Scabies is a skin condition that is caused by tiny mites known as Sarcoptes scabies. The mites burrow into person’s skin and cause relentless itching, discomfort and red rashes on the skin. Scabies is highly contagious and won’t go away without treatment. Female scabies mite hideaways under the skin and lays eggs. These eggs hatch in few days and begin the cycle again. The microscopic examination can clear the presence of scabies mite in the skin. Each year about 300 million scabies cases occur throughout the world. Scabies spreads through personal contacts so chances of getting scabies are always high from an infected person.
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Scabies is really annoying and disgusting. Prompt treatment is essential to reduce the symptom of scabies. The good news is, there are home remedies and natural remedies that are not only effective, but help your entire skin health.
Scabies can be misunderstood with other skin conditions; the treatment of scabies should not be undertaken until it’s properly diagnosed by doctors. Eliminating the infestation with medication is very important in scabies. There are several creams and lotion available in the market on doctor’s prescription. For instance, permethrin cream, lindane lotion, crotamintonEurax, Ivermectin (Stromectol) etc. Don’t apply these medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The medication of scabies can be applied all over the body neck down.
Here are some natural remedies that will cure you from scabies.
Tea Tree Oil
Mix one teaspoon of tea tree oil and olive oil, and apply it on the infected area. Do this twice a day for a week. Note; Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using tea tree oil. Tea tree oil contains a compound called terpinen-4-ol that helps in killing the parasite. It is has the qualities of anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, antiseptic, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial to treat scabies.
You can directly apply the neem oil on the affected area. Gently massage the oil until it absorbs into the skin. Wait for few minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Do this once a day for several weeks to prevent scabies from reproducing. Neem oil is botanical pesticide that is used to treat many skin problems. It has the antibacterial, anti-fungal properties that eliminate the mite of scabies.
Make the paste of neem leaves and apply it on the affected area, let it naturally dry and then wash it off. Do this daily for better result. Neem leaves help to reduce itching and can cure scabies in few days. You can also drink neem water.Boil some neem leaves in water, let it cool in room temperature, and drink it.
Clove oil is used for treating many health issues including skin, tooth, cough, headache and blood impurities. Combine 10 drops of clove oil with one-tablespoon honey and one-tablespoon coconut oil. Apply the mixture on the affected area twice daily.
Rosemary oil stops the infestation of scabies, decreases the pain of itching and prevents the secondary infection. For better and fast relief, you can mix rosemary oil and clove oil together. Apply the mixture onto the areas of concern.
If your scabies is not reducing by the natural remedies, it’s time to see a doctor.