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Scabies Home Treatment

Scabies Home Treatment

Scabies is a contagious skin disorder, which can cause severe itching. Read on to learn about the effective scabies home treatment measures.
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Scabies skin disorder occurs due to infestation of mites. These mites are small insects, which are visible only under a microscope. Mites burrow under the skin and lay eggs, which can cause severe itching. Scabies is a common skin condition which occurs all over the world. A person is affected by scabies if they are showing symptoms like severe itching which occurs especially at night, have burrows on the skin that look like wavy thin tunnels, and have sores or blisters due to scratching. Here are the medical and natural scabies treatment which can be used to get rid of scabies.

Medical Treatment

Permethrin: Permethrin 5% can be recommended by the doctor. This cream contains chemicals which kill scabies. This cream is considered safe to use for children and adults. You can buy this cream and after taking a shower massage the cream from head to toe. Leave the cream for 8 hours and then wash the cream off with a shower.

Sulfur Topical Medications: Sulfur creams are one of the best home remedies to get rid of scabies skin disorders. Use a 2.5% concentrate sulfur creams for infants and 10% sulfur concentrate cream for adults. Take a bath at night before going to sleep and then apply the cream from head to toe. Repeat this remedy for 3 consecutive nights, on the fourth day you can take a normal shower.

Lindane: This medication is available in cream, lotion, or shampoo form. Similar to permethrin, it needs to be applied in two treatments with a gap of a week. This medicine is not suitable for children younger than 2 years, and women who are pregnant or nursing, or people with weakened immune systems.

Antihistamines: Given above were the four topical medications which can be used to treat scabies. Oral histamines can be used to provide relief from the itching and pain, they also aid in sleeping better. You can buy a 10 mg antihistamine containing hydroxyzine and take it orally once in a day while treating scabies.

Natural Home Remedies

Dermisil: If you are looking for a safer homeopathic natural cure for scabies, then you can use Dermisil for Scabies topical medicine which is made from natural ingredients that helps to kill the scabies mite. Follow the instructions mentioned on the label to use the medicine.

Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is a powerful antibiotic which is used to treat a number of skin infections. This is one of the most powerful essential oil, which comes from an Australian plant called melaleuca alternifolia. It helps to kill the scabies eggs and mites. To use tea tree oil mix tea tree oil with jojoba oil in 3:10 proportion. Apply this solution for 3 weeks, once in the morning and once in the night. Also, while taking a bath add 20 drops of tea tree oil in warm water and take a bath twice a day.

Neem Oil: Neem oil is also a very powerful essential oil used for treating scabies since a long time. To use neem oil take neem leaf tincture and 2 - 3 spoons of neem oil in warm water bath, soak in for 10 - 15 minutes. Then wash with a neem soap and apply a mix of neem oil with jojoba oil mix. Neem not just helps to get rid of scabies but it also helps to soothe the itching.

Scabies is highly contagious, hence all the personal items of the affected person should be kept separately. After scabies has been cured, either throw away these personal items or wash and clean these items properly before reusing.

Disclaimer: This HolisticZine article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.