Nutrition for scabies

General description of the disease


Scabies is a highly contagious skin disease that is transmitted mainly by contact through a sick person or contaminated household items and is caused by a scabies mite. The highest frequency of infections was recorded in children’s groups.

The reasons:

The causative agent of the disease is itch itch, a mite that moves in the stratum corneum, leaving passages and causing artificial eczema. The reasons for its appearance are considered unsanitary conditions – a violation of hygiene standards, or contact with an infected person. Having diabetes can also trigger scabies.


The symptoms of scabies depend on the degree of immune response to the disease and on the maturity of the infected female. When infected with an adult female, the first symptoms appear within 24 hours, and when infected with a larva, 4-5 days after its maturation. They say about scabies infection:

  1. 1 Itching, which intensifies towards night, is the time the tick is active.
  2. 2 The appearance of passages – whitish lines on the skin 5-7 mm with papules at the ends.
  3. 3 Purulent bloody crusts
  4. 4 Linear or point combs, as well as cracks, bubbles.
  5. 5 The appearance of a rash. The main places are the area between the fingers, the abdomen (especially near the navel), buttocks, mammary glands, since in these areas the skin is thinner. In babies, the feet, palms, face are affected.
  6. 6 Damage to the nail plates is possible (with crusted scabies).


  • Typical scabies.
  • Scabies without strokes (there are bubbles on the skin, since the infection occurred with larvae).
  • Scabies “clean” – it is mild, as people often wash and wash off most of the ticks.
  • Norwegian scabies – manifests itself in those who have a weakened immune system.
  • Pseudo-scab – when infected from animals.
  • Complicated scabies is a consequence of an associated infection.

Useful foods for scabies

In case of scabies, as such, there are no pronounced nutritional characteristics, since there is no systemic infection. However, doctors advise adding more vitamins to the diet or prescribing vitamin complexes in order to boost immunity.

  • It is useful to use pork and beef liver, sour cream, sweet potatoes, oysters, cottage cheese, feta cheese, seaweed, processed cheese, butter and broccoli, as they have a high content of vitamin A. And it promotes tissue regeneration, increased immunity, and increased resistance organism to infections.
  • The consumption of kiwi, black currant, Brussels sprouts, sweet peppers, cauliflower and red cabbage, citrus fruits, strawberries and spinach provides the body with vitamin C, which is indispensable for the formation of connective tissue, including skin, and also helps the body fight toxins.
  • Eating cream, sea bass, chicken eggs and sour cream provides the body with vitamin D, which has been proven to be effective in treating certain skin conditions.
  • It is important to eat egg yolk, lentils, peas, peanuts, liver, rice, oatmeal, barley, spinach, potatoes, as well as meat products, pike, bacon, shrimp, as they contain choline, or vitamin B4, which the body needs to complete assimilation of other vitamins. In addition, it prevents the development of diabetes mellitus, as it strengthens the membranes of beta cells that produce insulin.
  • Eating champignons, peanuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, beans, oatmeal, walnuts, corn, barley and pork liver provides the body with vitamin B3, which not only supports immunity, but also promotes rapid wound healing.
  • Pine nuts, almonds, champignons, boletus, chanterelles, processed cheese, mackerel, spinach, goose meat supply the body with vitamin B2, which is indispensable for tissue renewal and also has a positive effect on the skin.
  • Eating buckwheat, pasta, lentils, cashews, corn, pork and oatmeal provides the body with vitamin B1, which helps it resist infections.
  • Hazelnuts, broccoli, spinach, barley, leeks contain vitamin B9, which is indispensable for the formation of new skin cells.
  • The use of dried apricots and prunes, pike perch, squid, barley, sorrel and eel enriches the body with vitamin E, which increases the body’s defenses.
  • Vitamin H, found in liver, chicken eggs, oatmeal, peas, chicken meat, cod meat, strawberries, cream and sour cream, helps support immunity and has a positive effect on skin health.
  • Rabbit, chicken, goose, as well as pike, sardine, mackerel, tuna, salmon, beef, peas, squid, turkey enrich the body with vitamin PP, which is essential for skin health.
  • Eating beets, apples, apricots, carrots, eggplant, corn, kiwi and lemon increases the intake of boron in the body, which enhances the ability of insulin to lower blood glucose levels and thus protects against diabetes.
  • Pigeon meat, peas, pistachios, dogwood, corn and pine nuts enrich the body with iron, which increases the body’s defenses.
  • Turkey, beef, pork, lamb, liver, rabbit and chicken, as well as eggs and fish (sardine, pink salmon and sea bass) supply the body with sulfur, which is called the “mineral of beauty.”

Folk remedies for the treatment of scabies

  1. 1 You can use chamomile tea baths to improve skin condition.
  2. 2 You can also treat the affected areas of the skin with a mixture of 1 tbsp. celandine juice and 4 tbsp. l. petroleum jelly.
  3. 3 Birch tar can be applied to the affected areas of the body, which, after 3 hours, is washed off with warm water.
  4. 4 In addition, the affected areas can be treated with a mixture of 1 tsp. turpentine with 2 tbsp. l. butter.
  5. 5 Also, scabies is treated with juice from the leaves of figs.
  6. 6 You can wipe the affected areas with a mixture of bay leaves crushed in a coffee grinder and butter in equal amounts.
  7. 7 When treating scabies in children, it is advised to dissolve a piece of soap in warm water so that a large amount of foam forms and apply it with a sponge on the affected skin for 30 minutes, then bathe the child in warm water. Using ointments for scabies after such a procedure will be more effective.
  8. 8 When treating scabies, treating the affected areas with lavender oil helps.
  9. 9 Another effective treatment is to apply crushed chalk, sifted through a fine strainer, to itchy areas.
  10. 10 Scabies can be treated by treating the affected areas with lingonberry juice.

Dangerous and harmful foods for scabies

  • Often doctors advise to limit the consumption of sweets, since the high sugar content contributes to the spread of the mite.
  • It is not recommended to consume alcoholic beverages during the treatment for scabies, so as not to “clog” the body with toxins.
  • It is also advisable to limit the consumption of spicy and salty foods during this period, since there is a possibility that these foods can provoke an exacerbation of the disease.


The administration is not responsible for any attempt to use the information provided, and does not guarantee that it will not harm you personally. The materials cannot be used to prescribe treatment and make a diagnosis. Always consult your specialist doctor!

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