Scabies is infection caused by Sarcoptes scabiei parasite which burrows under the skin and lay eggs. This is contagious infection which can spread very quickly from one person to another through direct skin contact. Scabies form a rash on skin and this rash can spread from one body part to another due to scratching. Person remains asymptomatic for few weeks after getting infected and it commonly spreads through direct skin contact and rarely by sharing towels and clothes. However one type of scabies called as crusted scabies is most infectious which can spread through sharing clothes too. Home remedies for scabies are safe and effective ways to control the infection and heal the rashes quickly.
Home Remedies for Scabies
Tea tree oil is strongest in treating bacterial and fungal infections and provides one of the powerful home remedies for scabies. Add tea tree oil and olive oil in equal parts and dab a cotton ball in the mixture. Apply the mixture over rash evenly and let it stay. Repeat the remedy after few hours and follow it for few weeks to control the swelling and heal the infection in a short time.
Tub baths also provide few potent home remedies for scabies. You can add one cup of cayenne pepper powder to a tub full of warm water and stir it to mix the powder. Take a relaxing bath till water remains warm. Later take a shower, avoid water going in the eyes as it can cause burning. Alternatively you can add 15 drops of tea tree oil to a tub full of warm water and take a bath. Or you can add 5 to 6 drops of lavender oil in your bathtub full of warm water. Take a bath for 15 minutes and later shower yourself. All of these are wonderful home remedies for scabies which shall be practiced regularly for few weeks to cure the problem.
Take neem oil in sufficient quantities and add equal amount of turmeric powder to form a thick paste. You can make this paste in higher quantity and store it in a glass bottle for future use. Apply this evenly over affected part and let it stay for sufficient duration. On regular use this works as one of the best home remedies for scabies.
You can utilize immense benefits of neem by crushing handful of leaves and forming a paste. Apply this fresh paste over affected part and let it stay for 30 to 45 minutes, you can tie it with a bandage to hold it in right place. Later wash off with plain water and keep repeating this remedy till symptoms subside. You can make this paste even more effective by adding a teaspoon of turmeric powder to it. Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder to a paste obtained after crushing 20 leaves of neem and increase in the same ratio if needed. All of these are the best home remedies for scabies provided by neem.
You can utilize turmeric in one more way, add some lemon juice to turmeric powder to form a thick paste and apply this paste to the affected part. Let the paste stay for 15 to 20 minutes and wash off with plain water later. On regular use this also works as one of the useful home remedies for scabies. Zinc paste is also one of the potent home remedies for scabies. Take two three pills of zinc and grind them to form a powder, add few drops of water and form a paste. Apply this paste and repeat the remedy two-three times in a day. On regular use it relieves the symptoms and heals the rash faster.
Aloe vera gel also works well for treating the infections. Scrape out fresh aloe vera gel and apply directly over affected part, let the gel stay for 30 minutes and later wash off. Repeat this remedy few times in a day and regularly for few weeks to gain substantial relief. Alternatively grind few calendula leaves to form a paste, add a teaspoon of turmeric and aloe vera gel to form a thick paste. Apply this paste over affected part and let it stay for 30 minutes. Wash off later and apply after few hours again. Repeat this remedy regularly till infection subsides. These are trusted home remedies for scabies.
Take a relaxing bath in a tub full of warm water after adding 30 drops of neem oil to it, on regular practice these baths work as good home remedies for scabies. Take a shower after tub bath.
Add drumstick juice to equal amount of sesame oil, apply this mixture directly over affected part and let it stay. Repeat these regularly after few hours to cure the infection. This too is one of the effective home remedies for scabies. Regularly wash the affected part with a solution of vinegar and water mixed in equal parts. This too works as one of the best home remedies for scabies on regular use.
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