Scabies is a skin infection that’s caused by the parasite, “Variety Hominis.” The word “scabies” is Latin, and it means “itch.” Itching is the main symptom of this infection. Scabies also causes a red rash of bumps that look like pimples to appear on your skin. You may be able to see tiny burrows in your skin underneath the rash. These burrows are caused by the female mite. She makes these so she can lay her eggs in them. Once the eggs hatch in three to ten days, the larva live in your skin and become mature parasites. There are a few products on the market used to treat Scabies, but homemade treatments for Scabies are a very effective treatment option. They are also the safest.
If you or someone in your family gets Scabies, it may make you feel better to know that contracting this type of parasite has nothing to do with your cleanliness. Scabies is mainly spread by skin-to-skin contact. However, it can also be spread by having contact with an infected person’s clothing, bedding, towels, et cetera. Therefore, in conduction with using homemade treatments for Scabies, you’ll need to wash your family’s laundry in hot, soapy water to kill any parasites that may be present.
Although you don’t often hear of Scabies, an estimated 300 million cases occur around the globe every year. Scabies are most commonly found in schools, daycare centers, and in nursing homes.
One homemade treatment for Scabies is simply using Vitamin E oil on the affected skin. Vitamin E can help smother the parasites and relieve the constant itching.
However, topical Tea Tree Oil, which is one of nature’s best antiseptics, will kill the parasites more effectively. Tea Tree Oil is also wonderful in eradicating the infection and promoting the healing of your skin. You can find Tea Tree Oil at your local healthfood store. Or, you can order it on the Internet.
You can also use the juice of apricot leaves to treat Scabies with. Apricot leaf juice is applied directly onto the skin.
Another homemade treatment for Scabies is using the Neem plant. The Neem plant may be applied to the infected skin, soaked in, or, it may be taken internally. Neem Oil can be rubbed directly on the skin or used in a bath tub full of warm water. Add a couple of tablespoons of Neem Oil to the tub and swish it around. Then, set a timer for twenty minutes and soak in this natural healing agent. It will relieve the itching and burning caused by Scabies. Neem oil will also help kill the parasite that causes this infection. You can also buy Neem Oil in capsule form and take this internally.
Balsam of Peru is an another natural oil that comes from a South American tree. It can be applied directly to your skin or it can be taken internally, just like the Neem Oil. Balsam of Peru kills the Scabies parasite. It also is an effective treatment in killing the infection in your skin.