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Home remedies for scabies
You are going to need some serious scabies home remedies if you want to get rid of the symptoms naturally.
Scabies is a contagious disease caused by parasitic scabies mite that feeds on dead skin cells. It does appear as an itchy rash and it usually starts off on the hand.
It can easily spread from person to person through skin-to-skin contact. An outbreak of scabies calls for treatment for everyone in the family though some may not have the scabies symptoms.
This has to be done to prevent the mites that have survived on the skin of others, from returning in a couple of weeks.
Reliance on scabies home remedies and hygienic methods can resolve scabies rash and other problems without much side effects.
Scabies is transferred when fertilized female mites burrow their way through the top layer of the skin and lay their eggs.
The burrowing can sometimes produce visible lines on the skin. The eggs hatch in about three weeks, bringing forth a generation of mites that will be ready to multiply. After a few weeks, the insect’s excrement manifests itself as an itchy rash on the body.
Can you catch scabies from a dog or cat?
Human mites are different from those of cats and dogs. Animal mites may only have temporary itch on the skin.
Home remedies for scabies
Neem leaf paste for scabies
Neem leaf paste is believed to be the best natural cure for scabies. Prepare a paste of fresh neem leaves or dried neem leaves and mix it with mustard oil.
Put it on the affected area and let it stay on for 60 minutes, and take a shower. Mustard oil can cause irritation to some people if left on the body longer than an hour.
Use this remedy for 8-10 days for full healing of the lesions. Also drink 1 tablespoon of neem leave decoction continuously for healing. Soak your clothes in boiled neem water, then wash and rinse them to stop infection.
Drumstick and sesame scabies home remedies
Get the juice out of about 450 grams of drumstick and add it to same quantity of sesame-seed oil. Heat it until the water boils out completely.
Place in storage when it cools down, and put some on the scabies everyday for treatment.
Sulphur (homeopathic remedy)
Sulphur is one of the scabies home remedies with strong reputation for treating scabies. However, anyone who has suffered from a pre existing skin condition such as
before developing scabies should be careful with this remedy.
In this case, it will be appropriate to consult the help a homeopathic practitioner to direct the progress of the condition.
Symptoms of scabies that call for this remedy include serious itching of the skin especially at night, after scratching or washing.
Henna home remedy for scabies
Henna is rich in certain chemicals that are effective in treating scabies, Make a paste with the fruits, leaves, and bark of the plant and apply it directly to the affected area.
Henna is not known to have any side effects except for transient discoloration of the skin.
Oatmeal bath for itchiness
An oatmeal bath can help relieve itchiness from scabies. Put 1 cup of oatmeal in a cheese cloth and tie it with a string. Float it in a tub of warm water and immerse yourself in it for 30 minutes to relieve itchiness.
Other home remedies for scabies
Beside these major scabies home remedies, there are other herbs that can be helpful in treating scabies rash.Tea tree oil is a strong disinfectant. Apply undiluted tea tree oil to the affected area 2 times a day.Comfrey oil is an excellent topical salve. Apply 2 times a day for scabies treatment.Calendula ointment is healing and soothing for the skin. Use calendula ointment mixed with goldenseal treatment. It has anti-microbial properties.
Treatments with natural home remedies do require some patience wait to see the results with remedies you use.
You may consult your physician before using any of these scabies home remedies.
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