How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Treating Scabies

There are many people who want to stay away from chemical mixture of allopathic medicines. Someone ailing from dreading skin diseases like scabies can make you walk through hell. And on top of that, a barbarous cocktail of chemicals and medical science is something everyone can’t take. Instead, they prefer to treat their ailment using natural healing products like tea tree oil. However, it comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Hence taking precautions before going for such treatments is always highly recommended.

People trade off a therapy with another one in order to escape pains and perils associated the recommended treatment. However, pure tea tree oil as well isn’t very friendly with a discarded skin. So it needs to be diluted before application on the recommendation of doctor. Tea tree oil is used for treating scabies because it is believed to contain antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, which help people to fight and rise against the evil of scabies using this method.

The most common process of treating scabies with tea tree oil is by bathing in water containing a few drops of oil. About 10 ml of tea tree oil is sufficient for a bathtub half filled with warm water. Once you are done with adding oil to the bathtub, soak your body in it for about half an hour and wipe your skin gently for an immediate thorough drying. You need to repeat the process twice or thrice per day until your skin is completely healed.

One more thing of the utmost importance is cleansing of your bathrobe. Don’t mix your bathrobe with other clothes before/after taking bath as this can increase risk of migration of mites. Keep them in a packet and wash them separately in order to prevent re-infestation. 

Frequently asked questions

Does tea tree oil cure scabies?

Of course it does, but there is a catch. The tea tree oil treatment comes with a comparatively longer diagnosis time. And it kills only unprotected scabies mites. Deeply burrowed mites remain harmless with this treatment. As the oil comes in a direct contact with the infected area, the exposed mites receive the maximum damage while unhatched eggs and mites under the skin remain completely harmless. They flourish in such an environment at a considerable speed to worsen your health.

So considering tea tree oil, a panacea for scabies would be wrong. However, use of oral Ivermectin or permethrin cream followed by a frequent use of tea tree oil is the best and most recommended way of killing scabies mites. 

How to use tea tree oil for treating scabies?

Take bath in water containing a tablespoon of tea tree oil. Water should not be very warm. A tablespoon is sufficient for a half filled bathtub. If, for some reason, you don’t find it comfortable pouring oily water over your body, try to use tea tree oil based body wash. Repeat this process at least twice a day.

If smell of tea tree oil result in cramps and high tides in your stomach, buy a tea tree oil-based oil that smells good and try applying it on infected area. You can apply it on your entire body, and repeat the process after taking bath in the morning and before going to bed. 

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