3 Things to Know About using Tea Tree Oil For Scabies

Tea Tree Oil and Scabies

Tea Tree Essential Oil and Scabies

When it comes to treating scabies there’s a lot of debate about what works.

One things for sure, when discussing common ingredients for scabies tea tree essential oil gets brought up a lot.

And for good reason.

Related: How to Get Rid of Scabies at Home Fast

Tea tree oil has been used for thousands of years as a disinfectant and antiseptic. It’s effective for the treatment of candida and all sorts of infections, including ringworm, sunburn, acne, athlete’s foot, tooth aches and pyorrhea. This is not an exhaustive list, either.

It’s just plain powerful stuff. It’s antiseptic action is thought to be one hundred times more powerful than carbolic acid. And unlike carbolic acid, it’s safe for humans to use.

The real question though here is – how effectiveness is tea tree at killing scabies?

Below we’ve listed three of the most important questions and considerations for you to think about.

1.) Does tea tree kill oil scabies mites?

Yes it does – but there’s a catch.

If properly exposed to tea tree oil your scabies mites will die. And according to clinical studies, they’ll die fast.

The trouble comes when we try to properly expose the mites to the oil.

While there are many “surface walkers” on our skin at any given time, there’s also plenty of momma mites deeply burrowed and protected.

And how are they protected?

For one they are below the skin, sometimes underneath many layers of flesh.

But there’s a bigger issue still. Through their saliva the mites secrete a chemical concoction that shields them from chemical attack. Scabies aren’t dumb, after all. They’re still a plague us in the 21st century for a reason. They’ve evolved for this.

“Surface walkers” by the way refers to the mites that venture out on the skin to find new territories. These travelers reside on the top layer of skin where they are indeed vulnerable to tea tree oil. So you can topically apply tea tree and kill a fare share of them.

But remember, they don’t always have to come to the surface if they don’t want to.

If you’ve been infested for awhile you’ve likely seen the track marks they leave behind. This shows that they’re able to burrow they’re way from place to place without being fully exposed.

Anyway, back to the momma scabies and their protective barriers of saliva.

They’re well protected in there. So much so that soaking in a bath that’s got high concentrations of tea tree still might not kill them.

But, guess what. It gets worse. (I’m sorry, i know scabies are one of the most terrible thing ever, i wish i could tell you that it gets easier)

It’s those eggs. Those eggs are even MORE protected. That adorable little mite that’s yet to hatch is protected by an egg shell that can withstand most things thrown at it.

Sorry to say, but tea tree (and the vast majority of natural treatments, for that matter) won’t get to those damn eggs.

2.) Will Tea Tree Essential Oil cure me of Scabies?

While it does an adequate job of disinfecting the outside of your skin and your environment. That’s for sure. But it just doesn’t have the firepower to oust a whole colony.

I’ve already covered why in the first section, but to recap:

  • Tea tree oil does kill unprotected and vulnerable scabies mites.
  • But is ineffective when it comes to treating deeply burrowed mites.
  • Is also ineffective at killing unhatched mite eggs.

So, sadly, we can’t recommend tea tree as an all-around cure for scabies. I learned this first hand when I was infested. I tried natural approaches to cure scabies for multiple months. Tea tree oil included. And what did i get out of it? Well whenever I smell it i’m reminded of scabies.

Not the best association to have.

The best way to kill scabies (and only way that we recommend here) is to use oral ivermectin and/or permethrin cream. Simultaneous use of both is highly recommended.

If you want to learn more about ivermectin and permethrin treatments follow the links below:

3.) How Tea Tree Essential Oil can help with Scabies

With all of that said, tea tree still has a lot to offer.

No, it won’t cure your infestation. But it’s outstanding properties are great for supporting your skin. It’s called “first aid in a bottle” for a reason.

Below are some effective blends and applications that utilize essential oils.

Pillow / Mattress Wipe

Wipe your mattresses and Pillows with a mixture of:

Tea tree Essential oil

Lavender Essential oil

Let pillows and mattress dry in the sun or under presence of heat

Essential Oil Scabies Ointment

If you don’t want all ingredients, use what you prefer

  • Combine carrier oils in a glass measuring cup. Microwave until warm.
  • Add essential oils and whisk until blended.

