Remedy: Hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide H2O2. What it is, healing properties, uses, remedies and treatments, how to use it, possible reactions, warnings, and what to buy (and what not to buy).
Comment posted by Dr. X of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on 9 June 2017 at 7:16 4639
As a naturopath, my heart goes out to all of you infected and being reinfected with scabies. One major source of infection and reinfection is something many people do NOT want to hear, and go DEAF when I tell them or end up full of hate! I even had a female M.D. get very angry with me when I showed her the scientific proof! Her reaction is due mostly to brainwashing of the now 60 billion USD dollar pet industry. The source of the infection and reinfection is keeping a dog or cat indoors. There is a great deal of misinformation on this matter! One is the fact that since scabies are species specific, and cannot complete their life cycle on a host they are not designed for, then the issue of keeping a dog or cat indoors it does not matter. The REALITY is that a human can pass scabies to a dog or cat, and the dog or cat can spread the scabies all around the home, apartment, car, any living environment. So a human can treat themself, then easily become reinfected by direct contact of rubbing, petting, and scratching the dog or cat, or from the environment the animal has been in. By the way, less I be accused of hating animals, I was raised on a small farm, love animals, and we kept our dogs and cats outdoors, even in winter, with deep snow and freezing temperatures for many decades with NO HARMFUL EFFECTS to these animals! Of course we built dog houses etc for them and provided correct bedding. Our pets were always healthier than those kept indoors. The advice of keeping pets outdoors, and washing your hands after petting them, not allowing them to lick on you, or share your outdoor furniture also helps keep you free of intestinal parasites! Particularly important for children as their immune system is not fully developed until age 12.
Comment posted by David Miller of Perth, Western Australia, Australia on 28 May 2017 at 7:36 4625
Reply to Had enough of London, Wood Green:
With such careful and hot washing I doubt that your laundry is re-infecting you. Can you see any mites? Have you been diagnosed with a mite infection?
Read the comment from Dr. X of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on 9 June 2017.
This might just explain why you keep getting reinfected.
Question posted by Had enough of London, Wood Green, England on 28 May 2017 at 7:19 4624
How do you treat laundry? Washing on a hot wash, two hours in the dryer and ironing and I'm still getting bitten! I started putting a cup of borax in with the wash to no avail. I've now had scabies for seven weeks. Permethrin soothes the itch for a day. I've tried clove and almond oil, diatomaceous earth, none of them are working simply because I keep re-infecting myself with my clean clothes. I no longer use towels and dry with my hair dryer. I also only have a shower. How would I use borax and hydrogen peroxide? A spray maybe? Any guidance with the washing would be much appreciated.
Comment posted by CR of Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA on 1 May 2017 at 3:32 4591
I've had scabies twice in my life. The first time it was mild. It took a month before it spread all over my body and I cured it with three doses of Permethrin cream. The second time was a very aggressive form of scabies. Within a week, I was completely covered head to toe. The Permethrin cream just made these scabies angrier. They would lie low for a day after the cream, then come back with vengeance. After countless hours of research, this is what cured me: hot baths with two cups of Borax and one cup hydrogen peroxide and neem leaf powder sprinkled on top of the bath water. When I stepped out of the bath, I would be covered in neem leaf. I let it sit on my skin for 15-20 minutes before washing it off. I did this for several days. In addition, I cleaned the apartment and my clothes daily. That was a year ago and I have been scabies-free since.
Comment posted by Mary of Madisonville, LA, USA on 21 February 2017 at 21:5 4483
Day 24. Rash Itch started on right side forehead cheeks chin... Creams from doctor permethrin and steroid prednisone did not help. Spread to front stomach and entire back. Started treating linen and house as if this rash was contagious from day one. Found GrowYouthful site and started using borax and peroxide. Two days on this and my entire rash itch has stopped. Don't know where how it came from as I am not exposed to crowds, hotel, hospital. I have no pets etc. NO more chemical cream for me. BUT now I have relief cure? maybe? thank you.
