Scabies is an itchy skin condition that is caused by small mites (Sarcoptesscabiei). These mites are transmitted by skin contact with an infected person or by sharingthe person’s infected clothes / bedding. Scabies mite lays eggs in human skin, which hatch and grow into adult mites. This means that signs and symptoms of the skin condition can last for months or even years.
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Symptoms and signs of scabies include intense itching and red bumpy skin.Scabies occurs when a tiny mite burrows into your skin and starts replicating, and causes intense itching. The most irritating thing about scabies is, it can happen to anyone and mostly occurs to people who have a weak immune system. Here are some home remedies which can help you to treat scabies.
Symptoms of scabies
Many a times, people get confused in scabies, fleabiteand mosquito bite. It is important to know the symptoms of scabies and get a proper treatment, so that there is no confusion. The main symptoms of scabies include intense itching, redness of the skin, bumpy rashes, loss of sleep, and infected skin due to scratching. People who have a weak immune system mostly become the victims of scabies. However, it is highly spreadable diseases, which can occur to anyone.
Neem is the best natural remedy for scabies and other skin conditions. You can apply its paste on scabies affected area and it is very helpful. If neem leave paste is not available, you can apply its oil, it is equally good for treating scabies.
Clove oil has anti-bacterial and inflammatory properties and is helpful in treatment of scabies. You cannot apply it on the skin without diluting it; therefore, mix it with coconut oil and then apply it on the skin before going for a bath.
It is an excellent home remedy for scabies, you can mix it with neem oil for better and faster result. There is also another way to use turmeric for relief from severe itching. You can add few drops of lemon juice in turmeric powder and form a smooth paste before applying it. Apply this paste for a while and wash it off.
To use white vinegar mix equal amount of vinegar and water properly in a bowl. After that take a cotton ball and apply the solution on the affected skin, leave it on the skin for a few minutes. Wash it with lukewarm water. Apply the procedure thrice daily for 10 to 15 days. The white vinegar has an acidic nature which changes the pH levels of skin and kills the mite of scabies.
Aloe Vera has many health benefits, which speed up the healing process of scabies. You can directly apply Aloe Vera gel to the affected skin. Leave the gel on a skin for an hour and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this procedure two or three times daily. Within a week, you will see notice an improvement in the skin condition.
Bleach helps in killing mites and in treatment of scabies. You can make a solution of it by mixing one part of bleach and four parts of water. Spray this solution on the affected area twice daily.
If the above home remedies are not soothing your skin condition, it’s time to see a doctor and get a proper treatment.