How to Treat Scabies

My 9 year old granddaughter has contracted scabies. What is the appropriate medication to use for this problem? It is spreading all over her body.
Wanda – Ojai, California

How to Treat Scabbies

Dr. Greene’s Answer:

Scabies are tiny mites that commonly infest the skin. They are highly contagious. Children are the most vulnerable, but anyone can get them. Whenever a child develops intense itching, especially at night, the possibility of scabies should be considered.

The adult female mite is pinpoint in size, barely visible to the unaided eye. She has four sets of legs on a round body covered with brown spines and bristles. When she lands on someone’s skin, she burrows underneath the outer layer within 30 minutes — usually without being noticed. Every day she extends her burrow by up to 1/4 inch horizontally under the surface of the skin. Along the way, she lays little oval eggs, and also leaves many tiny fecal droppings. She will survive for about a month, and then die within the burrow.

The eggs hatch 3-5 days after being laid. The little larvae squirm through the burrow back towards the skin surface. They reach maturity in 2-3 weeks. They mate as soon as they find partners, and the pregnant females each start new burrows.

Scabies like to burrow in the web spaces of the fingers, the creases of the wrists, the armpits, the ankles, the feet, the genitals, and the nipples. They can occur anywhere on the body, although the face and neck are usually spared.

Usually the person doesn’t suspect any problem for about four weeks, while the mites burrow and reproduce, without causing any symptoms. Eventually, an allergic response develops in the host person. (If a healthy person has had scabies before, the allergic response begins within minutes, rather than weeks. On the other end of the time spectrum, if a new host’s immune system is supressed, the allergic response may take months rather than weeks). Itching is caused by this normal allergic reaction to the mites, the eggs, and the feces. Itching may be quite intense, and often appears before any visible sign of infestation.

Soon, 1-2 mm raised red bumps begin to appear (they often look like pimples). Sometimes they are crusted, scaling, or ulcerated. Occasionally there are blisters or hives. Threadlike burrows are sometimes visible under the skin. After several weeks or several months, though, a widespread eczema-like rash may camouflage the original problem. The scabies rash is sometimes confused with drug reactions, eczema, seborrhea, chicken pox, and other viral rashes.

Most cases of scabies are completely eradicated with a single overnight application of 5% permethrin cream (Elimite cream), available by prescription. It is the preferred agent to treat scabies all the way down to 2 months of age (more than 30% of scabies are now resistant to Eurax lotion, an earlier treatment). Elimite should be massaged into the skin from the scalp all the way to the soles of the feet. It should be thoroughly rinsed off 8-14 hours later. All family members, baby-sitters, and close physical contacts should be treated. Usually a 2-oz tube will treat one adult. Lindane is an effective alternative treatment, but I don’t recommend its use. It works and it is cheaper, but it is also far more toxic. In pregnant women and infants under 2 months, a smelly sulfur ointment is often used nightly for 3 to 5 days.

Spread of the mites is usually directly from person to person, but the mites can live with no host for 48 to 72 hours. For this reason, clothing and bedding should be washed in hot water. When this is not possible, items should be left in a sealed plastic bag for 7 to 10 days.

Even after successful treatment, the dead mites, dead eggs, and fecal material will remain in the skin for 2 to 4 weeks (until the skin grows out). Thus, intense itching is expected to continue. Antihistamines (especially at night), topical steroid creams, and the liberal use of moisturizers will often help. Sometimes antibiotics are needed, if scratching results in a bacterial infection. If the rash continues to spread after treatment, or if itching persists for longer than 2-4 weeks, reexamination and/or retreatment may be necessary.

Scabies infestations result from close physical contact, not from dirtiness or poor hygiene. Treat all contacts aggressively now, rather than waiting for the infestation to spread any further.

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

  1. Akash

    well, i got scabies on september 20th from mess as a student. Doctor mistreated me thinking it fungal infection. Then after 2 months another doctor diagnosed me with scabies and as he told mixed scabigard lotion with caladryl lotion and messaged it thoroughly from neckline below to toe. DONT MISS EVEN 1 SQUARE INCH OF SKIN UNTREATED. Then it worked. I slept the first night in 3 month. But again after 1 month it got resistant on scabigard. Doctor prescribed another cream with scabigard. The thing is reduced a lot. Lets see if it works completely on me or not.

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  2. Terry

    I have been using Dr Bens evictor oil on my skin for getting rid of scabies.
    It works reeeeeaaaly well. It is non toxic. It has cedar oil in it that kills the scabies.
    My 9 year old and 13 year old use it also. I bought a gallon. I put it in a spray bottle and spray it directly on my body from head to toe. I can feel the bugs stop crawling after I spray it on. Dont dilute it. Use it full strength. It is the Dr Bens Evictor oil.
    Call the company. Cedar Oil Solutions. The lady I talked to was super helpful!

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    • nicole

      How long have you had scabies and how long have you been using the evictor oil?

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    • Kaycee Alam Lopez

      hi terry.. im from Philippines, do we have that dr. bens evictor oil here in the Philippines.. cause honestly my baby is 7months old only he got this itchy at 5months.. and now it is still there.. ive tried everything and went to doctors many times, but nothing happens when i applied it on them.. it may go a little or it lessen the itch.. but it came back full again all over his body.. i need help.. im crying so much everytime i see him scratch at night and cant sleep, and crying… help here.. thank you

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  3. Danny

    My wife and I have scabies and I just tried this two days ago and this is the most comfortable I’ve been in a very long time. The solution is to take very long hot showers. Start your water at warm and slowly turn it to max hot. The idea is to cook the mites and their eggs. I wash each body part one at a time to make sure I really heat em up. Remember the key is long and hot. Personally I try to stay in for at least 15 minutes. My wife stays in for 25 minutes. Strangely enough, I find that the hot water can relieve some of my itching on my feet where I am infected also. I will also add that if you have access to steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools and such, take full advantage of them! We do this twice a day, before and after work. I would recommend 3 times a day if possible. After you get out of the shower, apply sulphur lotion. Be sure to have at least 4 sets of sheets and shams, one for each day. If you have two cars, switch cars every 3 days, or turn up the heat in your car for a very long time and fry those bastards!!

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  4. WorriedMom

    Anyone know what is safe enough to put on a 2 almost 3 month old baby with scabies? I’ve tried the permethrin treatment once and it made it worse on her feet, she had a bunch of bumps on her feet and on the bottom after treatment. She has it all over, her shoulders, back, stomach, legs, arms, hands, feet.. If they’re not huge bumps they’re tiny little ones ALL over. I feel so bad for her when she wakes up at 4 am itching and crying.. Her pediatrician prescribed her hydrocortisone to help with the itch and permethrin 5%, one treatment didn’t do it all so i tried baby aquaphor oitment, calaclear anti itch lotion, and calamine fast anti itch relief lotion.. Nothing seems to be working.. Anyone have any suggestions I could use on her?

