Scientifically called Sarcoptes Scabiei, scabies is a skin disease that affects many people in the world, regardless of geographical areas, age groups or gender. Basically, the disease is a consequence of virus, which is infected through direct contact or personal items of patients. There are some symptoms that tell you if you get scabies, including red bumps, blisters, aching, rush, etc. If scabies is left without proper treatments in a long time, it will definitely get worse and lead to many other severe problems.

Here Are Top 5 Effective Home Remedies For Scabies

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has been long used for its health and beauty qualities, which explains for why it is on our list of home remedies for scabies. Due to the anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antibacterial and antiviral properties in Aloe Vera, you can completely believe in this plant. Take an Aloe Vera leaf and get the gel inside. Apply it directly on the affected skin and leave for 30 minutes. Finally, wash off with clean water. Do this 2-3 times a day until the condition improves. Also, Aloe Vera is commonly used to treat many other skin problems, including acne scares. For more information, please take a look at Home Remedies for Acne Scars [1].

Aloe Vera

2. Vinegar

Vinegar is such a great liquid containing antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Dissolve 2-3 tablespoons of white vinegar into water. Use a cotton swab to dip into the solution then apply on the affected areas. Let it dry naturally then use lukewarm water to rinse off [2].

White Vinegar

3. Tea Tree Oil

Known as one of the most powerful ingredients used to eliminate bacteria and virus, tea tree oil can be your best choice for home remedies for scabies. Mix some drops of tea tree oil with 1 tablespoon of olive oil then directly apply to the affected areas on your body. After a few minutes, rinse off your skin with clean water. Do this once daily until you see improvement. Also, you can use tea tree oil to make treatments for other health problems, such as Home Remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis [3].

Tea Tree Oil

4. Clove Oil

Like Aloe Vera, clove oil contains such powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it a perfect ingredient in scabies treatments. Add a few drops of clove oil into a tablespoon of coconut oil and apply the mixture to the skin. After 15-30 minutes, wash off the area with clean water [4].

Clove Oil

5. Onion

Quercetin, a typical substance in onion, is blessed with the ability to reduce the pain caused by scabies. Besides, onion can also accelerate healing of the skin by making use of its organosulfur compounds. Cut an onion into several small pieces. After mixing with salt, you will get a mixture to apply to the skin. Do this several times a day and see the improvement [5].


Written by Lily Allen

Lily is a certified nutritionist from American Society for Nutrition. She has four-year college education in Exercise, Nutrition and Health and currently completing a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at Columbia University in the City of New York.
After many years of helping people to improve their health as well as physiques, Lily is now working with a number of professional athletes and celebrities.

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