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Fixing Scabies With Tea Tree Oil

Updated on October 16, 2012

Tea tree oil for scabies skin mites

Scabies is a very nasty little skin condition which is caused primarily by a parasite. The condition causes a very nasty rash and very severe itching. Tea tree oil has been known to have to help alleviate the symptoms of scabies, because it has distinct antifungal and anti-parasitic characteristics. Tea tree oil works by being absorbed into the skin, whereupon the parasites eat it tea tree oil. It is not poisonous in itself, but once the parasites eat it they may become deathly ill and die off.

Scabies is highly contagious which may be the reason why the are so often seen around people's fingers and on the backs of their hands. After the first contact (usually on the hands) it moves up to the wrists, elbows, armpits, heels, waste and inner thighs. The nature of scabies means that you should never share clonthes with somebody who has scabies.

It is not spread through poor hygiene, it is a parasite which infects the skin and will start burrowing in order to make itself a nice home. This means that if you come in contact with somebody who has scabies, there is a good chance that you have been infected, and within a few weeks will begin to show signs of infestation. To prevent such an appearance from happening, you need to use some form of tea tree oil which is suspended in a body wash, and in a shampoo. This should be used for around a week or two, in order to fully cleanse the affected person of any remaining parasites.

Many people are not so keen on using medication to treat scabies because they may have had trouble with side effects in the past. Bathing with tea tree oil in the bath is also a good way to combat scabies because the tea tree oil is given more chance to soak into the skin, whereupon it will be even by the parasites and die.

You should be aware that it is almost impossible to see scabies with the naked eye, there are tiny, tiny parasites. To be correctly diagnosed you should consult a doctor who will take a scraping of your skin and examine it under a microscope. The results of the test will be almost instant, as the doctor will be able to see the parasites straight away. Tea tree oil has been used by Australian aborigines for quite some years now, and in the beginning of the 21st century Australian soldiers were using it as antiseptic to clean wounds. However, it was only after world war two when scientists began to take a genuine interest in the antiseptic and antifungal properties of tea tree oil.

It is only now, thanks to their efforts--that we are able to enjoy the benefits of tea tree oil up and treat skin conditions without having to go and get a prescription. This is because tea tree oil does not need any further refining to make it more effective. Unlike the bark of a willow tree which needs to be refined before it turns into a painkiller (paracetamol), tea tree oil can be used in its natural state, albeit more filtered and often diluted when sold over the counter.


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      AmyMarlo 4 years ago

      My sister had scabies and we didn't notice them until she started randomly itching her skin, we saw nothing on it except the itch marks. My mom didn't want to take any chances so we took her to the dermatologist and he said that she had scabies on her thigh. We didn't know what it was at first but when the doctor told us, it was pretty terrifying. He told her to take some pills which he prescribed that had horrible side affects and after using them a couple of weeks, didn't even help at all. So I was kind enough to research on it. I found this site and read that if soaking in tea tree oil, It helps the itching and will go deep into the skin and fight them?... I told my mom and she automatically went to the store and bought like 5 bottles of tea tree oil. It was crazy! but it worked. After she took the bath, she was good as new! the itch was gone but the scabies were still there(she could tell). After a couple of weeks of these baths, she was scabies free! and ready to do anything. SO here's a lesson, don't listen to everything your "doctor" tells you, some things have to work and fight naturally.

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      debra 4 years ago from nebraska

      That parasite is completely disgusting. Thank god there is a treatment to that . If my kitten ever had that I would find the best NATURAL cure there was to it. Wouldn't want to see her suffer like that.

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      Scarthekaram 5 years ago

      You are absolutely correct, I too have been looking for natural treatements, for example tea tree oil. I am trying to start a new lifestyle of eating organic and using natural products on my body and natural things to consume since my heartattack and since i had a terrible infestation of scabies on my lower neck and all over my somach. From that point on i knew that i wouldn't be living in a matter of months if i was living my old life style. I encourage everyone to atleast look at the nutrition label before they eat anything! and giving natural products a chance.

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      CatherineHluch 5 years ago

      tea tree oil is very useful towards all kinds of skin problems like acne and any kinds of infections. I have enver thought that tea tree oil would help cure scabies! this is a terrible infestation of parasites and is very difficult to get rid of. This post was extremeley useful to me because i had an infestation of scabies on my neck which got to my face. I went to see a dermatologist to ask if they had a cure for it, he said yas but it was not a natural teatement for i didnt want something artificial on my face to ruin my skin. I dont think any of the dermatologists i have ever went to reccommended me tea tree oil to cure scabies. After i read this article I scurried to the nearby drugstore and bought tea tree oil, i was desperate to try anything now and just wanted to get rid of this disgusting parasite that was eating my face. I had to write something about this on here because I am very grateful for Ovante and want to shoutout to all of the scared individuals who feel like dermatologists are always right and don't bother to go online and type in natural cures for scabies. I was a frightened indiviual with an infesttion of scabies on my skin too and i found this article and a whole bunch of others about scabies that said tea tree oil has been used to treat scabies for centuries. I have been using this oil for years now and have dabbed it on my childrens acne and basically used it on all of the infections that my family had. It really is a miracle worker.