Remedy: Hydrogen peroxide
Visitors personal experiences with Hydrogen peroxide
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.
Comment posted by Elizabeth of Stigler, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, USA on 17 October 2015 at 23:38 3690
I have had scabies for 3 weeks now and they are driving me crazy. Last night I took a nice hot bath with 2 cups borax n 1 cup hydrogen peroxide n soaked for 15 minutes n got out dryer off n drained my water out got dressed in my bed clothes n went back to the bath tub n there was alot of black spots so I poured water in there to clean the tub...I had total relief from the biting n itching. Going to do this everyday til they are all gone...Thank you for your post it had helped me so much..God Bless.
Comment posted by Kimberly of Scottsdale, AZ, USA on 13 September 2015 at 10:53 3635
I've been battling what I thought was scabies since January. The borax and peroxide baths gave me tremendous relief from itching. I had massive die off periods and black specks. However, I've seen other comments about how you shouldn't be able to see them. I decided to send a bunch of samples off to a University lab. What astonished me was it came back critter free. These specks were confirmed to be fibers and bits of synthetic materials. The question is why is this coming out of my skin? That's when I started researching and learned about Morgellons. It makes me wonder how many people don't have scabies, but this other condition that can seem identical. Wishing you all relief and hope. This whole ordeal has changed my life upside down and interfered with work. Thanks for all the encouragement and positive posts.
Comment posted by FloridaSufferer of Sarasota , FL, USA on 2 August 2015 at 2:5 3585
Right, but: after drying off after my now 3rd hp/borax bath, I rubbed Vitamin E oil all over and felt with my fingertips "morsels" - wiping with a regular cotton men's hanker chief, lots of black specs on it: dead bugs ! Yay :) .... so this bathing with hp/borax is working for me, praise the Lord - I will continue bathing for a week or better until the hanker chief after the bath stays white and every last one of these bugs are dead and gone ! Blessings and Thanks AGAIN to all who posted this remedy, I feel so much better ..... thank you !
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?