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  5. Janice

    I sympathize with all you scabies sufferers. I am now into year five with infection. First three years I was told it was allergy, staph, chronic hives, eczema. Finally with scabies…started permethrin..relief and slept for the first night in years. Second treatment week later. Was thinking this is too easy after suffering so long. Third week erupted everywhere. Thick crusts on legs and arm. Started doing two treatments a week for 2 months then daily for a week. Dermatologist laughed and said not scabies as its not on my hands. Put me on antibiotics for weeks and IV treatments. Nothing worked and still erupting a year later. My scalp is a mess. This year after two months of suffering (been washing everything nightly for 5 yrs, vacuum daily, and don’t sleep in my bed at all) I was sick so spent time resting and had my hand on side of my scalp. Week later, for the first time in 5 years, it finally erupted all over my hand, between the webbing of my fingers and on my palm, but only on the hand I had resting on my scalp. Started permethrin treatments once again…daily for a week then every week for 2 months….still not getting a handle on this. I get relief for a couple days after treatment but then its back full blown. Scrape the crusts of my arms and scalp and wherever they appear. In Canada there is no other treatment other than permethrin. Docs said there’s nothing more can be done. I am now ready to call it quits. I feel for anyone I may have spread it to through my work place and elsewhere.

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    • Deborah C.

      Dear Janice,

      I just acquired scabies last month from sitting in a cloth chair, and the temperature was over 100, lots of people around with few chairs to sit on waiting for their appointments.
      The scabies presented across my back just under bra where my skin was covered by thin cotton that day.

      I harbored the bugs for 3 weeks until it presented.

      My 2 year old grandson acquired the rash, so I went to the ER to find out what was going on. Four doctors between us said we had scabies.

      This insect has evolved way beyond conventional treatment. It bites hard, and I have already felt the bugs in and around my nose, in my ears, and around and in my eyes even 2 days after conventional treatment. So I have done research, and discovered that conventional treatment kills the live bugs, but if one has been infected for quite some time, eggs are buried deep under the skin which leaves the eggs to hatch out 2 to 3 days later starting the process all over again. No matter how much cleaning is done it is fruitless.

      It (the bug), is large enough to see with the naked eye. It appears beige in color and I discovered that rubbing across the skin with cold pressed mum oil or tea tree oil causes the bugs to suddenly jump out of the skin just before showering and they can be felt as small granules on the skin.

      I also discovered Nu-Stock made strictly for animal use works for scabies. I have used the product for many years for my animals. It is organic, and 73% sulfur. Two days ago I applied most of a tube all over. Last night around 2:30 I awoke with all the itching, and I hit all the hot spots. Today I washed the necessary parts, and checked my skin. Ninty% of the bugs are gone. Mind you I have left that sulfur on for two days, and will be keeping it on another day and night. My husband says I look like an alien.

      One was creeping up to my boob. One nest or bump was above my right eye. One was close to you know where, and a few were on my upper right side. I found some bumps and tracks along my right foot, and up my leg, I also discovered a well hidden bump between my third and fourth toe. There were a few bumps on my hands, and a track of blisters and bumps up my right arm. The blisters are full of immature bugs and eggs.

      Wear gloves if you clean those areas as the bugs want to attach to your fingers. Anyway I have slathered the ointment all over the active areas making sure my feet and hands are very well covered. I have not showered for two days. I continue to have bugs moving on my head.

      By tomorrow if it continues I will consider Nix for head lice, as scabies should be responding to the vast amount I have smeared on my head and neckline and face. Also, I have worn gloves continuously, and long pants that cover the top of my feet.

      When I left the ER, and was walking towards the car, it was windy, and I literally saw bugs fly off my skin when I stepped into a ray of sunshine. So these can move and drop, so it is important to keep them maintained while you get rid of them.

      Basically 5% permethrin just kills the bugs. After using the permethrin, a very long hot bath with boric acid and tea tree oil using a very fine soft scrub brush brings live loose eggs and such out of the skin. When you see them floating on the surface carefully rinse off as they go down the drain. Clean the brush or one can reinfect ones self.

      The bugs don’t like oils either, as it impedes their breathing. Before showering, rubbing down with say tea tree oil mixed with another oil half and half, (as full strength tea tree oil can cause skin burns) then rubbing your skin gently head to toe will loosen the bugs out of your skin . Also, during the day for a short cut, but kills the bugs and eggs, eventually, one can purchase Johnson and Johnson baby lotion 27 oz. with the pump top. Remove 7oz. Add back to the bottle 1 oz. pure lavender oil and 6 oz. sulfur powder. The pump makes it fast, the lotion is soothing, and the bugs are sedated and slowly dying. For me I didn’t know about the hot bath so here I am still fighting bugs.

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    • coco

      janice its terrible but my doctor said is not scabies, but i think are the same symptoms I am using Dr. scabies products and is good product before I used permetrin, Eurax 10% and nothing helps know Iam using clobex spray and also is good product . Dr. scabies includ, soup solution cream and repelent you can look for ebay or amazon

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      • Deborah C.

        I am still fighting these bugs. I am starting my second TX of Ivermectin on the 30th. I can actually feel them crawling on my head from time to time. I have gone through almost 3 gallons of bleach since the 24th of June when I was exposed to them. I have bleached every sheet, towel, etc. after 1 usage. I wear 4 outfits each worn once, then bleached. Everything is also dried on high heat. Scabicide has been used on the floors in the mop solution every week. The floor and furniture is vacuumed twice a day with a hepa vacuum. I use sulfur soap twice a day with showers. Then I use sulfur lotion afterwards. I use sulfur salve during the night and day. I have occasionally bathed with a hot bath, boric acid and tea tree oil. We use paper towels all over the house.
        My grandson and my 18 year old cat caught them from me, and my grandson is okay. My cat has to be babied. I have kept washing her 2 times a week during the heat of the day so she can sit in the sun and dry off. Her itching has been minimized to under her chin.
        I got these bugs from a cloth chair. They had 3 weeks to multiply before I broke out just under my bra, and straight across my back where I was against the chair, and also on the top of my left ankle. Now I am doing research to find what was used 100 years ago. Right now I have also added bag balm. The bugs really become active when I put it on my scalp during the night. They seem to be moving less and less. (By the way the movement is fast, not slow).
        I stopped using everything for a week, and used prednisone, maybe thinking I went bug psych, but they came back with a vengeance, biting my head in spots, moving around. I broke out on my little finger, and my neck and chest and the small of my back. Does anyone else have this problem, or am I the only one with weird TX resistant bugs? I don’t think the adult bugs were affected by all the treatment methods, and they move through the body to lay eggs, but reside around the hair on the head.
        I think I might have found a cure with a particular plant. I won’t know until I try the finished product. I really think I know my body after almost 60 years. This is not imagination. This must be a hybrid scabie.

