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Home Remedies For Scabies

Updated on August 24, 2017

Home Remedy for Scabies - the Better Choice

Home Remedies for Scabies are the favourite choice for sufferers for a number of reasons. The main one being that once people look at what is in the perscribed creams, they choose the natural way. There really is no need to use the perscribed creams anyway, when there are so many home remedies for scabies available now.

Once you have scabies you need to rid yourself of the nasty little mites as quickly as possible, they spread like wildfire! They burrow into your skin and multiply. It really does not take long to become infested. They are extremely contagious, therefore it is vital to treat all family members or even friends who have been in close contact with the patient recently.

Something that is important to take note of is that a person does not have to, have any visible scabie pimples, sores, people can be silent carriers. I think it's safe to say that no-one reading this, wants the mites as pictiured on the left crawling and burrowing into their skin.

In this lens you will learn all about the scabies mite, their cycle, how to treat them, the disadvantages of the creams given by doctors and much more. See a video of the mites to get to learn more about what you have crawling around you if you have them. You will also learn how to make home remedies for scabies from the contents of your pantry and if that's not for you, then don't worry we have other options aswell.

How Easy is it to Get Scabies ?

It's one of the many questions that are foremost in peoples minds who have scabies. Scabies is caused by the mite known as Sarcoptes Scabiei. It is an infestation of the mites. It occurs all over the world and is highly contagious and is therefore easily spread.

Skin to skin contact is needed for scabies to spread. A simple prolonged handshake is enough to pass the scabies on. Common places for the disease to spread are childcare centres, schools, hospitals or aged care centres. Basically any place where there is a large number of people. This is due to the constant skin contact between them.

Scabies can develop into Norwegian Scabies otherwise known as Crusted Scabies in those people who have a weak immune system who are malnourished.

Home Remedy for Scabies - Neem Leaves

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A good Home Remedy for Scabies is neem leaf paste.

Ingredients for Neem Home Remedy for Scabies

dried or fresh neem leafs,

turmeric powder, mustard oil

Method for Neem Home Remedy for Scabies

Mix the turmeric powder with mustard oil. Add this to an equal quantity of neem leaves. Mix to a paste.

Application for Neem Home Remedy for Scabies

Apply to the body and leave it on for around an hour. Do a spot first as mustard oil may irratate some people or just leave it on for a less time. Then take a bath.

Boil some neem leaves in a small amount of water and drink at least a tablespoon of the liquid.

Repeat this in a week to make sure you get all the left over eggs that have hatched.

Would you Own Up ?

There is a stigma that is attached to Scabies, that it is a dirty disease - this is not true. As you will have discovered from this lens scabies is highly contagious and therefore it is easy to get infected.

Would You Own Up to either Yourself or a Family Member Having Scabies ?

Do you Love Natural Remedies ?

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Stop Beating Yourself Up!

Having scabies does not mean that you are dirty or unclean. Most people (me included) start to question how clean their house is and personal hygiene - DONT BEAT YOURSELF UP. Scabies is highly contagious and spreads rapidly. You could have got scabie from anywhere.

Have you Ever Had Scabies ?

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How Do You Get Scabies ?

If you are reading this and you or a family member have scabies, you will know what a nightmare they can be. When my 5 year old got them, it was awful.

The first thing you think (apart obviously from wanting to get rid of them) is where could the scabies have come from? I still don't know where Harry got his, but, I do know I blamed myself thinking, I don't understand, my house is clean - maybe I should wash the bedding every week instead of every week and a half. I pratically tortured myself looking for an explanation.

All I could put it down to was school, but no other Mums had mentioned it - but lets face it, most Mums don't broadcast it (me included). I did tell his teacher so that she was able to look out for anyone itching and she did mention it to Mums (keeping Harry anonymous) the next night at a parent evening.

I now know not to blame myself for Harrys scabies outbreak as anyone can get them. In fact humans atrract the annoying little mites, through warmth. They are extremely contagious, moving easily from one person to another. They are passed through skin contact , clothing and other things shared from one person to another, as they are unable to jump or fly.

There are more people now searching for Home Remedies for Scabies. This maybe due to the fact that we are now discovering that these creams can cause many side effects. In fact some of the creams ingredients have been linked to cancer and leukemia !

