Scabies is a skin infection that can affect people of all ages from all social groups. It is caused by mites who attack the skin and burrow under it.They lay eggs under the skin where they breed and spread to other areas of the body. The mites and its deposits of feces produce intense itching making blisters and red patches erupt on the skin.
It is extremely contagious and can be contracted by simple contact with an affected person or by using that person’s clothes, bed linen, towels and other personal effects. The first symptom is uncontrollable itching and scratching. Next small sores and bumps appear on the skin affecting areas like armpits, sides of fingers, and the inside of the wrists. Sometimes small threadlike grey furrowed lines can also appear.
Tips To Cure Scabies Naturally
There is nothing to beat the wonderful healing properties of neem. Its antibacterial properties destroy all kind of microbes. It is antifungal, antiseptic and very useful and effective in all kinds of skin disorders. Boil a sheaf of neem leaves together with the branches in lots of water. Boil for ten minutes.
When the water is cool enough, remove the sheaf and bathe. To disinfect yourself it is imperative that you bathe with this neem water daily, till you are completely cured. Rub neem oil twice a day, all over the affected areas. Rub gently till all the oil is absorbed by the skin. The skin will get moisturized and the itching will diminish. The mites will gradually die.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has been used since ancient times for treating various infections, disorders and illnesses. It is a natural disinfectant, antibacterial, anti fungal and antimicrobial. It is a superb remedy for scabies. Soak your body in a tub of warm water to which eight to ten drops of tree oil has been added.
See that all the infected areas are completely immersed. Do not put this water on your face. After your bath, dry yourself and apply tea tree oil directly on all the affected areas. Apply this two or three times daily till the itching subsides and the scabies mites perish.
This magical plant has wonderful remedial powers. It’s anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-scarring and antiseptic properties are widely known. Its efficacy in treating skin diseases is phenomenal. Take a leaf of aloe vera and remove the skin to get the gel. Rub this gel all over the red patches and sores on the skin. Let it dry then rub another piece of fresh gel. The will not only soothe the skin and abate the itching but will also cure the scabies lesions.
The outer skin of onions especially the red variety abound in the flavonoid called querticin which is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Put to boil one liter of water in a pan.When the water starts boiling put the skins of ten to twelve onions into it. Boil for half an hour. Cool the liquid. Apply to all the affected areas allowing the skin to absorb the liquid.
Whole walnuts contain a certain chemical called juglone which is very effective in killing the scabies mites. Boil six whole walnuts in three cups of water. Boil till only half the amount of water remains. When cool, smear the water all over the rashes.