Remedy: Hydrogen peroxide
Visitors personal experiences with Hydrogen peroxide
Comment posted by alex of Koloa, HI, USA on 31 July 2015 at 10:58 3584
In my experience, if you can see something in a jar, it is not the microscopic demodex mite.
Comment posted by FloridaSufferer of Sarasota, Florida , USA on 30 July 2015 at 7:15 3582
I see that I have lots of Hydrogen Peroxide company here. I've had scabies since July 2014, but it really broke out in October 2014. I used assorted home remedies but scabies came back each time. I read somewhere about HP, been using it diluted with some water, dabbing the sores with cotton balls, works pretty good, it stops the itch and I see little black specs on the cotton balls - so I am thinking these blankin bugs are dying - I do not itch at all, but the sores wont heal :( Have used permethrin, but permethrin ONLY works if kept on for 12-14 hours as per the medic in my neighborhood medical facility ... ordered more permethrin on ebay without necessity of prescription in FL, one tube of permethrin with prescription costs $75 .. its pathetic what medication costs in the US .... I am going to get some Borax and do the borax/hp bath many of you report good success with ... I have been healthy as a horse all my life and am at wits end with this infestation but am determined to win this fight come hell or high water.
Comment posted by Chantal of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on 19 July 2015 at 4:16 3566
Hi Janel, I applied the cream like you would a body cream and it absorbs in the skin like normal cream, so no I never washed it off. All the ingredients are natural, but the sulphur can dry out the skin. What I used was normal body cream and a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide. I was concerned as the HP said do not add directly to the skin. I also read of people doing so and saying that it burned like fire. So I added about a table spoon and a half to my cream to see if it would dilute the hydrogen peroxide enough and tried a sample. There was no reaction, no burning etc. What it did was make the cream frothy, which is great for applying. I applied it to the worst area daily, and to my whole body once a week. Since then I have added a few drops of it to my shower gel, and even to my shampoo. When I first got the infestation, I wanted to buy a cream at the pharmacy but after researching the ingredients I realised I would be putting pesticide and nuerotoxins on my skin, that wasn't going to happen so that why after reading many posts and research I made my own cream.
Question posted by Janel of Mexia, TX, USA on 10 July 2015 at 1:20 3558
To Chantal of Cape Town:
Do you wash the cream off after a few hours or leave it on all night?
Comment posted by Chantal of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on 25 June 2015 at 22:4 3535
Thank you, I started using the hydrogen peroxide recipe have seen improvement. I never thought I would ever pick something up like scabies and the hell it can be. I tried a lot of what I read even made my own cream with sulphur, borax, iodine, tea tree, calomine, witch hazel, vaseline and some vicks vapour rub. Well I smell like a pharmacy but who cares. The cream has helped a lot but the hydrogen peroxide was the cherry on top. I read someone used witch hazel and that got the bugs to come to the surface. The one thing I noted really got them to surface was tincture of iodine I nearly went though a whole bag of cotton wides wiping the critters off my skin. That is were the hydrogen peroxide soaks have really helped. If anyone has been going crazy with the itch I found hand soap mix with salt granules or grated onion helped me a lot.
Comment posted by Lidia bucktin of kialla, Victoria, Australia on 9 June 2015 at 21:37 3509
A step l found amazing: just before you put the peroxide on your skin, fill a sock with rice, put a cup of water in your microwave and heat both up for 4 minutes so they are really hot but not too hot. Hold the sock filled with rice to the affected area for as long as you can take it. Then put the peroxide on the same area and your sore should disappear in days. When you lift the sock you will see the tunnels so you can clean the area with peroxide too.
Comment posted by rick of danvilee, CA, USA on 22 March 2015 at 13:47 3357
i filled bath tub 2 cups borax from walmart, 1 cup h2o2, 1 lb epson salts from dollar store, 2 drops tea tree oil and baking soda half box. Stay as long as you want in tub, in tub use soft scrub brush to rough up bumps then shower off and scrub with sulfur soap from gnc or sprouts store. After 3 days I had total relief. Make sure u wash sheets towels all u r clothes that u use.
Comment posted by knh of Phoenix, Arizona, USA on 10 February 2015 at 17:44 3253
I followed the instructions for the peroxide and borax remedy and finally got some relief, after three treatments of premethrin and trips to the Dr and er. Expensive treatments I might add, as well as toxic. For the first time in months I have some relief, I wish I would have known earlier. Thanks!!
Comment posted by scabiesnomore of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA on 19 January 2015 at 15:7 3168
I purchased a stronger peroxide online (35% diluted to 17.5%) and borax bath as noted. 2 cups of borax soap and 1 cup of the peroxide. I bathed at night as hot as I could stand for 10-20 minutes, then sprayed my entire body in 1/5 th peroxide to water in a spray bottle. It stung for a couple of minutes. Then in the morning I showered rubbing my entire body straight with borax soap, to scrub, and sprayed my entire body with the peroxide again, after showering. It has been three days and I am in the mend. I laundered at the beginning of the process, not wearing any of the same clothing, towels or linens for three days. I sprayed my mattress with each linen replacement with RID just for precaution. I will continue my regiment to make sure they are gone for good for another week or so, even thou I am healing up.
Comment posted by frank of Jersey City, NJ, USA on 16 January 2015 at 0:1 3156
Two cups borax and one cup hydrogen peroxide in a hot bath twice a day is working for me. I am on the mend. Thank God and Thank All of You.