to. May our voices be heard soon. Take care, you are not alone

  8. randy.lufkin says:

    Hey out there I’ve had them last July got rid of them and have moved two times moved into my arnts home and got them back in January .I then went through the same process and this time can’t believe that I have gone through the same process five times I know that it must be the invierment I tried so hard to keep up with she is 78 and doesn’t get it I can’t even tell her how much it means to keep the house clean I’m out of patience I can’t tell her anymore over and over need help.

  9. My husband and I took our first dose of invermectin last night. We washed all of our bedding today. We put our pillows in the dryer. We did all this before, used the premetheran cream, sprayed furniture, etc. Do we need to keep washing our bedding daily?

  10. Thank you very much for this website! Although I have a bird mite infestation now, my family has had scabies before. The things to do to get rid of scabies and bird mites are very similar. It’s just so good to hear about the depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation, and knowing that I’m not the only one who’s going through it! I just shaved my head, because the bird mites crawl around up there and I think that’s where they like to lay eggs…if anyone would like, you can check out my website and the corresponding YouTube video. http://www.amandasloan.com/about/ (My website is not totally about mites.) Again, thank you so much for sharing your answers with the world!!! I linked to your site! ; D

  11. Zolar X says:

    I just went to a gynoecologist because they had settled in the folds of my privates for a while. I st”ayed at a filthy Motel 6 in Eloy, AZ. As I turned over in my sleep and the covers moved they sent up a scent of urine from the mattress! Since I was sleeping I went in the bathroom and got all the towels to sleep on. A couple of weeks later I noticed an itch for about 2″ of my waistline and thought I’d developed an allergy to the elastic in my underwear. Eventually my crotch started itching and there were a lot of bumps in the folds on either side. I thought I’d developed an allergy to laundry detergent so I went out and got some w/ no scent, etc. Didn’t really make a difference. I started applying coconut oil, tinactin for athletes foot, diatomaceous earth and bacitracin. Eventually I noticed 3 big bites on the top of my leg and then realized what was happening. Now it was flu season and I didn’t want to get the flu at the drs so I started using things suggested on the internet: Listerine, tea tree oil, vinegar and oil, vinegar and salt. Didn’t work. So I got some Nix shampoo which the internet says you can use on your body too. It worked. They came back in 3 weeks. I hadn’t wanted to use it again if I didn’t have too since I have asthma and it was burning some parts of my skin. I had been washing my clothes and bed clothes over and over. sigh. So I put the Nix on again. They came back in a week. Off to the doc. I guess a gynecologist was the wrong dr. to go to. It’s also a really bad clinic. The nurse asked why I was there. I said a pap test and that I had body lice that I couldn’t get rid of. She got really nasty and asked why in the world I’d come there when they weren’t fully cured. She made such a face of disgust. Like I went out and got these from lying in a crack house or something. I told her I got them at Motel 6. She asked what I was doing there. hahahahaha!! Turning tricks, of course. I said I was in AZ and was staying the night. Oh. As she walked out the door I said “this is why I never come to the doctor.”
    She came back in w/ hazmat apparel on. Then came the dr. He had no idea what I was talking about. They both agreed thaT I had bedbugs. No, I don’t have bedbugs. As you all know, we know just about everything there is to know about scabies. So I had to explain to them. Then they sent for a pediatrician who verified that I had scabies/lice. She said it was very common and couldn’t imagine why the Nix hadn’t worked. When I got home I saw that the Nix was pesticide free! WTH???
    So on we went w/ a partial exam. At one point the dr. looked at my pubes and said “There’s nothing here.” I DON’T HAVE CRABS YOU IDIOT!! At this point I said, “Nothing? Great!” (Get me the hell out of here!)
    I won’t get into the details of how he sent 3 prescriptions to the pharmacy that wouldn’t take my insurance and said they’d give me a coupon and tried to charge me $83 for a tube of permethrin creme. (These are people I know too) They only got 1 prescription. So I had to go backto the dr. and couldn’t locate the pharmacy on the next block so I said send the scripts over there – pointing to a pharmacy out the door and across the street. I asked what the 3 scripts were for which didn’t show up. 2 were the same permethrin cream – 1 generic and 1 not. I was by some miracle going to get my pick of them from the pharmacist. The 3rd was for something w/ alcohol in it if the permathrin didn’t work. Dr. seemed to think a pharmacy was going to hold on to a prescription for me in case I needed it in the future.
    So I went across the street. They also didn’t take my insurance but the guy behnd the counter, who used to work at the first pharmacy I went to said that since I came from the clinic across the street the tube would be $12.99. SOLD! GET ME OUT OF HERE!!
    Well I waited to see if I needed to douse my poor skin in insecticide. 2 days ago it was an all out assault on my body! It’s really hot out and they seem tolike the heat. Yesterday I did the shower, the permathrin from head to toe for 10 hours and the whole laundry bit yet again. Last night I had one here and one there biting the crap out of me. So I put the permathrin on those spots.
    Today the same thing is happening. I’ve also had what is called Wedding Ring Rash for about 3 months under only one ring. I do see bumps there and wonder if there are bugs there too?? Oh my God!! The dr. had told me if I still had trouble to come back to the dermatologist. Well, first I have to learn dermatology so I can teach the dr. allll about it.

    The pediatrician said to keep using permathrin I guess every week. I intend to. Good luck all.

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