Showing posts with label treatment of scabies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label treatment of scabies. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Have you ever had this urge to scratch yourself soon after you met someone doing the same? Well, that’s not just you imitating it, it might be that you caught scabies. Yes, this contagious disease spreads easily from person to person. It affects more than 300 million persons a year worldwide regardless age, gender or race. Most of the time it gets ignored due to its innocuous beginning.
Scabies is caused by the penetration of a human itch mite called Sarcoptesscabiei. These tiny itch mites perforate into the skin of the host and cause itches and rashes. These mites usually die within 72 hours if there is no human contact, but once it does, it can prolong its stay up to 3 months. Scabies rash grows profoundly in cold and moist environment, thus appearing mostly on wrist, armpits, elbow, buttocks and genital region.

There are many scabicidal and antimicrobial agents to treat the condition. Other oral antihistamine works well to relieve the pain. But the best way to naturally wipe out the disease without compromising the health status is to seek for age-old home remedies. Here is the blend of the best home remedy for the treatment of scabies.

Here are Top Home Remedies for Scabies

Cayenne Pepper

The chemical Capsaicin’s presence in cayenne helps in reducing pain when applied to the skin. Since Capsaicin desensitises neurones of skin, it puts an end to itching. However, for some cases, it might cause burning sensation when applied topically. Cayenne is believed to be mite killer in the case of scabies. The simple recipe includes a mixture of one cup of cayenne in hot water bath.  Then sit in the bath until the water gets cold and then rinse your body. Avoid touching your eyes after the session as cayenne causes burning sensation in eyes.

Tiger Balm

The common home remedy for muscle aches and pain.The same science which works to relieve the muscle pain works in the case of scabies.Since the balm has the essential ingredients like camphor and clove oil, it works as an analgesic agent. It is not the final solution to the problem, but sure it helps in alleviating the pain.

Neem Oil

It is one of the most natural and cheapest ways to get rid of scabies. The sheer smell of neem oil prevents scabies to proliferate thereby reducing the stay of the mites.It is done by gently massaging neem oil on the affected area, few minutes before bathing.The application of the neem oil is to be done once daily. It is a great way to prevent the spread of the infection. The synergistic combination of neem oil with turmeric powder acts as a homemade antiseptic cream. It can be applied two to three times daily on the affected area. It relieves the itch and pace up the healing process.

Zinc

Its involvement is not direct, but it helps in preventing the secondary fungal skin infections. The recipe involves Grinding of two to three zinc tablets and mixing it with turmeric and water till it becomes a thick paste. Apply the paste, let it dry at least for half an hour and then rinse it thoroughly with warm water. It can be done once daily.

Bush Tea

Or Lippia multiflora is the native African herb possessing anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory qualities which kill the virus and relieves the symptoms of scabies.  What all one must do is to put some bush tea leaves with water in a pot and boil them. Allow it to cool and add some honey to mask the odd taste of it. Have it two to three times a day.