Scabies Remedies and Holistic Cures

Last Modified on Dec 15, 2014


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Posted by Tired In Kentucky (Franklin, Kentucky) on 07/09/2011

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  my girlfriend and I got scabies we first went to dr he give us permetherin and it did help thought we getting cured still had bumps comeing back tried 2 more times after that then went to health store bought lavender soap and tea tree oil and neem still didnt help ordered dermisil scabies and we were on the right track then washed bed linen and clothes everyday but still getting bumps getting frustrated so called dr he give me ivermectin took the pills and started seeing results till I went to bed.......... So the best thing that worked for me was I took the ivermectin showerd with sulphur soap , tea tree oil in shampoo and covered my body with dermisil and sprayed everything down with benzarid but the most important thing I done was stayed out of my bed I was getting reinfected there, so I went to walmart bought blow up matress threw away all my pillows bought new ones even the ones on my couch and I am on my way to recovery for now hope im cured. The reason im posting this is I read all this posts and I wanted to share my story mabe it will help someone here... But staying out of my bed and spraying with benzarid for a few days and seeing if I can get rid of them, hopefully I got this under control because im healing up.

Posted by Warren (Manti, Utah Usa) on 02/15/2011

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I am very glad that I found Earth Clinic Folk Remedies especially regarding the scabies cures.

I discovered that I have scabies last Saturday though I have had the beginning of symptoms for a couple of weeks. I totally agree with someone else that said that this is a disease from hell. My hands are a mess with scabby red blotches and red spots.

I have tried the diatomaceous earth with partial success. I find that it is quite effective at taking away or reducing the pain after I apply it to the red spots that are bothering me the most. Someone else mentioned the importance of getting the food grade diatomaceous earth.

I also tried the mixing bleach with water cure, mixing I cup with two cups of water. I burned my skin and caused my hand and forehead to swell up. This was because I used the wrong kind of bleach. It was Western Family, regular scent bleach, and it says "Kills viruses that cause colds and flu. " This kind of bleach is not based on hydrogen peroxide and is very toxic. It contains sodium hypochlorite.

The appropriate kind of bleach is hydrogen peroxide based. Sharon from Wesley Chapel, FL says that she found non-chlorine bleach at WalMart with a pink label. At my WalMart the label is a green-blue color, and it says GREAT VALUE Chlorine-Free BLEACH - Cleans and whitens - Scent free. In reading the label it says that it contains hydrogen peroxide, citric acid and water.

When I called the poison center I was told to be careful with putting more potentially harmful chemicals on my hands while they are recovering from the bleach (wrong kind) that I used.

I also tried the Citrus Listerine-mouthwash cure which follows up with orange oil which I diluted 1/2 with olive oil. This was after using the wrong bleach treatment. I did sleep very well for six hours last night after trying that treatment.

The skin on my hands have had a lot of stress with the scabies, the wrong bleach, the diamotaceous earth and the Listerine mouthwash.

I now have the right kind of bleach, (chlorine-free and containing hydrogen peroxide, citric acid and water). But I am going to wait a while before trying it to give my hands a while to heal from the previous treaments.

I have ordered an herb that I understand comes from India called triphala, which should arrive by this Friday, 18 february 2011. It has helped some to cure scabies. It comes in the form of a powder and is used every day in a 1/2 cup of warm water with a drink of water afterwards as a chaser because it is pretty bitter. I will give a report later on how that works out for me. I like the idea that it works from the inside out. Or in other words it is taken internally and yet kills the scabies mite.

I wanted to warn other readers on this site that it is very important to get the right products or to be smarter than I was and read the labels carefully.

To the editors of Earth Clinic Folk Remedies.

I have written a book with the title: Say NO to Counterfeit Health Care - YES to the Alternative. I wrote the book to let people know that there is an alternative to the following scenario: You get older and get sick. Then you go to medical doctors at which point you are introduced to unnatural drugs. You get sicker as time goes on and are led into taking more drugs. You die taking 6 to 12 drugs or more in the name of seeking health. Is this scenario in your future? The human body is a natural creation. Drugs are not, nor do they equal or create health inspite of what the medical industry, the government and the insurance companies want us to believe. There is a better, more natural way. That is why I wrote the book.

