Scabies is a skin infection which affects people all over the world. It is common among people of all ages and all races. It is caused by the human itch mite which burrows into the top layers of the skin where it breeds, thrives and flourishes. Sometimes the burrows are discernible on the skin in the form of tiny raised and crooked lines on the skin surface. The symptoms are usually manifested a month after infestation. This is a contagious disease and can be spread by skin to skin contact with an infected person.
It can be also transmitted through sexual contact and by sharing contaminated articles such as bedding, clothing, towels and brushes. The most common symptoms of this infection are severe and intense itching and a pimple like rash appears on the armpit, elbow, wrist, buttocks, penis, nipples and waist. Tiny blisters turn into open sores upon too much scratching. These sores can become infected with bacteria and can become scaly and crusted.
Home Remedies For Scabies In Humans
Castor oil is very effective in destroying the tiny scabies mites. It contains a compound known as ricin which kills the mites and the eggs instantly and uproots the infection totally. It also soothes the rash and provides relief in the itching. Warm some castor oil and rub it on all the affected areas. Keep massaging the oil into the skin for ten minutes so that the skin can soak ample amounts of it. Use the massage three times daily.
Take some neem oil and rub it all over the infected areas. Let the oil seep into the skin. As soon as the oil is absorbed by the skin the antimicrobial properties of the oil set to work to suffocate and kill the scabies mites and their eggs. Apply regularly as frequently as possible for quick healing.
Cinnamon oil is very effective in curing scabies. Its powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and astringent properties kill the mites beneath the skin and prevent them from spreading to the other parts of the body. Take plenty of cinnamon oil and rub it well into the skin. The oil will also eliminate the itching and burning and will heal the rash within a very short time. Apply several times during the day for rapid healing.
Slaked lime has deep cleansing and antimicrobial properties which quickly eradicate the infection at its root and heal the rash and blisters swiftly. Take some slaked lime paste and mix with it some powdered dry neem leaves and one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply the paste all over the rash and leave it to dry. Reapply the paste after every two hours. The itching and burning will abate quickly and the disease will be cured very shortly.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has the strongest antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which deal with the infection quickly and uproot the mites from the top layer of the skin. Take a cotton wad and dip it in some tea tree oil. Dab the oil three or four times all over rashes until you are completely cured.