Can you use neem oil for scabies treatment?
Most doctors will tell you there is no natural treatment for scabies, that the only effective scabies treatment is to cover your whole body with a salve or paste containing permethrin...
Permethrin is a widely used, strong pesticide, known to be a skin irritant which can cause dermatitis.
In other words, it's something that I would only touch with gloves, not something that I want to smother myself with.
The same is true for less common conventional remedies, and all those drugs have something else in common: in many cases the scabies mites are already resistant to the poison.
Prescription medicines are harsh on your skin and your health, and despite their toxicity they often fail to eradicate the parasites. In fact, often they don't even relieve the horrible itch!
When doctors insist that there is no alternative treatment for scabies they are plain wrong. There is no prescription alternative, but there is a safe and effective natural treatment for scabies: neem.
Now, when people hear neem they will often think neem oil. Neem oil is a popular way to deal with plant pests, like for example spider mites.
Neem soap (made from neem oil) and other neem oil products are recommended as a treatment for the scabies equivalent in dogs: mange mites.
So, apparently neem oil works wonders on mites. It's only natural to assume that neem oil scabies treatment would work. And it does.
Yes, you can use neem oil on scabies. But did you know that neem oil is not the traditional neem scabies treatment?
The classic neem scabies treatment is a neem leaf/turmeric paste. This is the treatment that was tested in scabies neem research. Unfortunately it's messy and requires time and preparation. And you need to make it every day!
Luckily there are alternatives. You can use neem oil (product link) for scabies and you can use the neem leaf. You can make your own concoctions or you can use bought neem products. (Scroll down on that page to see recommended products.)
Find out more on the next page: Neem Home Remedies for Scabies