Home Remedies For Scabies
Home Remedy for Scabies - the Better Choice
Home Remedies for Scabies are the favourite choice for sufferers for a number of reasons. The main one being that once people look at what is in the perscribed creams, they choose the natural way. There really is no need to use the perscribed creams anyway, when there are so many home remedies for scabies available now.
Once you have scabies you need to rid yourself of the nasty little mites as quickly as possible, they spread like wildfire! They burrow into your skin and multiply. It really does not take long to become infested. They are extremely contagious, therefore it is vital to treat all family members or even friends who have been in close contact with the patient recently.
Something that is important to take note of is that a person does not have to, have any visible scabie pimples, sores, people can be silent carriers. I think it's safe to say that no-one reading this, wants the mites as pictiured on the left crawling and burrowing into their skin.
In this lens you will learn all about the scabies mite, their cycle, how to treat them, the disadvantages of the creams given by doctors and much more. See a video of the mites to get to learn more about what you have crawling around you if you have them. You will also learn how to make home remedies for scabies from the contents of your pantry and if that's not for you, then don't worry we have other options aswell.
How Easy is it to Get Scabies ?
It's one of the many questions that are foremost in peoples minds who have scabies. Scabies is caused by the mite known as Sarcoptes Scabiei. It is an infestation of the mites. It occurs all over the world and is highly contagious and is therefore easily spread.
Skin to skin contact is needed for scabies to spread. A simple prolonged handshake is enough to pass the scabies on. Common places for the disease to spread are childcare centres, schools, hospitals or aged care centres. Basically any place where there is a large number of people. This is due to the constant skin contact between them.
Scabies can develop into Norwegian Scabies otherwise known as Crusted Scabies in those people who have a weak immune system who are malnourished.
Home Remedy for Scabies - Neem Leaves
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A good Home Remedy for Scabies is neem leaf paste.
Ingredients for Neem Home Remedy for Scabiesdried or fresh neem leafs,
turmeric powder, mustard oil
Method for Neem Home Remedy for ScabiesMix the turmeric powder with mustard oil. Add this to an equal quantity of neem leaves. Mix to a paste.
Application for Neem Home Remedy for ScabiesApply to the body and leave it on for around an hour. Do a spot first as mustard oil may irratate some people or just leave it on for a less time. Then take a bath.
Boil some neem leaves in a small amount of water and drink at least a tablespoon of the liquid.
Repeat this in a week to make sure you get all the left over eggs that have hatched.
Would you Own Up ?
There is a stigma that is attached to Scabies, that it is a dirty disease - this is not true. As you will have discovered from this lens scabies is highly contagious and therefore it is easy to get infected.
Would You Own Up to either Yourself or a Family Member Having Scabies ?
Do you Love Natural Remedies ?
Stop Beating Yourself Up!
Having scabies does not mean that you are dirty or unclean. Most people (me included) start to question how clean their house is and personal hygiene - DONT BEAT YOURSELF UP. Scabies is highly contagious and spreads rapidly. You could have got scabie from anywhere.
Have you Ever Had Scabies ?
How Do You Get Scabies ?
If you are reading this and you or a family member have scabies, you will know what a nightmare they can be. When my 5 year old got them, it was awful.
The first thing you think (apart obviously from wanting to get rid of them) is where could the scabies have come from? I still don't know where Harry got his, but, I do know I blamed myself thinking, I don't understand, my house is clean - maybe I should wash the bedding every week instead of every week and a half. I pratically tortured myself looking for an explanation.
All I could put it down to was school, but no other Mums had mentioned it - but lets face it, most Mums don't broadcast it (me included). I did tell his teacher so that she was able to look out for anyone itching and she did mention it to Mums (keeping Harry anonymous) the next night at a parent evening.
I now know not to blame myself for Harrys scabies outbreak as anyone can get them. In fact humans atrract the annoying little mites, through warmth. They are extremely contagious, moving easily from one person to another. They are passed through skin contact , clothing and other things shared from one person to another, as they are unable to jump or fly.
There are more people now searching for Home Remedies for Scabies. This maybe due to the fact that we are now discovering that these creams can cause many side effects. In fact some of the creams ingredients have been linked to cancer and leukemia !
Scary stuff hey? Unfortunately this is what it has now come to, big companies, thinking only of profits.
Do You Have Faith in Your Doctor ?
Do you always trust what your doctor diagnose, or do you think that even they can make a mistake ?
All Stop for Scabies
The Mitactin treatment gets rid of the scabies infestation by asphyxiation, whilst relieving the irritation and itching on the skin. All Stop claim that these Remedies work first time, without fail.
