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 Sharon of Reno, Nevada, USA on 6 July 2017 at 1:24 4672
I have been fighting these monsters for over a year now. Now my husband has it too! After 3 rounds of Permethrin cream I returned to the ER on a day when I was losing my mind over this. The doctor called me a methamphetamine user five times while there and told me there was nothing on my skin! I am planning to start the borax-HP today.
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:
Scabies mites die when exposed to a temperature of 50C / 122F for 10 minutes. With such careful and hot washing I doubt that your laundry is re-infecting you. Something else is going on. Can you see any mites on you skin? 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 re-infected.
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.
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