Treating scabies by using prescribed medication is effective, although it takes some time. Also, the topical scabicides that are prescribed to apply over the body gives foul smell sometimes that irritates the patient and other nearby members. Even the chemical composition of some of the scabicides, such as Lindane, can cause side-effects in certain patients.
Therefore, people affected by scabies tend to use natural treatments to treat their scabies infestation.
For extreme itching associated with scabies, using tea tree olive oil as a topical therapy is effective. Tea tree oil contains a compound, terpinen-4-ol that helps kill the bugs that causes scabies. Also, it’s the anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-parasitic, antibacterial, antifungal and wound-healing qualities help treat scabies and rashes. You can simply massage tea tree oil all over your body. Alternatively, you can apply a mix of olive oil and tea tree oil with a cotton ball over the body. Taking bath twice a week in the water containing 10-12 drops of it can also prove effective.
Neem leaves contain antibacterial and antifungal properties that tends to kill any parasite or infection, including scabies. With neem leaves, the patient can ease his/her intense itching caused due to scabies mites. Simply, make paste of the neem leaves by crushing them and apply it over the affected areas, after cleaning the area well by water. Drinking neem leaves water (boiled) twice a day is also beneficial in scabies.
Turmeric is known for its healing properties since years. It also possesses antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Using turmeric can greatly ease the outbreak of symptoms of scabies. To use turmeric, mix one tablespoon of it with a few drops of lemon juice and water to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the affected area and leave it on for about an hour. Rinse it off as it dries with lukewarm water. Doing this once in a day can prove significant in treating scabies.
In order to relieve the intense itching and pain in scabies quickly, a cold soak is an effective way. It also helps preventing the infection further from spreading through itching. When the itching is uncontrollable, applying an ice cube on the affected areas can numb the itching and pain for some time. However, cold soak will offer temporary relief only and you’ll need to look for solid remedies when the itching and pain are brought under control.
The presence of quercetin in onion makes it a wonder remedy to treat scabies. It helps in soothing the affected skin area. In addition to Quercetin, the presence of sulphur compounds in onion helps in eradicating the scabies and the mites on the skin and prevents the infection from spreading to others as well. The juice of the onion can be applied over the affected area and left for the entire day. For best results, apply the juice every few hours. Soon the skin will get back to normalcy and the mites will be removed as well.
The cooling gel – Aloe Vera has great anti-bacterial affect that helps in healing the scabies rashes and regenerate the skin along with eradicating the scabies mites from the skin surface. Just peel a fresh leaf of aloe and apply the gel all over the body.
Sulfur is great for healing skin and can be used for treating scabies. Mix well one tablespoon of sulfur with nine tablespoons of petroleum jelly and apply the mixture on the scabies affected skin. The jelly helps in killing the parasites and the sulfur works on the infection, healing the skin.
You can also apply Dr. Scabies as an alternate to sulfur because it also contains sulfur as it main component. In addition, Dr. Scabies is a natural topical medication that can be used to treat scabies in less time. It is a topical cream that is to be applied over clean and dry skin. Dr. Scabies is 100% safe and is approved by the FDA.
Lastly, eating 3-4 cloves of garlic every day can also help in treating scabies. Garlic is a great antibacterial agent and can help eliminate the mites that cause the infection. Garlic works in two ways: it acts on the infection and prevents further infection, and frequent application of garlic paste tends to smother the microscopic mites and prevent their action on the skin.