They are non toxic, 100% safe and 98% effective. Toxins used in the presecription elimite or permethrin cream have proven to have terrible effects on the elderly or small children. With All Stop you don't have to worry about how much you apply, it's a natural product.
All Stop Scabies Complete Treatment Family Pack
Included in this pack are 3 bottles of Mitactin Skin Spray, 3 bottles of Mitactin Deep Cleaning Salve, 1 Gal / 3.78 L PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray , 1 Paravinyl Mattress Encasement which is for a Queen bed unless otherwise specified and 1 Gal / 3.78 L All Stop Medicated Body Wash.
By using the Mitactin Skin Spray combined with the Deep Cleaning Salve you are allowing deep penetration into the skin which ensures that both the eggs and mites are reached and eliminated. The Medicated Body Wash aids the process and targets all types of scabies infestations, both mild and severe.
Your mattress provides a great environment for scabies and other mites and therefore should not be left untreated. The Paravinyl Mattress Encasement will provide protection from any mites lurking there.
Disinfecting areas is important when getting rid of scabies. The PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray is used in hospitals and is effective against 99.9% of bacteria, funghi and microbes.
This is a non-toxic treatment.
What Does Scabies Look Like ?
This is how a Scabies infestation looks. However, it can actually look less 'angry'. My son, Harrys Scabies was just visible bumps on the arms and legs! So, in answer to the question, What Does Scabies Look Like? , it can present itself in different ways. Read on below for some Home Remedies for Scabies
So , How Do You Get Scabies ?
Scabies is highly contagious! If you know anyone who has Scabies keep away until they hae been treated. The same goes if you have it stay away from others until you have been treated
Is It Scabies ?
Doctors will often not diagnose scabies correctly on the first visit. It could be treated as eczema or a similar allergy. Whilst the scabies are not being treated they will spread so is it is vital to get the diagnosis correct as soon as possible.
So when asking the question 'Is It Scabies ?', the signs to look out for include a skin rash that is made up of small bumps or Itching - mainly on a night or after a hot bath
Any small burrows or tunnels that can be seen on the skin - the best way to see these is through a microscope (the little microscopes that you can pick up at the chemist come in really handy for diagnosis of scabies or head lice etc)
If a doctor suspects that it is scabies they may take a scraping of the skin to get it tested. If you think you have scabies but have been told that you don't, take a look at the points above under 'Is It Scabies ?' and the best way of diagnosing the itch is:
Go With Your Instinct Before They Spread !
Scabies Killer - Natural
This will get rid of the scabies mites and actually let you get a good nights sleep. Treatment for any hour of the day.
Some Scabies creams ingredients have been linked to cancer and leukemia !
Home Remedy for Scabies - Using Onions!
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Ingredients for Onions Home Remedy for ScabiesOnions and Coarse Sea Sat
Method for Onions Home Remedy for ScabiesCut some onions in half. Scoop out the middle of them and fill the case of the onion with sea salt, the coarse kind. Leave them in bowls to dissolve and use the liquid that they make on the scabies.
Application for Onions Home Remedy for ScabiesApply to the body and leave it on.
Don't attempt to do this when you have a night out planned - it's not the best perfume!
Ingredients for Garlic Scabies Home RemedyGarlic
Neem Oil (optional)
Garlic Capsules (optional)
Method for Garlic Scabies Home RemedyYou can either just press garlic on its own or add a little neem oil.
Application for Garlic Scabies Home RemedyThen its just a case of applying it to the skin. This needs to be done twice a day for a week.
You can also take garlic capsules as well but I would still recommend the application of garlic to the skin.
I know you will not smell particularly great during the week but it will combat the scabies. Think of the plus side - you will fend off any vampires!
Would you consider applying onions or garlic with an aim to getting rid of scabies ?
Would you Stand the Smell ?
Apricot Leaves are another Home Remedy for Scabies....
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Ingredients for Apricot Scabies Home RemedyApricots
Method for Apricot Scabies Home RemedyExtract the juice from Apricot leaves
Application for Apricot Scabies Home RemedyApply the juice to the infected skin. This needs to be done twice a day for a week.
Getting Rid of Scabies in the Home.... - Kleen Free for Scabies..
Kleen Free is used to control insects that cause infestation problems. This product is a natural product and therefore will not harm pets, kids or yourself. This means that you do not have to be concerned when re-applying it. Kleen Free works on contact but is not a pesticide or insecticide.
It works by attacking the bugs exoskeleton and causing it to shed its skin prematurely.