Rub this ointment onto affected areas often. Ointment will be very concentrated, so be cautious.

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  1. Thanks a lot for this article. I heard also about using Tea Tree oil for killing scabies and thought that it was a holistic way to get rid of these nasty bugs. I’m glad you have clarified that tea tree is just part of the solution.

    You mention to wipe clean pillows and mattress using TeaTree and Lavender essentials oils. Just to let your readers know, there is a product on Amazon with teatree and lavender oil in the same bottle.

  2. What research are you basing this article on? Looking for a source that TTO is ineffective on burrowed mites and eggs. There seems to be some studies that don’t support that claim. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/478480 etc.

    • Hi SAm h. I can’t read your article since I don’t have a medscape account. When I first got scabies I did read some studies that supported tea tree as a full cure. But it didn’t end up helping me that much when I applied it. Even when using multiple full body treatments of tea tree oil both night and day (very difficult smell to manage a life with). Soon I began to read more online from personal experiences that tea tree hadn’t cured them either. In fact, I still haven’t to this day heard of someone saying that they cured their scabies with tea tree oil. So from my experience (and many others on sites like Topix) tea tree is unlikely to cure scabies on it’s own. But I do know that permethrin and ivermectin will cure it. And I’ve heard from hundreds of others with similar success.

    • I read the article- it talked about TTO being used in conjunction with ivermectin orally. There is no mention to TTO alone curing scabies.

  3. Do you have to mix tea tree and lavender for the mattress/pillow wipe? I have cats and don’t want to use tea tree, if possible. Also, what do you wash your stuff with when doing laundry, anything special or regular detergent (I use unscented and no dyes)?

  4. I would just like to add as a cautionary. Tea tree oil is harmful and potentially deadly to dogs unless used in extremely diluted solutions and is deadly to cats in any amount. Remember, because it is an essential oil, it is extremely potent and concentrated. This means it could even be harmful to humans if used improperly. I’ve also heard it is never to be consumed in any amount although, that seems to be up to some debate by the online community. At any rate, the most important thing is to educate yourself. Do your research, understand the pros and cons, and always get more than one opinion. There’s no such thing as too much information when it comes to the well-being of you and your loved ones.

  5. Denise Brown says:

    My mattress seems to be infested with scabies. We have used room fogger with permethrin, sprayed bug spray with permethrin directly on to the mattress and box spring. I still have them . Someone please help!

    • Rhonda Smith says:

      Use Lavender Oil mixed with alcohol. Also pray to God because a mite aint got nothing that God can’t heal. You might feel a little itching but it will fade away. But first get the treatment from your doctor first use that after the cream and pill than do the natural herbs. Wash clothes every week and spray Lysol disinfect spray on your matress and get a new one.
      Trust me let know how you are doing in a month it works. To God Be the Glory..
      Happy Sabbath

    • Julie R says:

      I have tried the topical scabies lyclear cream 1 30gram tube 1 week, then followed by another 30gram tube the next week, I am using the lemon myrtle soap too and it is really effective. It is an oil from the lemon myrtle tree in Australia, available at chemists and online. The leaves of the lemon myrtle tree kill bugs and so the oil made into the soap is a natural insecticide. It has relieved the itch and helped heal me of the scabies i contracted from a 5 star hotel’s furniture with fabric.

    • Put mattress and pillows in direct sun for up to four hours. Wash all clothes separately in hot water. Spray the floor and soft furnishings with diluted lotion of tee tree oil and lavender. Wash with diluted Permethrin solution all hats, gloves, shoes, scarves and particularly helmets. Place clean antimacassars on all lounge chairs and hot wash every few days. Take a scarf to cover headrests in local buses or trains, even cabs. Treat body with Permethrin cream from soles of feet to neckline once a week for 4 weeks. Use permethrin hair wash every three days. Use a good conditioner and wet comb out nits. I pick the mothers out of their burrows and treat wounds with betadine. Also effective against surface walkers and colonies. Pour betadine on a cotton pad and dab affected area. Stops infection of the scalp. Seems to kill eggs or larvae at certain stages. Stay with the programme for a month. Then resort to diluted tea tree oil hair rinse. Avoid eyes. Swimming in salt water or chlorine seems to reduce the problem. Hair must be combed outside regularly with a fine toothed comb. Sometimes combined with ringworm, alternate Permethrin shampoo with ketonazole, also good for dandruff.

