Last Modified on Feb 26, 2015
Treatment of scabies hinge on effective cleansing remedies that eliminate the mite that causes the condition. Many natural cleansing products offer relief from the condition. Effective moisturization is also important to prevent extensive damage to the skin.
What is Scabies?
Scabies is a highly contagious skin condition caused by a small mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. The mite burrows into the skin, which leads to intense itching in the affected area. The most common symptoms of the condition include itching that is typically most severe at night and thin, irregular burrow tracks or lines of blisters on the skin. The burrows are typically found in the folds of the skin and are most common between the fingers, in the armpits, around the waist, along the wrists, at the inner elbow, on the soles of the feet, around the breasts and genital area, on the buttocks, knees and shoulder blades.
Natural Remedies for Parasitic Skin Conditions
Treating scabies hinges on eradicating the mites or insects that cause the condition. Effective hygienic measures are important for completely eliminating the condition and preventing reoccurrence of the condition. Borax, hydrogen peroxide and bleach are all effective treatments, but skin moisturization measures must also be taken to prevent damage to the skin.
Borax is a common household cleaner made of a natural mineral. The compound is a natural insecticide and fungicide. For effective treatment, an individual should soak in a bath of borax, hydrogen peroxide and water.
A safe antibacterial agent, hydrogen peroxide is composed of oxygen and water. When applied to the affected area, hydrogen peroxide oxidizes and kills the infectious organisms as well as any other infection. To enhance the products efficacy, hydrogen peroxide can be paired with borax in a bath and used as a soak for the affected skin.
Chlorine is an effective disinfectant. The compound is comprised of sodium hypochlorite which disinfects and purifies. Bleach should be watered down or used in a bath treatment for best results.
Scabies is a condition of the skin that is very itchy. The condition is caused by a burrowing mite and is highly contagious. Eliminating the mite and any viable eggs on or in the skin is the focus of treatment, which can be effectively achieved using a number of different natural treatments.
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thanks to original post dated 11/9/2010 I tweaked the recipe.
SKIN TREATMENT RECIPE (can be used as an All Natural Scabies treatment)
- Grocery store: Grapeseed Oil (by Olive Oil)
- Instant Hand Sanitizer w/ Aloe
- Coconut Oil Hair conditioner (in the hair section with Afro-American hair products)
- . 3 fl oz Tea Tree Oil
- . 5 fl oz Sweet Orange essential Oil
- . 5 fl oz Clove Bud essential Oil
- 1 fl oz Neem Oil
- Neem Oil Bar of Soap
- get a used water bottle or container same size of 16 oz. fill half full of Grapeseed Oil
- Add 3 drops of each; tt, orange, clove and neem oils. Shake well
Half hour before bed get naked. Spread following products from chin line and hair line down. (may need partner to help spread this in unreachable areas). Sanitizer all over, in creases too including private areas. follow with oil mixture, then coat with coconut oil. Walk or stand around for about 30 minutes until absorbed
If treating for Scabies, you can actually look down and where they were not before, you can see gray specs on the skin in places appear (dead bugs)
After 30 minutes, throw on undies, sweat pants and long sleeve thin shirt to sleep in. You want to sleep in your bed overnight with mixture on.
In morning take shower, gather all sheets regardless then wash dirty clothes, and disinfect house (if scabies). Use Neem soap to wash with in shower. If you are concerned about your hair, add few drops of Neem oil to shampoo. Repeat in 3 days after first treatment, then weekly for 3 weeks. Mix ingredients as needed.
Great for dry skin. Mixture actually makes you feel energized. My kids and I did this for scabies, I tried it first time doing it for 30 mins then washing off. Yes you can, if you look closely see the dead bugs if your eyesight is good.
It was more effective following same directions like the Premethrin as far as leaving it on overnight except this was all natural. We repeated treatment after 3 days then weekly for 3 weeks and cleaned everything in the house.
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