I am 72 years of age and take no drugs at all. I am usually very healthy and this scabies episode is giving me quite a perspective on what can happen to a healthy person when invaded by an outside influence that is so dangerous and can take over your body as this does.

Again, thanks for the great web site.
Warren Davidson

Posted by Peni (Stockton, Ca) on 10/08/2010

[YEA]  I had scabies, I use the borax and hydrogen peroxide bath half cup of each set in bath for 20 min, I also drink apple cider vinger three times a day.. During work hours I used sulpher for acne to rub on areas that itch..

Replied by Ashley
Reading, Pa
10/24/2010
I need help I took my 2yr old to the hospital like 4 months ago and the doctor said that she just had allergies I dint see it worsen after I put a cream on her but then I notice that I was itching alot I thought it was because I was close to giving birth its when you'r belly starts itching but then after I gave birth and was sent home with my newborn child I started itching more and then I started noticing red bumps on my body I didnt think of anything but the itching started to worsen and the bumps started spreading on my legs, my arm, my back, my bottom, and my inner thighs and my daughter started to be itching alot and I started to notice the red bumps on her she would wake up in the middle of the night crying because it itched soo much so I finally went to the emergency and the doctor told me that me , my daughter, and my 2 month old baby had scabies. They gave me permethrin cream 5% and betamethasone valerate cream and im also taking cetirizine tablets and I take me and my household two baths a day and apply all the creams but it feels like itz worsening. Please help me I cant deal with going to 5 months with this itchin it bothers and I just started working and I cant go back to work until im cured.
Replied by Pregnant Mamma With Scabies Scare
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
01/06/2012
I am 24 weeks pregnant. We had relatives come to visit our home and after they left they informed us they found out they had scabies. My husband, our three year old daughter, and I watched our bodies the next few weeks for scabies signs and were relieved to find none.

Then about 6 weeks after their visit, I started to notice itchy bumps on my stomach. I freaked out. I found this website and scoured it for natural remedies due to the fact that I did NOT want to use the prescription cream while pregnant. I had read many facts online about how it hadn't been tested thoroughly on pregnant women to have a definite answer as to whether it was completely safe (although the doctor said it was... I didn't believe him). I take my pregnancies very seriously and did not want to cause any harm to my unborn baby. My husband and daughter never showed any signs of scabies but we had them use the cream anyways as a precautionary. Here is what I did for a natural cure for myself:

1. I took a bath 2-3 times a day in hot water for 20 minutes with 1 1/2 cups Borax and 1 1/2 cups hydrogen peroxide. Sometimes I added a cup of citrus mouthwash.

*Before getting into the bath I put my dirty clothes in a plastic bag and had my new clean clothes ready on the counter.

2. While in the bath I scrubed borax mixed with a bit of water in a small cup all over my body (like a body scrub) then washed off.

3. I drained the bathwater then took a shower. I used Selsun Blue dandruff shampoo on my head because of the sulfur it has.

4. I got out of the shower and air dried.

5. I used a 6 oz. Water bottle and filled it with 1/3 borax, 1/3 hydrogen peroxide, and 1/3 warm water (to dissolve the Borax). Then I sprayed it over my entire body then air dried.

6. I used a mixure in a bottle of 10 drops Tea Tree Oil, 10 drops Neem Oil, and 10 drops Clove oil, and filled the rest of the small bottle with Olive oil (as a carrier oil to not irritiate my skin). I rubbed it all over my body generously.

7. I put on my clean clothes and immediately wiped up the shower with disinfectant wipes and bathroom cleaner. I took the bag of dirty clothes and towel to the laundry room.

8. Every morning I stripped the bed linens first thing and put them in plastic bags. I put them in the washing machine with hot water, detergent, and 1/2 cup Borax, then dried on high heat. (I also used vinal plastic mattress covers under the linens so I could just wipe them down with disinfectant wipes.)

9. I never wore the same thing twice (and I didn't let my husband or daughter either). I was constantly washing something all day long. I washed blankets and hand towels, pillows, you name it.

10. Anything I didn't need immediately and was too difficult to wash I bagged up and put in the garage for about a week.

11. I sprinkled Borax all over the carpets, let sit for an hour, then vacuumed up. (I only did this once, but vacuumed daily.)

12. I disinfected the bathrooms, kitchen, doornobs, light switches, computer keyboards and mouse as much as possible.

13. I tried not to wear a coat or mittens or hat when going places so I had less to wash.

14. I used a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and warm water to spray all over the furniture, then vacuumed.

