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Natural Approaches for Scabies: Exploring Effective Remedies

Neem, Coconut, Clove and Tea Tree Oils

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Posted by Chrissy (QLD) on 05/24/2023

Neem, coconut, clove and tea tree oils for scabies

I tried everything, nothing killed the scabies and made them come out of my skin like the neem, coconut, clove and tea tree oils. Probably thousands of tiny salt like shards came out of my skin everywhere - even where I wasn't itchy. It is extremely important to slather it in on every inch of your body multiple times a day until you stop feeling them. It takes about 10 minutes of massaging to really notice. So disgusting but so happy they are gone.

Mix neem and coconut oil 50/50 and then add about 5 drops each of tea tree and clove per tablespoon of neem and coconut. You'll need about 6 tablespoons to liberally cover yourself. The oils are what brings them to the surface. They are dead when they come out.

I did it for two weeks every day and then slowed down but still do it every now and then to make sure

I spent hundreds on different treatments and was at my wit's end and this was the solution. Ruined my hair and put so much toxic crap on myself over 8 months - the worst. Lost so much sleep, avoided people and activities

Replied by Sharon

Hi Chrissy,

I tried your remedy and I am getting the white shards! I have a few questions that I hope you could please answer. Did you apply to your whole body including hair and then leave on for 10 minutes and wipe the shards off. Or did you leave it on your body?

Replied by Chrissy

Hi Sharon,

I'm so happy it's working for you! Yes even hair, I did hair only overnight and slept with a bag or shower cap on my head. I'd have to wash 3x to get the stench of the neem oil out though, but still well worth it in my opinion. At the beginning I would rinse off in the shower and apply again. Depending on how much time I had. Also I did notice when I added a dash of hydrogen peroxide it got the last couple of deep ones in. Towards the end I was sleeping with it on overnight. Don't put hydrogen peroxide on hair though.

Replied by Jeff

If I mix way to much of tea tree and clove with neem and coconut oils can this give the mites tolerance and make it worse? Scabs, nodules ad little rails are still coming out strong after 3 weeks of direct contact on my skin, or am I impatient.


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Posted by Brian (Lake Worth, Florida) on 08/02/2017 1 posts

I've found a super simple trick to completely eradicate scabies. It's safe, inexpensive and extremely effective. Niacin! Buy 500mg's of the flushing kind of niacin and take one right before bed. Both my girlfriend and I used this to quickly kill our scabies. I was re infected, and used it again to quickly defeat them again. This after 6 months of trying everything else.

Borax your clothes on hot. Clean your space thoroughly. Clip your nails. Buy a sulfur cream (also very effective at control but not eradication) and use it on the bites daily to keep them in check. But Niacin is the thing.

Be aware, 500mgs of FLUSHING niacin can be very uncomfortable. It is recommended not to take it on an empty stomach and it makes most people feel very warm. I believe it is this flush that creates the efficacy. We took it before bed so that we were asleep before the discomfort arose. You will be amazed how easily this works. Please repost after curing yourselves to that this becomes common knowledge and people don't have to suffer with these evil little mites!

Replied by Peggy

Hi Brian!

I also have tried everything but no luck. I have order Niacin the flushing kind. My question is how many days did you take it for?


I found significant improvement after the first couple weeks. I think I kept it up for a month or so.

Replied by Lee
(Irvine, CA)

Did you only take 500 mg per day? Do you think it's ineffective if one doesn't experience the flushing? I ask because after 3 days of use, my body doesn't flush anymore...maybe due to acclimation...

(Kitchener On)

Hi Lee, I had scabies once..

I used Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth ONLY use plastic spoon.

Sprinkle all over your body. Next day same thing, 3rd day they where gone for me. You may have to do longer,

Good luck Lee

Replied by Gigi
(Los Angeles. California)

Hi!! I know you posted this years ago!! Can you tell me was the tablet you took for 500mg of niacin? Seems like "recommended" dose is 30-50 mg... but sounds like this is to push the scabies to the surface of the skin? Did you then also use something to kill them on the skin? Thanks so much

Replied by Cam
(Decatur, GA)

Hi, do you still think niacin is what did the trick for you in curing your scabies? I can't find any info about it at all, so I wonder where you got the idea/info that led you to this. Thinking about trying it, but....