Scary stuff hey? Unfortunately this is what it has now come to, big companies, thinking only of profits.

Do You Have Faith in Your Doctor ?

Do you always trust what your doctor diagnose, or do you think that even they can make a mistake ?

All Stop for Scabies

The Mitactin treatment gets rid of the scabies infestation by asphyxiation, whilst relieving the irritation and itching on the skin. All Stop claim that these Remedies work first time, without fail.

They are non toxic, 100% safe and 98% effective. Toxins used in the presecription elimite or permethrin cream have proven to have terrible effects on the elderly or small children. With All Stop you don't have to worry about how much you apply, it's a natural product.

All Stop Scabies Complete Treatment Family Pack

Included in this pack are 3 bottles of Mitactin Skin Spray, 3 bottles of Mitactin Deep Cleaning Salve, 1 Gal / 3.78 L PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray , 1 Paravinyl Mattress Encasement which is for a Queen bed unless otherwise specified and 1 Gal / 3.78 L All Stop Medicated Body Wash.

By using the Mitactin Skin Spray combined with the Deep Cleaning Salve you are allowing deep penetration into the skin which ensures that both the eggs and mites are reached and eliminated. The Medicated Body Wash aids the process and targets all types of scabies infestations, both mild and severe.

Your mattress provides a great environment for scabies and other mites and therefore should not be left untreated. The Paravinyl Mattress Encasement will provide protection from any mites lurking there.

Disinfecting areas is important when getting rid of scabies. The PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray is used in hospitals and is effective against 99.9% of bacteria, funghi and microbes.

This is a non-toxic treatment.

What Does Scabies Look Like ?

This is how a Scabies infestation looks. However, it can actually look less 'angry'. My son, Harrys Scabies was just visible bumps on the arms and legs! So, in answer to the question, What Does Scabies Look Like? , it can present itself in different ways. Read on below for some Home Remedies for Scabies

So , How Do You Get Scabies ?

Scabies is highly contagious! If you know anyone who has Scabies keep away until they hae been treated. The same goes if you have it stay away from others until you have been treated

Is It Scabies ?

Doctors will often not diagnose scabies correctly on the first visit. It could be treated as eczema or a similar allergy. Whilst the scabies are not being treated they will spread so is it is vital to get the diagnosis correct as soon as possible.

So when asking the question 'Is It Scabies ?', the signs to look out for include a skin rash that is made up of small bumps or Itching - mainly on a night or after a hot bath

Any small burrows or tunnels that can be seen on the skin - the best way to see these is through a microscope (the little microscopes that you can pick up at the chemist come in really handy for diagnosis of scabies or head lice etc)

If a doctor suspects that it is scabies they may take a scraping of the skin to get it tested. If you think you have scabies but have been told that you don't, take a look at the points above under 'Is It Scabies ?' and the best way of diagnosing the itch is:

Go With Your Instinct Before They Spread !

Scabies Killer - Natural

This will get rid of the scabies mites and actually let you get a good nights sleep. Treatment for any hour of the day.

Some Scabies creams ingredients have been linked to cancer and leukemia !

Home Remedy for Scabies - Using Onions!

Ingredients for Onions Home Remedy for Scabies

Onions and Coarse Sea Sat

Method for Onions Home Remedy for Scabies

Cut some onions in half. Scoop out the middle of them and fill the case of the onion with sea salt, the coarse kind. Leave them in bowls to dissolve and use the liquid that they make on the scabies.

Application for Onions Home Remedy for Scabies

Apply to the body and leave it on.

Don't attempt to do this when you have a night out planned - it's not the best perfume!

Ingredients for Garlic Scabies Home Remedy


Neem Oil (optional)

Garlic Capsules (optional)

Method for Garlic Scabies Home Remedy

You can either just press garlic on its own or add a little neem oil.

Application for Garlic Scabies Home Remedy

Then its just a case of applying it to the skin. This needs to be done twice a day for a week.

You can also take garlic capsules as well but I would still recommend the application of garlic to the skin.

I know you will not smell particularly great during the week but it will combat the scabies. Think of the plus side - you will fend off any vampires!

Would you consider applying onions or garlic with an aim to getting rid of scabies ?

Would you Stand the Smell ?

