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.

Additional Reading:

Scabies – An Overview

Know Your Body: Spotlight on Skin

All Natural Products For Radiant Skin

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