10 Home Remedies For Scabies

Scabies is a painful itchy red inflammation in the body caused by the scabies mites. It is both infectious and contagious and can easily spread from one person to another. In the preliminary stages, it can be easily eliminated at home.

Below Are 10 Home Remedies For Scabies

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an anti-inflammatory agent and is very useful for any form of skin infection. Take a fresh Aloe Vera leaf and slit open, extract the fresh gel and apply it on the affected areas. Leave it for 30 minutes and then rinse off with normal water. Repeat this process 2-3 times in a day till the marks are completely gone [1].

Aloe Vera

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is a natural antiseptic. Mix lemon juice and water with 2 teaspoon of turmeric and apply it on the red spots. Leave it for 1-2 hours or till it dries completely. Wash it off with normal water and pat dry. Repeat this process regularly before taking bath [2].


3. Indian Lilac Leaves

Indian Lilac leaves has antibacterial properties and is excellent for skin infection. Boil few indian lilac leaves in water for about 15 minutes. Dab a cotton ball to this solution and apply the liquid on the affected areas. You can also make a fine paste of indian lilac leaves and apply it on the red sores. Leave it for some time to dry and wash off with cold water [3].

indian lilac

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has natural antiseptic and moisturizing properties. Take some fresh neem leaves and warm along with coconut oil for 2-3 minutes on a very low flame. Allow this mix to cool for some time. Store the oil in a bottle and apply it regularly 1 hour prior to taking bath [4].

Coconut Oil

5. Papaya Leaves

Take few papaya leaves and blend it properly to form a smooth paste. Add a pinch of turmeric to this paste and leave it for an hour. Wash off with normal water. Regularly repeat this process to get rid of scabies [5].

Papaya Leaves

6. Ice Pack

Scabies causes lot of pain and itching in the affected areas. The best way to get instant relief is to apply ice cubes on those areas. Take ice cubes and rub on the surface. This will immediately reduce pain and itching sensation.


7. Garlic

Take 3-4 cloves of garlic and crush them properly. Apply the crushed garlic on the affected areas; however it may cause severe burning sensation. Repeat this process for first 3 days and then keep a gap of at least 2 days before taking it up. Also include raw garlic in your diet [6].

crushed Garlic

8. Vinegar

Take 2 tablespoon of vinegar and add it to a bowl of water. Soak a cotton ball and apply it on the affected area. As it is acidic in nature it can kill the mites and help you get rid of scabies. Repeat this process at least 3 times in a day [7].

diluted vinegar

9. Cayenne Pepper

Take 10-12 cayenne pepper and soak it in a tub of hot water for 15 minutes. Take bath in the same water, it will cause burning sensation but simultaneously will kill the mites. Soak yourself in cold water after following this remedy. Repeat this remedy at least once in a day [8].

Cayenne Pepper

10. Bitter Gourd Juice

Bitter gourd juice can be very beneficial for scabies. Drink 2 glasses of bitter gourd juice daily for 1 month till the symptoms subside completely. It contains essential minerals and vitamins which helps the body to fight against scabies [9].

Bitter Gourd Juice