  6. julia shay says:

    scabies dont live off the body for a few days- why on earth would you fog your house with pesticides???? i took ivermetcin for it and take my second dose in a week- i cant use pesticdes and had the permethrin cream tested and it is no good for me- made my throat swell… so im using the iver- but no doctor says you have to fog a house- just put plastic over your mattress and vacuum- do you want ot poison yourself too???

  7. *******************ADVICE PLEASE!!
    It was December 2015. My school winter break started and boom!Every night escalated with EXTREME itching! It was even hot in the area. The itch was on fire. The normal goes in my home nobody “cares” or “boghers” about a circumstance until it’s major. My complains were ignored until the itchy areas were grey from excessive itching and until I caught CRITICAL COUGHING and boom!! That was ignored as well until I started coughing up mucus and several things….well, my hospital had months away to book an appointment so I rather booked one with a local which was so hopeless because the woman said I had “dry skin” mann!!!! i was so mad (no expressions) so she said she will diagnose me with scabies to satisfy me. Okay that’s more accurate. So I got permethrine 2 week thing or whatever treatment. Scabies is actually confirmed…….I waited for results after the treatment……..got diagnoses for STREP THROAT……….school was starting……..I still have regular itching plus so MANY SCARS on my legs arms hands mann It’s January so I get a local clinic(different one) and get ivermectin the pill ………I wait for results. But guess what there’s more !!!! It’s FEBRUARY IT IS Almost MARCH I still have SCABIES. I have eaten garlic by itself I don’t know what to do anymore.. There is dots that I identify so deep under my skin that I can’t bury them out. There’s a pretty big white “blister” on my foot I am sure it’s a scabie nest or something but “red scabies” like I have red dots i n some areas and in some areas the red dots have a complete DIFFERENT itch it’s a hot stabbing itch! Not that much though, but when they come up it’s a BIG DEAL. Well I’m starting to get sick again I think, maybe it’ll be strep throat again…… I need someones advice !!!! My education is at risk and my work is at risk. This is highschool years I don’t know where to turn. I’m willing to pay a hotel for max 5 days so they die at home but WHAT do I do i the hotel to be treated !!!!!! Please share your time with me. I’m on this road since 2015! December2015 Jan. Feb. And now March….:(

    • You need to wash everything and dry on high heat. Anything you can’t wash should be bagged up and sealed for at least two weeks so that they die.
      I kept out two sets of sheets and a weeks worth of clothes, bagged everything up for the two weeks I did the pills, then after the two weeks, I took everything to the laundromat and washed and then dried on high heat. You should do this with your pillows also. See a doctor. It sounds like you have several different things going on that are not necessarily related. See if the doctor will prescribe both the pill and the cream. Also hot showers are problematic. http://lifewithoutscabies.com/scabies-and-hot-showers/
      My friends have found that using the lavender essential oil spray helps to keep them away and has a calming effect. Lavender essential oils in your lotions and or soaps will help to sooth the skin irritations. Best of luck. Also the itch and symptoms can continue for weeks after the treatment is complete.
      Keep seeing your doctor!!!!