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        • Sam

          Scabies found in pets like cats and dogs is called Mange. However, it cannot trigger a Scabies infestation in humans. The feline scabies and canine scabies, contrary to the popular belief, are not caused by the mite that causes Human Scabies…
          Your cat couldn’t have caught scabies from you.

          However, I feel your pain. I believe myself and 9 month old baby may have this horrible pest. I was told it’s ezcema (on me) but now my baby is starting to get random red blotchy bumps on his trunk, genital, and face. I am beyond frustrated. We are going to the walk in clinic tomorrow to get checked out…again.

          Good luck :)

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        • ellicul

          DEBORAH
          It doesnt sound like scabies at all to me….sounds more like you may have “pubic lice”
          They love warm, dark places and THRIVE on the neck, scalp, head. Scabies very seldom will attack your scalp or head at all.
          Pubic lice does sound really gross but it can spread easlily with ajust a slight peck on the cheek, or in the hat, head, or brush.
          I worked for an Optimoligist and we had cases of pubic lice in the eyelashes. No , that doesnt necessarily mean oral activity, pubic lice spreads faster than any other bug and thrive in warm moist or where theres thick hair.
          Hair dye will kill those suckers! So does VICS or ICY HOT….

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    • Deborah C.

      Dear Janice,
      I am doing all the right things, text book perfect to rid myself of these bugs. I was exposed on June 24th 2016, sitting in a cloth backed chair at the doctor’s office.I will not have these things for years. I’ve always had beautiful skin, and I intend to keep it that way.
      I cannot imagine having this blight, period. My nights are interrupted by the habits of the bugs, and I have jumped up out of bed at 2 or 3 am to take a shower with sulfur soap head to toe omitting my face. I’ve noticed raised area’s that seem like little overgrown skin spot’s that are reddish brown.
      Janice, these bugs are not average scabies.
      I promise I will find a natural cure for these bugs. I am so frustrated, and tired of paper towels, sulfur showers, tea tree and boric acid baths, washing 3 to 5 loads of laundry every day.
      Tie dying my pants, so they don’t look too odd from the bleach, air drying my hands, wearing gloves all day, sulfur lotion, and sulfur salve, triple sulfuring my feet and hands, pills testing different things, this weekend greasing up head to toe with bag balm. Vacuuming everything twice a day, I know just how to tie up grocery bags to wear on my head so it looks like a square something.
      Enough is enough. I’m on a mission. I will continue to do research, even back to the 1800’s if I have to. I will find a safe plant cure to use to get rid of these bugs, as they are immune to Permethrin, Ivermectin and Sulfur.
      I’m listening to everyone who is so afflicted, I hear you crying, as I am afflicted and I will discover a cure. Right now I feel them moving slowly on my head, so the bag balm is having some effect. I am familiar with that product, and knew someone personally who was in contact with the product for over 40 years, and lived to be almost 90, and passed with natural causes.

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      • What a horrible ordeal. I am so sorry for your plight.

        The combination of topical Permethrin and oral ivermectin is typically enough to k o’clock out scabies. Lindane, crotamitin, malathion and benzoyl benzoate are other treatment options.

        Hope that helps.

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        • Deborah C.

          Dear Cheryl,
          I am making my own soap with 12% sulfur and lavender oil, and my own lotion 12% sulfur and lavender oil. Lavender is calming, and also breaks down into an estrogen that the body recognizes as such and keeps old skin supple and soft.
          From my extensive research I understand a very fine strong scrub made from flowers of a particular plant cold pressed in oil, put on the body, and the oil from the plant put on the scalp, within 20 minutes causes all the live bugs to crawl out of the skin and die. I plan on going through this process If it works it is totally natural, and an old treatment that has been forgotten, and far less toxic than one treatment of Permethrin. If it works, my husband will be tastefully filming the bugs coming out of the skin, and I will post it on YouTube when I figure out how to do so.
          I found a pound of the flowers from a company. If it works, I will definitely continue with the sulfur TX until this is resolved. Otherwise I start the second treatment with Ivermectin on the 30th.
          As you can probably figure I feel desperate, and I want to definitely solve this problem.
          As an afterthought, the bag balm has slowed the movement of the bugs down but I still feel some movement on my head and back of neck, and shoulders..
          I still cannot hardly fathom how these bugs are surviving all the extensive cleaning, insecticides, and such. They bite, and it is painful.
          My husband remains bug free, but he has stayed in another bed room since July, and he went through the treatment. He uses his own bathroom , washes with sulfur soap everyday, and, and we take turns using the kitchen. He sits in a separate place than I, and he vacuums our car regularly. He also vacuums our furniture and floors twice daily. I cover the couch daily with a new cover for me , and stay in one spot. I only sit on one chair on the front porch, and all the cushions have been removed. We have 2 indoor/outdoor cats that we have to consider. One 18 years old I am still treating. My other cat 10 years old did not catch the bugs. We washed the dogs right away in dog shampoo with insecticide, and only one still scratches on her side. They are each over 100 pounds, and my husband is in his 70’s so it is a big task. I will continue to let you know how this plays out

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      • Janet

        Scabies will not be my nemesis. By the grace of my lord i will survive and thrive. I have read all of your posts and I too am suffering from this horrible malady. So far I have bleached my dark hair to platinum which looks grey now to get rid of the crawling in my head. I have used the permethrin cream from scalp to soles. I have taken the vermectrin orally. Cleaned my house with bleach. Washed all clothes with borax on hot. Dried them on hot. Vacuumed. Sprayed down furniture. Sprayed all shoes. wiped down kitchen,bathroom. Have not used Living room yet. Just got permethrin spray from Dr. Scabies to spray couches. Put Diatomeceous earth all on my carpets and left it on for 7 days. Use all bathroom towels and washcloths once and bingo tonight my wrist was itching so I put on this Dr. Scabies stuff (a thick sulfur lotion I ordered) and bingo I looked at my smooth arm previously and there were 3 or 4 tunnels on it and blisters. Dear lord what do I do now?

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      • Darlene Widener

        I’ve been struggling also to get rid of these nasty bugs. My son is an officer and I think he has brought them home from the jail, but I’ve found a facial cleanser from Control Corrective called gentle facial wash, it seems to be helping a lot by using it on my entire body in the shower. I think it’s $12 a bottle. Well worth it! Good luck!

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    • Care

      Think “Feed Store”. Purchase Ivermectin for internal dosage and permethrin 10 percent cattle spray.
      Same stuff, only it is AVAILABLE.
      You can google research done on persons in Columbia and Africa in which one dose of ivermectin cured many persons in studies.

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      • Deborah C.

