5 Ways To Prevent Scabies


Scabies is a skin disease caused by mites better known as scabies mites. It also occurs due to intense itching at night. The mites burrow the skin and cause small red bumps in the skin. Rashes (pimple-like), sores, blisters and itching are the symptoms of scabies.

An infected person can pass on scabies to any person by close skin contact. One can prevent scabies to a great extent by following some simple tips. The 5 tips to prevent scabies are as follows:

5 Ways To Prevent Scabies


Bed covers, pillow covers, bed sheets, handkerchiefs, towels used by the infected person should be washed thoroughly in hot water with soap and after washing dry them on high heat as high heat will help to kill any mites if present on these items due to contact with the skin of the infected person.

Wash Pillow covers

If you can’t wash any items that are used by the infested person then take the items and keep them in an air tight plastic bag for at least 1 week. Place the pillows in a large plastic bag, make it air tight and store this bag at garage and keep it like that for a week to kill the mites.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil because of its anti-parasitic properties is capable of killing the bacteria and thus can heal scabies. Take some tea tree oil and add few drops to some water and then take a bath with that water.

Tea Tree Oil

After that dry your skin well with a towel, take some cotton balls, put some tea tree oil on them and then apply it on the infected area. Massage well for 10-15 minutes. Do this at least 3-4 times every day to get rid of scabies.


Take some neem extract or neem oil and add it to your bath water (warm). Take a bath with this water, then dry your skin and apply some neem oil directly to the infected skin. You should take neem bath 2 times in a week to get rid of scabies quickly within weeks. This is very effective in curing scabies.


You can also add some turmeric powder to neem extract, mix them well and make a paste and then apply this paste all over the affected area. Leave it like that for 30 minutes and then take a shower. Using turmeric and neem extract together will kill the bacteria and also the mites causing scabies.

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Clove Oil

Take some honey, clove oil and vegetable oil. Add 10 drops of clove oil, 1cup of vegetable oil or ½ cup of water and ½ cup of honey and mix them well.

Clove Oil

Apply it on your infected skin every day 2-3 times as it will help you to get rid of the pain and itching sensation caused due to the scabies.


Take some dried rosemary (1 tablespoon) and add it to 1 cup of water. Steep it for at least 20 minutes, strain and then allow it to cool. Then wash the affected area with this herbal tea 3 times every day, at least once before going to bed at night.

Herbal Tea

Thus by following the above mentioned tips, you can prevent scabies easily.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.