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What Kills Scabies

Updated on June 19, 2013

Anti Scabies Products

Below is a list of a few compounds that kill scabies. Other than the items you see on the list, you can kill scabies with any chemical that will kill a human. Sadly if you apply this to your skin in order to kill scabies, it will do you more harm than good. It could be worth remembering however for when you are washing your clothes. For example adding bleach to your washing may help remove any lingering parasites from your clothes.


Bactrim is a brand name representing an antibiotic with the active ingredients trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. It is often given orally and is great at killing scabies. Bactrim has nasty side effects such as dizziness, a swollen tongue, sleep disturbances and allergic reactions.


Also known as Crotamiton USP. It is used to stop the scabies mite from spreading, and aids healing. It also relieves itching.

Enzyme treatment

Oil enzyme treatments are considered safer than traditional treatments, which are filled with chemicals and toxins and can be dangerous to pets and people. Enzyme preparations are 90% effective. They are available for furniture and fabric and can also be used on people. The enzyme treatments are non-toxic and hypoallergenic. They are also an effective treatment of itching associated with scabies. Enzyme treatments are available over the counter and are extremely safe. Until treated, people who are infected with scabies mites can spread from one person to another. Traditional treatment of scabies may include synthetic chemicals such as permethrin. Many people would rather not deal with the harmful effects of toxic scabies treatment. Enzyme treatments often use essential oils like eucalyptus tree oil, peppermint and tea tree oil. Some natural oils are often used to kill lice, scabies and viral infections.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil at a 5% solution is partially effective in removing scabies from the skin. It is often better used as a long-term preventative measure.


Pyrethroids are a family of insecticides pyrethrum derivatives, botanical insecticides used for millennia from the chrysanthemum. The oldest are allethrin and phenothrin. These are the ingredients used to make permethrin, fenvalerate, deltamethrin and cypermethrin. Permethrin used at 5% is the topical medication chosen by most. Toxicity may resemble allergic reactions. It is normally applied onto the skin prior to going to bed at night. It is left on for approx 8 to 14 hours, and showered off when the person wakes up.

Neem oil

Is very good at treating scabies, but there is still no scientific proof that it does. If you have a sensitivity to permethrin the known insecticide, then this may be for you. Scabies mites are not yet resistant when it comes to neem oil. This makes it good for use in chronic cases.


Or more specifically, 10% sulfur in petrolatum that is rubbed into the skin topically. You may buy it without a prescription, but it will do the health of your skin no favors, so short-term use is probably the best option.


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      Lee 5 years ago

      I got rid of scabies with scabies in product, they are indeed were miracle to me and my family, the shampoo is great, the itch stopped almost immediately. Used ovante for three weeks only.

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      Scarthekaram 5 years ago

      All of these things do kill scabies, but all of them are put together in the anti-scabies treatement by Ovante Cosmetics and voila!

      the perfect cure to scabies which gets rid of them quicker and leaves no marks after!

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      AlexGrinny 5 years ago

      Wow. Didn't know that there were so many treatements for scabies.

      I love the Anti-scabies shampoo coditioner and body wash by Ovante, they cured mine instantly without any effects on my skin after. definitely recommend those.