Tea Tree Oil treating scabies?
a mite itchy

Oscoda, MI

#110 May 16, 2012
We (my whole family) contracted scabies from my oldest who spent a little time in the local jail for child support. At first we tried Permethrin 5% cream. And a whole lot of cleaning and laundry. Thought it worked then bam all of us itching again 2 weeks later. So back to the Doc again for more cream. Then we just started getting digusted. Did a little research then went to the grocery and bought a bedbug/mite spray, Borax and Tea Tree Oil. Came home treated everyone with their second dose of cream hopefully killing all the mites. Sprayed the couch heavily with the spray, I'm pretty sure that was the culprit for the reinfestation-my oldest had a really bad case and slept on the couch when he was living with us for a few months. Left that over night then vaccuumed well in the morning. Everyone showered in the morning also. Stripped the beds (covered the mattresses with Borax for a few hours then vaccumed well) washed everything in Borax and detergent (soaked each load for at least 15 minutes) and dried on highest setting. Mixed the tea tree oil 50/50 with olive oil in a dark bottle because you have to keep it effective. Rubbed the oil into our skin like lotion and it felt really cooling. Not long after had a damned mite bail really fast. Bit me then was gone. I actually could scrape it off my arm with my fingernail. They are tiny but you can see them if you look close, about the size of a >. They are tiny and dark brown to a beige color. I think there may be some truth in the tea tree oil. We are going to keep using it daily, if anything it will work as a soothing lotion as it has antiseptic tendancies. I read that the scabies don't like it so it works as a repellent. I also read that the olive oil tto mix smothers the mites that are under the skin and kills the eggs. I sure hope so after reading horror stories of people with scabies for 2 years and still having them!!!
Tired2

Minneapolis, MN

#111 May 16, 2012
I don't think it is a cure but it sure helps with the itch and all the open sores from all the scratching. I use it a half dozen times a day (straight out of the bottle) in between the perm and I think they are on the run. Just my 2 cents but I was not at all impressed with the neem oil. I couldn't stand smelling like a short order kitchen and it didn't seem to relieve any itching. Couldn't stand the smell long enough to find out if it worked on killing the mites.
Do not use TTO on PETS

Dallas, TX

#112 May 21, 2012
TTO is highly toxic if taken internally. Since pets lick their coat you can not use it on them.

Please keep Tea Tree Oil AWAY from your pets. If your pet ingests it by accident, contact a vet.
Wendy

De Pere, WI

#113 Jun 11, 2012
I've been mixing TTO with Cetaphil, I've been using this concoction for 2 days, and no new bites. AND the bites don't itch anymore. I heard these things hatch in 2 to 3 days, so I will continue treatment for 1 more day.

My husband has treated himself with the doctors RX for 1 year. I never got the mites until 2 days ago. I then started the TTO after researching on the internet. So far, this treatment is working for both my husband and I.
Cali gal

United States

#114 Jun 11, 2012
Hi there,

Try taking the neem LEAF capsules. The neem oil is made from the seed (unless you make your own by mixing the ground leaf powder with carrier base). From what I've read in my online studies, its the leaf that has most anti-paasitic activity, not the seed.

I'm pretty sure I'm in post-scsbies right now (still some rash and expelling of debris) but no new bites, thankfully).

I started taking triphala last week along with neem, 4 pills each, 4x per day. Ths has been the magic combo for some on the I'm cured thread. Its proven helpful in regaining some of the stamina thats been wiped out with my surgical style of cleansing (everything, all day every day). Actually, I have super high energy since I began with these herbs.

I haven't let up on my cleaing at all, want to make sure this deal is sealed.

To that end, I am taking the triphala & neem as well as 2 turmeric capsules 3x/day (best natural anti-inflammatory IMO), 1 huge excellent multi-vitamin, omegas (2tbsp daily), and have just ordered super odorless garlic, olive leaf, selenium & ester-C to add into this regime. I will continue this for another 2 months. I also drop the homeopathic remedies (sulfur and arsenicum) 3 (3x/day) for good measure, I'm no longer drinking coffee nor eating much sugar.

Topically, i apply 20% sulfur paste nightly. Daily I (lberally) apply a mix I made of Vaseline's new 'cocoa radiant body gel oil' with LOTS of clove oil. Clove oil has proven more effective (search for clove oil thread Here on topix) than tea tree oil. I've used both and find that they both dry out the existing sores well, but clove oil is more effective than anything at penetrating longer existing sores and heals them quickly, it also bubbles out more debris to the surface than TTO & vaseline, TTO alone or vaseline alone. Maybe that means I am still killing mites with it (hence why I'm still taking so many meds) or it might just be acting more as a catalyst in the skin to help it expel mite crud. Don't know really why it works, but it does. I don't feel like I'm getting bit. But I had so many to deal with that could be there are just a billion eggs to deal with and I'm killing them with clove before they have a chance to burrow.

