Scabies is an itchy condition that is caused by a type of burrowing mite: the Sarcoptes scabiei. This mite burrows into the skin and creates an itchy reaction in the body. The mites also cause the development of tiny blisters on the skin.
If you have scabies, you might decide to try some scabies natural remedies before seeking a doctor’s help in removing the mites.
Scabies mites not only infect the skin, but they also infect clothing, bedding and other fabrics around the home. They are also highly contagious, so cleanliness is a major part of natural home remedies for scabies.
Clean all of the bedding, clothing and fabrics each day if possible. Use hot water to clean with and bleach whenever possible.
This not only helps minimize spreading the scabies, but it avoids getting the scabies again after the curing it.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is among the common scabies natural remedies available. This strong oil might dry out the skin, but it also kills the scabies mites. Apply the oil to the skin wherever it itches or over all of the skin if preferred. Always put it on at night to help alleviate some itching throughout the night. Allow the oil to dry and wait. The scabies will start dying.
Olive Oil and Coconut Oil
Olive oil and coconut oil are not only good for internal health, but they help draw out the scabies mites. Mix one part olive oil with one part coconut oil to make ¾ cup of oil. Add about five drops of tea tree oil to kill the scabies and then apply the oils to your skin. If you want a little scent, a drop or two of peppermint oil will help.
Lice Killing Soap and Shampoo
Over-the-counter lice soaps and shampoos are readily available and will kill any scabies that is currently on the skin, though it does not kill what is under the skin. Wash your body and hair with the shampoo and soap. Anyone else in the house should also wash to kill any mites currently on the skin to help minimize the spread of the mites.
Neem is a natural plant that is great for skin health and also helps kill scabies mites. To eliminate the mites, mix an equal part of turmeric, mustard oil and dried or fresh neem leaves until it forms into a paste. Apply the mixture to the whole body and allow it to sit for one hour. Take a shower after an hour to wash off the mixture. Anyone with sensitive skin should do a spot check first because mustard oil might irritate the skin of some individuals.
These treatments all help deal with scabies infections. While it will help with scabies, you should always talk to a doctor before starting any treatment methods. Only a doctor can determine if the cause is scabies or another skin condition with similar-looking symptoms. After seeing a doctor and confirming that you have scabies, these treatments will help. Be patient with the treatments, it takes about two weeks to kill all of the mites.