Like most ailments, there are a lot of old “Grandma’s tricks” around for killing scabies.
One of the more popular ones is to soak in a bath of bleach for twenty minutes or so, after which all scabies should have died from bleach poisoning and you can go on living your life.
Unfortunately it’s not quite that simple.
Nowadays, it seems that Old Wives Tale has now turned from bleach to Lysol.
Some of you might be thinking – wait – aren’t they the same thing?
First thing to remember about Lysol is – it’s a brand name. Bleach is a generic name that could mean any number of products out there. So already we’re talking about two different things. And also consider the fact that Lysol is not a single product, but a range of many various cleaners and sanitizers.
If we look at the ingredients on a bottle of standard Lysol cleaner, we’ll see that the active ingredient is benzalkonium chloride. The active ingredient in bleach is sodium hypochlorite.
As a general rule, you probably want to stick to bleach or Clorox for your scabies bleach bath, and use Lysol when it comes to surface cleaning like chairs and furniture.
However, neither of these treatments is a complete scabies treatment, and you will be grossly undertreating yourself if these are your only two prongs of attack against scabies.
Scabies is a serious infection and does not simply go away after a few bleach baths. I’ve discussed this at length in this blog post here.
At the very least, you want to be treating your scabies with the standard prescription treatment of permethrin cream. If you are unable to get to a doctor to be prescribed permethrin cream, you can get it over the counter. All the information you need is in this guide here.
Along with permethrin cream, I also recommend complementing your treatment with an array of natural treatments.
Remember, scabies is not fun but you can eliminate it reasonably quickly and easily if you follow the right treatment plan.
By combining prescription and natural treatments, you will have the absolute best chance of ridding yourself of scabies and getting your life back. If you’d like to see what I consider the most complete treatment plan for scabies today, you can do so by clicking here. It is 100% free and everything can be found easily on Amazon or your local health store/supermarket.
Best of luck and wishing you back to full health soon!