Anonymous

Will Vinegar Or Bleach Kill Scabies & Other Mites>?

6 Answers

Rory Copus Profile
Rory Copus answered
Well yes in theory but if you mean will bleach kill scabies on your body, this is not advised. Bleach is a very powerful product and you are advised when using it to do so with rubber gloves so that it doesn't touch your skin. Even watered down bleach can cause adverse reaction to your skin and cause blistering, redness, flaking and peeling. This will not do much to help scabies even if it may kill the actual bacteria. The best advice would be to go see your doctor, they will be able to confirm that it is definitely scabies and then prescribe a course of treatment to help get rid of the symptoms. Vinegar, although not as strong as bleach, will also have adverse reaction on your skin and will cause drying and possibly flaking and so again this is not advised.

If you mean will vinegar or bleach kill scabies on furniture and bedding then yes it will, however this is not necessary. Scabies only live off the human body for a few days and so bleaching your whole house isn't needed, obviously wash your bedding etc on a hot wash and vacuum your bed (you could even spray it with an anti-bacterial spray just to hurry up the process). Bleaching products which are going to be in close contact with your skin, e.g. Bedding, will only cause irritation to your skin. If you are particularly worried, throw away bedding and wash everything else on a hot wash and give your whole house a good general clean.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
NOT MEDICAL ADVICE:
I killed my scabies with bleach diluted in water. Be careful cause it can damage the skin if too strong. I also threw away (and bought NEW) all the bed linen, towels, undergarments and sleep wear. Additionally I bleached down as many items in my home. Shampoo the carpet and put a new protective cover on the mattress. I caught them from a supposedly 5 star hotel. Some co-workers who were at that conference also caught them. One co-worker used lice treatment and washed with peroxide. Took longer than for him to get well versus the ones who simply used a diluted bleach treatment.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Will vinegar or bleach kill scabies

Answer Question

Anonymous