Replied by Lisa
(Wichita, kansas)

Do you still have the mites? And did the niacin work, or did the mites come back?

Oil Covered in Plastic Wrap

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

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

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

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)

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.

Orange Oil

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

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)

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

Replied by Jo
(Dublin, Ireland)

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)

Homemade Orange Cleaner

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

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

I'm guessing white vinegar!!!

Orange Oil, Rubbing Alcohol

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Posted by Helptoallwhoneed (Orlando, Florida) on 07/15/2012

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.

Oregano and Mineral Oil

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

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.

Replied by Nana
(Lindsey, Oh)

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

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

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

Replied by Indigo
(Sacramento, CA)

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

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

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.

Replied by Macey
(Mississauga, Ontario)

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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Posted by ISLW (Montreal ) on 09/04/2023

I cured myself of scabies with permethrin after 15 years of trying everything

The permethrin lotion comes in a bottle of 5% strength it should be available as an over the counter drug at any pharmacy insist that you have scabies and you see eggs they will give it to you

Posted by Dudeman (Hammond, Louisiana, Usa) on 10/23/2011

I have tried some of the ideas here in order to avoid my health insurance's deductible. I don't go to the doctor much so a visit this late in the year seems like a waste.

I contracted my scabies from a longtime friend of the family who hugged me several weeks ago for an extended time (2 minutes?) while photos were taken. Turns out she has been dealing with an intense rash and may even still be in denial about it being scabies.

Unfortunately, I wasn't immediately aware of her affliction and assumed my itch was due to mosquitoes, allergies, new detergent... Until I was fully infested. Then I treated with lice shampoo, bleach, peroxide, hot water, various lotions... Some provided relief, others provided chemical burns! (yes... I missed the part about the "non" chlorine bleach LOL)

So, unable to take it any more I decided to step up the battle and purchased a concentrated 40% permethrin solution which I used to create an 8% permethrin spray. After completely washing my body using Joy to removed all body oils and dirt... I applied the 8% permethrin from the neck down. When my wife came home, she aided me in treating my head, face and ears.

I will WARN you... This stings like a *****! The areas that I damaged previously with the bleach were the worst and I almost washed the solution off... but I knew this was my last chance!!! The burning subsided and the itching was already lessened within the hour.

I let the solution airdry and left it on for over 18 hours. I used a little calamine lotion upon going to bed to soothe the few areas still itching. Then showered vigorously in the morning. It is now mid afternoon of the day after my treatment (the same day of the showering) and I am a new man. I've had a few itches and welts (less than 5), but nothing like what I have dealt with for the last 2 weeks; my body was covered.

I plan to repeat my treatment with permethrin next week to be sure I have beat it. I post this more as a ray of hope for anyone suffering, rather than a guide to follow. I do not suggest you do what I have done as you could seriously harm yourself. What I am suggesting is that you visit your doctor and use plenty of the permethrin cream to cure yourself once and for all!!!

I realized this goes against the "natural" theme of this website... But it's the only place I found any real information, and I want you all to experience some relief. Several of the stories I read on here brought me to tears! Good Luck!

Replied by John
(Tampa, Fl)

I am concerned about the percent permethrin mentioned in this article. I have used permethrin for many years for many purposes. The concentrated permethrin I have been able to buy is 2.5% or less; I mix a quart of concentrate with 25 gallons of water to treat grass or ground for fire ants and other pests. To treat clothing, everybody uses a 0.5% or .005 permethrin. Please revise the "permethrin helping cure" article.

