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Ailment: Scabies

Remedy: Flowers of sulphur

Flowers of sulphur uses, benefits, application.

Comment posted by Jennifer Remington of Tucumcari, NM, USA on 11 January 2022 at 21:13       5333

The simple and cheapest answer is a 10% sulfur soap which can be bought for around $5 per bar. Use 8-10 drops of high quality tea tree oil in your bath and scrub down and lather up with the sulfur soap. Stay in the warm bath for around 20 minutes or so. When you get out your skin may be mildly irritated so carefully blot dry with a towel. Be sure to wash your face with a wash cloth using the sulfur soap and leave it on for around 2-3 minutes then gently rinse off with cool water. The combination of the sulfur scrub and the tea tree oil in the bath will kill most of the mites and after about 2 months your problem will be either under control or eliminated entirely.

Comment posted by Jimbo of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on 28 August 2019 at 11:12       5175

I had mites all over and tried many remedies. I now alternate borax baths and sulfer soap. I take a hot shower and lather the sulfer soap all over and sit 30 minutes to let it dry. After I found many black specks on me. After three applications no more specks. I still borax bath twice a month and do bleach baths twice a week. I use one cup of no-fragrance bleach in two inches water in the tub. I don't ever want to go through this horrible experience again.

Comment posted by Hopeful of London, London, UK on 25 November 2017 at 6:31       4843

Hello all. I share your pain. I had a demodex infestation for the first time in august this year. It took a while to understand what it was. I thought they were little lice. My skin burned, it was very red, itchy, painful, and the crawling, gosh! It started on the face and quickly spread to the whole body including the scalp, and yes, it was when my immune system was very down with a pharyngitis. I share the despair of this terrible affliction and have for months read all blogs, sites, medical journals I could find. Doctors have not helped. I have seen four doctors now including a dermatologist and no progress. It is very frustrating but I am trying to be hopeful. I have tried borax, peroxide scrub and bath, tea tree oil, permethrin cream everyday on the whole body for a week , eurax cream good for the itch and not so pricey as permethrin , dermol, neem oil, copaiba oil, you name it... I have spent so much money. I have been prescribed Rosex for the face which I used twice per day and I also apply Dermalex rosacea which is incredibly expensive but helps relieve the itch. On the body and scalp, I have applied a mix of coconut oil with moxidectin relative to my weight mixed well applied once and again after two weeks . It temporarily helped but I was worried about the known side effects dizziness, ataxia, coma! So I didn’t pursue further. Please bear in mind that this product is not approved in humans and accumulates in the body only released after 20 days. What has alleviated my symptoms a lot has been a daily or twice daily shower with sulphur soap, leave it on the skin and scalp for a bit if possible. At night a mix of coconut oil with Manuka honey which I read about on this blog 3:1 ratio. Not a pleasant mix, the smell and stickiness. I sleep with that on the skin and shower in the morning with sulphur soap again. The coconut oil stays, the honey goes. Applying the mix works better after a shower as the skin does not stick so much, feels more bearable. My arms, tummy, nostrils and scalp are much better . Legs, shoulders, eyebrows and face are improving slowly. My scalp stopped scaling but still hurts when I put my head in the pillow. If I leave it for a few days without applying the skin starts to flare up again. It’s been 20 days, hard work but I feel I can have normal days again. The crawling on my face is mostly gone. I am yet to try ice or a cold shower but warm baths set it off. To improve my immune system I have been taking 1/2 lemon with warm water first thing every morning, taking a daily brew of fresh ginger 1cm sliced , peppercorns and 1/2 lemon, in boiling water leave for 30 min before drinking. I also started taking water kefir once per day for some probiotics. I can’t have much oily food or nuts as it sets off my rosacea or face demodex. I just hope this helps someone. Thanks for sharing your remedies, it has made my life much better. Keep hoping, the complete cure for this may appear one day soon. Namaste!

Comment posted by ray of chicago, illinois, USA on 11 July 2015 at 0:13       3561

I used Nu-stock, a veterinary source of sulphur that is sold for use on pets and farm animals. It cured my scabies in a week. Go to Amazon for reviews of this amazing product.

Comment added by David Niven Miller: I don't normally allow the use of brand names on this website, but Nu-stock is a source of sulphur that some readers around the world may find hard to purchase otherwise. Unfortunately brand names (even for animals) are more expensive than the non-branded materials. It says on its website that it is OK for human use, and I would agree. Actually, as some farmers can attest, many products sold for animal health are exactly what humans need!
I looked up the Material Safety Data Sheet for Nu-stock, here are its ingredients:
Sulfur 73%, Mineral oil 25%, Pine oil 2%.

Comment posted by Sop of Miami, Fl, USA on 9 September 2014 at 11:18       2858

I have had similar symptoms for close to a year. I thought it was lice. After visiting this site, I have been using for the past week a combination of products - sulfur 8 hair and scalp conditioner mixed with Hollywood tea tree oil mix. I also have begun washing my hair with sulfur 8 medicated shampoo. Scalp and face are starting to feel better.

Comment posted by Chad of Manila, Manila, Philippines on 4 July 2014 at 0:12       2669

Hi would like to share: For the treatment of Scabies: Hydrogen Peroxide(Agua Oxigenada) + Sulfur Ointment. 1. Apply/Clean wound with Hydrogen Peroxide allow to dry. 2. Apply Sulfur Ointment. 3. Repeat treatment 'til clear from mites.

I have also used another remedy with Gliricidia / St. Vincent Plum Plant ("Madre De Cacao" in French & Spanish). Preparation for scabies treatment:
Ingredients: 1. Coconut oil or mineral oil: 500cc 2. Gliricidia leaves 250g
Instructions: 1. Clean Gliricidia leaves thoroughly. 2. Chop leaves finely. 3. Add 250 g (approximately 1 glass) of finely chopped leaves into 2 glasses of coconut oil. 4. Mix while boiling. 5. Gather leaves on the surface of the oil, then drain using a strainer. 6. Let it cool. Apply directly.
"Gliricidia" preparation is as effective as sulfur lotion in the treatment of scabies. The leaves have a fetid smell, crushed, used to rid dogs of fleas and ticks and cattle, of ticks. The juice from leaves is applied to daily for one week to areas affected by external parasites.

Comment posted by Paul of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa on 18 August 2013 at 2:48       1330

Flowers of sulphur (yellow powder) works for any skin infection like scabies or any other skin bug or disease caused by microscopic critters. It is cheap yellow powder available from your chemist. Just mix it with Vaseline or with hand-cream and apply to kill any irritation on the skin. FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY (I think.) I once went to a very expensive skin specialist and told him I didn't have money for expensive treatments. He laughed and said that if I want to save a fortune then flowers of sulphur on the skin will work. And it did! Not only for me but also for all the other people I told about it during my 50 years of life on earth! Flowers of sulphur for all dermatological infestations. Skin problems will go within one or two days. I used it myself and it works like magic!