Get Rid of Scabies Naturally
Scabies, commonly called “the itch”, is a type of skin infection manifested by superficial red or dark-colored burrows mostly found on the wrist or in between fingers and intense itching. It is very contagious, and symptoms show as early as after 24 hours from the time of infection.
What Causes Scabies
The itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei is the single culprit. Moreover, there are factors that predispose you from contracting it:
- Sharing of personal belongings such as towels and blanket with a person infected
- Close skin-to-skin contact
- Improper hygiene
- Shaking hands (uncommon)
- Scratching or picking up the mites then touching a person
Prevention of Scabies
Causes of scabies are not stopped by vaccines. Here are ways to avoid infection:
- Never share clothes, bedding, and personal things.
- Avoid close contact with infected persons.
- Observe proper hygiene.
- Regular vacuuming of floors, carpets, and rugs.
- Floor disinfection by mopping. Lysol is an effective antimicrobial.
- Regular disinfection of furniture and bedding.
- Daily washing of clothes, towels, and beddings in hot or boiling water. Always use gloves.
Natural Treatment for Scabies
Although the scabies mite is too small to be mechanically removed, and that picking can contribute to further scarring and transmission of the disease, here are ways to get rid of scabies naturally:
- Apply fresh juice of apricot over the infected area for 30 minutes. Wash with warm water. You can repeat as desired.
- Mix dried margosa leaves, equal parts of turmeric acid, and mustard oil till a paste consistency is made. Apply to whole body and leave for more than one hour. Bathe with warm water afterwards.
- Apply crushed garlic over the infected area. Wash off with warm water.
- Apply lotions such as crotamiton or those that contain gamma benzene hexachloride all over your body.