A mite causes this common skin condition called the human itching mite. This eight-legged bug is so small that you cannot see it on the skin. People get scabies when the mite entre into the layer of skin to live and feed. When the skin reacts to the mite extremely rashes develop. This mite can travel to one infected person to another person. Most people get scabies from direct skin to skin contact. People get infected from mites from infected items such as bedding, clothes, and blanket and sofas. This mite can survive for about 3-4 days without being onahuman.
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Anyone can get scabies; it strikes people of all ages. Even people who are very clean can get scabies, it tends to spread easily. The itching is caused by your allergic reaction to the mites, their waste and the eggs they lay under your skin. The skin above each mite and turn itchy as a result of the reaction. Scabies is highly contagious but you can quell the itching by killing these pets and get your life back to normal.
There are natural remedies as well as medical treatments for scabies but first, you have to recognize the signs of scabies like- Any case of serve itching that lasts weeks or months could result from scabies. If you unable to recognize the symptoms of scabies then visit the Doctor as soon as possible.
Natural treatment for scabies
Tea tree oil
- Mix one tablespoon of tea tree oil and one olive oil and apply this solution to theaffected area. Do this twice daily for two-three weeks, it will help to reduce swelling and pain.
- You can also add 10 to 12 drops of pure tea tree oil to abathtub of lukewarm water. Take a bath in this water twice daily for aweek or longer.
Tea tree oil contains a compound called terpinen-4-of that help to kill the parasite that causes scabies. It has also the properties of anti-fungal anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, antiseptic and wound healing qualities.
- Make a paste out of ahandful of fresh neem leave by crushing them. After that wash, the affected area thoroughly and then apply the neem paste. Let it dry naturally and then take a bath to wash it off. Do this process daily to speed up the healing.
- Boil some neem leaves in a cup of water; let it cool to room temperature. Drink one-two tablespoon of liquid three or four times a day, repeat this for a week to make sure your scabies mite is gone completely.
Neem has the antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. They help to reduce itching and can clear the mites within only a few days.
Permethrin cream, 5 percent (Elimite)
This is a topical cream thatcontains achemical that kills scabies mite and their eggs. The cream is generally safe for the adults and children that is above 2 months and older. This medicine is not suitable for nursing mothers.
This medication is also a chemical treatment that is recommended only for two people who can’t other approved treatment. Lindane lotion is not safe for the children under 2 years, women who are pregnant or nursing or anyone who weighs less than 110 pounds (50 kilograms).
This medication is available as a cream or lotion, it is applied once a day for two days. Crotamiton (Eurax) is not recommended for the children and women who are pregnant or nursing. Frequent treatment failure has been reported with this medication.