About 4 years go my mum went over to the UK to help look after her uncle who had terminal cancer. One of the nurses was a bit sloppy in so far as cleanliness goes and the end result is that my uncle contracted scabies without knowing it for a few weeks and then so did my mum who brought it back to Australia and infected the rest of the household before realizing.
So we did treatment but unfortunately I had recently moved house so had handled many things whilst infected. For a good 18 - 20 months after the original treatment it seemed like every time I unpacked a box of clothing I would get reinfected.
Then I had a clear period of no scabies at all for months! I had read that scabies eggs cant survive for so long so I figured it safe to unpack the remaining few items I still had boxed up... WRONG! I got reinfected again.
After this - somewhere around the 2 and a half years since original infection mark I decided to thoroughly wash every piece of fabric and clothing I owned and stick it in a clothes dryer after it dried for at least 20 minutes. I also vacuumed the house from top to bottom including furniture and threw out anything I thought may not be able to be cleaned properly. This worked really well and there were no more scabies in this house until this week )-:
I was sorting out some more stuff to get rid of just over a week ago and came across a suitcase with my mums old travel bags inside. I took out the bags to see if they were moldy or ok to keep and didnt thnk any more of it until the last few days when I started to itch and break out into those tell tale bumps between my finger and toes.
At first I didnt think it was scabies as I couldnt work out how on earth it could be, but then it dawned on me what Id done. Ive tried to come up with other explanations but I cant and it would be a strange coincidence anyway.
So 4 years on it seems that those scabies eggs are still active!
I remember posting my story on curezone a couple of years ago but Im not suure where to find it. I remember reading about people who had had continuing problems with the for years also. So the moral of this story is - if you get scabies, take your time to do whatever it takes to make sure you get rid of the eggs asap!!!
I almost feel depressed over this but hopefully this is the last time!
i've done a little online research about scabies... and as i understand it... it is not the eggs that are causing your problem... it's the adult... the female burrows under the skin to lay her eggs... and also... another interesting note... the adults can only live for 72 hours without a warm blooded host to supply their nurishment...
it seems to me that animals/rodents/rats/mice would be the primary carriers... so perhaps the solution to your problem would have more to do discovering where they are coming from... and exterminating any rodents you may have on your premises... anyhow... it's just a thought...
best of luck to you...
and hope you find an effective/efficient way of exterminating the little pests...
Thanks for the response.
None of what you said seems to fit though.
We have no pets, no rodents, the house is very clean. As I stated in my original post I cant find any other explanation. We remain sympton free until it seems we touch something thats been boxed up that was packed during the time when we were originally infected. The stuff has been boxed for years now!
I have come to think that a lot of scabies information is not correct.
I'm suffering from scabies also. I found that a bath with 2 bottles of hydrogen peroxide and a 1/4 box of borax works to kill some of the bugs. I found this cure on earthclinic.com. I did my first bath yesterday and will do another tomorrow. I'm also using permetherin. They are driving me nuts. My dog was confirmed as having it as well. She's being treated too.
sorry to hear about your infection... believe me i know what you have experienced... makes me itch just thinking about it... sure hope the peroxide and borax works... as for me... i take hot showers... as hot as i can stand it... that works for me... but wouldn't want to try holding my dog under such circumstances... so i think i'd prefer to use the easier of the two solutions on him...
from all the feed back on that site it certainly sounds like a proven cure for the mange... and if it will cure something as hideous as the mange then it certainly should do equally as well on scabies... i read most of the page... about 2/3s of it... but never found anything that mentioned scabies... it did mention mites quite a few times... what i read from was
was just wondering about the mixture you referred to..."a bath with 2 bottles of hydrogen peroxide and a 1/4 box of borax works to kill some of the bugs"... where was it mentioned... was i even on the right page...???
very interested in hearing more from you...
so... please do keep us informed on how you and your dog are doing... ok...???
because i may have a case of the same thing... my dog has been scratching like crazy and i've applied a "spot on" flee killer twice within as many weeks and it was suppose to be good for a month... not sure... but suspect he either is coming down with a case of mange... or even worse... would be scabies... yuk... hope not...
thanks for posting...
i really do appreciate the info...
terrific site... very useful... much help...
these stuff last for ever, but 30 minutes of drying is good. and I suggest using only BS and vinegar(add only for tough stain, and drainage)for cleaning, no detergent, no shampoo, only organic soaps, for clothing, get rid stain with BS, salt alcohol, salt, they wash with 1/2 cup BS, makes them smell good, and soft.avoid any drugs.
My son is almost 3 now, never had drugs. his first month , he sneezes a lot, he had colic, so I nursed him till now, healthy, healthy little boy, I'll get sick, he's always ok, if any, very light symptom only, I watch him closely for any sign of sickness, and get online looking for nature cure(I love Dr Sears). I took him to his doctor too, but only to check that his lung is not infected if he cough too hard.
We eat animals raised with antibiotics, skin moistrurizer are made by chemicals, chemicals make our body inbalance, and the function of skin is to get rid of them, if the skin gets too tired, it gets so weak that tiny dust mites will make it suffer. Good news is, neem oil, turmeric, rosemary, tea tree oil...all helps.
I now only use extra virgin olive oil as moistrurizer, I'll mix it with either BS, turmeric, or ACV to treat rash or pimples or itch, even medium burns(Olive oil+turmeric). try them, and see what's fit you better. slowly your body will clear up. sweat more(half tub warm water) then keep hot water running slowly, cook yourself to sweat, (I like 2C BS) add some vinegar before getting out.
in summer, out door swimming, getting in and out frequently, sweat, sweat, sweat.
There must be better ways, but we have to try.
Do you sport? Do you sweat?
avoid bleach, it might cause sleepless, loss of memory, depression.
I suspect that BS makes me too anergetic. I'm afraid too less sleep is bad for the body. needs other people to try, and find out.
since scabies is mostly misdiagnosed as allergies, antihistamine sure helps the rash and itch , and I believe that dowsy, 24 hour ones make the eggs miss it's cycle, or make them sleep, so they do not crawl out. use with pesticide, or to be safe, incase it's not really scabies, use neem oil+turmeric+olive oil(oregano oil?tea tree oil?eucalyptus oil, mint,lavendar?) I tried most of them, not neem, oregano, and I know tea tree cleans skin well, eucalyptus makes you awake, lavendar calms. Ols chinese medicine were made by people who tried them on themselves first.
Chinese have tons of med curing parasites diseases. For people here, who do not use antihistamine to help, will suffer immensely.