Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Itching may persist for some time after you apply medication to kill the mites. These steps may help you find relief from itching:

  • Cool and soak your skin. Soaking in cool water or applying a cool, wet washcloth to irritated areas of your skin may minimize itching.
  • Apply soothing lotion. Calamine lotion, available without a prescription, can effectively relieve the pain and itching of minor skin irritations.
  • Take antihistamines. At your doctor's suggestion, you may find that over-the-counter antihistamines relieve the allergic symptoms caused by scabies.
Jul. 24, 2012

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