Natural Remedies

Top Natural Remedies for Scabies

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Aristeo (Solano, Philippines) on 02/07/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Acapulco leaves can cure scabies. Extract of the leaves can cure scabies.

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Tonya (Winona, Mn Usa) on 11/19/2010

I was diagnosed a week ago. Since then I have done two perm treatments, showered twice every day, washed linens and clothing every day. My question to you is concerning the "layers". Do you mean apply all of them one right after another? or one everyday? and you said they literally crawled off? were you serious or just making a point?

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Kodik (London, Ontario, Canada) on 06/01/2011

Well, I have itchy scalp, ear (flaky too) and now in one spot on my genitals. I've been missdiagnosed before' doctors told me I have psoriasis but I knew it's not true because my husband and my niece got it too. I am so so desperate to heal it :( I can't sleep during the night:(

I probably have scabies, and right this minute I'm going to take a bath with tee tree oil and coconut to kill them. We are washing the bedding EVERY DAY due to obsession.

I hope I have something I can get rid of.

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Jan (Santa Cruz, Aruba) on 06/04/2011

hello guys, I have this scabies symptoms for many years. I can sleep well, I look normal, small few bumps. Mild lession compare to scabies patient pictures. As I remember before I have bumps, lession in my penis, in the skin of my penis, I can see under my balls, the hair have a brown object clinging. Maybe dirty I dnt know. My waist also itchy.. As I finish taking a bath, I can feel crawling or running on my back area. I have also itchy thigh or bites but I cannot see bumps. In my finger web I have a bumps with have like water inside, coz I squeeze it. Seems like if I have a bumps in my body, looks have water inside. Thank you I see the earth clinic...

When I use borax, hydrogen peroxide soak I feel better, but next day I feel still crawling in my back. My feet, in my fingers hair under I can feel them down there but can't see anything in my skin... When I hear about citrus, I try listerene citrus mouthwash all over my body from head to toe at night... In the morning I can see small black object, maybe dead mites. I can squeeze it in my nails. at day I try citrus anti bacterial handwash mix with coconut conditioner, borax dissolve in hydrogen peroxide, leave it in my body as I can... I can see again black object. after using this, this is the time I can feel them in my face and ear. In my genitals under my balls, anus which is most itchy I put always... Now I feel okey. No bites or itchy.. By this time I feel better but I can feel little crawling.. My fingers web, hands have bumps, I soak in hydrogen peroxide with borax, then I can see red blister.. Im very afraid guys, I dont want to pass this to anyone. if you try what I do be careful if you are allergic. Ted helps me with this.. Do I have Scabies?Morgellons? Collembola? anybody out there help me guys.. you can email me: janjanuary11(at)yahoo(dot)com THANKS GOD... THANK YOU EARTH CLINIC... I hope helping each other fellow sufferers on what we have suffer. We can have a new life...

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Cateyesinok (Tulsa, Ok) on 08/18/2011

I'd have to agree as I've contracted them through my dog having mange and doctors, vets, internet says you cannot see them.. Perhaps her child had lice, I KNOW you can see those as my nieces and nephew had them years ago and some were pretty darn big..

I'm currently treating my dog for sarcoptic mange with lime sulfur dip and myself with lice shampoo as none of the remedies on here has worked for my dog or myself. :( I tried the borax and peroxide and my dog screamed and it did help her belly a tiny bit but she is still fully infested.. I did the borax on myself and no go either.. I've tried vinegar, bleach and almost everything people suggested here with no relief, so I've had to turn to the vet and doctor even though I really didn't want all that harmful chemical on my dog or myself.. Such is life :( I've never had scabies before and it feels so gross

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Sunshine (Sunshine Somewhere, Usa) on 09/03/2011

I would try natural sea salt in water... That may help. Also, working toward a good ph balance may help too. Apple cider vinegar on the spots may help as well... One other idea is hand sanitizer on spots.

Sea salt maybe the overall best long term help, others have posted much about sea salt and the benefits.

All of these ideas work great for little ones as well.

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Seriously (Atlanta, Ga) on 09/29/2011

I have a little one as well and can't do steroids while I breastfeed but need some direction for curing on a little one...

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Carolyn (Madison, Wi) on 12/16/2011

Jessence from Sa, TX. am wondering if this was really scabies or something else?

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Holistichealings1 (Northbrook, Illinois) on 01/13/2012

For those of you using essential oils, be sure to use "therapeutic" grade oils. Also be careful of clove oil-it is a "hot" oil and be irritating to skin. Also always do a patch test first.

