Re: does my mom have scabies?
I have some things to try which will at least alleviate it ,and hopefully cure it.
The first is daily saunas. These insects are adapted to human body temperature , and if this temperature can be changed ,up or down ,it will kill them outright. Dont use those rental sauna tents (with u head sticking out) because they are useless.Dont waste u time with infra red saunas because they are next to useless-simply not hot enough. Look for a full on gym sauna. The way to use them to maximum benefit is to take the sauna, then a cold shower then finish with a sauna-the quick temperature variation will kill any insect . To save money , ask about a weekly gym membership.
The next thing to try is a new generation of compact diffuser which u should be able to get in your supermarket insecticide section. They are plugged into a power point and then work for 24 hours a day , for 10 days at a time , killing insects .Get your mom to leave it on all the time. I am not allowed to mention product names here, but look for large advertising words on the box like -night and day-it is one of the major insecticide companies with 4 letters in its name. PM me if you cant find it.
The next thing to try , which wont kill them but will repel them, is a health food shop item called "brewers yeast" (found cheaper in some supermarkets). Insects dont like the smell of people who eat this , so it will tend to keep them away.
The last thing i suggest is a medicine called "ivermectin". I wrote about it earlier in this forum (on this page) titled "scabies question". You should be able to get it from your doctor. It is a universal killer of most types of biting insects. If your doctor wont supply it then let me know and i will tell you how to get it.