5 Home Remedies for Scabies

What Is Scabies?

Scabies [1] is a skin condition that causes severe itching, rashes, and blisters that worsen at night. It is caused by a dermal infection with tiny mites called Sarcoptes scabiei. These mites dig into the skin, where they cause the symptoms associated with the condition. The females lay eggs that hatch in the skin and repeat the same cycle.

It is a highly transmissible infection that does not go away on its own. Normal medical treatments for scabies are not always effective. Some people develop resistance to them and seek alternative treatment methods.

Many people use home remedies to treat scabies. While there is anecdotal evidence of their effectiveness, not all have solid scientific backing. If you decide to use home remedies to treat your scabies infection, you should consult your doctor. This is pertinent if you have allergies or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Here are five home remedies for scabies: