Home remedy for scabies Treatment

Home remedy for scabies Treatment

Feeling itchy over your body? Don’t ignore these signs thinking it may be some normal skin allergy. Many people ignore these symptoms till it gets worse and are later on detected with the scabies infection. Scabies has become common now days with many cases being reported of it.

Anyone who comes into close contact with the person infested with scabies is vulnerable to get infested with the scabies mite. The following article includes some basic home-based remedies for Scabies treatment and also in preventing it to spread further.


There are many over the counter drugs available in the market for treatment of scabies. But sometimes natural remedies can simply do wonders in curing and preventing a particular disease.

Following are some of the basic home remedies that can help you to get rid of scabies in a natural ways without causing any side-effects.

       1.  Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is known for anti inflammatory, disinfectant, antiseptic, anti parasitic, anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. It also contains terpinen-4-ol which can kill the scabies mite.

Directions for use:

  • Take a single tablespoon of tea tree oil and mix with the same quantity of olive oil. 
  • Use a cotton ball to apply over the itchy parts of the body.

For faster healing continue to use this remedy for three weeks till you don’t find relief.

Tip: Pregnant women, nursing mothers and people with sensitive skin shouldn’t use this remedy.

       2.  Neem Oil

Neem oil has been used since ancient times for curing skin disease because of its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It has such a powerful smell that it doesn’t allow the growth of scabies mites.

Directions for use:

  • Simply massaging it over the whole body will be beneficial for you.
  • Leave it for a few minutes and then rinse it off your body by taking a bath.

Tip: Neem oil can fight eczema and other fungal infections as well.

       3.    Cayenne Pepper

This is known to kill and even burn the scabies mites.

Directions for use:

  • Before you go for bath mix the cayenne pepper with the hot water. Then allow it cool for a while before you pour the water over your body. This method doesn’t apply to people with sensitive skin but is effective to work on all other skin types.
  • Later on rinse the bath with cool water. Repeat this procedure for killing the mites. 

Tip: People with sensitive skin should not use this home remedy. 

       4.    Turmeric

Turmeric is a natural antiseptic which can kill the scabies mites due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Directions for use:

  • Take 1 tablespoon of Turmeric powder and put few drops of lemon juice into it and mix it to form a thick paste. 
  • Apply this paste for an hour and then wash it with luke warm water. 

Tip: One teaspoon of turmeric with the same amount of neem powder is also a powerful remedy in fighting off the scabies infection. 

       5.    White vinegar

White vinegar is known for its cleaning and disinfecting properties. White vinegar’s acidic nature can bring changes in skin pH level. If the skin’s ph level changes, then mites will automatically get destroyed. 

  • Mix white vinegar in equal amounts of water. Use a cotton ball and apply it to the affected portions. 
  • Apply this for 15 minutes and later on wash it with luke warm water. Repeat it for 15 days to experience a positive change in your skin condition. 

Tip: Vinegar can fight pathogens, bacteria, treat nail fungus, lice and even ear infections. 

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