Scabies treatments naturally
after a poster asked a question about getting rid of scabies,
I did a bit of research and found some great tips.
hope these might be of help to others as well
Date: 10/1/2005 11:42:09 AM ( 12 y ) ... viewed 10322 times
Sarcoptes scabiei, commonly known as the scabies, mange or itch mite, is a parasite of humans and other animals. Scabies mites are host-specific. The varieties of scabies that infest domestic animals can penetrate the skin of humans and cause the typical itching and rash, but they cannot complete their life cycles there. The adult female burrows into the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) where she feeds on tissue fluids and lays eggs that she cements to the floor of the burrow. Females lay eggs at a rate of up to 3 per day for a period of 8 weeks, producing about 200 eggs over her lifetime. These eggs hatch in 3-4 days and the newly-hatched larvae emerge from the burrows onto the surface of the skin and molt to form the first nymphal stage.
The rash and intense itching associated with scabies occurs when the nymphs burrow into the skin and begin feeding. These symptoms usually appear several weeks to a month after the initial infestation. The majority of mites are found in lesions in folds of skin between the fingers, on the sides of the feet, on the wrists and genitals, and in the bends of the knees and elbows. After feeding on tissue fluids, the nymphs molt to become adults. The life cycle, from egg to adult, can be completed in about two weeks. Scabies mites are readily transmitted within families and within institutions such as nursing homes. Personal contact, particularly holding or shaking the hands of an infested person, is a principal method by which the mites are spread. Intimate contact and sleeping with an infected person can also spread the mites.
Proper treatment and control of a scabies problem requires:
* Positive diagnosis of the problem by a physician. Scabies mites are extremely small; females measure about 1/60th inch. In the case of both scabies and straw itch mites, the rash or bites associated with these mites is the primary diagnostic characteristic.
Because there is time lag between the initial mite infestation and the appearance of symptoms, family members or people coming in close contact with infested persons may require treatment.
* Sanitation is extremely critical to successful control. An infested person's undergarments and bed linen should be washed regularly in hot, soapy water. NOTE: Human scabies mites cannot survive off a host for more than about 24 hours. Therefore, insecticide foggers ("bug bombs") and sprays do not help eliminate the problem and are unnecessary.
reread in a bit researching organic remedies for you
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) Herb: oils obtained from leaves, stem, and blossom, or just flowering tops
Comments: Has been used for arthritis, colds, cuts, dermatitis, flu, insect bites, laryngitis, lice, muscle aches, oily skin, poor circulation, scabies, sore throat.
btw I get my herbal oils or extracts mostly from
here is a link to the herbal oils/ might get neem and teatree and thyme.
be sure to not apply concentrated oils near eyes.
while there check out buying thyme herb,
so you can make the tea for eyelashes,
and also will get alot that you can use
for culinary needs as well
(far cheaper and better in quality than store brands)
I might suggest you make a strong tea of thyme herb
and use it as an eyelid wash
several times a day.
(make one cup ) and use it within one day ,
usign a fresh cotton ball each time.
I read on one place to be sure to wash clothes, sheets, etc
in water at least 120 degrees
and do not air dry it/ dry in heated dryer.
so might do some hand soaks as well in hot thyme tea
or that you have put a few drops thyme oil in .
NEVER use thyme oil near eyes!
and never use water that hot on face.
other suggestions I am seeing are:
* Neem Oil
* Tea Tree Oil
so I would assume olive leaf oil
and oil of oregano and high carvocal %
woudl be effective as well
I get my oil / oregano here:
excellent info here about neem oil being best against scabies
you could add drops of this to your shampoo , and into bath water as well,
and then use wipe face and brows lashes with the diluted water
Ami Joi Benton
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