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Apricot Leaves are another Home Remedy for Scabies....

Ingredients for Apricot Scabies Home Remedy


Method for Apricot Scabies Home Remedy

Extract the juice from Apricot leaves

Application for Apricot Scabies Home Remedy

Apply the juice to the infected skin. This needs to be done twice a day for a week.

Getting Rid of Scabies in the Home.... - Kleen Free for Scabies..

Kleen Free is used to control insects that cause infestation problems. This product is a natural product and therefore will not harm pets, kids or yourself. This means that you do not have to be concerned when re-applying it. Kleen Free works on contact but is not a pesticide or insecticide.

It works by attacking the bugs exoskeleton and causing it to shed its skin prematurely.

Here's Zack Lee from California's review on Kleen Free Our house had a horrible case of scabies or mites (we weren't sure what they were at first) and we wanted a Non-Toxic and safe product to kill them. We tried all kinds of stuff that didn't work.. but the Kleen Free worked great. We sprayed it on our furniture, bathed in it, washed our clothes with it and it killed all the bugs. We have kids and pets and it was totally safe around them. Thank you.. highly recomended.

Kleen Free Naturally with Proteque Intensive Therapeutic Skin Lotion
Kleen Free Naturally with Proteque Intensive Therapeutic Skin Lotion

Gets rid of any bugs or parasites that are lurking around on your bed stopping you sleep.

Kleen Free Naturally,Natural Enzymes, Non-Toxic, Organic, USDA Ecologically Safe, Insect Eliminator, Treatment and Cleaner - (32 oz. Concentrate)
Kleen Free Naturally,Natural Enzymes, Non-Toxic, Organic, USDA Ecologically Safe, Insect Eliminator, Treatment and Cleaner - (32 oz. Concentrate)

This is non-toxic and organic bug eliminator. Kleen Free is perfectly safe and leaves areas clean and pest free. It will successfully eliminate scabies and also all other pests such as roaches, fleas, fire ants, bedbugs, lice, mites, fruit flies and many more of the annoying pests that are around.

Kleen Free Naturally Concentrate, 64 Ounce
Kleen Free Naturally Concentrate, 64 Ounce

Kleen Free is used in restaurants, hotels, Pest Control companies and also around homes.


Home Remedy for Scabies - Burn Them !

What You Will Need to Burn Scabies

A Magnifying Glass and the Sun

Method to Burn scabies

Hold a magnifying glass over your skin, whilst the sun is burning down for a short time - not enough to burn yourself. This will hopefully zap the scabies mite dead.

I have not tried this method - so if you do give it a try please let me know how you get on. The scabies mites do not like heat

A video where you can get a Closer Look at the Scabies Mites

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Tea Tree Oil works wonders for scabies, killing the mites. It is also good in helping to relieve the itch.

Application for Scabies

The Tea Tree Oil needs applying every time you itch, before bed at night, in the morning and any bits in-between.

That's the beauty of a home remedy for scabies - no harmful chemicals making you afraid of not to apply often !

It may dry the skin out a bit but the relief from the itching and the fact that you are eliminating the scabies will compensate this and using a good moisturiser will solve the dryness.

Scabies and other bugs love your bed

They love the warmth. It gives them a perfect breeding ground where they can spread or start infestation. The All Stop Mattress Cover stops them dead

All Stop Mattress Bag :: Create a Barrier Between You and Parasites
All Stop Mattress Bag :: Create a Barrier Between You and Parasites

Use this at home and when you sleep on unfamiliar beds such as in a hotel - great for travelling and vacations. The All Stop Mattress cover will give you a barrier between yourself and anything crawling around on your mattress.


Home Remedy for Scabies - Tea Tree....................

Tea tree oil is an Australian Aboriginal traditional healer for insect bites, bruises and skin infections. Tea tree also has antbacterial properties and is always a good product to have in your medical cabinet.

Getting Rid Of Scabies

All bedding must be washed.

Any clothing that has been worn in the last week needs washing.

Clean carpets and mattresses with a good vacuum - I steam cleaned mine.

Cuddly toys should either be washed or put in a bin bag and left there for 2 weeks. This will ensure that the mites die - they can not live for long away from human body.


Scabies Explained by GP

Treat Everyone for Scabies

It is important to treat everyone who the person with scabies has been in contact with - definitely the whole household.