The natural remedy I outlined above has proven effective as a stand alone treatment. They may also be used concurrently with the chem route (inner Ivermectin with topical advantix-dmso-grapeseed oil) to double your odds of beating this sooner than later and hyper-charge your immunity (the chem route tears it down).

Also, invest in a white wardrobe, tons of white towels, white sheets, white flip flops..... wash clothes with borax, arm & hammer, bleach, 1/4 cup permethrn & ammonia... Let set for one hour in the hot water then run through. Dry for a looooong time. If you wear colored clothes do all of the above minus the bleach.

Put your flip flops in a bleach tub overnight.

Shower with sulfur and ground mustard seed powder added to body wash, sulfur soap helps also. I bought the aluminum oxide microdermavrasion crystals from lotion crafters.com (best price online) and these are a God-send for renewing my scarred skin (don't use on openwounds though, obviously)... Also have a diamond microdermabrasion machine I use once a week to boot. The crystals work pretty well comparably! If you search aluminum oxide microdermabrasion revews on amazon, you can read more reviews on them there.

Yes, you will either learn to clean like a surgeon or to live with the creepy crawlies...

I also have misted most of my belongings with a mix of permethrin (bought the 36.8% from amazon) with water... Follow Langoliers directions for this mix on the 'My ivermectin treatment story' thread. I just ordered 'Talstar pro' & its active ingredient 'Bifenthrin' in order to bomb my indoor environment (after evacuating my child and while wearing a full combat style face mask- then we'll go to a hotey for the weekend).

I also use a sauna blanket...
Cali gal

United States

#115 Jun 11, 2012
Hi there,

Try taking the neem LEAF capsules. The neem oil is made from the seed (unless you make your own by mixing the ground leaf powder with carrier base). From what I've read in my online studies, its the leaf that has most anti-paasitic activity, not the seed.

I'm pretty sure I'm in post-scsbies right now (still some rash and expelling of debris) but no new bites, thankfully).

I started taking triphala last week along with neem, 4 pills each, 4x per day. Ths has been the magic combo for some on the I'm cured thread. Its proven helpful in regaining some of the stamina thats been wiped out with my surgical style of cleansing (everything, all day every day). Actually, I have super high energy since I began with these herbs.

I haven't let up on my cleaing at all, want to make sure this deal is sealed.

To that end, I am taking the triphala & neem as well as 2 turmeric capsules 3x/day (best natural anti-inflammatory IMO), 1 huge excellent multi-vitamin, omegas (2tbsp daily), and have just ordered super odorless garlic, olive leaf, selenium & ester-C to add into this regime. I will continue this for another 2 months. I also drop the homeopathic remedies (sulfur and arsenicum) 3 (3x/day) for good measure, I'm no longer drinking coffee nor eating much sugar.

Topically, i apply 20% sulfur paste nightly. Daily I (lberally) apply a mix I made of Vaseline's new 'cocoa radiant body gel oil' with LOTS of clove oil. Clove oil has proven more effective (search for clove oil thread Here on topix) than tea tree oil. I've used both and find that they both dry out the existing sores well, but clove oil is more effective than anything at penetrating longer existing sores and heals them quickly, it also bubbles out more debris to the surface than TTO & vaseline, TTO alone or vaseline alone. Maybe that means I am still killing mites with it (hence why I'm still taking so many meds) or it might just be acting more as a catalyst in the skin to help it expel mite crud. Don't know really why it works, but it does. I don't feel like I'm getting bit. But I had so many to deal with that could be there are just a billion eggs to deal with and I'm killing them with clove before they have a chance to burrow.

The natural remedy I outlined above has proven effective as a stand alone treatment. They may also be used concurrently with the chem route (inner Ivermectin with topical advantix-dmso-grapeseed oil) to double your odds of beating this sooner than later and hyper-charge your immunity (the chem route tears it down).

Also, invest in a white wardrobe, tons of white towels, white sheets, white flip flops..... wash clothes with borax, arm & hammer, bleach, 1/4 cup permethrn & ammonia... Let set for one hour in the hot water then run through. Dry for a looooong time. If you wear colored clothes do all of the above minus the bleach.

Put your flip flops in a bleach tub overnight.

