How does one get scabies? Scabies is a skin infection that is caused by the scabies mite Sarcoptes scabiei. It burrows under the skin where it deposits its eggs, which in turn hatch into larvae. These larvae mature into adult mites that live inside the infected person’s skin, causing skin irritations and allergic itching.
Natural Treatment For Scabies. Clove oil is one of the most recent herbal remedies, effective against scabies mites. Clove oil has antimicrobial as well as anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that both combat infection and allergy. The skin absorbs clove oil faster than other herbal remedies, penetrating into the mite’s burrows and killing them.
Clove oil doesn’t have side effects compared to other remedies, except direct application of clove oil may cause a burning sensation. To alleviate discomfort, clove oil is usually mixed with other organic oils to dilute the substance.
Honey and clove mixtures are often used in home remedies. Try this natural treatment.
- Mix 1/2 a cup of organic honey and 1/2 a cup of warm water as the base.
- Add 10 drops of clove oil into the mixture.
- In place of honey, 1 cup of organic vegetable oil can also be used.
Apply the remedy directly onto the infected areas. If irritation occurs, decrease the number of clove oil drops or increase the vegetable oil.