How to Manage Scabies with Home Remedies and Ayurveda


Scabies is a contagious skin disease caused due to Sarcoptes scabiei, a burrowing mite.

Causes of Scabies

  • Scabies spreads from an infected person to another through skin to skin contact.
  • Sharing bed, clothes and other personal care products.
  • Poor immunity and malnutrition.

Symptoms of Scabies

  • Severe itching.
  • Skin rashes with small burrows.
  • Lesion appears in between fingers, armpits, genital region, on soles, elbow and knee joints.
  • Scratching may lead to secondary infection.

Home Remedies and Ayurvedic Management of Scabies

  • Scrub your body well while taking a shower, pat dry and apply neem paste mixed with turmeric on the affected area. Allow it to dry and wash it off later. Do this for 3-4 consecutive days for complete cure.
  • You can apply Mahamarichyadi taila to reduce itching.
  • To heal the lesion you can apply Jatyadi tailam, Neem oil or Gandakadya malahara.
  • Apply Aloe Vera lotion to soothe your skin.
  • Internally, you can take Manjistha, Neem, Turmeric, Arogyavardhini vati, Gandhaka rasayana,
  • Wash your clothes, bedding clothes, towels in hot water with soap solution and dry well.
  • Dry the mattress in sunlight.
  • Clean and fumigate the entire house to prevent recurrence.

Neem Tablets

Benefits of NEEM

  • Anti Bacterial, Anti Parasitic, Anti Fungal and Anti Viral
  • Anti Inflammatory
  • Anti Malarial
  • Detoxifies and Purifies Blood
  • Treats Infections
  • Acts as a Deworming Agent
  • Treats Skin Disorders
  • Helps in the Management of Diabetes


2 tablets once or twice daily.

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Dr. Greeshma Nair

Dr. Greeshma Nair(B.A.M.S) is a Staunch believer that Ayurveda is not merely a science but lifestyle too. Her holistic approach towards diagnosis and treatment is based on the root cause of disease and gives you a three-dimensional solution to a condition that includes Ahaar (diet), Vihaar (lifestyle) and Aushadhi (medicines).

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