Scabies Remedies and Holistic Cures

Last Modified on Aug 20, 2014


Multiple Remedies   8  2   

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

Posted by Pauline
Cheshire, Uk
07/09/2010
3 Posts
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

Posted by PR
Houston, Texas
04/29/2009
72 Posts
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.
Posted 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

Posted 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!

Posted by Liz
Winnie, TX
07/10/2009
Mix neem, clove and tea tree and you've got quite the lethal combination for these pests.
Posted 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.

Posted 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.

Posted 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!

Posted by Tricia
Ireland
10/26/2009
93 Posts
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.
Posted 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!?

Neem Juice   1  0   

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.

Oil Covered in Plastic Wrap   1  0   

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.

Orange and Neem Oils, Borax and H2O2   2  0   

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.

Posted 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!!!

Posted 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

Posted 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.

Posted by Dottie
Boca Raton, Florida
03/23/2012
2 Posts
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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Posted by Helptoallwhoneed (Orlando, Florida) on 07/15/2012

[YEA]  apply anti scabies cream as directed then follow up with treatment below:

start with your car, spray car with orange oil and alcohol mixture do not miss any areas, park in the sun and close all window do not return to car for 7 days.

Dry clothes and bedding, on high heat daily, be sure to spray entire living area with orange oil combined with rubbing alcohol daily. If you have carpet the orange oil will leave bleached out spots, make sure the orange oil scent overwhelms the alcohol in the mixture.

Be sure to remove all bedding, pillow cases, mattress covers etc, spray with mixture dry on high heat for at least 30 mins spray entire bed and do not sleep on bedwhile treating self and living areas for 7 days, sleep on the floor, also before going to bed cover entire bogy with orange and vaseline mixture for at least 3 days.

after seven days if possible spray entire living area of course then leave home for 2 weeks or more.

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Posted by Lina (Felton, CA) on 09/29/2006

[YEA]  I haven't been completely cured yet, but Oregano Oil and Mineral Oil have greatly helped a case of scabies and I feel I am on my way to recovering. I actually had this case of scabies for several years, but it never got very bad as I had tried various over the counter remedies because I thought at first it was just dry skin or a skin irritation. When I finally realized what I had, I was upset because I did not want to take a neurotoxin. An herbalist recommended the oregano oil and almost instantly I began to see results. I've been taking it orally and also applying it topically. I have also been using mineral oil on my hands as well.

Posted by Nana
Lindsey, Oh
10/02/2009
i just wanted to know how long it took then to get rid of the scabies after using the oil of oregano? How long did you apply it? Once syptoms went away did you stop using the oils?

Oregano Oil and Liquid Soap   1  0   

Posted by Caroline (Honolulu, HI) on 10/04/2006

[YEA]  This will work--no exceptions! Run hot shower over body for a couple minutes to open pores; turn off shower; add 5 drops pure oregano oil to some liquid soap like Dr. Bronner's Eucalyptus Soap. Mix in hands and apply to one major limb--left arm, e.g. Do the same again for the right arm. Again for the torso, and again for both legs respectively. It will burn. Tolerate it for as long as you can--between 3 to 5 minutes at the most. Rinse.

For me it cures these no-see-ums that I presume to be some kind of mite. I frequently get infested after handling papers or books that have previously been infected. Why I just don't throw out all these things so that I'll never be exposed again, I don't know. Actually, it's because I'm an information junkie and hope that freezing or cooking in the oven will rid these papers/books of these parasites. Not necessarily! I just got a new infestation which brings me here to this website. I did "the treatment" just now and it works. It burns the little critters to death. Just accept that your skin will burn also for the 3-5 minutes before you rinse it, and somewhat after. But you will definitely feel an immediate sense of relief because your nerve endings won't be agitated any longer

Posted by Indigo
Sacramento, CA
04/07/2009
To treat books and papers that are infested with no see-ums....Put the papers, books in plastic bags, add cotton balls that have been soaked in ammonia to the bags and seal them up, leave over night. This worked for me. I used gallon freezer zip-loc bags rather than a huge bag with too much paper. You'll have to arrange the cotton so that it isn't too sopping wet and doesn't wet the papers. Be careful not to breathe the ammonia - it's toxic to your lungs. Also, be very careful not to have ammonia fumes near any possible chlorine bleach fumes, as the mixture of ammonia fumes and bleach fumes can kill you. Also works for shoes - put ammonia-soaked cotton balls into shoes and seal the shoes up in a plastic bag for 24 hours or so.

Peppermint Soap for Scabies   1  0   

Posted by Lisa (Brooklyn, NY) on 07/17/2008

[YEA]  Peppermint soap (Dr. Bronner's) works great to get rid of scabies. I tried Tea Tree oil among other things and nothing else worked, except hand sanitizer gel. But at the first sign of itchiness, I get out the peppermint soap.

Posted by Macey
Mississauga, Ontario
05/29/2011
2 Posts
I am a single mom of one and I have been fighting the battle of scabies for months. I tried, the creams (prescription), borax (not sure I gave this enough time to work), products by dermisil, but each time I thought I was getting better the next couple of days proved me wrong with more physical signs that I was still infected:(

To give you an idea of my routine, once I wake up I strip my beds of all linens (including pillows and comforter), bring them down to the basement and put them into the dryer... I run the dryer cycle once in the morning. Then head to work. After work and put the dryer on one more time and start a load of wash that has been store in black garbage bags, vacuum the floors, wash the bath tubs and clean all toilets, mirrors, sinks, etc......

Anyways, I recently read your suggestion and I am hoping this works for me as well. After researching Dr. Bronners products I am convinced that I will keep this product in my house for a lifetime because of its multi purpose.

Can you give me an update and any tips you learnt along the way. Some days I feel like crying and it sucks that I am isolated from my family in fear that I will pass it on to them. I would never want them to go through the nightmare I am going through.

Please help me!!!


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