Fixing Scabies With Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil for scabies skin mites
Scabies is a very nasty little skin condition which is caused primarily by a parasite. The condition causes a very nasty rash and very severe itching. Tea tree oil has been known to have to help alleviate the symptoms of scabies, because it has distinct antifungal and anti-parasitic characteristics. Tea tree oil works by being absorbed into the skin, whereupon the parasites eat it tea tree oil. It is not poisonous in itself, but once the parasites eat it they may become deathly ill and die off.
Scabies is highly contagious which may be the reason why the are so often seen around people's fingers and on the backs of their hands. After the first contact (usually on the hands) it moves up to the wrists, elbows, armpits, heels, waste and inner thighs. The nature of scabies means that you should never share clonthes with somebody who has scabies.
It is not spread through poor hygiene, it is a parasite which infects the skin and will start burrowing in order to make itself a nice home. This means that if you come in contact with somebody who has scabies, there is a good chance that you have been infected, and within a few weeks will begin to show signs of infestation. To prevent such an appearance from happening, you need to use some form of tea tree oil which is suspended in a body wash, and in a shampoo. This should be used for around a week or two, in order to fully cleanse the affected person of any remaining parasites.
Many people are not so keen on using medication to treat scabies because they may have had trouble with side effects in the past. Bathing with tea tree oil in the bath is also a good way to combat scabies because the tea tree oil is given more chance to soak into the skin, whereupon it will be even by the parasites and die.
You should be aware that it is almost impossible to see scabies with the naked eye, there are tiny, tiny parasites. To be correctly diagnosed you should consult a doctor who will take a scraping of your skin and examine it under a microscope. The results of the test will be almost instant, as the doctor will be able to see the parasites straight away. Tea tree oil has been used by Australian aborigines for quite some years now, and in the beginning of the 21st century Australian soldiers were using it as antiseptic to clean wounds. However, it was only after world war two when scientists began to take a genuine interest in the antiseptic and antifungal properties of tea tree oil.
It is only now, thanks to their efforts--that we are able to enjoy the benefits of tea tree oil up and treat skin conditions without having to go and get a prescription. This is because tea tree oil does not need any further refining to make it more effective. Unlike the bark of a willow tree which needs to be refined before it turns into a painkiller (paracetamol), tea tree oil can be used in its natural state, albeit more filtered and often diluted when sold over the counter.