15. I prayed every minute of the day for strength and courage to keep pressing on even when I was tired.

After a few days of this regiment my itchy spots vanished. I continued for about a week for good measure. (I also had my husband and daughter take baths every day with 10 drops Tea Tree Oil).

The only problem I had was I kept finding tiny pin prick spots on my body (looked like teeny drops of blood). I freaked out thinking I was getting more scabies even though the bigger itchy spots were gone. The dermatologist assured me that those pin prick spots were blood vessels due to hormonal changes in my pregnant body. These could easily be confused with tiny scabies dots- so I was relieved to find out they were natural and no problem.

I will never know for sure if my itchy spots were scabies or not, but I for SURE did not want to risk it. All the hassle and stress was worth it to me if I caught scabies in the early stages.It was very stressful for me as a pregnant women worrying about my baby and finding natural methods to help. I hope this post helps any pregnant woman out there who thinks she may have scabies or any other type of mite!

I also started drinking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in hot water with honey 2-3 times a day for good measure. I read it helps to balance the PH of the body (making you an unwanted host for a parasite) and has many other health benefits (like bowel movement regularity). I also stopped eating junk food and more fresh fruits and veggies.

For anyone dealing with scabies, I sympathize with you greatly. It stressed me out so much and no one can understand the emotional torment you go through in this situation. God bless you!

Posted by Mike (Basalt, Md) on 08/16/2010

[YEA]  I have been without symptoms of scabies for about 3 months. I had them mostly on my calf's my inside forearms also my face, eyebrows and hairline on my head. Mostly on my lower legs. My treatment was baths with one eighth cup dish soap plus one cup borax or baking soda or salt. I also used in the bath super washing soda which is something called sodium borate it is by far the strongest and can really burn. Also I used coconut oil a small amount goes a long way. And I got great results with the coconut oil or I seemed to. I would massage the coconut oil into the affected area. My recommendation start with massage coconut oil into affected areas run bath put dish soap in plus the amounts will vary baking soda up to 2 cups borax up to one and one half cups super washing soda (sodium borate) up to one cup and that is alot. Always start with a smaller amount and see how it goes.

Posted by Ztop (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 07/07/2010

[YEA]  I joined just to help.

I'm not sure what I had but I thought it was scabies. Instead of going to the doctors and having them tell me their not sure what type of rash I have,

I treated myself for the worst possibility. I tried a lot of things, citrus oil, a little neem, vasiline, borax etc.

What I found is this:
1) use really hot water with a removal shower head and spray all affected areas. I would do this twice a day.

2) use Tea Tree Soap after spraying the affected areas.

3) I used a Tea Tree ointment after showering all over my body.

4) Wash or soak all clothing and bedding everyday in hot water until all signs of scabbies is gone. Add about a cup of borax to the water. The reason for washing your clothing everyday is scabbies are mites and they spread.

You should also vacuum carpets, spray vinegar water on chairs that you've used. Place all possibly contaminated clothing or bedding in plastic bags until you wash them.

I found that hot water works the best. The more hot water the better. You can see the bite areas start to heal the next day. The itching stops almost immediately. It takes a while for the bites to actually go away but you will see new bites stop appearing and you will notice a difference in the color of the bites.

The soap and ointment assist the hot water treatments.The nice thing about using a removable spray head is that you can reach every part of your body.

I just wanted to share my experience with others to help you relieve you problem the quickest way possible.

Try it! It worked for me. And it is cheap. Lol

Replied by Pauline
Cheshire, Uk
07/09/2010
This made me smile. I recently found some raised, itchy pink bumps just under the waistline. Thinking they were heat lumps, I used some aloe vera gel. Next day, they had spread into huge, angry red welts. Used antiseptic gel and avc which eased the discomfort. The following day, the skin was broken and looked infected and felt painfully 'spiky'. I sprayed colloidal silver, tea tree oil, neem oil, castor oil, diluted h2O2. . . But each day, they worsened then yesterday, my husband said, "Oh, they're insect bites. You must be scratching them in your sleep. Spray them with very hot water in the shower. "

I did and soothed the area with tea tree oil in aloe vera gel. Today, they're recovering. I rarely get bitten so didn't recognise the lumps as bites. My husband gets bitten regularly. In fact, he was bitten in exactly the same place as me but a day earlier at work. . . Grrr

So, yes, I heartily agree with keeping infected clothes separate from other people!

