Scabies, a rash that is caused by numerous amounts of tiny mites, is not truly a rash but is the scabiei mites that have burrowed into the skin. These mites will cause rash symptoms like blisters, redness, and other rashes, and unfortunately, they will not go away without some form of treatment. The mites lay eggs as they burrow under the skin to start this same vicious cycle all over again. There are many different treatments from antibiotics to ointment creams, but there are also a few home remedies that can help get rid of scabies without the need for prescription drugs. Here is what individuals should know about curing scabies at home with natural ingredients.
Common Types of Scabies Treatments
There are many different treatments that people may consider and use. When looking at potential treatments, it’s great to know both the benefits and the potential disadvantages of treatment. Here are many of the common types of treatments:
- Aloe Vera - A substance most often used to treat sunburn has many different benefits for the body. One of the benefits is the soothing effect it can have on scabies. Not only can the cooling and soothing agents help relieve the itching of the scabies rashes, but it can also eliminate the scabies mites. The tests for aloe vera were small, but the aloe vera without any additives has been noted to help with the scabies issue without any side effects.
- Tea Tree Oil - A popular essential oil, tea tree oil is great for a myriad of issues in the body. It is also great for scabies since it has healing and anti-itching properties. This essential oil has antibacterial, antipruritic, anti-inflammatory, and acaricidal properties that help eliminate the mites, relieve the itching, and heal up any rashes. Unfortunately, the tea tree oil does not affect the eggs. It has been shown that cases treated with the tea tree oil help heal up the issues and solve the problem. Although, it should be noted that more testing needs to be done, and many people can have an allergic reaction to tea tree oil.
- Cayenne Pepper - While most people cook with cayenne pepper, this treatment is pretty effective at relieving the itching and pain from scabies. Many people think that the pepper can also help eliminate the mites, but there is little scientific evidence that proves this to be true. Cayenne pepper helps desensitize the skin’s neurons whenever applied to the skin topically. However, those that choose to use this remedy should always do a skin test in a patch of skin before using it all over to ensure no reactions happen to the pepper.
- Neem Oil - Often a product found in some creams and soaps, neem oil has been known to be an effective treatment for scabies. This oil has anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that are effective at killing the scabies mites in several laboratory tests. Sometimes, pet owners will use a neem seed oil shampoo that cures scabies, and the results were almost completely gone after fourteen days. However, there remains a need for larger tests on humans for this particular treatment.
- Clove Oil - One of the most popular and versatile essential oils, clove oil, is an antioxidant, antimicrobial treatment. Others have used it for an insecticide in various conditions as well. However, this essential oil has been shown to help eliminate scabies, though the laboratory tests were only done on rabbits and pigs. There still needs to be more testing done on humans before a scientific conclusion can be made about clove oil, but this essential oil is still an effective treatment for many different things in the body.
Important Facts To Know:
- The home remedies mentioned above have not been fully tested or examined to prove their full worth as a scabies treatment.
- Natural ingredients like essential oils can be used to help relieve the itching of scabies and eliminate the scabies mites as well.
- There are other essential oils like lavender that can also help with scabies treatment.
- Clove oil can sometimes cause allergic reactions, and like the cayenne pepper, should be patch tested on the skin before applying as a treatment.
- Aloe vera, when used as a scabies treatment, should be purchased without additives to ensure the best possible cure.
- Neem oil is often found in creams or ointments that can be applied topically as a treatment for scabies mites.
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