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Scabies Symptom, Treatment - Natural Home Remedy to Get Rid of Scabies

What is Scabies?

Scabies is a contagious (catching) disorder of the skin caused by very small, wingless insects or mites called the Human Itch mite or Scabies itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis (Hering). It is a contagious disease and is more common among people who live in crowded places under unhygienic conditions.

Signs and Symptom of Scabies

Pimple-like irritations, burrows or rash of the skin, especially the webbing between the fingers; the skin folds on the wrist, elbow, or knee; the penis, the breast, or shoulder blades. The common sites for scabies are the genital areas, the spaces between the fingers. In infants burrows are often present on the palms and soles. Intense itching, especially at night and over most of the body. Sores on the body caused by scratching. These sores can sometimes become infected with bacteria.

The most common symptom of scabies is itching, which may be worse at night or after a hot bath. Scabies is spread by personal contact, e.g., by shaking hands or sleeping together or by close contact with infected articles such as clothing, bedding or towels.

Treatment of Scabies

Traditional medicine is to treat with poison based lotions for scabies. Always follow the directions provided by your physician or the directions on the package insert. Scabies is treated by applying a prescription cream or lotion of gamma benzene hexachloride (also called GBH, Gamene, or Kwell), which is a weak solution of the pesticide lindane. This medication usually must remain on the skin for several hours before it can be washed off, and it should not touch the eyes or mucous membranes. Other medicines that may be used include crotamiton or benzyl benzoate.

Useful tips on how to get rid of Scabies.

  • When laundering towels, clothing and bedding use hot water and enzymes or borax.
  • Children should not share clothing or other personal articles such as hair brushes, combs or towels with one another.
  • When an outbreak of scabies is reported be alert for symptoms in member of your family.
  • If your child has scabies, please notify the school authorities so the school will be alerted to check for any outbreak.
  • Pets do not need to be treated.
  • Antihistamines may be prescribed to relieve itching in scabies, which can last for weeks, even after the mite is gone.
  • Bedding on clothing of scabies patient must be washed or dry cleaned.

Natural Home remedies / Treatment of Scabies

The whole body should be soaked for 20 mintues in a warm bath using plenty of soap.

Combs, brushes, barrettes and anything with which your child has had contact should be soaked in hot water (over 120 o F.) and Safe Solutions, Inc.'s Enzyme Cleaner with Peppermint or borax for at least 15 minutes.

Try routinely using a sauna - try bathing, soaking or washing in diluted Kleen Free Enzymes  and/or borax and/or sulfur to get rid fo scabies.


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