Summary: Scabies is one such disease which can transfer easily. It can be from person to person, and yes, from environment to a healthy person. Thus, not only an infected person, but also the environs need to be treated well. Learn how.
So, you know about scabies, one of the highly contagious skin diseases, which come with several signs and symptoms. The eight legged creature causes infestation by entering healthy human body, forming burrows under the skin. These tiny creatures live and feed on their host. On the other hand, the female mites reproduce and lay their eggs, which further results into increase in number of mites and then, infection.
Undoubtedly, getting rid of the mites off your skin is challenging. People have been cured, some very quickly, with different natural and homeopathic medications. However, in most of the cases, it seems to return back very soon. For this, there can be two simple factors:
- They don’t use the medications correctly
2) They aren’t doing enough efforts to keep their environment clean.
While you might have read a lot about over the counter scabies treatments, including several oils, creams, lotions, etc. promising to treat scabies efficiently, but is that all? Certainly, not! These mites can live off their host too. And thus, cleaning your environment becomes an essential aspect of a complete scabies cure.
So, here’s what all you need to do;
The first thing you can do is to remove all the unnecessary stuff from your room, home, car, and all other places, visited or used by the diseased. So, whatever you feel is not necessary to keep in the surrounding during the treatment, stow it away. It can be anything, inclusive of house hold items such as excess furniture, towels, rugs, blankets, clothes, bedding, couches, and lots more. You can store them in a spare room. In case, this is not possible, for the time being, wrap all the stuff in plastic so that it is easy to disinfect.
You need to remember that everything which comes in to contact with the disease, it’s necessary to disinfect. Hence, lesser the clutter will be there, lesser you need to clean.
A Deep Clean is Must:
Every surface needs to be treated differently. You can use disinfectant sprays; just spray down anything which comes in contact with infected people. You can count on a good permethrin spray if needed.
Secondly, you need to treat your pets. The love for your pets is understood, and hence, keeping them mite free becomes essential for you and your pet, both. Although scabies are unlikely to live on your pets bodies for long, yet it is highly likely that someone coming into contact with your pets having mites in their fur gets infested very soon.
As a solution you can give your animals a good regular washing. You must clean them with a strong solution, the one having good amount of sulfur.
An unclean environment can simply lead you to the constant risk for re-infestation. And for sure, you don’t want to fall into the same irritating trap of this seven year itch. The above stated tips will help you to out in your quest for mite cleanliness completely.