Bathing in Epsom salts is one of the best things you can do both before scabies treatment and after scabies treatment. Before treatment you can use it to open up your skin pores which will allow the scabies treatments to penetrate the skin deeper making it easier to kill all mites and eggs. Scabies is known for creating a toxic protective layer of skin which helps them burrow and lay eggs.
Taking epsom salt baths can help break down this toxic layer of skin to make both scabies treatment and post scabies easier.
In post scabies the salts can be used in a bath by adding a full cup to warm water and soaking for 25-35 minutes each day. These baths work great for surfacing dead scabies mites and debris which is causing your skin allergies. Epsom salts contain sulfates making them great for not only scabies but preventing and healing many secondary skin infections such as ringworm and staff.
Secondary skin infections are very common after scabies treatment as your protective layer of skin is damaged from the mites, treatment and skin being so dry.
Using epsom salts here can also help prevent scabies after treatment but many use them to heal their skin and stop all the itching and rashes. Even after successful scabies treatment the skin can still itch and develop rashes for weeks or even months depending on how long you went untreated. The longer you go untreated the more mite buildup and allergies you will have. Here are some other scabies home treatments;
Scabies Home Treatments
Sulfur creams here can be used on the body day and night as they are natural, safe and effective in killing scabies mites and eggs. You can spot treat during the day on areas that show signs of active scabies or heavy itching.
Tea tree oil here is not a scabies treatment but can help both prevent scabies re-infection and help the skin heal in post scabies. You can apply the oil directly to affected areas or use a few drops in a warm bath each day. Tea tree oil can be used in combination with the epsom salt baths but only use 3-5 drops.