        Dear Care,
        I purchased the 36.4% permethrin oil for termites I was so desperate. After 12 hours waiting for results from head to toe application, 5 or 6 hours later the bugs went wild. Oral Ivermection, 2 treatments.
        I did this treatment twice. I know the oil is from flowers, otherwise I would not have applied such a high percentage.
        It did not work at all. Five months of hell on earth. Strapped to the house, grandson seeing me and knows Grandma can’t hug or kiss him, Grandma has cooties.
        I feel goofy now and embarrassed to write all the things I tried, vinegar bath, tea tree oil, clove oil, cat mite shampoo, bleach on everything, paper towels, vacuuming 2 to 3 times daily, sleeping on plastic covering mattresses, changing sheets daily, sleeping on towels over sheet over plastic, gloves and bags on feet filled with sulfur lotion 24/7, Doctor Clark’s parasite treatment (bowels are as clean as a whistle). Went back to ER, and was diagnosed as still having scabies first of October. Was to the point of nervous breakdown. Found cure. Blend of natural herbal oils. Am making the oils available on Craig’s list.

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    • Deborah C.

      Dear Janice,
      Well, I’m 95% bug free since June 24th. These are not average scabies, and although they present as scabies, I have seen little beige colored scabie bugs, and some flat brown scabie bugs, no joke. I have decided that I am not going to have these bugs for months and years. These bugs are immune to typical medications for scabies. They like to reside on the head, and move around like head lice, but they are under the skin. They bite so hard it is painful. They like to stay in and around the ears, eyes, and nose. The adults move into the body at night to lay eggs, and return back to the head as their main residence. I was supposed to wait until the 30th to take my second TX of Ivermection, but I took it Friday, as the bugs have become less and less prevalent, and I want to “stamp them out”.
      The Ivermection worked for about 6 hours, and then I felt the crawling again on my head, but slow movements..
      I have bleached all the bedding, towels, and cloths every day for weeks. My husband vacuum’s the house furniture and floor twice daily, and the car immediately where I ride as a passenger. I use the truck only to drive.
      My husband sleeps in a separate area, and uses a separate bathroom, and we use the kitchen at separate times. He remains bug free, and we will keep it that way.
      I sleep on plastic over the mattress, and put a fresh sheet daily over the plastic, and a towel. I use one chair in the living room, and one chair on the porch which is hosed down every day.
      My cat age 18 got the bugs from me. I’m going to take her to the vet if the lime sulfur TX doesn’t work. The dogs are OK. they got Permethrin shampoo’s and Nu-Stock on itchy spots for weeks. I don’t go near them without gloves. I wear gloves every day.
      As an afterthought, Permethrin put on a cat will kill the cat. One must be very careful with medications for animals or humans.
      Anyway I don’t have a life right now.
      Well, back to bugs. Through trial and error I have been experimenting on myself to find a solution to the problem.
      We have a steamer for the furniture, as soon as the lime sulfur dip arrives for my cat. (A sponge is used to apply the medicine, no dipping the cat, and it must be carefully applied avoiding the eyes, mouth and nose). I will cover all the furniture with sheets everyday after steaming including steaming my mattress, my bathroom and around the kitchen floor everything for her and us.
      By the way, hot baths with boric acid and tea tree oil, it was a bust.
      I thought I discovered a cure with an old remedy made with flowers. It wasn’t strong enough. It was supposed to make the bugs exit the body after 20 minutes.
      I’m back to bag balm. You can find it anywhere, it is sold as a skin moisturizer. And my skin is as moist as it could possibly be. The only down side is a study was made that shows bag balm grows hair even on bald heads of men that have been bald over 20 years. (It probably kills bugs in hair follicles, or bacteria that stopped hair growth. I just hope it doesn’t stimulate hair growth in general, or I’m in trouble).
      On Friday I covered myself head to toe with it. I put the bag on my head over my hair, making sure to slather the bag balm well on the back of my neck. This time I’ve kept it in my nose with a Q-Tip, and I’ve kept it on my eyebrows, and around my lips. I’ve also put it on my ears. I show my husband my eyelashes during the evening before my shower, and beige bugs are loaded at the tip of the lashes killed by bag balm. So gross.
      The bugs like to go inside the ears, and I hear little clicking noises in my ears. I was almost free of them with this process, but I stopped too soon.
      I put chrysanthemum oil in each ear lying on my sides to do so before bedtime.
      I made my own lotion with pharmaceutical grade sulfur, I bought J&J night time baby lotion, 27 ounce with the pump. I added 6 ounces sulfur, and 4 ounces lavender oil. The 37 ounces lasts me 7 days. It’s probably close to 30% sulfur. I’m not entertaining these bugs anymore. The lavender oil keeps the skin moisturized, and breaks down into a type of estrogen that the body utilizes. Also it causes extreme calmness when the bugs are moving around.
      I take 2 and sometimes 3 showers daily (if the bugs wake me up in the night. I also use 10% sulfur soap with lavender, and I use a light 10% sulfur salve during the night for itching on the feet between the toes or otherwise.
      I did the bag balm routine before but I stopped one day short of a cure. I left it on all over along with the sulfur treatment, so I am doing it again for 5 days, maybe 6.
      In the morning I have strong coffee with my hubby on the porch. After 2 cups of coffee the bugs become active on my head and neck. The activity is less each day, and slower.
      So, when there is no activity on my head for 2 days I will stop the bag balm, but continue with the sulfur soap head to toe, lotion and salve for 10 days.
      I will let you know when I am bug free. Almost there.

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      • Janet

        OMG I have them in my head just like you and on my eyelashes. Today for the first time I heard the clicking in my ears. It first started with the crawling behind my ears. went to the doc and took permethrin twice. They came back back twice as strong. I have taken Ivermectin twice they came back 3 times as strong. I have been lliterarally screaming out to God please Help Me!. Have been staying in the bathtub with BleACH, borax,Neem oil, Epsom salts, and tea tree oil and bathing with sulfur soap. Dunking my head and then coming up for air. I have read every post and followed every suggestion. Husband bought a very expensive steam cleaner just got it. What is bag balm? How do I get it and how do I make it? Tell me about how to do the chrysanthemums too? Please help me. I am suffering so much. The doctors think I am nuts. I need someone to help me please. I am 61. I have conquered alcoholism and that I thought was the hardest thing I would ever do but no that is nothing compared to this. Waiting on your reply. Anxiously waiting. That is!

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    • Danny

      Janice. I just literally tried this 2 days ago and it has been a miracle for me and my wife. I shower two times a day, before and after work, in very very HOT water. I start ir at lukewarm first then as my body gets used to the heat, I would turn it up to max slowly. After I have ir at max one near ir, I put myself under that hot water for as long as I can take it, jump out to cool down then jump back into the water. The idea is for the hot water to boil the bugs and their eggs. It’s probably not an instant thing but I spend at least 15 minutes in the hot water (my wife does 25 min)?these past two days and I am feeling a lot better. While at work today, I felt an itching in my forearm. Went into the bathroom and I basically boiled my arm (lol) and bam no more itching. So remember, hot showers, at least 2 times a day. If you have a sauna and heated whirlpool, do those too. When you leave your house, turn up your heat to max and put a lot of dehumidifers in your home. Have 4 sets of sheets and shams, one for each night. You get the idea. Wish you well.

