Category Archives: Treat Scabies

The microscopic Sarcoptesscabiei mite is the cause for scabies infection in humans. The female mite burrows under the host skin’s top layer and then move about within to lay eggs which hatch and cause even more infestation. The condition is highlighted with intense itching (especially during nighttime) and appearance of red pimple-like rashes which are […]

Scabies infection is caused by the Sarcoptesscabiei, the human itch mite which thrives in the human skin. Female scabies mite burrows under the first layer of skin to lay eggs and then reproduce to increase the infestation which causes irritating rashes. The rashes are a result of the immune system’s response to the mite, their […]

Epsom salt has been an age old remedy to treat various skin diseases. It is generally available as pure magnesium sulfate in a crystal form. The salt contains several minerals and sulfate, making it an effective remedy for inflammation, aches and pains. It distresses the skin as it is high on magnesium that is found […]

(Summary: Here is how the skin sample is collected for scabies diagnosis.) Sometimes it is not easier for a physician to determine if you have scabies with a mere skin observation. After all, the symptoms of scabies like itch and rashes are almost identical to those of eczema and psoriasis. To rule out the possibility […]

(Summary: Here is everything you wanted to know about emollients for eczema.) Emollient is a type of moisturizer which is not cosmetic. It is available as ointments, gels, creams and lotions. It eases itch and helps the skin stay comfortable. This is because it keeps the skin moist and prevents dryness or cracking. All these […]

The biggest problem with contagious skin diseases, scabies, is that it can be transmitted through close physical contact with an infected person. That’s not all. If you get in touch with contaminated clothing, towel, furniture, or even a bed linen, chances are that these mites make their way to your body. This means if you […]

Scabies is often called the seven year old itch, as this skin infection keeps coming back. The treatment chosen should ensure that the chances of re-infestation are minimized to zero. The important thing to remember is to keep calm and be patient. Keep in mind the following five steps in order to get rid of […]