Comment posted by Brave of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka on 28 September 2016 at 15:37 4289
We don't have borax in Sri Lanka where I live. So I applied hydrogen peroxide directly on to my skin wherever it itched. I use cotton buds and wrap some extra cotton wool to make the buds thicker, dip them into the hydrogen peroxide and rub on the affected sections of the skin. You need to wash it off with warm water. As warm as you can stand it. The warmer the better it feels really good and helps relieve the itch pretty much the whole day. Tiny white spots would start to appear with a burning sensation. This I believe are the mites under the surface of the skin being flushed out. The white spots are not the mites. The mites are microscopic and are not visible to the naked eye. Me and my entire family were finally able to get rid of it. We all had it quite bad the first time. After that experience, even if any of us feel a subtle itch anywhere on our body we would rub hydrogen peroxide on it. Sometime after persistently rubbing it on the itch for 2-3 mins the white spots would start to appear. That's how we know it's back. We simply repeat this process about twice a day until is starts to scab. Once it starts to scab it simple dries and peels off like a regular scab. It seems to originate from the feet. I think they feed off the dead skin cells, so it's important to exfoliate your feet often. I clean my feet and legs upto just above my ankles with hydrogen peroxide regularly. Once these mites are on your feet, they can easily spread to other parts of your body when you get into your clothes because your underwear and pants rub against your feet when you put them on. I believe this is how the legs and butt get affected. Also remember that the hydrogen peroxide applied directly on the skin will cause it to get really dry and therefore itchy. So use some moisturizing lotion to keep that section of the skin from getting dry. I hope this helps. The first time I got it, non of the supposedly best 2 skin specialists were able to diagnose it. After several months of suffering and reading a lot on the Net is when I eventually self diagnosed and treated it successfully. Once you beat it completely, always have a bottle of hydrogen peroxide handy at home. If ever you feel even a slight itch down the road later on, don't take any chances. Simply rub it in to make sure it's not back. If the white spots don't show up, at least you can chill knowing it's not back.
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 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 Kyzar of Death valley, LA, USA on 5 April 2016 at 16:54 3989
I can attest that this method works. This is the most awful thing to have and the continuous use of soaking in a tub of hydrogen peroxide and borax salt twice a day, and continuously spraying peroxide on your body throughout the day really ridded my body of what seemed a never ending hell. Rubbing alcohol really helps when itching after the pesky things are dead and they are still in your skin.
Comment posted by Freed of Independence, MO, USA on 21 March 2016 at 21:37 3960
I was told for a long time that my problem was eczema on my face. It started around my nose, then the corners of my mouth months later, then years later around my entire upper and bottom lip skin area. I'd have dry, itchy skin all day then it would be oily at night. I'd wake up with crusted stiff and what I thought were bloody scratch marks from me scratching in my sleep. One winter week it became really bad staying at a friends where burning wood was used for heat. It was all over my face, eyelids, and my neck. I assumed that my skin was overly dry and my neck irritated from wearing a scarf to keep warm in the cold house. After going back home, I still had the problem a week later. Usually with eczema I would have had it cleared up with eucerin, humidifier, etc. But it was still dry and really itchy. By the 7th day I felt like my skin was crawling. Not just my face but my chest, back, and a couple days later my shins. I couldn't take it because it was so itchy all day and crawling at night. It was impossible to sleep feeling like I was being eaten alive. So I went to the ER and the Dr. diagnosed me with Head and Body Mites. I was given a prescription for Permythian and a general information print out of what the mites were etc. I used the medicine as directed with some but little relief. My face was still very bothersome. I looked online for every possible parasite that I could possibly have. I thought maybe it was pinworms and tried the OTC medicine for those. A little more relief with that but not for more than a night and it only stopped the itch not the crawling sensation. I happened to meet a geriatric nurse that I confided in about the problem I'd been having now for a month since seeing the ER Dr. She knew exactly what it was and what I needed to do. She said it was mites. Didn't specify any particular type just called it mites. She told me the only way to get rid of them was to smother them by using hydrogen peroxide. Just hydrogen peroxide. Nothing else. She said the areas I thought to be where I had scratched in my sleep were burrows from them feeding at night and that's why it itched in the day. Ew! So I got some 0.88 hydrogen peroxide at the nearest Walmart and used it head to toe. Just poured it on my head, saturated my hair, face, neck, all my skin down to my toes. Woke up in the morning and all was clear except the really bad original area around my nose and mouth. Used the peroxide again that morning and anytime during the day that I began to feel itchy or crawling. Within two days it's completely gone! It was so simple! My skin is smooth, soft, no discoloration, and free of what she said to be mites. Thank God for her! I swear some nurses really are better than Drs!
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