Shower with sulfur and ground mustard seed powder added to body wash, sulfur soap helps also. I bought the aluminum oxide microdermavrasion crystals from lotion crafters.com (best price online) and these are a God-send for renewing my scarred skin (don't use on openwounds though, obviously)... Also have a diamond microdermabrasion machine I use once a week to boot. The crystals work pretty well comparably! If you search aluminum oxide microdermabrasion revews on amazon, you can read more reviews on them there.

Yes, you will either learn to clean like a surgeon or to live with the creepy crawlies...

I also have misted most of my belongings with a mix of permethrin (bought the 36.8% from amazon) with water... Follow Langoliers directions for this mix on the 'My ivermectin treatment story' thread. I just ordered 'talstar pro' and 'bifenthrin' to bomb the indoor and surroundings of our home.

Use a sauna blanket regularly to help expel debris...

The expelling of debris hurts more than live mites, IMO.

Best wishes *
Cali gal

United States

#116 Jun 11, 2012
Woops didn't think it had posted b4 so I re-did, definitely worth the double-up.

Anyways, thought to add that there are a couple of Chinese meds that can be beneficial to us in active mite combat:

Yan Hu Suo Pian (Great Corydalis Pills) is awesome for natural pain relief.

Yin Chiao San Pian (aka Yin Qiao San Pian) is what we acu's prescribe for open, slow-to-heal wounds.

All the Best!
Cali gal

United States

#117 Jun 12, 2012
Just researched this vaseline body gel on amazon, lots of people are getting a rash from it. Like we don't have enough rash already.

I"m going to order there way cheaper cocoa butter unisex deep moisturizer lotion. I use a moisturizer at all times so am having to switch out my normally eco goods for a little while at least. When I get some more free time I'll try double boiling some cocoa butter to make my own. But a 2.99 a pop and 4-5 star revjews I'll go ahead and order this 1.

Ps, I tried posting this earlier but was unable.....

If u are chubby, getting rid of whatever type of mites is going to be harder as they enjoy greater surface area. May want to look into using the triphala combined with another herb called guggulu (they're mixed in capsule, tab & powder form).

People seem to have greater immediate success with these herbs drunk as a tea (heaping tablespoon, mixed in 1/2 cup hot water, let cool, chase with water... probably best to drink using a straw, morning and night). I try to do the powder tea in the am and mega dose on caps throughout the day and b4 bed.

Triphala breaks down the biofilm of insects so the medis can penetrate them. The crucial med is neem leaf which stops them from reproducing. These anti-parasitic meds (also olive leaf, selenium, etc) only have a chance to work once the biofilm is broken by triphala. It took about 5 ays before I started to see resuts in my stool. They had taken on a filmy like sheen. I had done a couple parasite cleanses at the onset of this ordeal but didn't see any real result besides maybe an energy boost.

Triphala is an awesome internal cleanser, definitely check it out. The guggulu I mentioned flushes toxins out of fat so it can be metabolized. Good for anyone needing to shed stubborn flesh.

Take good care!
Pirate

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#118 Jun 24, 2012
I saw what looked like bites in a P-shape on my left chest 10 days ago. Checking on the net confirmed my suspicions that these are scabies burrow track marks. My they itch! Also searching on the net, I found that TTO has been touted as a treatment for scabies. I have a small bottle of 100% TTO. Two days later I applied topically over the spot several times a day, and also all over myself on the 1st day. Applying on the tracks gave a burning sensation, followed by a clear reduction in the itch. On the next day it appears less red. And the 3rd day it seems to be disappearing. By 4th day the itch is gone, and the burrow tracks baerly visible. During this period, I also applied neem oil emulsion all over myself twice a day, which I then washed off. It seems this combination is working so far. No further visible infestations seen. I am also washing, disinfecting my place. etc. Will continue to treat myself for next 30 days to ensure that I'm scabies free. Ordered permethrin. Will use that for cleaning my clothes, sheets, furniture and floor. Hopefully its not premature to conclude that direct application of 100% TTO on the skin works.
Irritated

United States

#119 Jul 6, 2012
The scabies are gone but these little red dots won't go away and I'm in a weeding in less than a month. The cream didn't work for me but sulfur did! Noone else in my house got it but me thank god but it was weird my husband nor my kids got it. Anyway any ideas to get rid of the little red dots?
darkraven83