Posted by Barb (Philly area, PA) on 06/28/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I have had Scabies since the end of this past February. We stayed in a hotel and 1.5 weeks later, I had pin pricking sensations all over. The initial Dr. I saw diagnosed Scabies, took Permitherin, Ivermechtin (twice), and am using enzymes in my bath. The enzymes kill proteins immediately; problem is that we all need to interupt the life cycle of the Scabies. In reading a lot of information, I believe that people with compromised immune systems or diabetics have a more difficult time with these. Also, if you had them one time only, the Permitherin cream usually works. The second time, forget it! This is the second time for me; although, the first time I was diagnosed as having Bed Bugs. I also use enzymes in a spray bottle and keep the bottle in bed with me. This way, in the middle of the night, I can zap them if I feel them on me. In order not to have to change my bed each and every night, as I was doing in the beginning, I have a heavy air mattress uninflated on top of my bed. I create a bedroll each night with a blanket and sheet (king size) doubled over. When I get up in the morning, I place the blanket and sheet in hot water, borax, bleach, enzymes. I rotate the 2 sets of blankets and sheets, always one in the wash but having one available. The uninflated air matress gets sprayed with the enzymes, as does the entire area surrounding the bed. Also, protector covers on your pillows are important; I wash my pillow case each morning and spray the pillow protector cover with the enzymes. My family does not have these, so something must be working.

Regarding the environment, consider gettin the DE (earth). If you just vacumn, these mites are so small, they can be blown right out the back of the cleaner! I sprinkle the DE all over my rugs and floors, THEN vacumn. This way the DE will kill them because the DE will be inside the vacumn cleaner bag along with the mites.

Regarding the Polk root- you can get Polk root in dropper form at the health food store. It is recommended that you take between 3-15 drops daily, 3 times per day. This is scary, since Polk is a poison. It is really important to work on your immune system and protect your liver at the same time. I purchased a supplement just for this purpose. I am taking very good suppletments, MMS, Vitamin B, and now have added the Polk root, and liver protector. On the exterior, I am also using Colloidal silver gel, as a topical application. By the way, if you have tried the MMS (research online) you know after a while it is hard to withstand the odor and taste. I have purchased clear gel caps to incapsulate the liquid. The caplets do not melt and it makes it much more tolerable to swallow. MMS has been proven to kill Malaria, so I figured, why not? This product definitly weakens the mites. By working on building the immune system in tandem with killing these things from the exterior, I have to be positive that it won't be long.

So far, this is the best supportive site. I have seen 6 physicians, including 2 dermatologists; one being at University of Pennsylvania. (Meca) I also drove 4 hours to visit a Chinese herbalist who has worked all over the world in third world countries. (no help) This is still the best; we are in this together..... and yet alone. Nobody really understands until they have this ailment. I hope and pray that this information is helpful; it is my way of giving back and I hope it helps! God bless, Barb

Posted by Umathr (Kensington, MD) on 04/29/2009

[NAY]  i have had scabies for about 4 months. at first i thought i was allergic to my socks but i found out it is scabies. i have tried oregano oil to expensive at 30 dollars an ounce or less. the best luck i have had is over the counter rid x flea and tick treatment its a shampoo but i put it all over my head and body and it did bring relief but no cure. today the enzymes arrived so i tried them i sprayed them all over my body but i did not notice any relief and this morning at 3:00 i woke up and ended up scratching both of my legs which i did not really want to do. i treated them with hydrogen peroxide then witch hazel then calomine so that the itching might stop. which it has it is now 4:00 in the morning. nothing has worked so far, its a battle or a war. i am going to find some poke root and try that also im going to try borax soak. i am also using alcohol and orange based cleaner that does seem to help. one thing i did that i do not recommend is cortizone cream it makes them larger so stay away from that. all with scabies you have my deepest sympathy may god help you and if you have scabies you know im not kidding