    • linda rumpf says:

      Robin, do not go to a hotel. Then you are spreading the nightmare. You have to wash all the clothes, laundry and bedding in hot dryer and get rid of the mattress, or put a mite-proof zipper cover on the mattress. Since you got treated with Invectin internally and Permethrin cream externally, you are now dealing with the issue of re-infection. If scabies are advanced enough, you are not just dealing with scabies mites, but they have laid nests of eggs. When the eggs fall off your body, they must be cleaned or washed up, vacuumed, and then bleach out the vacuum or use a dust-mite safe vacuum bag. If you do not continually clean, every day, hey can get back on you and on others in the house. If you are in high school, I assume you are a minor. You need an adult helping you with all this, because it takes organization, access to laundry facilities, money, and time to continually wash everything, vacuum, and clean each day. The day you treat yourself, all the cleaning and laundry must be done that same day to prevent reinfection. You also need to get some info from the doctor to tell your roommates they could get it, too, because your case has got so advanced that you are dealing with eggsacks now that will fall off your body as you treat them, but the eggs will not be dead, so that is why you have to vacuum and wipe floors and surfaces down every day, after you treat yourself, until you do not see any more lumps on your skin. Be sure you treat with Invectin and Permethrin both, the same day and that day, start your daily cleaning and laundry regimen. You could go to the thrift store and get 10-14 5$ sheets. Then, keep these in a plastic bag and take a new set of sheets out each day to sleep in. Tie the dirty ones up each day in plastic garbage bags. Wash at end of week in hot water and then very hot dryer for 30 min. Also, vacuum or wipedown furniture. I hope this helps. I am at [email protected] if you need more help. Linda

  8. Mark Read says:

    Hey guys. My question is simple. How long and on what can scabies survive.

    The reason for my question is that I sprayed my mattress with permethrin based spray (Amgrow Patrol 100g/l permethrin 25/75). Days later I sprayed it again. I did not sleep on it for a week. I’ve washed everything in hot water and left it in the sun for days. I hung my doonas on the line for a week. Full Australian summer sun all week.
    So yesterday I made my bed. Jumped in late at night thinking yay! A good night’s sleep… Within minutes I could feel I was being attacked /bitten. Out of bed, lyclear cream all Over. Onto the couch. Now I’m worried I have to start all over.
    Can they live on faux leather /vinyl as well.
    What can these things Survive on and for how long.
    If I walk away from the house and leave it closed up, how long before they die?
    I’ve read 36 hours. They must be tougher here

  9. marizona davis says:

    Good lord read up throw away mattress scabies can only live off the human body for 72 hrs then die, egg bags no the eggs are layed under the skin that’s why you need a prescrition medication otherwise they hatch burrow mate lay eggs under skin and the story continues. Medication, a spray for bedding which you really don’t need. Everything else I hear sounds like bed bugs which can live up to a year without feeding and they infest matresses, bedding and clothing, or body lice (crabs) totally different from scabies. Read up on the differences. Lice you wash dry and bag all bedding also has a spray for furniture. Bed bugs defogger, wash dry all bedding and clothes the heat should kill and no medication for yourself. Of course with lice medicated shampoo and body wash and eggs must be combed out everything redone in two weeks. Scabies first line of attack is Dr and prescription either topical or oral or both depending on how bad but no need to throw things out two weeks and the cycle should be done, would suggest lavender oil to spray on bedding for any walkers those are the ones not burrowing in your skin which is where they like to hang out and reproduce and lay eggs…….no egg sacks dropping off that’s weird but do clean up vacumn dust dead critters. Only get rid of mattress if its bedbugs, and I didn’t even have to do that just two bug bombs two weeks apart.

