Nature Cure

Natural Scabies Remedies

Scabies is a contagious skin infection and often considered as an itch. This condition is due to a wingless, tiny insect sarcoptes scabiei, also known as itch mite. In nature, this insect is parasitic and the female insect lays eggs deep into the skin and later, larvae emerges out of these eggs. This insect results in intense itching. While itching, this larvae falls off and spreads to the nearby people. Hence, it spreads rapidly. Natural scabies treatment gives relief from the intense itching.

Natural Scabies Treatment:

Several natural treatments can combat the infection and reduce the itching. Following are some natural scabies treatments:

  • Bitter gourd juice:

    Drink bitter gourd juice. This is very effective in treating scabies. However, the child may refuse drinking it as it is bitter in taste. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice to ½ cup of bitter gourd juice. This must be taken in small amounts on an empty stomach for a week time.

  • Tea Tree Oil:

    This has antiseptic properties which help in combating the scabies infection. Some consider it as an effective remedy when mixed with distilled witch hazel. Mix 1 tablespoon of tea tree oil with 90 ml of witch hazel. After taking bath, apply it on the affected areas and leave it for 10 minutes.

  • Walnuts:

    These contain an ingredient called

    juglone

    which fights against the mites which causes scabies. In 2 cups of water, boil a handful of walnuts until it reduces to half. Apply this solution on the affected areas.

  • Neem:

    This is the best natural remedy for scabies. Make a paste with fresh leaves and turmeric powder and apply it on the scabies rash. Let it stay for an hour and take a bath in a tub of water to which neem oil is added. This remedy must be followed for 10 days such that lesions heal up properly. Prepare decoction by soaking a tablespoon of neem leaves in a cup of boiling water and have it. This is another beneficial remedy for scabies.

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