Scabies is a skin disease normally seen in kids and young adults and is caused by a microscopic mite called sarcoptes scabiei. This skin disease is associated with symptoms like rashes, redness, itching and immense pain.
This is a contagious disease and spreads quickly from person to person through physical contact and the symptoms appears mostly on armpits, around the waist, between fingers, inside of wrist, inner elbow, soles of feet, male genitals, buttocks, knees, shoulder blades, around the breasts etc. The peculiarity of the disease is that itching will be more at night. Dermatologist will help you to get rid of scabies with medication but you can try to treat scabies with natural cures also.
How To Cure Scabies
Cool Water Soaks
You can reduce the itching associated with scabies by applying a cool wash cloth over the area or soaking the affected area in cool water.
This oil is taken from the nuts of tamanu nuts and has good antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Hence, tamanu oil is a beneficial treatment for scabies.
Onion that is available in all kitchens is a wonder drug for scabies as it contains squercetin which is ideal for soothing the skin. Get six to eight onion skins and boil them in a quart of water for 20 minutes. Cool the solution and apply it over the affected areas. It helps to reduce the itch and also removes the mites from beneath the skin.
Use this herb to make a tea and apply the cold tea on the affected areas. This herb contains pulegone that repels the mites and cure scabies. Another herb called mountain mint also contains pluegone and hence is widely used for the treatment of scabies. Fresh leaves of mountain mint can be used to rub over the affected area to cure scabies.
St. John’s Wort
St. John’s Wort has amazing soothing effect on the skin and it alleviates the itching. Fresh juice taken from the herb has to be applied on the scabies affected areas and should be repeated at least 4 times a day. You will get favorable results in a week.
Garlic is found to have immense anti-parasitic properties and can be used for treating scabies. The juice taken from garlic is used for rubbing over the scabies affected areas to get relief. Besides applying the juice garlic can also be taken orally.
Combine lavender oil with a little alcohol and apply on the scabies. Apply enough of this mixture on the skin and ensure that the lavender oil and alcohol mixture have penetrated and soaked the skin properly. This helps to kill the mites and their eggs and thus helps the person to get rid of scabies.
Clove oil has analgesic, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties and can ward off mites easily from the skin. Mix ten drops of clove oil with a cup of almond oil or olive oil and apply on the scabies affected areas. If the mixture is too strong and causes a burning sensation, then dilute it with more carrier oil.
There are many more natural remedies for scabies .