Epsom Salt Bath For Scabies

Frequently Asked Questions

    Whats the safest and fastest way to get rid of scabes?
    I have scabies that i got from my brother and i want to know the safest and fastes way to get rid of them. I have been taking hot baths in epsom salts and other stuff but i keep forgetting to do them and was just kinda wondering if there was a faster way to get rid of them.


    • ANSWER:
      If you definitely have scabies you'd be itching in an unbearable way. It is possible you have a different type of rash such as eczema. But, in any case, for scabies they usually recommend elimite which is a 5 percent permethrin cream applied overnight and then a week later. I haven't heard of epsom salts being used but I have heard of using neem oil and tumeric as that is what is used in India and other countries.


    Does Tea Tree Oil in your bath really get rid of scabies?
    Does it kill the mites? Does it stop the itching? What are the side affects?

    • ANSWER:
      I tried using undiluted tea tree oil for a couple months when I had scabies and it did nothing but mask the itching and gave me breathing problems because it was so strong. I would suggest during scabies treatment and post scabies you do use about 8 drops in a bath as this will help your skin heal and it will kill any secondary skin infections that may be occuring and prevent them also. Tea tree oil will not kill scabies though this is just some kind of myth from Australia in their attempt to export tons of it as native to that region only. Try using sulfur to kill scabies it is a 100% effective treatment and at the same time it is very good for your skin.

      P.s - baking soda does wonder to chill an itchy body within your bath, simply add one cup to a warm bath and relax for 30-45mins in the evening. You can also try epsom salts which accomplishes the same thing but has healing properties to help heal your skin

    I treated scabies with permetherin, but bites look bigger?
    Two days ago I applied permethrin creme as directed. The next morning I took the most painful shower on earth ( I was using a scrubber to really clean myself). The next few days I'm still itching like crazy(but not as bad as before). I woke up this morning and saw that the bites were a lot bigger, I did not see any new ones thankfully, but these bites were defiantly a lot bigger.
    Is this supposed to happen?! Did I not get rid of them?!
    Thank you for the extra info, but why do the bites look bigger?

    • ANSWER:
      You will still itch for up to a month after you are disinfected from the little a**holes. I used two treatments of permithran cream a week apart and took both a bath of bleach and a bath of epsom salt and tea tree oil to be sure. All of that got them to go away along with plenty of clothes and linen washing, lysol, vaccuming, and etc... Good luck!

    puppy keeps scratching but I don't see any fleas or ticks?
    I don't know why.. it worries me but I just search for little fleas but see nothing. Chevy is 9 weeks old and we keep him inside. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      There are more than 500 different things that can cause your dog to be itchy. If your dog is scratching all the time it is important to find out what is causing the itch. This can be quite difficult. While there are many common causes of canine scratching, it can take quite a bit of detective work to figure out the culprit. Try not to scratch your dog’s itchy spot for him. Believe it or not, scratching the itch will only make the dog more itchy.

      There are several things you can do to ease your dog’s itch while you try to figure out, with the help of your vet, what is causing the irritating itch.

      1. Bathe the dog regularly in cool water. Warm or hot water will only make the itch worse. Soak for five to ten minutes. Adding some Epsom salts, baking soda, or colloidal oatmeal (like Aveeno) to the water will increase the soothing effects. This will provide only a temporary relief lasting from a few hours to a few days. After the bath, pat the dog with a towel. Do not rub the skin, as this will only increase the dog's itch. Do not use a hair dryer on a heat setting. A cool (no-heat) setting would be okay. Heat and rubbing the dog’s skin will increase your dog’s itch, making the bath ineffective.

      2. Fatty acids, found in either marine oils or evening primrose oil, can be very effective in easing an itch. You can try giving one of these fatty acid supplements. It will take several weeks before the benefit will take effect, so they are for treating long-term problems rather than an on-off irritation. You can find these at your local health food store.

      3. Antihistamines can sometimes be effective for short-term itches. For example, insect bites or a flare-up of hay fever. You can use an over-the-counter antihistamine such as clemastine (Tavist), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton) or diphenhydramine (Benadryl). Be sure to consult your veterinarian first. Your vet will give you the proper dosage and tell you if this will be a good thing to try for your dog’s problem.

      Top Ten Worst Itching Offenders
      1. Fleas
      2. Airborne allergens like pollen, which result in hay fever
      3. Parasites, such as ear mites, scabies or cheyletiellosis, also known as walking dandruff
      4. Skin infections caused by bacteria
      5. Ticks and lice
      6. Food allergies
      7. Fungal infections, including yeast infections
      8. Seborrhea
      9. Contact allergies
      10. Whole-body illnesses, such as liver disease, immune-system problems and some cancers.

    Scabies Cure: Eprinex and Moxidectin?
    I have a resistant skin parasite the other remedies have no effect on. I've been prescribed Stromectol tables of oral Ivermectin for many months. I've been prescribed 5% Permethrin Cream, had no effect. I took bleach with Epsom Salts baths, gave some relieve but no cure. Applied Advantix I Blue for Extra large dogs (has 45% Permethrin) but it did not cure. Also tried Freedom 45 with 45% Permethrin. I tried Tea Tree Oil, Clove Oil, Neem, Borax, Sulfur soaps and ointments and nothg helped. Then I heard how many people who suffer from resistant Scabies 2012 are now applying topical Eprinex Pour On for Cattle from the scalp on my head to the soles of my feet every day! And orally ingesting Quest Moxidectin Horse Paste Gel, every 12 hours one weight based dose for 30 days. Anyone have info on this treatment regime?

    • ANSWER:
      Well don't look for help via the medical community. They are clueless! All the human protocols are around twenty-five years old so none of the stuff they prescribe cures. That is why human's are turning to vet medications especially for horses because the horses are worth millions so the data is up-to-date. In the past most people diagnosed with Scabies would take one weight based dose of Stromectol every four weeks while applying 5% Permethrin Cream twice a week for four weeks. But that treatment regime has been very weak for many years now. Most do not cure with it. Lately you are correct about people turning to Ivomec Eprinex Pour On for Cattle as a effective topical and the oral Moxidectin by Quest as a combined treatment. Apply the Eprinex oil all over your body every day for one month. Ingest one weight based dose of Moxidectin gel with lots of grapefruit juice every 12 hours for 30 days and many are claiming they are completely cured. Amazing because there are many who have been suffering for well over 5 years! Warning: Eprinex applied over the skin does cause sleepiness and blurred vision. But again, it is very effective. So is the moxidectin.

epsom salt bath for scabies