Posted by Kirsten (San Antonio, TX) on 03/04/2009

Scabies Treatment and Seizure: I came back from Thailand with scabies. My doctor prescribed Permethrin Cream which I used for 3 weeks in a row. Then my husband showed the signs of scabies so 10 days later we both used the Permethrin. In the 10 days I tried Tea Tree Oil as a natural substitute. After using the Permethrin for the 4th time (I informed my doctor that I had used it 3 times before). I had a seizure for the first in my life at 45. I went to ER told the doc that i had probably overdosed on Permethrin. He claimed it is a topical and disregarded that. I was sent to a neurologist who did an eeg and mri on me and both were normal. Meanwhile my armpits burn and itch and I just developed a rash and bumps on my abdomen. I called the neurologist almost in tears and he wanted to prescribe another cream Croatin or something. I declined!!!! They don't get it. I don't want to die to get rid of them. Is there an expert in this area? I looked up tea tree oil and the active ingredient is a similar makeup to turpentine and has caused seizures and death in cats. The scabies has cost me 5,000 from my insurance deductible. these medicines are dangerous and nobody cares. The neurologist thought permethrin could cause a seizure if ingested orally! Doesn't it go into our bloodstream through the skin and effect our nervous system? I am not a doctor, but it seems obvious. I don't know where to turn.

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
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Dear Kirsten:

My findings I found is that short term use (exceeding one or more week) lead to a neurological damage in dogs as permethrin was found in the dogs blood that lead to sudden loss of appetite, vomiting and mild epileptic seizures. The most serious I found was weight loss and loss of appetite, along with general weakness. As to the tea tree oil, unfortunately I wasn't able to find any problems with its use.

The permethrin is currently assumed NOT to go through the skin, unfortunately they do go to the skin quite readily if the the carrier base are oil based or cream based and goes through the skin, as I understood, in a matter of hours. Most oil based chemicals, even including tea tree, but more so with permethrin since they damage the neurological process directly that leads to a sudden case of vomiting and then followed by a mild seizures for only permethrin, but not tea tree oil in normal usage amount. Even the person who applied it, namely me, I also got nauseated from using permethrin based dog shampoo and realized early on I had to stop use if the requirement involved the use of longer then 5 days otherwise the body can't detoxify.

In any event, there IS a way around it, since no one really is going to do anything about this issue, which I am afraid I was a bit late to know about that to save one of the dogs dying from permethrin poisoning. The dog died of a seizure a couple of years back while visiting one of my neighbors. The remedy is hydrogen peroxide 20 drops per 1 liter of water, 3% food grade. The other, that can help (within reason!) is the use of vinegar, which somehow induced vomiting (in dogs) and caused a return to normal appetite.

Unfortunately long term exposure involving heavy neurological damage has limited ability to reverse this condition, but a mild exposure can be reduced by destroying permethrin through either breathing in ozone, and/or the use of hydrogen peroxide drinks, very 2-3 hours for about a day. In the event hydrogen peroxde and/or ozone isn't available, which happens very often in third world countries, then I would settle for vinegar and baking soda remedy. Which is 2 tablespoon of vinegar plus 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (the baking soda is a bit higher here by the usual 1/4), in 1/2 glass of water taken 3 times a day. A vitamin B complex is also helpful. Granulated lecithin 1 tablespoon was also protective, as is some magnesium also.

Few people know permethrin can be absorbed by the skin and checked for its presence within an hour or so after the application. It's also true that any oil based aromatherapy has the same effect transdermally. It is one reason how bisphenol A found in cosmetic products and canned food products get into our system also. In a laboratory findings of a rat where it's stomach were shaved, and lavender oil was applied, then it was sacrificed, the scientists found the presence of lavender in their kidneys. The same is also true for the use of garlic. A fresh clove of garlic, chopped, is placed on the foot of a person. Within 30 minutes to an hour, its possible to detect the presence of garlic in a person's breath even though a person have NOT consumed the garlic. It's this reason why ADHD condition are made much worse after the use of any commercial toiletry products, especially those that contain aldehydes and ketones.

Though information is lacking, its possible to prove that through blood tests for their presence. The same is true in proving aspartame poisoning in detection of methanol content over time increases after their consumption, and given a longer period, the presence of formadehyde from their breakdown in the body system. The secret is in the blood in proving things, not expensive rat studies to prove tumor, these research can be altered, but not a blood test.

In any event, I believe hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and vitamin B complex will be most helpful. If none of those are available, permethrin are also destroyed by both UV and ozone exposure too. But their damages to neurological system maybe damaging, even in low concentration even for humans.


