Best Form of Borax for Scabies?

Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous) on 11/06/2011

Dear Ted, I have come across your respective post regarding the scabies and wrote a question which you didn't reply to. kindly could you advice me with the borax that i need to use because i came across many type of borax such as 20 Mule Team borax, Borax - Decahydrate and Borax Granular.

i an not sure which one to use for the scabies. In addition can you tell me the best way to use the borax bath once you recommend me one from the above mentioned borax?

Your input is highly appreciated and i am looking forward to hear from you. Thanks & Regards.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

The 20 mule team is fine for scabies, but it is that say 1 teaspoon of borax mixed with 1.5% H2O2, wait until borax is dissolved, for 3-5 minutes, and then apply to the area. The 20 mule team borax is fine. Usually if that is dissolved and used wet cloth over the area several times this will save more money than the scabies in the tub.

For borax bath, you are going to need a lot more borax to fill the tub. It is one teaspoon per liter so add that until the tub is full.


Sorry too many emails!

Replied by Jnb724
Philadelphia, Pa

I have a question. I have reading 2 different dosages of borax...i am treating scabies I use 1/8 teaspoon of borax to 1 liter of water and drink the entire 1 liter in 1 day because I see another dosage saying add 1 teaspoon to 1 liter of water and take 1 teaspoon 2 times a day. Could you please let me know because I am very confused. Thank you. I am so excited to find this!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

1/8 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water is for drinking. 1 teaspoon of borax is for external use only. Ted