Beginning of scabies - Fastest and most effective remedies

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I've just got scabies at 99% though I haven't gone to any doctor and I'm sure an old relative of mine transmitted this disease to me between last July-August because my scabies symptoms started on the 1st week of September... just few days after his diagnosis of scabies!

I told nothing to my relative not to make him feel as a culprit and I used his medical receipt to get the medicine for myself: benzoyl benzoate 25% in sweet almond oil. I put this oil on my body (neck to feet) for 3 nights, then stop for 10 days, then other 3 nights.

My itch decreased after the 2nd cycle but now it seems not to decrease anymore and I'm here because I want to ask you what's the fastest and most effective way to cure myself. I mean there must be a reason if doctor didn't say to my relative: "just put the oil every night until your itch stops", so I want to ask you what's the maximum quantity/frequency of this oil I can use to cure scabies the fastest way. In other words I'm afraid that if I use too much oil and/or too frequently the mites will fit it and get stronger instead of die therefore it won't be effective anymore.

Some other questions:

  • I live alone, how can i put/scrub this oil on my back? How do you single men/women do?
  • The receipt said "at night" and I red on the web the oil must lie on the skin at least 8 hours but I don't sleep so much, usually 7 hours; what can you suggest to me for my case? Just go to bed 2 hours before my usual and lie down?
  • I red about permetrin cream 5% and I can get it without medical receipt here so I'd want to know if it's more effective than benzoyl benzoate 25% I've got.
  • I also red about "alternative" methods like using ammonia on limited/small areas of your skin, home bathing in water and salt, etc. Can you tell me more about their effectiveness?

Thanks in advance for your tips, I hope to win my war fastly.

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    how are you doing now? Try turning your back to a mirror and watch where youre doing it on yourself? Maybe put some on a spatula and reach back

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      Hi nataly, unfortunately I'm still fighting scabies though it seems to me to feel just about a dozen of "points" of hitching on my skin. I followed your suggestion and used a flat headed wooden spoon (like a spatula) to put and scrub my benzoyl benzoate oil.

      I guess I've understood what my main problem is: I've got no washing machine! I can't buy one because I've got not enough money and I live in a small town without a coin laundry. At first I just tried to use boiled water and soap in a basin to wash my towels, bed sheets, etc, but it was not enough, then I bought a steam cleaner and used it every day for my clothes but it wasn't enough, now I'm using pure ammonia sprayed on everything many times a day: my chairs, my bed, my clothes, inside my car, etc. I just regret that bleach can't be used on colored clothes/fibers and skin else I'd do it because it's more effective than ammonia as far as I red around the web.

      By the way, my relative seems to have won his battle against scabies... I don't know if it's better to be happy (for him) or sad (for me)!

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