    • Dont be so quick to judge. It can be scabies or bedbugs. Did u check and spray your mattress and box spring like drench it. Spray peremthrin or bifithrin which is ortho home defense. Bug boms are for bugs and they spread the problem. These are parasites. Different species require different treatments.Using that on your matresses should bring out if anything is on the mattress. I would then get plastic mattress bags from storage place. Put tape over air holes. Unless you got a lot of money to go get a new bed. I wouldn’t throw it away. Get a bedbug mattress covers and make sure they are a good quality. Most doctors are looking for burrows on skin for presence of eggs existing. They dont care about the bites. This is the sad part because they will still crawl and bite and keep you with the problem. Some scabies has mutated or found a way to outlive what they say is the lifespan. Read up on the different forum s and devise your plan to self treat. Ive dealt with scabies and bedbugs at the same time. It makes you nuts!!! I had to lookup chemicals to use and order. Permethrin 28%, malathion 50%, and bifithrin 5% , then 28%. All of them got mixed with malathion because it kills everything, must take toxic precautions. Will give headaches, use mask and gloves with sprayer. My mother had an infestation and didnt know because she has no reactions to the bites. My first doctor helped with two treatments, but it wasnt enough. So i told them I re infected.The truth is two treatments isnt enough if u are counting up a lot of bites. Certainly not gonna help with unhatched eggs. There is a month long schedule from the aborigines having them. This can be found on greendeptdotcom/maxipulse. Find the weight table snd get u some ivermectin from feed store and horse sulfur paste. They have a pernethrin roll paste on too for horses u can use. Or get them online. Im giving what has worked but im now dealing with unhatched eggs. So remember to order enuf because they mature more quickly than a months time. Spray your sheets at night with 91% alcohol or higher and you will see the little black specs they leave. Not bedbug fecal which is bigger. Then take a wet one or purell wipe to get them up and swiffer your floor or vaccum. I did this everyday when I couldnt wash the sheets but once a week. I used a boiling hot rag on the sofas to wipe them off all over. Used Diatomeous Earth dusted. I mixed it with cimexa dust which is better for carpeted areas and dusted around outside of mattress protector. It is best not to have a lot of traffic at home. Tried sulfur a bit, it gets them up and moving. It has killed some, but I cant go to sleep with it on they are too active. This time I plsn to use ivermection a MWF 2x, then two or three every 7 treatments. Get some eurax and permethrin cream or paste. I plan to steam myself with my shark steamer. I felt so much better. Try on sheets too and bedding and clothing. Everything you do for bedbugs you so for these vermin!!!

      • I meant every 7 days. I didnt overuse the chemicals just one mixed in a sprayer with malathion, or I added 2.5 oz of malathion to ortho home defense. Smells horrible but was working with BB snd the mites. Tske proper chemical precautions cause everything is toxic. What a shame. You have to cure yourself from an internal intruder.

  10. Mountainkid says:

    My account with scabies and tree tea oil soaps. So I have for quite some time used tea tree oil soaps, Dr. Bonnars, on and off. (Sometimes I’d change it up and get peppermint or some other blend) In this time I some how contracted scabbies. it took me an estimated four to five month period to realize I had them. I noticed small itchy blisters between my fingers and soon after my ankles and webs of my toes, figured I developed dyshidrotic eczema because my father had the same condition and I had been working with paints that could cause that type of reaction. My primary health provider agreed it was probably atopic dermatitis or eczema and hardly took notice as they were hardly noticeable and only a slight irritant. It was not until my long distance partner had came into contact with me and started developing symptoms at an alarming rate. A month or so after contact his legs were covered in sores and he had some intense itching. He went in and got diagnosed with scabies and began the cream treatment. So I finally said screw it and ordered a tube of cream myself, since it is OTC. Sure enouge all my symptoms went away in a months period. The tea tree oil soap solution had subdued my symptoms for the most part but never fully treated the scabies. Not sure how less diluted amount of tea tree oil would have worked but I know the soap only helped a little and actually prevented an earlier diagnosis. I do still use the soap though, I love the smell… ahaha

    • Mountainkid says:

      Also wanted to note that “I used it on and off” meaning not every time I showered I used it. Maybe if I had used it on a more regular basis would it have been effective at treating them.

  11. I would like to share my experiences and what works for me and my family. My husband brought scabies to my home and we didn’t know what it was for a few weeks. It got pretty bad. Me and my toddler left for thanksgiving and my husband (boyfriend at the time) stayed behind in my apartment and cleaned the whole thing in borax. Our beds, couches, eveything. Everything else…went into a sealed bag. Me and my son went and got permetherin cream from dr. Used it. I cried because I accidentally got it on my privates. Was scared of it from then on. My husband never got properly treated because we couldn’t afford cream at 80$ a tube. We tried everything. ….TWO included as well as borax & peroxide baths which all helped the problem but didn’t cure it. We lastly tried SULFER. We cured it. We would apply it eveynight and leave it on for hour. Wash it off. After two weeks of combining all of these treatments we were pretty much cured. When we felt a new one, we doused it in rubbing alcohol they would die. Idk. We cured ourselves with over the counter products….I am sad to say a year later my neighbor reinfected us. So we are at it again. This time I’m also adding a new scrub I invented and it seems to be working. 1prt borax 1/3 part peroxide some TTO some sulfur cream and my favorite bodywash. I mix into a scrub and I see them falling out of my skin after I leave it on for 10min.