Replied by PR
Houston, Texas
04/29/2009
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth work for me in about 24 hours. I took a heaping teaspoon. Most people take a tablespoon. I stayed on the DE for a month to make sure I got all stages of the scabies. If you haven't been doing parasite cleanses I have read that you need to stay on the DE for several months to get clean. I know some people who take DE all the time. I just make it a habit to do something for parasites all the time as we can easily get reinvested. The only place on my body that the scabies didn't died fast was my hands. I read in essential oil book to use equal parts peppermint oil and rosemary oil non diluted. They didn't like this at all and were glad to leave my body.
Replied by Mary Frances
Mineral Wells, Texas, USA
04/29/2009
This is for Umatha and her post on Scabies. I know what you are going through, my husband and myself had scabies several years ago. I thought I was allergie to Lobster, as I had just been to Maine and had eaten Lobster for the first time, and I had lobster everyday for about a week. Was alarmed to find out we had contracted scabies while on this trip. We used Oregano mixed with olive oil so we could cover our entire body, this did help, but read later that DMSO used especially when the break out first occurs works wonders. You might want to try DMSO, but be sure you put it on only after you have bathed and have no other medication on your body. Be sure to wash your bed linens, towels and clothing each day with ___Natural Enzyme Cleaner until all sign of scabies are gone. Good Luck & God Bless God

Posted by Granny (Miami, Florida, United States) on 02/03/2009

[YEA]  Scabies cure: Keep keyboard & kitchen area mist sprayed with 91% alcohol or white vinegar. Mist spray tub & shower after each use with diluted clorax half & half. Put all clothing & bedding in twist tie garbage bags till washed,dry all materials BONE dry on high daily. Sprinkle furniture & carpet lightly with 20 mule team borax ( use seasoning bottle with holes ). Plastic cover mattress, spray with diluted clorax wipe dry in 1/2 hour. For cold water wash use Washing Soda 1/4 cup ( handle with care read label ) mixed with 1/4 cup borax plus regular detergent etc.

Smear from head to soles of feet with Petroleum Jelly avoid eyes, nose, mouth, after about 1-2 hours, will start to itch intensely, they're suffocating, this lasts about 2 hours. In morning shower good any bite feeling you have dab w/PJ,within about 6 hours biting should be all gone, slight post itch is commom though, continue spraying etc for 4-5 days, bless you and good luck

Replied by Afflicted
Topeka, Kansas
06/02/2010
What does PJ stand for?

EC: PJ = Petroleum Jelly.

Posted by Tim Francis (Berwick, PA) on 08/24/2008

[NAY]  My wife and I have scabies. Hers is worse than mine but I have had mine much longer - 3 years this month. She's only had hers for 2 months. I enjoy your site and have tried some of the remedies listed there with the following results: Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak - no help. Oregano oil and Liquid Soap - no help. Peppermint Soap - no help. Will try Pokeweed root tonight and let you know if that helps. All of the remedies tried made us feel really clean when we used them, but the scabies and itching live on. The doctors can't help us so we are counting on a natural solution to our problem. Thank you for your web site and for all the people who have contributed.

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Posted by Charlie (Los Angeles, California) on 07/08/2009

[YEA]  Neem Tree with Aloe cured my mites (scabies) after five years of itchy hell. The doctor prescribed me Permethrin cream on several different occasions, only to irritate and antagonize my parrasites. On top of that Permethrin is a horrible pesticide used in Raid and other icky substances. Not people friendly enough for ME to rub in head to toe. So after half a decade of pain and pesticide i decided to order some neem tree products off of a health store online. According the the indians neem is a safe sterilization agent and a wonderful organic pesticide. Apparently it destroys the mite eggs before they hatch, leaving no more generations to mate on. Lo and behold, three or four weeks after treatment started i was mite free. Take caution though, you may want to keep on with treatment for a month or two to make sure no eggs hiding in floorboards, the coutch, your steering wheel, ect, can hatch and respawn.

Love, luck, and lolipops!

Replied by Liz
Winnie, TX
07/10/2009
Mix neem, clove and tea tree and you've got quite the lethal combination for these pests.
Replied by Karlakkntx
Dallas, Tx
04/14/2011
I bought neem, tea tree today but need the clove I guess.. Which oil do you use as the base and how do you mix it? I used olive oil and tea tree equal parts just a bit ago for 30 minutes on my son, then dropped 20 drops of neem in his bath, then he soaked for 20 minutes and washed with a sulfer soap.. This is the most relief hes had since last Thursday when we discovered it... Thanks for any info you can give..

