Scabies is a skin condition caused by a parasitic mite Sarcoptesscabiei. The mite is known to be super resilient to mechanisms that are employed to remove it from underneath the skin, where it hides and multiplies in numbers without fear. A host of over the counter medications [oral ivermectin and topical permethrin cream] are available for scabies, but they are not as effective in eliminating the scabies mite, as much as some natural medications have proven to be.
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Scabies is a highly contagious skin disease with symptoms ranging from small red rashes and itching to deep red bumps and intense itching. Talking about being contagious, scabies can spread very easily through direct skin contact with partners, sharing belongings with relatives, and from an infected person in crowded communities such as schools and hospitals.
Scabies is not only a very serious health condition for the sufferer, it jeopardizes the health of other people in the family too. It is therefore important to seek medical attention as soon as systems of scabies begin to show. Seeking doctor’s advice should be a priority to understand that things are under control, though a lot of natural and home remedies are available that have repeatedly shown proficiency in getting rid of scabies.
Some of the most common natural remedies for the treatment of scabies include:
Available in most health stores in the world, bush tea is an herb native to Africa. The tea is rich in flavonoids and contains anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory qualities, which makes it effective in skin treatment and treatment of scabies.
Using bush tea for scabies treatment:
- Put some bush tea leaves in water and boil
- Allow it to cool down, stir the leaves and relish the tea. You can add honey to it if you like the taste.
An herb, which can be used to effectively treat scabies, Rosemary features alpha – pinene and cineole along with anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties together help decrease pain and itchy sensation making it the go-to medication for scabies. What makes rosemary really effective is camphor! Rosemary contains camphor which makes the affected are inhospitable for scabies mites.
Using rosemary for scabies treatment
- Put some rosemary in water and bring it to boil
- Cool its down and gently apply the solution to scabies affected area.
- Wait for some time before washing it off
Neem oil is effective essential oil for the treatment of many skin diseases including scabies. Neem oil contains antibacterial and antifungal properties which makes it effective in removing bacteria and fungus trapped in the skin. The strong smell of neem oil (it is seen) can prevent scabies mites from reproducing.
Using neem oil for scabies treatment
- Dab neem oil on the affected area and massage it gently until it absorbs into the skin
- Wash the area after 15-20 mins and repeat the process once daily for a few weeks
Turmeric is another herb with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, which are helpful in the treatment of scabies.
Using turmeric for scabies treatment
- Mix a tablespoon of turmeric powder with a few drops of lemon juice. Add slight water to make a thick paste
- Apply the paste directly on to the affected area of the skin
- Wash it off after an hour with warm water and repeat the process once daily
Aloe vera has many medicinal properties and it also contains anti-microbial properties, which make it a natural remedy for various types of insect bites including scabies.
Using aloe vera for scabies treatment
Extract aloe vera gel from a fresh aloe vera plant leave
Apply the freshly extracted gel directly on to the affected area of the skin
After leaving it for 30 minutes, wash it off with warm water. Repeat the process a couple of times daily for a few weeks.