Savannah, GA

#120 Aug 2, 2012
Mites have NO Rights wrote:
using TTO to treat scabies is like throwing salt over your shoulder for luck. Or like praying they will go away(I see that alot on these forums) "now I lay me down to bed, please lord, make the mites vanish" Or like willing them away with your mind, that works!!!! I know, I'll zap them with my Chi. Or I will eat lots of garlic so mites and vampires won't hurt me.
I wish more people would use treatments that really kill scabies. It's hard enough to kill them using what works. I think there are scabies pandemics popping up all over. The last pandemic problem was in the mid 70's and some theory is that it's every 30 years. That would be like NOW. Words cannot describe how much I hate sarcoptic mites, they suck and so do the spiders they rode in on.
Well, gee, I think everyone wants to use treatments that kill them, but the problem is that most the stuff the doctors prescribe like premetherin, do not work. I know Im not enjoying coming home from being a housekeeper and then having to clean my whole house also! Maybe you should drop some wisdom on us and let us all know exactly what does work?
Hayleyc

Chicago, IL

#121 Aug 9, 2012
Ive been using the meds my doctor prescribed me & it didnt seem like they were working so I used bleach in my bathwater & its starting to clear up & stop itching. I just pray it continues to work till its gone. Im still using my meds from my doctor too just to be safe. My mom also helped me get some raid foggers & we fogged my whole apartment & we washed everything besides my daughters toys wich are in her room & we fogged her room too just to be safe & i havent let my daughter in there for 2 nights. I was reading about them & it said they cant live more than 72 hours without a host & weve been sleeping on the floor On a sheet. When we get up, I spray the whole floor with bleach mixed with water. I still kinda feel some crawling but no where near as much as I did. My daughter & I keep taking bleach water baths. But ive been wondering if staying off the furniture for 3-4 days will work? & if not, What can I do for my furniture that dont cost too much? Ive herd of carpet cleaning but I cont have one & cant afford it...
Says

Honolulu, HI

#122 Aug 28, 2012
Itchin wrote:
Great info... so where do people suggest getting Tea Tree Oil? I'm using a tiny little thing that costs way too much money from The Body Shop. Surely there are better sources??
dōTERRA sells tea tree oil it's also called Melaleuca oil. It's small but mixing just a few drops with your body wash, shampoo, and lotion will work well.
billy boy

Ocala, FL

#123 Sep 10, 2012
iv had scabies for three years.I tried tea tree oil 2 weeks ago.I think it killed most of the mites on my feet.can any one tell me how the skin looks when the mites are dead.mine looks like your looking down into a crater.if anyone can help me PLEASE let me know I tried everything to get rid of scabies.
Fernanda

Kearny, NJ

#124 Sep 11, 2012
sounds like your skin is exactly as it should be after getting rid of scabies. the scars take a while to heal but will fade over months.
got the itch

Menomonee Falls, WI

#125 Sep 12, 2012
Used tea tree oil last night after epsom salt and borax bath, i left in on all night (tto) and found hundreds of what i believe to be dead mites on and around me. I mixed it with veggie oil where the infestation was low and used it straight where it was high. It has had impact but now i fear what i maybe doing to my kitty as he's been exposed.. SOMEONE HELP?
Aaron

Spring Valley, IL

#126 Nov 19, 2012
I just bathed my friends dog with a 50/50 combo of tea tree oil shampoo and normal dog shampoo, and the young,male, black Labrador seems a lot happier now. No more itching. And I'll tell you, I really like the way the stuff smells. I'd like to grow my own in a field somewhere. I'm sure that with a blender and a press it would be fairly easy to extract the oil. Oh, and I started using it 2 days ago and I'm sleeping a lot better now. Far less itching.
Aaron

Spring Valley, IL

#127 Nov 19, 2012
I do know that the chemical in the tea trea oil acts as a neurotoxin to the mites, meaning that basically it's doing something to impair the normal brain function of the little, cock eatin', fucks! So I'm guessing that maybe a combination of tea trea oil and another chemical that wouldn't neutralize, but would amplify the effect of the oil would be sufficient for a mass genocide of these god awful bastards! Maybe the extract from a poisonous plant found in the same part of Australia so they can mix it right there.
itchyy

San Diego, CA

#128 Nov 28, 2012
julia wrote:
Hi there! I used some perithrin cream on my scabies and the scraching subsited right away. I actually got a good night sleep. Didn't scrach for about a week and then some itching came back. I don't see any new leasions or bumps the the old scabs are still itchy and I'm not sure if the scabies are back for another round at me or the scabs remain itchy for a long time after. If anyone knows anything please reply Thank you.
they say it may take 2-4 weeks for the itching to fully subside
MrCheckThisOut

Saint Paul, MN

#129 Dec 31, 2012
Tea Tree is Great!!! Bit I know something even better!!!!...Its called, "Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth!" Check it out on google... it has to be food grade tho!!!!!!!! Remember that! Does wonders for scabies, skin, inside your body and out! There is nothing like it! And it has more benefits than just beating and completely killing scabies!!!! Check out a company called, "All Stop!"

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