Are your loved ones or family members suffering from scabies? Do you see them spending sleepless night every day? In spite of witnessing these problems, a normal un-infected person can never understand the severe pain and itching and social stigma faced by scabies infected person.
The only thing you can do is to help your loved ones get rid of this menace. This is the only way of how you can help them. So here’s a discussion on what scabies is, what causes them, and how to get rid of them naturally, without using any potentially dangerous medicines. So read on.
How Does Scabies Occur?
Scabies is an infectious skin disease characterized by skin eruptions, redness and severe itching. The word scabies has been derived from the Latin word scabere, which means: to scratch. This disease is caused by a parasite: a mite known as Sarcoptes scabiei, which lives inside the outer layer of skin of humans and enters the skin by creating microscopic tunnels and burrows under the skin.
Scabies gets transferred from an infected human to another non-infected person, only in coming in prolonged and close intimation with the infected person. The parasite lays eggs right under the skin and also feeds on blood from the blood vessels.
In a single month, the scabies parasite lays about 42 eggs; the size of each is not more than 0.2mm in length. These eggs then hatch in 2-3 days time to form larvae, and then in the next few days the larvae grow into adolescence. 90% of the eggs hatch to form female mites, which again lay eggs after a few days in a clean space within the skin. This is how the all total thing goes on and on!!
Home Remedies For Scabies
Apple Cedar Vinegar
Apple cedar vinegar is a magic object. It increases the natural immunity system of a person, if taken regularly with honey. Although it is not proven to kill the parasites of scabies, it can certainly help you to get rid off the tremendous itching and sooth the skin.
Although this is a very good natural remedy for scabies, but many people cannot withstand the pain of it. Apply it your skin, and if you can withstand the pain for 15-20 minutes, then you can be sure, that it will prove to be a miracle for you.
Neem is also very good for treating scabies. You can buy neem oil products from the market and apply it on your skin. Mix the neem oil medicine with a few teaspoons of ground turmeric. Continue this treatment for a period of 2 weeks. Scientists have noticed positive results after using neem oil on scabies.
Garlic is an anti-fungal and anti-parasitic. This is an effective treatment for killing the scabies parasites. For applying garlic, crush some cloves of garlic, and take out the juice. To it add a few drops of neem oil. Apply this paste continuously for 2 weeks and twice a day, to get good relief from itching and to get rid of the scabies parasites.
Bleach is believed to be effective for killing the parasites of scabies and get them eradicated. Pour full strength laundry bleach in a fully filled tub of water and then take a bath in this. After a few seconds you can notice, white powdery things coming out of your skin. These are the dead parasites. Continue doing this for a few weeks to completely eradicate scabies parasites, and enjoy itch free nights.