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  6. Mother

    Please help me my family of 5 had/have scabies we have done two treatments of Derbac-M last Saturday and 2 days ago the blisters came out on my fingers.I have done everything possible high wash and tumble dry everything bagged things up and used and binned rubber gloves feel like I’m going crazy can’t sleep at all and crying I feel so bad for my 3 young kids can anyone please help

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  7. Kayla

    My family of 5 had/ have scabies .We finished our second lots of derbac M treatment but two days ago j woke up with the blisters on my midle finger now my other fingers.I have been washing everything hoovering and wearing rubber gloves and then putting on the bin what have I done wrong ? Please help me I’m going mad all is cry and can’t eat or sleep this ruinning my life I feel so bad for my 3 young kids

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    • Kayla,

      How hard. You’ve done so much. It must be totally frustrating to get re-infected.

      The best way to kill scabies on clothes and bedding appears to be high heat. If your dryer gets to over 122 degrees, you can just put laundry into the dryer for 20 minutes of high heat AFTER they are dry — in fact, you don’t have to wash the clothes and blankets first to kill the mites and eggs, but if you do wash them first you must have them on high heat (over 122) for at least 20 minutes AFTER the clothes are dry. Most dryers have a 10 minute cool down period at the end of the cycle, so don’t count that in the 20 minutes.

      One quick thought — have you also cleaned your car? This is not likely to be a problem, but it sounds like you’ve done everything else! There are sprays that can be used in cars.

      Good luck,
      @MsGreene

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    • Deborah clinkingbeard

      I have felt so frightened by all the stories. I contracted scabies 4 weeks ago at the doctors office of all places. I broke out 6 days ago across my back where I sat against the chair for over 2 hours. I ordered 8 batches of mums, (natural insecticide), and cold soaked the flowers in olive oil. I did the 5% Permethrin treatment 2 days ago. I can still feel bugs crawling and biting on the top of my head. Today I put pure tea tree oil on my head. I don’t care that I look like a grease ball. I still have red itchy bumps around my feet (tops), and under my breasts it feels likes bugs are still biting, and on my sides. I wear gloves all the time. I have bleached all the towels and bedding. I’m sleeping on towels at night. (Easier to wash). Everything is going in the drier too. My husband has gone through the treatment, without any symptoms yet. Sadly I scratched the dogs and the cats, and they are in contortions scratching. Today I received 2 ounces of sulfur powder that I have added to 15 ounces of Johnsons baby lotion, also I added 1 ounce of lavender oil to counteract the bad smell of the sulfur. It also is very soothing for the itch. The extra part of the mix is usable right away. I’m adding more tea tree oil to my head tonight, and after a hot shower, and a good scrubbing of my skin I’m going to see how I am in the morning. If needed I’m going to use the mum oil during the night, and the sulfur lotion during the day. I can’t imagine having these bugs past another week. Although I must deal with my animals now.

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      • Deborah,

        I’m so sorry you’re going through this. Have you contacted your doctor? He or she needs to know your situation.

        Wishing you speedy deliverance!
        @MsGreene

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        • Deborah C.

          Dear Cheryl Greene,
          Yes I went to the ER last Saturday for my grandson and I, got meds but two days later they were ineffective for me. I saw my primary on Thursday, and got a second script. He said if I need pills he will give me a script for them. My doctor, a general practitioner said a typical scabie only survives 12 hours outside the body. These bugs have evolved. I think I caught head lice at the same time, as I believe there is far too much activity going on for scabies. Thankfully my husband remains symptom free.

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          • Wow. What a nightmare. Please let us know how this all plays out — any side effects from the meds, how long it takes to be free of them, and any additional tips. Clearly, you’re working very hard at resolving this terrible situation.

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    I have just found out that I have scabies. After suffering with this for about a year. I have tried the permethim cream 4xs nd taken the pills but still no relief. Now my insurance has changed and I no longer have coverage….This is driving me crazy with the scaring and itching…they do travel to my face ears nose and everywhere else on my body. I really need help don’t know what else to do. I keep calling the Dr. to tell them I’m still breaking out but all they keep saying is use the cream which I know it’s not working or strong enough. Is there any help out there please help me….I don’t know how many ppl may have gotten this from me because I work in healthcare and suffered for at least a year before I even knew what I had….I have treated my son as well with this cream although he never showed any signs of this infection. I desperately need help please is there somewhere I can go get treatment that will work… Please Please help me… and Thank you.

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    • trubble56

      I bought the 10% permethrin liquid from Amazon. I mixed it 50/50 with lotion and used it after my shower for 3 nights in a row. It seems much better, but what helped even more was a 20 minute soak in the tub with borax and peroxide. It is such a relief. Now, I’m waiting to make sure it’s all cleared up.

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    • Leonard

      some people have taken baths with a cup of cayenne pepper. They say it burns them out. Others say that tea tree oil helps, as I imagine it would since it dries up skin.

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  9. Kona

    My son has contracted scabies when he was 8 month old. doctor prescribed antibiotics, itching syrup (I forgot the syrup name) and after completing antibiotics have to use permethrin lotion to my son & all of my family members, have to clean cloths with hot water. we used it & worked good. we had relief from it but my son still has on his hand & leg. doctor prescribed to use fucicort cream (streiod) but I read in internet using streiod much is not good. what can I do now? my son feels very uncomfortable at night. I am again pregnant now. I will again affected with scabies? please suggest me…..

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    • Mother

      Hi was just wanting some advise of your son has cleared up ? Myself and family have got these horrible things and after doing to treatment it came back I’m going mad I feel ill from this am so sorry for my 3 young kids

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    • ykng

      Hi i have been infested by scabies and its been 3 yrs now. The first infestation was when i got this new job and moved to a new place. The infestation it spread to my leg,back,my tummy and every where possible it stayed with me for about 2 to 3 month and at that time i didnt know that it was scabies i just washed my cloths with hot water and took bath every day..and ot was gone and after that i had it again when i went for a tour for few days,for few years the bump was jst in small areas and would go away it self, but this year i got it again on june and i thougjt it would go away by itself but instead it started spreading all over…now i look like a monster i used permethrine lotion,and then i thought of using natural things and i started using neem oil mixed with olive oil but it doesnt work either….I am presently pregnant and am afraid to use anything that could harm my baby…please help…

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      • ykng,

        You are very wise to avoid toxic chemicals while pregnant. This is something you need to bring up with your doctor. She will be able to work through this with you to make sure your baby is not impacted. It is an important part of your prenatal care.

