Does neem oil stop scabies?


Neem oil has been traditionally used for its medicinal properties and is believed to have insecticidal and antifungal properties. While some people may use neem oil for treating scabies, there is limited scientific evidence to support its effectiveness in treating scabies.

Scabies is caused by an infestation of the Sarcoptes scabiei mite, which burrows into the skin and causes intense itching and skin rashes. The most effective treatment for scabies is prescription medication, such as topical permethrin cream or oral ivermectin.

Neem oil may have some antimicrobial properties, but there is not enough evidence to suggest that it is effective against scabies. In fact, applying neem oil directly to the skin may cause irritation or an allergic reaction in some people.

If you suspect that you have scabies, it is important to seek medical attention and follow the recommended treatment plan prescribed by a healthcare professional.

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