Posted by Lance (National City, California) on 06/19/2009

Hi taking neem leaf will make it so the bugs can not reproduce. No more eggs no more bugs and it will stop more than just bugs from reproducing. I took 6 cap a day and the bugs over time went away. The neem leaf will not kill them only keep them from reproducing.


EC: Is this a scabies or lice remedy? Not sure... thanks.

Replied by Fiona
Auckland, Nz
10/26/2009
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   I am pretty sure I have scabies - intense drive me mad itching - worse when hot, in bed after eating hot food etc. Also had prickles, hives feeling - wondered if I had prickly heat. Bought some Eurax took away the prickles. Just showered with neem oil and this has taken the itch off. I still have a feeling of heat under the skin, get hive bumps now and then.

I am also convinced that my alopecia is mite related. Bit of my eyebrow fell out. I rubbed some eurax on it and it dried up and went all crusty! I get these pimples in my hair then it falls out. ANYONE with scabies also experiencing hairloss?

I'm gonna keep up the neem. I can feel my lymph get stressed out from all the scratching!!


EC: Note: Eurax is a prescription lotion used for scabies.

Replied by Phil
Dearing, Ga, USA
10/26/2009
Skin Rashes can be very difficult to figure out. It could possiably be mites, parasites, nano tech. But one thing I would like to draw attention to is the CANDIDA YEAST connection. You could possiably have a CANDIDA RASH associated with yeast over growth and LEAKY GUT syndrome. Ted, speaks of this on the candida page.

I read some where on the world wide web. Can't remember where. But, this person wrote in and asked if they might have this parasite or mite infection and describe the white pimple bumps and rash... The person who answered the question on the website said it sounded to them as if the person was actually suffering from a CANDIDA RASH.

Like I said, Skin rash can be caused by one or many things.

I think,Ted even says some where here, That long after the parasites or mites are gone the Mycoplasma, nano-bacteria and candida still remain.

Check out all these Earth Clinic pages on Mycoplasma, nano-bacteria, parasites, mites and candida!

Hope this helps all battling SKIN disorders!

Replied by Tricia
Ireland
10/26/2009
Fiona, I'd agree with Phil on this one. Either go show your rash to your pharmacist or google images of skin rashes to see if you can match it. If it is a fungal infection and you treat it as mites you could get a lot worse or vice versa. Scabies tends to be very obvious because of the tracks that they leave in the skin. Demodex mites tend to be in the face (rule of thumb but not an actual rule). I don't know much about nano insects. But fungal infections can take on a few different forms. Intolerance to chemicals in your clothes and laundering and personal hygiene might also be worth taking into consideration.
Replied by Fiona
Auckland, New Zealand
10/28/2009
Thank you both, I will look up the candida info. Neem is helping, not so 'hot' feeling today. I just shower with about 10 drops in water and rub it all over. I looked up on net and found a scabies picture that looks like mine but doesn't have the inflammation underneath. Mine has inflammation as well. I have what look like red bands around my wrists. Sometimes I get these lines on inside of legs - they look like stiration marks - like the nerves have burnt through in lines - is that a track? I will be seeing my dermatologist soon as well. I sometimes wonder if it's my nerves when stressing over hair falling out!?

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Posted by JOSEPHINE (Kailua-Kona, USA) on 04/22/2007

[YEA]  Scabies appeared on my wrist just under my wrist watch band. The doctor's prescribed ointment didn't help. However the oily juice from the tiny fruit of my neem tree gave immediate painless results. After applying the juice to the infected spot for a few days the itch stopped and the spot dried up and disappeared.

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Posted by Rosy (Orlando, Fl) on 12/23/2008

[YEA]  I got scabies once in high school. I went over to a friend's house, and they had it all over, pets, and people. What I did was cover my skin with a thick oil. The type I can't remember now. I then covered the area with plastic wrap. I left this on for two days. I reapplied oil when it soaked in and added new wrap when the other got all messed up. It went away.

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Posted by Lon (Stanhope, NJ) on 04/18/2009

[YEA]  My twenty one year old son with Down syndrome has had jock itch since he went through puberty. Over the counter remedies didn't work. Essential oils such as eucalyptus and tea tree helped a little but not significantly, and irritated his already sensitive skin. More diluted mixtures to protect the skin weren't strong enough to help significantly. Eventually the skin became purplish gray (from chronic jock itch, according to the doctor). In addition, the skin on his entire body is always red, very dry and irritated looking.