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Teresa (Ridgeland, South Carolina) on 02/02/2012

Hi, Recently a puppy came into my yard that was real sick. I felt so sorry for him that I took him to the vet. They gave me vitamins, antibiotic for him and sent him on his way said he just was sick that is why he was losing his hair. Well, the doc was wrong he had sarcoptic mange, which is scabies and guess who got them me. I have spent 300 dollars on this dog and my family trying to get rid of them. We ran out of money to treat the dog or ourselves so I went online looking for help. I tried the borax and peroxide that helped somewhat.

The vet gave the dog ivermectin and the borax and peroxide baths seems to help. You have to keep your bedding washed and dried everyday you need a mattress cover. Wash them in borax and hot water. I spray everything down with lice spray.

P.S. don't let pets in area until dry and cover food and water well before spray. My mom's dog drank her water after I sprayed and got real sick almost died and I didn't even spray it near the water. I vacuum everyday. My husband and I have so far been able to keep the scabies to just us and the dog. We have my special needs son and my mom and dad live with us and they have not gotten it Thank God. We started using Germ x hand sanitizer on our bodies everytime we felt a little itch we would put it on that spot on top of lice treatment shampoo we put that on at night before bed and leave on for 8 or more hours. We started to get rid of them. I slacked off for 2 days and we got reinfested really fast so we are back on the germx washing and vacuuming and lice shampoo and borax baths for pup and us and it is going away again. All I have to say is keep it up it might take a while but I believe we are on the right track I pray do not slack off- those buggers reinfest fast. ps. puppy is a white long haired 6 month old poodle that is so sweet and smart I think he is the best dog our family is ever had Now if we could just get rid of the bugs that came with him.

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Motabike (St Petersburg, Fl, Usa) on 06/28/2013

Craig has been the most right on, honest response I've read and identified with. I've been dealing with all sorts of "natural" treatments for months now and I seem to finally be learning whats happening, especially after reading his thoughts and experiences.

I have found the best success making a water spray with MSM (sulfur) which I cover my whole body with, let dry into white crystal form and wait for about 30 min and then cover my body again with clove oil mixed into coconut oil base. My mix is pretty extreme but I dose it up with about 140plus drops in 3 oz coconut oil. It seems to get rid of the itchy irratation and cause all the bumps to stop growing, no trails after a couple days of that. The bumps I do have all end up more of a sore with a small scab (bugs crawling out?! ). However, almost two weeks after doing this I started slowing up on the intensity of treatment (just doing it once in the morning and once before bed instead of staying covered all day) and all of a sudden I got attacked again. I did change some things like diet, got slack and ate a pint of ice cream, also got a sandwich with lots of cheese on it (i don't think wheat or dairy or sugar is good for me already).. I was also using tea tree oil after a shower, before a bath in epsom salt and sometimes clove bud tea concentrate in the bath.. Sometimes I cover my body with betonite clay for a while before this epsom salt bath.. Sometimes I grind oatmeal and water and add that to the bath. I did start exfoliating the couple days before the outbreak again which I stopped, that was just a rough hand mitt all over my body which felt good but may have disrupted something. Maybe it was good and I had to get the deep down suckers out. I'm back to minimal itch and not so much new bumps but still have these bumps and also notice some of the brown "moles" under my arm pits like craig was saying might be deep down burrows?

Either way, I think it's right on to get into better diet routine. My thoughts are maybe the eggs didn't die and all hatched about two weeks after a sulfur mineral springs bath I went to.. Not sure but would like others feedback.. I feel pretty intuitive and can figure out what is going on when I learn more about the life cycle.. Its just getting down to it and getting absolutely rid of these things.. I had high hopes but couldn't seem to get rid of them all before this last outbreak. I think if I keep up with the clove and coconut oil and sulfur spray however, hopefully I can catch and kill the eggs hatching before more eggs are laid?!

Craig: If you read this, i'd like to know how things are going for you, seems like you left that comment in January so it'd be good enough time to know if they are gone for good or you are still dealing with it.. My email is motabike(at) for anyone who wants to share useful info or needs more info from me.. Thanks

Acapulco Leaves
Posted by Windy & Breezy (Central Florida) on 11/24/2016

I'm sorry, but you are perhaps misinformed. Keep in mind that there are many types of scabies mites and therefore, many sizes of mites. In my quest for relief, I've encountered several persons who, by all accounts, are suffering with forms of scabies that shouldn't affect humans, but so obviously do! The zip lock baggie in my freezer shows the 12-13 mites of many different stages or sizes that came out and were very visible on a white washcloth during a particularly successful treatment I tried, but which didn't rid me completely of the little buggers!