Here's Zack Lee from California's review on Kleen Free Our house had a horrible case of scabies or mites (we weren't sure what they were at first) and we wanted a Non-Toxic and safe product to kill them. We tried all kinds of stuff that didn't work.. but the Kleen Free worked great. We sprayed it on our furniture, bathed in it, washed our clothes with it and it killed all the bugs. We have kids and pets and it was totally safe around them. Thank you.. highly recomended.
By using Kleen Free products to eliminate the mites from your laundry, bedding etc you can do so with the knowledge that you are not creating another problem by spreading any nasty chemicals through the house.
Gets rid of any bugs or parasites that are lurking around on your bed stopping you sleep.
This is non-toxic and organic bug eliminator. Kleen Free is perfectly safe and leaves areas clean and pest free. It will successfully eliminate scabies and also all other pests such as roaches, fleas, fire ants, bedbugs, lice, mites, fruit flies and many more of the annoying pests that are around.
Kleen Free is used in restaurants, hotels, Pest Control companies and also around homes.
Home Remedy for Scabies - Burn Them !
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What You Will Need to Burn ScabiesA Magnifying Glass and the Sun
Method to Burn scabiesHold a magnifying glass over your skin, whilst the sun is burning down for a short time - not enough to burn yourself. This will hopefully zap the scabies mite dead.
I have not tried this method - so if you do give it a try please let me know how you get on. The scabies mites do not like heat
A video where you can get a Closer Look at the Scabies Mites
Tea Tree Oil works wonders for scabies, killing the mites. It is also good in helping to relieve the itch.
Application for ScabiesThe Tea Tree Oil needs applying every time you itch, before bed at night, in the morning and any bits in-between.
That's the beauty of a home remedy for scabies - no harmful chemicals making you afraid of not to apply often !
It may dry the skin out a bit but the relief from the itching and the fact that you are eliminating the scabies will compensate this and using a good moisturiser will solve the dryness.
Scabies and other bugs love your bed
They love the warmth. It gives them a perfect breeding ground where they can spread or start infestation. The All Stop Mattress Cover stops them dead
Use this at home and when you sleep on unfamiliar beds such as in a hotel - great for travelling and vacations. The All Stop Mattress cover will give you a barrier between yourself and anything crawling around on your mattress.
Home Remedy for Scabies - Tea Tree....................
Tea tree oil is an Australian Aboriginal traditional healer for insect bites, bruises and skin infections. Tea tree also has antbacterial properties and is always a good product to have in your medical cabinet.
Getting Rid Of Scabies
All bedding must be washed.
Any clothing that has been worn in the last week needs washing.
Clean carpets and mattresses with a good vacuum - I steam cleaned mine.
Cuddly toys should either be washed or put in a bin bag and left there for 2 weeks. This will ensure that the mites die - they can not live for long away from human body.
IF YOU DONT DO THIS THEY WILL COME BACK!
Scabies Explained by GP
Treat Everyone for Scabies
It is important to treat everyone who the person with scabies has been in contact with - definitely the whole household.
I know it's a delicate subject but speak to Grandmas, Grandads, cousins (anyone who has been in contact with the scabies person) and ask them if they would treat themselves.
This Gets you Really Close Up......
The female mites are the ones that cause the damage, infecting us. She must be pregnant to spread the itching mites. Once she has found her target (the human she is going to live on) she goes off to find a good area to lay her eggs. The areas they usually pick are areas such as between the fingers, wrists, under arms or any areas with tucks, folds or crevices. (This is not always the case though - my son had them on his arms and legs, he did have them on his wrists but not in-between fingers.)
When she has found the perfect area to lay her eggs. The female mite lays 2 or 3 eggs a day! The eggs are usually no more than 0.20 mm in length. It takes 3 or 4 days for the eggs to hatch into larvae. Then over the next few days the larvae then transforms into adolescent mite.
Only 10% of eggs hatch into males, the rest are female. Once a month the male mite mates with the female - he has many females to choose from!. The female mite is then pregnant and again she goes to find a good area to lay her eggs. Then it all begins again!
A Case of Scabies can soon lead to an Outbreak......
The Itch May Stay for a While.....
It can take anywhere up to 6 weeks of being infected with scabies until a person actually starts itching. This is the same for anyone who the scabies patient passes the mites onto. However, if a person has previously had scabies and is re-infected the itch can start almost immediately.
When the scabies has gone the itch can remain for a while even though the treatment has been done. Some people can itch for over a month after the treatment causing confusion as to whether the treatment actually worked. If treatment is correctly applied to all family members and bedding and clothes etc are treated, then it's just a case of waiting to see if the itching decreases.
What Would you Choose ?
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Please share your Scabies experience
Have you or anyone you know ever had scabies ? How did you get rid of the mites ? If you just want to leave feedback or a comment on this lens, go ahead and thanks for the visit :)