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Ailment: Scabies

Remedy: Borax

Borax as a source of boron. Boron deficiency, supplementation, chelation, heavy metals, fluorides, fungicide, anti-microbial. How to use borax both internally and externally.

Question posted by Heidegger of Melbourne , VIC, Australia on 14 August 2016 at 18:10       4199

I've had scabies for several months now, coming and going in waves, now my partner has it too but my kids are thankfully still symptom-free. I've tried everything, poison and natural, the borax helps but as I've been traveling in the USA and I haven't been able to keep up with it often enough as we were camping, only showers not baths. Have finally got home and bought up on peroxide and will get some borax again tomorrow. It's so much harder to find in Australia -Bunnings apparently. I was wondering if anyone found a permanent cure from the borax and peroxide? I'm talking one year scabies free at least? I'd really love to hear an affirmative and resounding YES!

Comment posted by Justine reynolds of Youngstown, OH, USA on 9 August 2016 at 8:45       4188

Wow - it just really worked for me and my daughters. We had it and I took the advice here to get rid of it.

Comment posted by Kelly Steiner of Las vegas, NV, USA on 31 July 2016 at 10:27       4179

Yes the peroxide and borax soaks are itch-relieving. I know this sounds crazy but I have been dealing with scabies for over 6 years now. The first time I got it, it was a flared-out scaly rash. But because the people in my household didn't want to treat themselves accordingly I got it a second time. Everybody thought that it was in my head so I just ignored it and assumed that they were right and that I was just traumatized. Now years down the road I found these borax and peroxide soaks. I got out of a soak one day and looked at my back and that's when it hit me that it is still all over me really bad but the borax and peroxide soak is what made the rash visible. I have been misdiagnosed because my symptoms aren't easy to see because of the crusted stages of scabies and doctors don't know about it. Permethrin cream sucks I've done it numerous numerous times and ivermectin also.

Comment posted by Works of Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA on 5 May 2016 at 13:34       4049

Borax, epsom salt and tea tree oil worked for myself and two children. Also a must is coconut oil jar - mix in tea tree oil small bottle or what you can stand. Rub all over head to toe before borax and epson salt bath, mites fall right off and works eggs out too. We showered in the morning.

Comment posted by Susieglows of Kona, Hawaii, USA on 23 April 2016 at 13:45       4023

I have been dealing with these scabies for 5 months now and from the beginning my skin has had such a severe reaction to them like an over reaction ... Which is common for me as my skin is beyond mom had scabies and gave it to me and her skin looked completely different than mine. With them I have giant patches of red thick skin that dries gets flaky and oozes after the initial bumps get scratched.Now I am doing the borax baths and getting much relief but don't know if the mites are dying? My skin gets super flaky dry and I have to rub it off in the bath to not feel like a snake. This was even before the borax baths.My skin is so thin now. Is this some sort of die off? Also now I get these really itchy spots and when I scratch they just ooze out liquid for a long while and burn and itch so bad. I'm so confused and trying not to take the ivermectin prescribed but I'm in the verge of a breakdown. I have never heard anyone give a good description as to what their skin is like during this process to compare with! Please help so desperate and about to take the meds. The borax soothes for a while which is so helpful.

Comment posted by Minchy of Miami, Florida, USA on 20 March 2016 at 14:45       3956

This is the BEST remedy to kill scabies. I've had scabies for over 6 months. It was a nightmare!! I used 2 cups of Borax and 1 cup hydrogen peroxide. I took a bath, but before having the bath I applied directly to my skin grapeseed oil with diatomaceous earth food grade in equal parts. After rubbing it for 20 minutes they began to leave their burrows and I removed them. After bathing do not dry your skin with a towel, apply on your wet skin diatomaceous earth again and let it dry. Wash all clothes after every use, sheets etc with borax. Dry clothes for 70 minutes at the highest temperature, clean and disinfect the car and everything you've touched.

Comment posted by Miserable girl of Dubuque , Iowa, USA on 28 January 2016 at 19:2       3868

THANK YOU! OMG some relief! Seriously was on the edge of insanity! THANK YOU to ALL for your stories. Going to try and get a hour or two of sleep.

Comment posted by Mandy of Perth, WA, Australia on 28 October 2015 at 22:38       3703

David, I agree with you. The Herxheimer Reaction is an immune system reaction to the toxins and endotoxins that are released when large amounts of pathogens are being killed off, and the body does not eliminate the toxins quickly enough.

Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 23 October 2015 at 21:9       3697

To Terri of San Antonio,
The symptoms you describe were not caused by the borax. More likely is that you had an infection or toxin in your body, and the borax or peroxide was the appropriate remedy but caused an overload of toxic waste that your body was trying to excrete as quickly as possible.
If you ever use these remedies again, use smaller quantities over a longer period, and drink sufficient water to help flush your body.

Side-effects posted by Terri of San Antonio, Texas, USA on 23 October 2015 at 14:43       3696

BUT.........I was determined not to use the prescription treatment and spent hours online looking for an alternative to treat scabies. I took four baths using 2 cups of Borax and 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide over a three day period. After bath number four, I started to feel lethargic. I thought I must be coming down with something. I barely climbed the stairs and fell into bed. By 2 am I was in the bathroom with repeated bouts of diarrhea. The lethargy and diarrhea lasted into the next day. I had an odd "metal like" taste in my mouth and my urine smelled unusual. A lot of my scabies bumps dried up over that night. However, I will never take another borax bath and would not recommend it to anyone.

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