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Home remedies for scabies
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How to get rid of scabies Scabies home remedies Scabies treatment Scabies treatments A common skin condition, scabies causes intense itching. It is easily caught through physical, skin-to-skin contact with people who already have the condition. Scabies is caused by mites burrowing under the surface of your skin. As they do this, they lay eggs. Small blisters and red patches will form on the skin above each mite and turn itchy as a result of reacting to the mite and its feces. Scratching causes i
How to get rid of scabies Expect itching to occur faster if you've already experienced scabies before. If not, the reaction to the mites not occur until weeks after the mites have infested your skin. Note that while a rash in reaction to scabies may appear in only some parts of the body, it is the whole body that is affected.
Home remedies for scabies Visit the doctor. The doctor will usually only need to see the rash to diagnose the condition but might also take a sample by scraping under the bumps and looking for the presence of mites, eggs, and feces under the microscope. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or have any problems such as serious illness, or other severe skin diseases.
Scabies home remedies Organize for someone else to cook meals and do any cleaning work requiring washing etc. over the next day. This will ensure that you can get the best impact from the treatment, which can be removed if you get water on your skin (such as from washing dishes or preparing food). If you live alone, have pre-made meals ready to heat and eat and wash items in the dishwasher until you're able to use water freely again. It's easiest to apply the cream or lotion before going to bed and wash it off in the morning, so that your daily routine is the least disrupted.
Scabies treatment Once it is applied, take care of your hands. Apply between the fingers and under your nails. You will need to reapply the cream to your hands every time you wash them. Leave on for the amount of time required, usually between 8 to 24 hours. The length of time will depend on the product and your doctor's instructions.
Scabies home remedies Shower off the cream or lotion. Once the aloted time is up, wash it off under a warm shower. Be aware that you may remain itchy for a few weeks after the treatment. This is because your allergic reaction to the mites continues while the mite bodies remain in the skin a while longer. If it's concerning you, speak with your doctor again.