Replied by Dianna
(Austin, Tx)

Orange essential oil will get rid of scabies. you can put several (10-12) drops in your bath water and also make a spray of orange oil and water in a sprayer bottle - put enough so that you can smell the orange oil. i have also used it topically by mixing it with a carrier oil (olive or coconut). it won't hurt you however to use it straight - but be careful because it can cause sun-sensitivity. also orange juice or lemon or lime juice should also work.

when my best friend had scabies and couldn't use the prescription cream and treatment from the doctor this is what she used and had immediate relief. also i was helping her apply the orange oil and i had first put some on myself (the spray) and i didn't get scabies from her.

try it it works! and it is very cheap - which is good also. you can buy orange essential oil in the health food section of your grocery oil - where you would find lavender oil. also google orange oil for scabies and they also make a commerical spray that is similar made of the inside peel of the orange - the chemical is called D'Limonene.

Replied by Not So Itchy Guy
(Indianapolis, Indiana)

I was first diagnosed with scabies a year ago this month. I went to the doctor and they gave me permethrin cream. I was told to apply it the same way that you were, neck down, leave it on over night and shower it off in the morning. I followed the directions exactly as they told me, even re-applied two weeks later. The scabies never went away completely. I went back to the doctor and they gave me more permethrin. It didn't seem to really be working for me, although I have heard that it does for others.

In doing some research I came across several remedies that others are offering up as what worked for them. The simplest and most natural way that I have had success with has been using 10% sulfur soap, from the drug store. As soon as I used it the first time I noticed a HUGE difference. In the four areas of my body where they are showing the lesions seemed to diminish as well as the itching was lessened. The sulfur kills the scabies mite, but not the eggs so a couple months using this soap is what is recommended.

It's very simple, twice a day you get in the shower, make the water as hot as you can stand it, then get a wash rag and take the soap and build up a good lather with it. Apply the soapy rag to the affected areas of your skin and scrub it in. They recommend you do this twice a day until the rash disappears and then after it's gone you should do it at least once a week for a couple of months. This is what I have been doing and I have to tell you that it's really working for me and the best part is that it's very simple and very accessible for most people by going to the local drug store or even ordering it online. Good luck and I hope this will help someone.

Replied by Justin

Hi...i have epilepsy and have used the cream and never had a seizure in that period, permetherin can be obtained cheaply thru vet supply,,,, or online...its the same stuff just be careful doing any conversion .... note the percentages ie 3% or more ...also guava leaves boiled in water and the tea applied helps with the itching....if your in usa I have sympathy for you and your greedy corporate health care system. I have removed scabies for under 50usd...good Luck and God bless

btw what God designed these creatures...i really cant understand that.

Replied by Ellen

When you are treating yourself for SCABBIES as well as other bugs, You also have to treat your house, car, clothes, and anywhere you have been....sit, sleep, etc. You have to treat anywhere the eggs have transferred to....floor. I hear Sulfur can be good for doing this. Look up how to do this. It sounds like you treated yourself and then got reinfected by your surroundings.

Permethrin, Hand Sanitizer

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Posted by Sandra (Westland, MI) on 12/21/2008

I think that I have had scabies for years now. I start breaking out in the spring, by August, I am in bed. I have seen 6 different doc's. I even had a BIOPSY of one of the swollen lesions, I told the doc to take a "ripe" one-lol. For years it very nearly drove me insane. This year I realised that it is scabies. In my research over the years, I think perhaps I didn't want it to be a living parasite. I found this site by chance.
6 days ago, I used permethrin all over as directed.

Someone on this site mentioned hand sanitizer. And I believe it has done as much to drive the bastards out of my skin as anything else. But, it can be quite painful as it is simply jellied alcohol. My question is can these creatures hibernate for years? And, I thank God for this site. Medical doc's are slaves to the pharmeceutical companies. We need to learn to take care of ourselves, as best we can in this time of worldwide chemical pollution.