  12. CArol k says:

    Does Ivermection kill egg sacs? I have scabies. I do permethrin cream &a Ivermectin pills 3mg four at once then 2 weeks later can repeat Ivermection. I also made a cream up with consentrated sulphur & some essential oils. This seems to be helping. I’ve had scabies for 10 months now. Good luck cause who ever has it has a long haul. Do not scratch or pic them it will only spread & get much worst. I forgot to say I also use Aquaphor ointment. I get the big jar & put it where ever I have it. At night I get a roll of gauze put ointment on then roll the gauze on & sleep in it by morning ther almost gone. It works for me. Just don’t pick or scratch as it will spread like crazy. Wash everything in hot water never wear anything twice unless washed in hot water &a hot dryer. Take showers once the very least a day. I take up to three a day. Good luck

    • two weeks is too long of a wait tobrepeat ivermectin. The multiple fast and mature quickly. Doxepin from doctor helps with the itch or cortizone cream. Since they are suppose to survive. water now. Everyone needs to run clthes in dryer first before washing. I never lat the dryer fo the full cycle I like yo keep it hot for two cycles. Even at laundrymat. Those dryers are hot 🔥 hot and i put my stuff in new trash bag. Esentail oils only suppress for a minute.
      Tea tree oil is from turpetine it helps some. Not a full cure all because the problem is internal. Consider a parasitic cleanse as well. Someone on a topix forum said they went to a infectiuos disease doctor because of the sores causing a bacterial infection. Try not to pick the scab or scratch the itch. Good luck to use all.

  13. Oollemmee says:

    I had scabies once and got an inexpensive sulfur-based ointment which really wiped them out fast. Only downside was the sulfur odor which I didn’t mind too much.

  14. Hi, I am in the USA, have been treating scabies for 5 months now. Tried perithrim lice soap,the pharmacist said I could use the lice shampoo and put it all over my body, i broke out like crazy after that, plus there is nothing on the box for directions for scabies only lice, (I was allergic too, broke out all over, with hives for weeks after, face inflamed and bright red, in pain, even though i did not apply to face!) now doing neem oil, essential oils, sulfur creams, ivermectin…etc, cleaning everything everyday. Spraying with lysol, borax…. Still have it. It keeps it at bay but not killing it all the way! Trying neem pills now internally, ordered “benzoate cream” from out of the USA, ordered herbs from thailand to do internal cleanse for “bugs”and scabies, ordered some homeopathic stuff from “Dr. scabies”- I am trying anything recomended, trying to boost my immune system with herbs, this is a “superbug” perithrins just seems to make it mad and get worse! Benzo used in other countries for scabies. Hoping this will work. I am going to try doing ivermectin and benzoate cream together. Other stuff seems to only slow it down but does not get rid of it completely…this is a plague for sure. Dosent seem to help to put clothes away for 3 days it is still on the clothes, I got reinvested twice this way. Covered beds with plastic also. I had this before,years ago, it took 2 years of ivermectin and perithrin cream, (dr. diddnt believe me, even though I had bites all over my body, but perscribed the cream any ways). they wont perscribe the ivermectin though! Had to use the horse stuff, but never new until now how to treat( i am going to try the both at once, at the same time, 1 week intervals hope that will work with the benzoate cream.) Drove me sooo crazy! Now I have it again…ughh. Hope this new combo will work, also ordered some sulfur soap. Thinking maybe my washer and dryer are not hot enough? “Benzoate” is not used in the US so I am hoping they dont have a resistance to it. ( My mom thinks its nano bot insects) I know that sounds crazy too- but it does feel quite invinceable! HELP! I will write back later if any of this works….