I know it's a delicate subject but speak to Grandmas, Grandads, cousins (anyone who has been in contact with the scabies person) and ask them if they would treat themselves.

This Gets you Really Close Up......

The female mites are the ones that cause the damage, infecting us. She must be pregnant to spread the itching mites. Once she has found her target (the human she is going to live on) she goes off to find a good area to lay her eggs. The areas they usually pick are areas such as between the fingers, wrists, under arms or any areas with tucks, folds or crevices. (This is not always the case though - my son had them on his arms and legs, he did have them on his wrists but not in-between fingers.)

When she has found the perfect area to lay her eggs. The female mite lays 2 or 3 eggs a day! The eggs are usually no more than 0.20 mm in length. It takes 3 or 4 days for the eggs to hatch into larvae. Then over the next few days the larvae then transforms into adolescent mite.

Only 10% of eggs hatch into males, the rest are female. Once a month the male mite mates with the female - he has many females to choose from!. The female mite is then pregnant and again she goes to find a good area to lay her eggs. Then it all begins again!

A Case of Scabies can soon lead to an Outbreak......

The Itch May Stay for a While.....

It can take anywhere up to 6 weeks of being infected with scabies until a person actually starts itching. This is the same for anyone who the scabies patient passes the mites onto. However, if a person has previously had scabies and is re-infected the itch can start almost immediately.

When the scabies has gone the itch can remain for a while even though the treatment has been done. Some people can itch for over a month after the treatment causing confusion as to whether the treatment actually worked. If treatment is correctly applied to all family members and bedding and clothes etc are treated, then it's just a case of waiting to see if the itching decreases.

What Would you Choose ?

Please feel free to add to the list....

Please share your Scabies experience

Have you or anyone you know ever had scabies ? How did you get rid of the mites ? If you just want to leave feedback or a comment on this lens, go ahead and thanks for the visit :)


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      anonymous 4 years ago I know m not d only someone said, they find clean bodies to make it home..

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      CoolKarma 5 years ago

      Incredibly in depth information, thank you

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      MarcellaCarlton 5 years ago

      Love the lens! Kicking butt on the scabies mites, I will refer back to this lens if I ever get scabies.

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      oiloflife 5 years ago

      This lens is very interesting and I'll have a look at your other lenses as well!

      You covered the subject very thoroughly. Excellent advice.

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      hayleylou lm 5 years ago

      @Katwoman55: Thanks :-)

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      Katwoman55 5 years ago

      Love the lens! super info! Good job! Thanks, Kat

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      rogerrph 5 years ago

      great information!

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      samsaradakini 6 years ago

      EXCELLENT lens on scabies. I am bookmarking this and am almost inviting scabies into my life so I can have fun seeing what works. Keep up the de-stigmatizing!

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      franstan lm 6 years ago

      This is a very informative lens. Blessed by a rambling Squid Angel

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      jessicahoward 6 years ago

      Very intersecting lens....I've seen scabies diagnosed with your average magic marker....Thank you so much for compiling such a wonderful lens...:)

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      Serj 6 years ago

      Wow, you put a lot of work into this lens. I hope my family never has to deal with these bugs!!!

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      great lens... very informative... we have never experienced scabies before but its good to be informed in case we experience it in the future... thanks :)

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      sidther lm 6 years ago

      Lensrolled! Great kens, I love that you are not hiding it as if it were a dirty little secret, I used to have some treatments ready to go since about 1/2 of my patients had scabies. I was very lucky not to have had it... yet.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      good awareness len ..great visit my newest len bed bugs-2 thanks again for this information

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      Angela F 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Very informative lens. I love using natural remedies whenever possible. Wonder if you could substitute apricot oil for mustard oil?

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      Penny Pincher G 7 years ago

      great and informative lens. i wish this lens would have existed when I had them as a little girl. Blessed!

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      You really covered the subject comprehensively. Good article.

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      Sue Mah 7 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      Stopping by again, this time to sprinkle some fairy dust and a blessing from an Angel.

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      Bambi Watson 7 years ago

      My middle son had scabies as a baby, we never did figure out where or how he got them. Since he had a lot of allergies, I took him to the doctor right away when he got the rash & it was cured really fast without infecting anyone in the house. Very informative lens, I'm sure it will help a lot of people.