May God bless us all.
Sandy Lee

Prescription Medications

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Posted by Dylan (Toronto, On) on 01/15/2012

I suffered from scabbies for 8 months and no doctor told me that it is scabies and I tried so hard get rid of that horrible itch at night. When my wife had same symptoms then we checked the internet and find this site. Thank you to all of you for your posts. I have to say that ivermactin was the only solution to get rid of it and one dose is sufficient. I also bought Borax from Walmart and cleaned our entire house hold with bleach and borax for ten days. No doctor will prescribe ivermactin unless you push and find one doctor might write the prescription. The only place you may find Ivermactin is Smiths Pharmacy at Yonge-Lawrance location. No other drug store have it. As I said the bleach, borax and kwalada lotion does not cure. Ivermactin did work for me and my wife.

Replied by Nmx

Next time try psorinum homeopathic - its made from scabies and should kill them - or check online search scabies +cure and you see what other people have used successfully.

Replied by Kathy

Hi there, did you buy the ivermectin over the counter or by prescription. Does anyone know where I can order it on line without a prescription?

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile , Tn)

HI U KATHY, , , , , , , , , , usually the farm supply stores have the 10 % Ivermectin for animal treatment. No prescription is required. That is where we buy our powdered MSM and DMSO.


Replied by Nancy


Ivermectin only worked for a few days and then I actually got a worse case scabies 4 days later. If you are going to use it, also do permethrin cream covering scalp to feet.

Prescription Medications
Posted by Pat (Raymond, NH, USA) on 05/19/2009

My son had a friend sleep over 2 weeks ago, and he brought a dirty blanket with him. He slept in the extra bed, but when he left I stripped the bedding and washed it in hot water and soap and bleach. I slept in there for 2 nites and started to feel itchy. I thought I had mosquito bites around my ankles, but as the days went on I noticed bites going up both legs toward my knees. Over this past weekend the boy stayed here again, no blanket this time and I asked if he or anyone in his family had bites or rashes. He called his dad and told him about it and he thought they had bed bugs a month ago. I researched the bite type marks that were like lines of bites and knew I had scabies. All day Sunday we took all blankets, bedding, etc and hot washed with bleached and hot dryer. Items that we couldn't wash (large comforters, pillows etc) we placed in large trash bags with ties and placed them all in our living room. I've read them should be bagged 7+ days.

We took out our Kirby vacuum and did all the bedding, including the bed frames, and all carpets floors, drapes etc. I called my doctor first thing on Monday and went in and they said I had scabies and prescribed Lindane lotion and said to thin cover my entire body, from neck to toes, blow dry it on my skin, then wear loose clothing to bed, and rinse the lotion off in the morning. Because this lotion is said to kill the scabies under the skin, the itch can remain up to 2 weeks, after the bugs die, they also prescibed the steroid (predesone) to lessen the itch. I had difficulty sleeping still, feeling itchy, and crawling over my lower legs. Today, I was ok til @ 3pm and the itching came back, so I applied ice, and took an antihistamine (bendryl) to lessen the itch. This worked ok. I notice if I stand a long time, my ankles get red and so don't the bites in that area, so I have been elevating my feet, when possible, with the ice bags, that helps. It's too early to tell if this lotion did actually kill the scabies under the skin. I am grossed out, but the fact my skin will heal with dead bugs underneath, so I am wondering if anyone has ever open the skin slightly and scraped them out. For those on this site that have had them for months and years, I simply can't imagine, not being able to sleep with the constant itchy, crawling sensation, I've had over the past week, never mind the psychological aspect of scouring your home and everyone in it to make sure every spec you see isn't a bug/mite. I have tweezers, plastic container with lid, and a large magnifying glass on the counter, just in case. I was sent this site today, but have read many of the comments and I've not seen any that state they have killed scabies and have not had them again, but using/doing certain steps. I've read on WebMD and other medical sites that scabies need to be treated/killed or they will continue. THe doctor told me that if they do not have a host to feed that the mite will die within 24 hrs. I don't know how they travel. My prescriptions (lotion and steroid) co-pay was only $15, so if this works and they are gone, the creepy crawlies and itching were worth me freaking out about the potential (scared the crap out of me) side effects of the lotion. Good Luck to all who are searching for the cure, and if this works and I'm done soon with the itching, I will re-post.

Replied by Sarah
(Leesburg, VA)

So I am anxious now that it's been two months how it all worked out for you!!