Recently I had scabies and decided to treat my son in order to prevent him from catching them. The things i did differently than usual were to add some orange oil to his body wash and shampoo, I rubbed his skin with neem oil and/or extract in olive oil carrier daily, and soaked him twice in one week with Ted's borax/hydrogen peroxide soak (not too much peroxide) and left it on the skin. After about ten days, I brought him to the doctor to make sure he didn't have scabies. When the doctor examined his private area, he looked so surprised and commented about how much better my son's skin looked. My mouth dropped open when I noticed that beautiful normal color of his skin of his private area. In fact although still dry looking, the redness that pretty much covers his entire body is about eighty-five per cent gone! I realized that he hasn't been scratching lately either. I don't know which of the three remedies contributed to his improvement, possibly a good combination of treatments. In fact it's early to tell, but he might even be completely cured of the jock itch. I chose the neem for it's anti-scaby benefits, but also because it's said to be kind to the skin. I had the impression from researching that neem eliminates scabies, over time, with consistent daily applications, not a one or two time application to be effective.

BTW, I enjoy sharing effective remedies, because we've been helped so much by the info on the site and i like to give back.

Replied by Lon
Stanhope, NJ
04/19/2009
[YEA]   In reference to "Scabies Remedy Success", posted on 4-18-09. I worded it poorly. The point was that the scabies remedy surprisingly killed the jock itch. I was using the scaby remedies to prevent him from catching them after exposure. He didn't show any signs of having scabies...yet.

EC: No, you were very clear, our mistake! Will cross-post to the Jock Itch remedies page. Since it may also cure scabies (yes?), will leave it here too.

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Posted by Dianna (Austin, Tx) on 01/19/2010

[YEA]  a friend of mine had scabies and came in my house to tell me about it and even sat on my bed!!! (before she told me LOL)

she had welts everywhere and she had been scratching for days and it looked very uncomfortable!

i told her to try orange oil added into her bath water and also to make a mix in spray bottle of about 50 drops or so for 16 ounces of water.

she came back and told me that it had worked!!!

now she only came to me after she had been to the doctor twice and used the prescription creams and they didn't work - but the orange oil did.

WARNING: do not go into the sun after applying the orange oil - it photosensitizes skin (makes it easier to burn) so it may be better to use it at night which is what she did.

also, keep orange oil away from MALE pet rats. the limomene in it can cause them to develop tumors in later life supposedly.

orange oil is very cheap also and it smells good! although after using it for a while you may get sick of smelling the orange smell.

oh - and i immediately did and orange oil bath and sprayed the same mixture of orange oil all over my bed and in my room and had not scabies trouble myself!!!

Replied by Natural Dr
Greenville, Sc, Usa
02/25/2010
[YEA]   20% orange oil (Citrus Sinensis is the non-phototoxic citrus variety)
15% Dr Bronners
10% sublimed sulpher
55% generic lotion

apply liberaly from chin and back of head from within the hairline, down to soles of feet 5 nights straight. hit your eyebrows and bearded areas too.

repeat this process every other week if itching persists until itching is gone (you have to understand how to clean your environment also)

natural, inexpensive and soothing. this worked for me and was like a miracle. good luck!

ps i tried alot of the others to no avail. i found this recipe and good instructions for cleaning at scabies-cure.net

Replied by Jo
Dublin, Ireland
01/11/2012
Hello Natural DR, Can you tell me what Dr Bronners product you used? I only know his magic soap, which doesn't seem to be appropriate here.

Thank you.

Replied by Dottie
Boca Raton, Florida
03/23/2012
Homemade Orange Cleaner

Ingredients:
Orange peels. A ton.
Vinegar. Synthetic stuff is fine to use.
Water

Instructions:
1. Fill a glass jar with orange peels... [EC: due to copyright considerations, for further instructions please visit the website listed below]

I haven't tried it yet on toilets and bathtubs, but I have no doubt it will work.
Feel happy knowing that you've got a really powerful

P. S. You can also make this with tangerine or clementine peels. I made mine with a mixture of orange and clementine peels. Cheap to make!!!

Here is the link

http://www.pennilessparenting.com/2010/11/homemade-orange-cleaner.html

I'm guessing white vinegar!!!


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