    • Hi mae/hello everybody

      i work as a male nurse in Switzerland, one of my patients infested me with scabies too. i also had to threaten, curse and swear with several docters for hours and hours before getting a proper dose of Stromectol(ivermectin) and infectoscab (permethrin) i also recomend using prescription drugs for treatment and whatever feels right & helps for making you feel better (for me=tea tree oil ! i love it and i firmly believe scabies absolutely hates it.) i had a similar problem like you have and i believe my problem was made out of three problems. i was being constantly reinfected by others ( my patients, the cat, roommate, friends.. ) yes it was embarrasing and an unbelievable thing to pull off.. it almost cost me my job, house and social life, but i got every single one treated also. you need to isolate and seperate yourself effectively from everything for three days at least and everything you cant wahs or put into bags ( humans & cats/pets ) you need to get rid of or get them treated also.) the second problem for me was treatment failure. it took me 6 weeks and 6 doses of ivermectin combined with 6 doses of infectoscab (permethrin) for me to find out how to treat myself properly. for me it was quite difficult.. to summerise: find out if you have hard to reach areas.. (i had an ingrown toanail removed when i was 14, and it grew back in time. but did not grow back properly, underneath the grown back toanail, which i had to remove, there was a layer of thick skin and hollow area, guess what was hiding there.. i recomand taking a hot bath and soak for as long as possible, then apply cream and take pills, during treatment, wear clothes and washable shoes drenched in biokill (permethrin) do the cream for 12 hours. but extra on toes feet and hands and pay attention to carefully let the cream dry into skin and not wash of the stuff or remove it by changing clothes too much.. for me i also found out, the critters climed up my hairs in order to escape the poisen..i firmy believe scabies is a smart b* shave everything. the prescripion pamflet says from the chin down. i swear i had them in and on my ears, eyebrows and in my hair/on my head, use the cream on your whole body.

      (just because some items are more important or more difficult to keep away from, it does not make them safe.. humans will always find justification to think certain rules do not apply because of reasons.. CELLPHONE, NOTEBOOK, remote control of television, favourite shoes, depending on the type of scabies, infestation by surfaces are small, but not impossible, all it takes is a girl and 1 dude, and again, you ARE INFESTED WITH SCABIES…

      i suggest to treat, after treatment, shower and carefully put on your 3 days in advance packed stuff and fresh shoes/fresh clothes which you also prepared 3 days in advance put them on and drench some money/credit card in alcohol, also your keys, if you have a car and used it while you were infested.. do not use it, walk. make sure you did not touch the plastic bags before treatment, with gloves close the door, and walk somewhere / dont return for 3 days. then wash and clean everything

      cincerly and best of luck to you

      i hope you get rid of them soon

      • There are two species of scabies, the nasty burrowing black one, sarcoptes and another smaller one almost transparent. Permethrin resistant scabies can burrow into the scalp and the other type crawl around your face at night and walk through your hair. Use cream on the body but special permethrin shampoo for the hair. I recommend drenching them in Bernadine overnight and Washington with shampoo or ketonazole next day. Wet comb with conditioner, dry in sun. Wash pillow covers frequently. Leave your place for 3 days then come back. Life cycle is 7 days, so continue treatment over a month. Problem will reduce in severity. Take antihistamines. Embarrassing and socially isolating problem but endemic in SE Asia.

  15. I went in the hospital in July 2016 and was ther 3 days, after the 2nd day I notice a few black dots on the plastic matteress. I came home and have notice a few black dots on my matteress. I did develop shingles on my forehead. I itch but not a lot. I don’t have marks except the little one on my forehead from shingles. Today I woke up with a red mark on my breast but does not itch. Could this be scabies? By the way no one in the house has symptoms .

  16. I have scabies now for 3 months and i an 1 mnth pregnant,i used tea tree oil but thn i found out that it was not advisable to use during pregnancy.Now i am using neem oil with carrier oil(olive oil),at yimes it is effective but the bumps leeps on coming.My leg,thigh,back and arms are all covered with scars now and the bumps keeps appearing….i am going crazy and next week i have my ultra sonography and it is so embarassing cos my tummy is covered in scars…please HELP…..

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