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      stuhaynes lm 7 years ago

      Nasty little things! Well explained

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      freecontent 7 years ago

      Good, comprehensive lens. This is exceptional information on the topic.

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      Sue Mah 7 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      Very helpful information on scabies. Haven't encountered it personally but i'll be sure to keep in mind what you have advised.

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      hayleylou lm 7 years ago

      @javr: Honoured thank you :)

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Fortunately, I haven't experienced Scabies but if I do I will know where to look for information.

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      javr 7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This may help people to get better. Blessed.

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very very useful and informative lens about scabies mites. your detailed information and remedies are great. thanks for the info.

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Great lens, in fact this is one of the most detailed I have seen tonight.

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      Fantastic lens with so much information. It's good to know about the natural remedies too. I use tea tree for all kinds of things.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Well done for getting rid of Harry scabbies problem, do take care in the future!

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      Nathalie Roy 7 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Very interesting read. I have never had these mite (and hope I don't), but if I ever have to fight them I am glad to see there is natural remedies that work. My mother used to say: garlic and tea tree oil should be in ever pharmacy! Thank you so much for sharing all this information!

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      hayleylou lm 7 years ago

      @kerbev: Never heard of this, but thanks for the info. It sounds like a good way of diagnosis.

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      kab 7 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I've seen scabies diagnosed with your average magic marker. Clean the itchy area. Mark it good with a washable magic marker (dark color), then wipe it off (even with a tiny bit of water). If the ink remains in some spots showing dark little lines, that is where the mite has burrowed into your skin and there is a tiny canal that allows the ink into it. It's gross, but now at least you know.

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      stefanruse 7 years ago

      I like garlic and and heve it every day.It's always good to read such great lens about health care and all the benefits that nature give us.Your friend forever.

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      hayleylou lm 7 years ago

      @Lou165: Garlic is a great healer. We used a Tea Tree oil to help my sons eczema - love the natural way. Thanks for visiting :)

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      Lou165 7 years ago from Australia

      This is a great resource for Scabies that you have created,......... is there anything that can't be treated by garlic, onion or tea tree oil??

      I'm lucky that my dd hasn't had scabies, it's bad enough when she comes home from school with headlice - yuck!

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      AngHoo LM 7 years ago

      Hi Hayley, now I know more about Scabies... Thanks for de great info... :)

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      hayleylou lm 7 years ago

      @pyngthyngs: Hi Pyngthyngs, thanks for your visit. Yes, pets can get scabies - it is known as Mange and can be extremely uncomfortable. It needs treating with the same urgency as human scabies.

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      pyngthyngs 7 years ago

      Can pets catch Scabies as well?

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      TanyaWhaley 8 years ago

      Very interesting information! Thanks for sharing. 5***** and Favorited.

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      jakealoo 8 years ago

      Very Nice Lense! Thanks for the great information

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Scabies doesn't sound like much fun at all.

      I never really knew too much about the topic before.

      Well done!

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      spunkyduckling 8 years ago

      It's so unfortunate that your son had to go through this experience. I can only imagine what he went through. Glad to know that you've found some sort of solution though. May others benefit from this. I have never had this experience nor known of anyone who might have had but thank you for sharing. Excellent lens.

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      Sojourn 8 years ago

      Wow, Hayley! Very informative lens. I have three sons and, thank goodness, we haven't come across scabies although we've had just about anything else you can imagine. Now, at least, I'll know what to look for and where to turn if we ever end up with a case. (Loved the comment about the onion not making the best perfume!). Very well done.


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      FunGifts4All 8 years ago

      Very nicely done. Lots of info. 5*'s

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      mommyplus3kids 8 years ago

      Wow, great lens, kind of scary, make me itch. I'm also a mom but never heard of scabies. Will be watching out for this. Because my main language is no English as soon as a read your lens I started looking in the internet for the Spanish word for scabies. 5* and favorite it.

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      Wendy Henderson 8 years ago from PA

      Great lens. I remember scabies from when I was a kid. It was not fun!