        @MsGreene

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  10. FRANK

    I CONTACTED SCABIES IN A HOMELESS SHELTER.. NEVER HAD IT BEFORE AND A GUY NAMED LARRY HAD IT THERE. I SAT NEXT TO HIM FOR 2 MONTHS. I GOT IT A MONTH LATER WHEN HE LEFT. THANKS FOR THE SCABIES TO REMEMBER YOU BY.I TOOK THE PEREMWITH NP MONEY FOR MEDICINETHRIN LOTION TWICE A WEEK APART. IT WORKED GREAT AND I THOUGHT IT WAS ALL OVER TILL A MONTH AND A HALF LATER I SEE THE RASH AGAIN. I HAVE NO INSURANCE NOW THAT I STARTED WORKING AND NO EXTRA MONEY TO SPEND ON THE 120.00 BOTTLE OF PERMETHRIN. WHATS A POOR MAN TO DO.

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    • FRANK

      i contacted scabies at a homeless shelter. A guy named larry had it, so sitting in his presence every day is the way I had contacted it. Seen the doctor when i had the medicaid card. I took two treatments of the permethrin 5 % lotion a week apart. it worked great. the rash started disappearing ,. The itching started getting less and less the whole month. Seemed I was cured by the end of the month completely. No more itching, rash gone, but wait. The bad news is the eggs left by the now dead mites hatch and start your scabies all over again. So the eggs have to be killed as well as the adults or you will only be cure for a few weeks till it starts all over again. i thought i was cured till another rash appeared 6 weeks later. I have no insurance now and only work 3 days a week. I am screwed. If the government was smart they’d give away the medicine free before it’s an epidemic

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  11. sahil

    I am suffering from scabies for 6 month .I take medicine like permethrin lotions and clobetasol propionate and gentamicin cream but no improvement .

    Sir
    Give me a advice and medicine .

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    • joey

      try sulfer ointment it works great ! Just dont put to much on and over use it or it will make your skin itch a little bit , apply once im the morning this ointment last about 12 hours, but this stuff does miracles on those lil bastards, and be sure to take baths with some bleach or borax with a little tea tree oil in it .

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      • Jimmi

        Hi, I would like to share my story!! Way back in 2011 i was renting a room in a Big House. There where 3 rooms in the Basement. The guy across from me Hoarded trash no one knew till the electricians had to get in his room. He wouldn’t let them in so when he was working the landlord broke in his room 8\11 was filled with garbage the whole rm from the floor to the ceiling disgusting. Now my story!! They asked me to clean it and put up new paneling I’m a Carpenter, after I cleaned the rm i swept the dirt into a dustpan and a cloud of dust flew over my wrist, immediately within seconds I had a straight line wrapped around my Wrist all burrow bites. I didn’t think anything of it since I never herd of scabies. Long story short i suffered 5yrs not knowing what it was. I moved into a really beautiful apartment. I kept showing my Dr. These bites but she just kept blowing it off, finally she gave me permethrin 2% needed 2 Treatments I was covered from head to toe with these frs. That seemed to kill them but i wasn’t taken any chances, did some research and found this EMUaid Max got it online it’s easy to find! Costs $64 but since I’ve used it i haven’t had any bites knock on wood. The EMUaid kills Scabies and the Eggs. I am now on nerve medicine because now i have a phobia i clean my apartment 3times a day with disinfectants and when I change my cloths i put what i was wearing right in the sink with straight hot water, Bleach and everything gets Lysoled and still i keep my clean cloths in Hefty Bags. These frs. Literally ruined my life mentally. I feel all your pain that everyone is going through and i hope in my own way that i helped one person. I’ve always been a clean person. Good Luck to all that are suffering be healed in Godspeed. Permethrin Treatment then EMUaid Max God Bless all……..thanx for ruining my life Jeff [REDACTED] From Audubon Nj

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        • jim

          I have a feeling that you will never get this e mail ,my guess is that these messages go through the doctor scabies site before they air here . doctors don’t care about you .only your money . just afew things get rid of your carpet get tile or wood floors , buy a freezer to put your shoes belts hats anything over nights , washing machings want let you wash hot only water , so fool it by switching water hose on back of machine ,and turn off cold water, buy water proof mattress cover for your nap every day,and wash it daily . start a separate place in the house to hang clothes and let one place sit for 4 days or more . same thing with underwear purchase a container for socks and underwear, but . and I caution you. boil water in a pot for your socks and underwear cook them for it seem scabies may have some effects even though you have washed them , socks that is. don’t sit on any thing that has material , only a wood chair ,add a coushon but run it in dryer . spray down every thing you touch every morn , I use 50 50 ammonia and water, I use a q tip with a little peppermint oil to rub across my phone electronics , not runny , just barely damp . vac every day ,but mop every 3 days strong bleach water 25 per I use in the morm , it gives time to air out. buy plastic seat for auto, and buy large bottles of oil , mix and spray heavy seat and carpets. ivermectin works best for me. but I still am getting some tracks after 3 pills 14 days Apart , but95 per better. keep your dogs away , you may be re infecting yourself .and there is a lot more JIM

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  12. Greg

    Dr. Greene…I was introduced to debriding soap by a friend. It’s all natural..you use it in the bath and soak in it. The debriding soap draws everything out of your skin. I also added peppermint oil to the bath to kill any live scabies or eggs that would find their way to the bath water. This is after one treatment with permethren..I have seen no mention of this debriding soap anywhere on the internet but http://www.parasitestore.com…I swear by it and it makes total sense to draw the garbage out of your skin. Your thoughts?

    Thanks
    Greg

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  13. Mari

    Hi Dr. Greene,
    I’ve had this for a few months, unfortunately too many incorrect diagnoses. Now I’m treating with permethrin and ivermectin. They seem to work great the day I use them, but then about 3-4 days later I start having the crawling pinch/bite feeling gradually increasing. And now I’m noticing more and more tunnels. I have no symptoms in any crevices. Just under breasts primarily, buttocks and I feel them in my hair, ears, nose, eyebrows and lashes…
    I disabled with limited income… I’ve already maxed out $ on the medication. I see a lot of clove garlic bleach ideas. What I think would help is knowing exactly what is happening each day. And yes, I clean all bedding everyday in hot, clean clothes each day, I stopped using towels and use paper towels and throw them out. There has got to be a realistic solution. What can I add to my routine?

