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Home Remedies for Scabies


Source: Acarodermatitis Hand

Scabies is a contagious skin disease caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei which results in an itchy skin rash.

Scabies can be transmitted by:
  • Touching an infected person
  • Sleeping in the same bed with an infected person
  • Sexual contact
The mites make little tunnels as it digs into the skin and have a tendency to move quickly from one area of the body to another. This is why one should not scratch areas of the skin where the mites may be hiding since it can be easily transmitted to other parts of the body.

Scabies look like small red bumps and blisters. It’s commonly found on the knuckles, ‘backs of the elbows, the knees, around the waist areas, around the nipples, the sides and backs of the feet, the genital area, and the buttocks.’ Once infected with scabies, it can take between 2 to 6 weeks for symptoms to appear.

Neem Oil to Treat Scabies

Neem (Margosa) has been a popular remedy used for the treatment of scabies.

Neem Bath

Mix 3 tablespoons of Neem oil with 1 teaspoon turmeric. Set aside.

Using the shower wash your body with mild baby soap. Rinse off the soap and wipe the body dry with a towel. Then fill the tub with hot water.

Add the Neem oil mixture into the bath. Soak in it for 15 minutes. Repeat this treatment after 2 days for 4 weeks.

Neem Paste to Treat Scabies

Take 2 cups Neem leaves and ½ cup water and blend till smooth. Transfer into a clean bowl. Apply the paste to the affected area. Leave on for an hour. Rinse off with water. Don’t wipe but allow the wet skin to dry naturally.


Tea Tree Oil to Treat Scabies

Apply tea tree oil on the affected area using a cotton pad. Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse off with water. Don’t wipe but allow the wet skin to dry naturally. Repeat this treatment for 7 to 10 days.

Make sure to wash clothes, bed linen, towels etc with hot water to destroy eggs and mites which may be hiding in it.

 ‘Norwegian scabies’ also known as ‘crusted scabies’ is the most severe type of scabies a person can get. With this form of scabies there can be around 100 to 1000 mites burrowed in the skin.

© Suranee Perera 2012

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