Scabies is a skin infection that is caused by tiny mites. These mites are so tiny that they are not visible to the naked eye. These mites attack the skin and tunnel their way under it. They lay eggs under the skin which hatch into larvae.
The larvae grow quickly into full fledged adults and these adults lay more eggs and quickly spread to other areas of the skin. The initial manifestation of this infection is severe itching which occurs several days after being infested with the mite. Then red patches of rash appear on the skin which soon turns into blisters.
There is intense itching and burning and the skin takes on a thick and coarse appearance. The commonly affected areas are the inside of the wrists, armpits and side of the fingers.
Scabies is highly contagious and it is easily spread through contact with an infected person. Care should be taken not to use any personal articles like towels, combs and brushes of the infected person.
Home Remedies For Treating Scabies
Coconut oil has wide and varied uses. It is not only used for cooking but is also used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes because of its potent healing and curative powers.
This oil has wonderful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. It kills the mite quickly and effectively, alleviates the itching and burning and sets the stage for quick healing. Apply pure coconut oil on all the rashes. You can apply it as frequently as you want.
Neem’s magical healing and curative powers are being recognized all over the world. Neem has been used since centuries in India for treating and curing a wide range of diseases and disorders.
It is especially very good for all types of skin infections because of its potent antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which destroy the mites as soon as they come into contact with it. Boil lots of neem leaves in plenty of water for ten minutes. Bathe with this water twice daily, till you are completely cured.
Cinnamon oil has innumerable medicinal values. Its antimicrobial properties are known to kill the scabies mites instantly and thoroughly. This oil also has a soothing and calming effect on the skin.
It provides relief in the itching and burning and heals the blisters quickly. Apply cinnamon oil all over the rashes three times daily. This oil will also inhibit the mites from spreading to other areas of the skin.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is very effective in getting rid of scabies. This oil has powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which kill the mites instantly and rid the body of the infection. It disinfects the skin and brings tremendous relief in the itching. Dab tea tree oil on the rashes two or three times until the infection disappears completely.
Garlic promotes quick healing by destroying the mites and eradicating them by the roots. Grind some garlic to a fine paste.
Add a few drops of mustard oil to the paste and cover all the rashes with this paste. Keep applying the paste frequently for quick healing.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.