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  14. Brianna

    I have a 19 month at home we did the treatment and the rash just seems to keep spread in getting worse and more red. My daughter wakes up to scratch and cry saying ouch. It breaks my heart I don’t know what to do

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  15. Jaytrees

    I hate scabies! I would not wish this on anyone except a child molester, given too much faith in the doctors already. Me and my fiancée have been infected for two months now and her son 17 yrs old who lives in the main house away from us has had it and treated with permetherin to be clear and not itch for weeks now. I have a low immune system not because I am HIV or have cancer but for some other reason.she has used permetherin and gotten rid of them but I keep giving it back since we started treating ourselves. I have been to 3 ER’S 4 urgent cares and have used permetherin and iivermectum together and 2 other times just permetherin, also 1 eurax to only find out it won’t cure me 100%. This is my 2nd time going through this hell. 10 years ago I had it and used lindane after 6 months of hell. Now I’m scared to use it again, does anyone know if it stays with you forever or is it safe to use since its been so long? I used a baking soda paste allow it to dry and spray vinagar and borax and its crazy how the scabies come pouring out of my body! Tea tree oil after the rinse in shower, and borax dusting of clothes and body before bed. If I bathe the surface of water in tub has tiny floating jelly things seen only at a angle view of the tub water. Be sure to wear plastic bags on feet and do not allow jelly to touch u or anyone else u can soak n hot water ,vinagar ,and borax use scrub glove and tea tree oil and mint shampoo on glove and sulfur bar of soap to help fight the numbers of them neem oil after you dry off all over to keep the itch from keeping u awake. I have read a lot and yes they do live on your face sometimes, mine are at the corners of my mouth chin and behind ears earlobe and can watch them retreat into my mouth when pressed or poked. Tip of my nose had something and neck bottom of my feet hand’s arms wrists and legs ankles calfs shoulder and shaft of my #$%&%.!! I used a horse fly spray on my interior of my car and the next morning was shocked at the nasty dead things on window switch’s dash and seats. If you have scabies don’t be a socialite and spread it to ur friends or family warn the people you come into contact with don’t be ashamed and keep quiet with them. Good luck . my doctor was set on pyrosiss and that I was diabetic, After the dermatologist PA made me into a face picking meth head and not listen to what I tried to say was happening and condensed me about what was the matter with me. I am hanging in there .where can I get the lindane from.?

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    • ry

      Try clove oil! You can also make a spray from it! My mother caught it from my brother, she swears by it. Hope it helps

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  16. rahul

    I am face scabies in my private part i have done lotsoff checkup but there is no any solution. my life is about deadbi can’t live on this stage my age is 23.if you have any solution please help me after than i gona to suside my self.

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    • Rahul,

      I am so sorry for your condition. Please let us know what you’ve already tried.

      Best,
      @MsGreene
      Co-Founder DrGreene.com

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    • Judith Reyes

      i found this thing called all stop for scabies i havent tried it yet but im gonna order it my mom feels like killing her self too i just recently caught this on my winter break:/ god bless you hope we get cured!

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  17. JamesT

    I thought I had scabies on my penis, but it turned out to be severely dry skin. While this was a major relief, it still hurt and itched like hell. I started using a penis health creme per my doc’s suggestion and everything went away pretty quickly. I still use the creme actually because it keeps my skin down there nice and smooth…. my girlfriend loves it. Keep these cremes in mind guys.

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  18. Vicki Podjan

    I have been fighting facial outbreaks for about 8 yrs now. After many docs (dermatologists too) and lots of $ spent with no solution, my arm and face finally presented with a new pattern. They now look like linear raised burrows. My doc prescribed permethrin 5 percent cream and Ivermectin oral tabs. I have used this treatment 4x now and things are starting to clear up a little. When I thought back to when I first started suffering from this horrible skin condition, I realized it was shortly after I returned from New Orleans 9th Ward one year after after hurricane Katrina. I was there for one week as a volunteer with my church. We gutted houses and I did a lot of broom sweeping to clean up dried mud and dirt and there was visible mold on the wood we gutted. I’m wondering if this is where I contracted scabies. I’ve read that many people have scabies that worked and lived there. Is this possible? If so, no wonder I have had terrible insomnia and intense itching among many more devastating symptoms. What type of doc could help me most, infectious disease doc, a parasitologist, or another specialist? I’ve practically been a recluse because the sores are so unsightly and embarrasing. Please advise, I don’t want to live like this anymore.

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    • Vicki,

      This is certainly not the re-payment you deserve for your kindness!

      Perhaps consider a second opinion from another dermatologist. Or call your local health department and ask them who they recommend in your area.

      So sorry you’re going through this!

      @MsGreene
      Mom, Co-founder DrGreene.com, not a doctor

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    • Johnk

      I saw several MDs including a dermatologist regarding my skin condition that was diagnosed as idiopathic dermatitis until it was finally diagnosed as scabies. I used very expensive $37 permethrin with no results. I then tried salt/borax bath, tea tree oil/olive oil but it made my skin sting worse than the itch…finally I am using sulfur soap in the shower followed by a sulfur ointment

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      • rose

        Is it working?

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    • Lovemuffin

      This is exact ally how I feel about myself with this problem, I’ve been hiding it for so long and now it’s getting on my hands and face where I can’t hide it and I avoid people, I used to be outgoing and have friends but I’m alone now picking the eggs out with tweezers and nail clippers I’ve bled lots, but everytime I pick out many eggs within one sore all the time, I’ve destroyed my body and soul. I used to bd happy but not any more. I look horrible I stay in my room picking picking picking all the time. I need help to take this scabie crap away sooooo bad, I want my life back

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      • Linnie

        I must Thank all of you for sharing your horrific struggles with these bugs! I now am certain I am not crazy as Dr.’s can make you feel you are. I don’t know if these are scabies or another type of mite, because they are not microscopic and I feel pin pricks, and my left hand and 3 of my fingers are painfully numb. A trick I learned as a kid is if you turn on a flashlight in a semi-dark room put your hand out and shine the light up through your out stretched fingers you can actually see inside your fingers. I saw a trail of black in my fingers or black specks clumped together they seem to like to be around the knuckles. I haven’t wanted to tell anyone about what I’m going through with these bugs, because the ER says I don’t have scabies because i said I have them on my face. One dermatologist looked at me from 4 ft across the room and said that I had dry skin about the crusted areas by my elbows. I am afraid to use the medicine, Permethrin cream because I don’t want the bugs to go into my eyes… I feel like crying with despair! I have been having trouble hearing so when I went to the ENT Dr., during the check up she saw a crusted area in my left nasal canal she is doing a culture, also something is plugging up my left ear, she is baffled because my ears are clean. I will be having a CT of my sinus’s. After the appt I noticed that the amount of black specs and itching increased on my face and scalp. I think the the medicine she used to numb that area in order to use the scope to look in my ears, nose and throat brought them to the surface. By the Grace of God someone will help. I’m 61 years old, I was enjoying my golden years, and my grand kids, but I won’t visit them because the thought of passing these on to anyone is very disturbing. There has to be something or someone out there that knows how to kid rid of these!

