If your child is suffering from scabies, you can use these home remedies for an easy relief.
Seeing your child suffering from the signs of scabies is very disturbing experience for every parent. Scabies is not life threating, but it can make your child go through intense itching with painful blisters. You can use several home remedies to treat you child suffering from scabies. These home remedies would be gentle on his skin.
(Note: Use medicinal/disposable gloves to apply these home remedies on your child skin. Wash off the hands with antibacterial soap and use hand disinfectant before and after the processes given below.)
Tea Tree Oil:
Tea tree oil is an effective home remedy to treat scabies. This is because it is rich in antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It is great for healing the wounds while speeding up the recovery process. It is very easy to use.
Mix 1 tbsp. each of tea tree oil and olive oil. Use a cotton ball to apply the solution over the affected parts of your child’s skin. Repeat it daily for 2-3 weeks.
Like tea tree oil, turmeric paste contains several antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, it is safe to use on your child’s skin.
Prepare a paste by mixing 1 tbsp. of turmeric powder with some drops of lemon juice and water. Use it over the affected part of your child’s skin and leave it for about an hour. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat it daily till you see improvement.
Aloe vera is the panacea for various skin conditions including scabies. It is rich in medicinal properties that would help your child in healing. Extract the fresh gel from aloe vera leaf and apply it over your child’s skin. Allow it to rest over the skin for half an hour. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
The medicinal benefits of lavender oils are useful for relieving the pain and disinfecting the skin. Take pure lavender oil and rubbing alcohol in equal amount and apply on your child’s skin. Repeat it daily.
Take Some Precautions:
Keep your son in isolation. Don’t allow him to mix up with others till the scabies is cured
Wash his clothes separately and change his bedding regularly
Encourage him whenever he is fearful
You must see the doctor as constant contact makes you prone to the infections also
So, these are the natural ways to treat your child’s scabies. You must consult your doctor before using these home remedies for scabies. If the scabies signs are persist, you must see the physician immediately.