Scabies, a highly contagious parasitic condition is one of the worse types of skin diseases. Scabies literally pushes infested person into sleep deprivation along with social embarrassment due to constant scratching. Scabies treatment involves a two-step procedure, termination of mites with insecticide application followed by skin healing. Scabies symptoms include red bumps/blisters and itchiness. It takes 2-3 weeks to completely disappear from host’s skin even after infestation is removed.
This is because scabies mite, Sarcoptes Scabiei, lives underneath skin and when the mites and eggs are terminated, their debris still remains inside. Body takes a while to get rid of the waste, and in the meanwhile, the symptoms stays due to allergic reaction of the body to unwanted foreign matter. Itching could continue for weeks and the blisters and zigzag lines on skin also take time to disappear.
However, the healing time for skin can be reduced by helping the body in faster regeneration of cells. Let’s take a look what options a person usually has after scabies is terminated but skin requires healing and respite from itching.
What to avoid?
First of all, you should know about some particular things to avoid in order to prevent aggravation of symptoms. You need to completely stay away from long, hot showers because it’ll just irritate, dry out and strip the skin of natural moisturizers/oils. Dry skin means addition to the itching sensation.
Also avoid over washing because in physically healthy people body tend to have its own skin support. You wash it too much; you toy with body’s internal skin maintenance system. Synthetic soap additives should also be avoided because most of them contains harmful chemical additives that worsen itching and slows down healing process.
Cold water showers are best thing in the world for a person looking to recover from scabies symptoms. Hydration closes skin pores and enhances healing. You can also try using coconut oil as it provides needed miniaturization to skin and keeps away itching.
The, you can reach online stores selling scabies medication and natural creams like DrScabies. These sellers offer a variety of treatment combinations including creams and lotions for quicker healing of skin and respite from itching.
Magnesium-Sulphate or Epsom salt is considered both relaxing and beneficial. It softens the skin and helps in the removal of contaminants in the skin. Don’t overdose your bathtub with the salt. It could lead to dry skin. Also, make sure that Epsom salt bath is followed by a clean water shower to avoid dryness.
Diet and nutrition matter a lot for anyone seeking to relief from scabies symptoms. It is suggested to prefer seafood, meat, plant and animal fats, vegetables, tubers etc. in the meals. Gelatin is also known for its assistance to body in improving skin health, maintain elasticity and suppleness. Colostrum has also been clinically proved to be the powerhouse of body’s immune system by restoring the gastro-intestinal tract.
Collagen is another option that has a long list of benefits, such as respite from inflammation, body pain and joint stiffness, increase in energy and skin toning, improvement in recovery after exercise, supports repair of skeleton-muscular injuries and post-surgery recovery, reduces muscle soreness, increase nail strength and improved skin quality.
Some of the best supplements for skin health include fermented cod liver oil/ high vitamin butter oil, evening primrose oil, probiotics, Vitamin E and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5).