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  19. Anna

    I have baby kittens of 6weeks old that i have rescued they and all the family have scabbies o need for the cat some type of med i read on sulfure creams for them. Which one do you reccomend. I rescued 6 from getting eatten by ants and gave the others away to people who needed kittens, i kept 2 and they got me infected,i want to save them and keep them. Need to do it before its too late.

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    • Gala

      Hi,

      For scabies ,you can try out Durvet Nu-Stock Ointment, 12-Ounce (actualys its for animal but people use it and they are cured with scabies).It containsm 73% sulphar, and other substance.

      Thanks.

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      • Deborah C.

        Thank you Gala.
        I have Nu-Stock for my animals. I just showered with hibiclens, and the bugs just rolled off. I only broke out on my back 6 days ago. I have felt so upset about these bugs. They are super scabie bugs, immune to Permethrine which I applied 2 days ago. I was still feeling them crawl on my head, and red spots, which I call nests were still everywhere and itching. I put the tube of Nu-Stock all over, including my head. I feel such relief I am overjoyed. The biting and crawling has stopped. I’m going to hit those “hot spots” about 2:30am when they wake me up. Maybe I won’t have to. Thank you kindly.

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        • Gala,

          I don’t know what’s in Nu-Stock, but remember medicines used for animals may not be safe for humans. I know how badly you want to rid yourself of these horrible pests, but don’t trade one problem for another.

          Please discuss treatment with your physician before continuing.

          Good luck!
          @msGreene

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          • Deborah C.

            Dear Cheryl,
            The Nu-Stock didn’t work. It is 73% sulfur and pine sol oil. I just wanted to kill those live bugs crawling around rapidly under the skin, biting me.

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  20. Denise

    i need some help with my son he’s only 2 had scabies everything the Dr. give me didn’t work at all.

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    • Anna

      I was told to clean house super clean !thow away or move away clutter ,use foggers in the house first ,then use doctors meds,im not throwing away my 2 recued cats Salt &Pepper are theyre names,they are my main concern to heal for now!

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  21. Sana malik

    Plz help me i am falling scabies from last 5 years i used many mediicine and tblts but its no working::::plzzz telll me de name of medicine which can effect fast plzz help me

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    • Lynn

      I have been suffering for a year & six months now. I have used about 50 bottles of permithine lotion to no avail, spent thousands of $$$ I’m not kidding. I am contemplating taking that horse past that people are using online, but I’m terrified to try it because it says right on the tube, not for human consumption. They do not prescribe ivermectin in Canada. Could someone give me the name of a doctor in the United States that I can travel to see that will help me with this? Desperate in Canada, willing to travel wherever I have to go!

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      • Hi Lynn,

        I can only imagine what you’re going through and I’m so sorry. This may be a silly question, but have you seen a doctor about this and has he or she determined that it is indeed scabies? Have you told him or her how much permethrin lotion you’ve used? I’m concerned you’ve gotten toxic levels.

        Are there others here who can help with a recommendation for a US doctor? How about recommendations for other scabies treatments?

        Cheryl
        Executive Producer, DrGreene.com

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      • Anna

        I have used the pig one and it was too mild for me ,but the horse really works, I live in the RGV Rio Grande Valley Edinburg Tx 78539 theres many Vets but Tandys is a pet supply and they have them there, they will prepare your dose for you,all Vet techs take that med ,since they have to deal with sick animal with scabbies I was told to clean house super clean !thow away or move away clutter ,use foggers in the house first ,then use doctors meds,im not throwing away my 2 recued cats Salt &Pepper are theyre names,they are my main concern to heal for now!

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      • James

        Use the Horse Paste for your weight for 30 days kill them all… Especially the last Egg-Lying B—-….

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      • Janet

        Have you tried emuaid. It has no pesticides in it. You have to order it on line. But the testimonials are great. I am going to order next. good luck. sincerely, Janet

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  22. Josh

    HI! i just had this crappy scabies and my very good brother brought me this (we both have it). This is very wrong timing and i hate it a lot especially i’m a college student and trying to apply for a part time job.
    Now, I’m using Dr. Kaufmann (a sulfur soap), sulfur ointment and Permethrin Lindell Lotion.
    Are these enough to kill those evil mites and their eggs?
    I think my scalp is infected too? what should i do?
    Should i also use anti-scabies for dogs to my body?
    I’m sorry but i’m very desperate to be fully cured ncluding my brother. We badly need help and guide.

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  23. Lu

    My sister, her 4 children and mom now have scabies. They’ve had it for more than 6 months. They only have medicaid and the dr has now told them that he can no longer prescribe them medication because they should have healed by now. I’m in desperate search of help to buy something over the counter to help them all. Does dr scabies really work? It’s a lot of money for the whole family package. Please help

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  24. Nagendra

    Sir, my one year and six month old baby(son) has scabies. After getting medicine he was fine, but after some time (or when we moved one place to another) the problem once again persist. Please recommend a medicine or tube for baby.

    He is also having some stomach problem. I mean after some days he meet to loos motion again and again.

    I have also taken him to skin doctor. After getting medicine he become fine, but not for always.

    Also suggest some important vaccination required.

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  25. allie

    Is there any ointment I can buy from Walmart or something bc my husband has scabies…

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  26. michelle

    What about a natural product like Dr. Scabies I saw it on the web. Do you think that will work? I have no money to go to the doctor. Please help !!

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    • Jennifer

      I am writing this on the basis of my personal experience, I was suffering from scabies from almost 2 months on per prescription of my dermatologist I had used Permethrin, Lindane and other natural products like Sulfur, Neem oil and Turmeric etc. But nothing worked. I changed Dermatologist and her prescription I have had used Dr. Scabies, You will not believe that worked amazingly. I had recovered from scabies within 10-12 days. Though I was taking lot of precautions like bathing and washing in hot water, eating natural vegetables and fruits etc and was keeping my cloths and bedding separate. It helped me a lot.

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      • Diana

        My son has contracted scabies and is very uncomfortable, intense rash, has eczema (like I do) at baseline. Permethrin cream for him has not yet been effective after one treatment and second treatment is this evening. I have ordered Dr. Scabies cream to try as well, due to his intense issue. Working on the environmental issue: washing everything in his room, using Borax on carpeting, bedding as a dessicant. Added some oral sulphur / homeopathic, but he is skeptical (he is 14), inconsistent, and does not believe he has scabies…sigh.

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  27. Dan

    First of all, please do not panic. Scabies is
    a very common skin infection and is often seen in young children. You need to
    handle this calmly in order to not panic you child and make the situation
    worse. Inform your child’s teacher, so that the school authorities know that
    scabies might be present in their premises. Secondly, get ready with a plan to handle
    the itching when it will happen most aggressively in the night. Keep aloe versa
    gel, tea tree oil or any other such soothing product handy. Call your doctor
    and tell him your fear Scabies.

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