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      Lee Hansen 8 years ago from Vermont

      Arrgggh. As a mom I've had to deal with head lice on the kiddos and fleas and ticks on the cats and dogs. So far no scabies or bed bugs but the way the news looks these days, we've just been lucky to avoid these other pests so far. Thanks for making this informative lens.

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      rileywest 8 years ago

      Hey Hayley:

      Man alive! I didn't even know what scabies were til now. Great info and kind of scary.

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      norma-holt 8 years ago

      Extremely good information. Well written and important stuff. 5*

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      momto4 lm 8 years ago

      Great lens full of useful information! My children thankfully haven't had scabies, but if they ever do I'll know where to go for information!

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Interesting. I'd never heard of scabies before. This is great information. Well done!

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      hayleylou lm 8 years ago

      grannysage - All 3 kids at once with it? If so that must have been a nightmare - all that itching. Yes you are right - parents should be given a manual on the birth of a child on all the illnesses, moods, phases and stages that you need to be able to recognise. Being a parent is the hardest but most rewarding job that there is!

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      hayleylou lm 8 years ago

      Head lice is another horrible itch. Harry got them when we lived in the UK at a nursery, I helped out there too - we both got them - it was awful. Took us a week to get rid. Again though it was the natural way that helped. [in reply to Rascal_The_Cat]

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      hayleylou lm 8 years ago

      JB-III I am not aware of scabies carrying any disease lick ticks,thanks for question. Thanks to everyone else for your comments.

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      JB-III 8 years ago

      I shouldn't of read your lens before going to bed. Having a sudden urge to itch can make going to sleep hard. ;) Very informative. One question though do scabies carry any disease lick ticks?

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      sciencefictionn 8 years ago

      Interesting and complete lens about a problem that many families have met; that it is necessary to know, to intervene as soon as possible! I rated your lens 5 stars and I favorited it.

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      Rhonda Albom 8 years ago from New Zealand

      I am totally itchy now. Great job here.

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      David Schroeter 8 years ago from St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

      Great information... a valuable resource. 5 *s.

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      grannysage 8 years ago

      Goodness, I started itching as soon as I read this. All three of my children had scabies and one of them several times. I got so I recognized it right away. I also worked in a nursing home where we had frequent outbreaks....who knows which person brought them in but it spread like crazy.

      Lots of good information here. I am glad you reassure parents that they haven't done anything wrong. It just comes with the territory of childraising.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Now that school's back in session, this is a pertinant topic indeed. Sorry to hear you felt so bad about your little guy's adventure of the itchy kind. We've had to deal with head lice with each of our kids over the years- not fun. I shaved all my long hair off once in desperation thinking we were all just passing it back and forth seeing how the kids were girls with very long, thick hair (and then the Robi comb arrived the next day from ebay- doh). But, it's only hair, it grew back.. and hmm.. maybe a good topic for a new lens now that I think of it :) Thanks for the great lens, 5*

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      hayleylou lm 8 years ago

      [in reply to Tara ] Tara , I feel for you. Your poor baby - saw how much it aggravated my 5 year old. Harrys doc never mentioned about treating the whole family either. If the scabies has got as bad as the whole family getting it you really need to treat the mites head on. Get all the family treated at the same time to avoid it getting passed around again. Be sure all the households concerned are treated, wash sheets, bedding, clothes, cuddlies, do carpets, mattresses - basically anywhere the mites could have hung on to. There is a chance that when you go to the docs they will tell you not to bother with this (mine told me this) but if you don't they will be back. I would get rid of them asap before it gets work. Good luck, let me know how you get on.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have an 18 month old that has been fighting this for 9 weeks now. It was first when she was sick with fever too and diagnosed scarlet fever with the rash. then it didn't go away and got worse with the burrow lines and what not. took her back and she saw a diff. dr. cuz her dr. wasn't there that day. and this dr. diagnosed her with scabies but told us to only put on affected area..nothing bout cleaning sheets, other mmembers putting the cream on, nothing. very vague. SO..she still had it a week later. went BACK and her dr. was out again so had to see yet another dr. that said it was "deff. not scabies, b/c it would be all over and it wasn't." he diagnosed it as allergies and took her off the cream for scabies. even though i questioned the burrow lines he said that it was from her my whole family now has brothers and my dad went to a skin specialist today who looked under scope and it is scabies.needless to say im going back to her dr. tom and raising hell!