Oregano Oil and Liquid Soap
Posted by Caroline (Honolulu, HI) on 10/04/2006
5 out of 5 stars

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

Oregano and Mineral Oil
Posted by Lina (Felton, CA) on 09/29/2006
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Oregano and Mineral Oil
Posted by Nana (Lindsey, Oh) on 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?

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak in Bath
Posted by Sarah (Toronto, Ontario) on 09/03/2008

My name is Sarah.. and i have had Scabies for about a year now and i CANT seem to find a way to cure it. I just got back from my second day of high school and my last period is Gym! Today we had gym outside and it was about 28 degree's celcius! of course i am wearing pants because i am way to emparessed to show my legs or any other part of my body! So i change in the washroom! When i got home i was INSANLEY ITCHY! I am fed up with being itchy and i am in DESPERATE need of a good effective cure! People please reply because have also been diagnosed with depression and will not do very good if i do not get a CURE SOON!!! My mom has agreed to let me try the borak and peroxcide.. so PLEASE PRAY THAT IT WORKS.. BECAUSE I PREY EVERY NIGHT AND I GUESS I JUST NEED MORE PRAYER STRENGTH!! PLEASE HELP ME THROUGH THIS!! Please post this on the site so i can start to cure this with remedies and support of people who know what i am talking about!!

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Linda (Chattanooga, TN/USA) on 12/22/2008

About scabies.....

HMMMM.....very nasty, indeed...huge, nasty sores and red bumps from my shoulders to my forearms I got this as an early Christmas present from one of my second grade students about 4 weeks ago.

Initially, my doctor misdiagnosed this condition as "stress" and I used every over-the-counter itch cream available. About 2 weeks ago my doctor decided to treat my condition as scabies. I used the Permethrin Cream 5% twice, then when I kept getting new spots at my hairline and on my torso she prescribed Lindane Lotion. Fortunately, I looked on-line before having the prescription filled. I found out that Lindane can cause seizures, convulsions, and death. It is recommended that Lindane Lotion NOT be used if one has open sores or has used some other scabies medication; both of which I had or had used.
I was surprised my doctor didn't know this.

I have an appointment with a dermatologist tomorrow and this morning I tried the Borax/Peroxide soak. My question is: Do you rinse your body with plain water after soaking and do you soak your scalp when you are using this method? I have very fair skin and I already feel as though I look like an alien from SCI-FI channel, so I'm just wondering what to do next? I should also mention that my hair is falling out in handfuls as of 1 and 1/2 weeks ago? Nice....

The only thing I found so far that stops the itching is Patron with three limes, chilled over ice, and sipped slowly. This remedy cannot be used in a school setting.

Thanks, in advance, for any insight you might have.
- Frustrated in TN

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Crystal (Austin, Tx) on 01/18/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I just wanted to thankyou!! this remedy works better than the expensive cream that the doctor prescribe & it didn't burn my child skin. Thankyou!! God Bless. I love this site. I find myself search this site just to learn new things.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Renate (Jacksonville, Florida) on 02/12/2009

I am looking forward to trying this treatment. I've had scabies for almost a year, and my boyfriend has too. I didn't think is was going to be this tough to get rid of. I lost custody of my son to my ex due to this and lost all visitation until it goes away. I have done the Permethrin treatments and it did nothing but make them populate more, I think they like it. This "simple" problem has ruined the last year of my life. I am for sure trying this. I will post to tell if it worked. I pray it works...

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Sunnysideup (Jacksonville, FL) on 07/02/2009

I have used the Permetherin 5% cream and various "remedies" from here and elsewhere. The Borax/Peroxide soak has provided some welcome relief from the itching and apparently it does work somewhat, because I have actually been able to see a few of the dead critters in the water after looking through a magnifying glass. I have used sprays and treatments on the rugs, mattresses, got new pillows, etc. Yet still.... grrrr...

But today, I got so frustrated I tried using Elmer's glue. I just rubbed the washable non toxic school glue kind all over my areas until it dried into a white film. And it seems to be working! Hopefully they will either suffocate or get stuck in the glue trying to get out. Of course, I would not use this 'treatment' on the face, scalp, personal areas, etc... And I am not sure that it would be very good for the skin on a long term basis. But if someone is desparate, it might work for them.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
Posted by Robin (Scotts Valley, Ca) on 01/16/2010

Dont worry Itchy in Palo Alto...the little buggers are affecting us on this side of the hill too.

I want to thank all of you for your home remedies, we are going through our 2nd round and cant figure out from whom, from where or why. Had done the Cream thing last year but do not want to repeat.

This is the only site that doesn't have NUMEROUS ads before even finding any info! THANK YOU>

p.s. Does anyone know if this can be brought in on my pets? The vets say no possibility of cross contamination, but I've seen other things crossing over so was wondering.