Scabies natural remedies
The word 'scabies' is Latin for itch, and the itching caused by scabies is intense. Sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite. This old nursery rhyme could very well be referring to scabies, a microscopic mite that burrows into the skin to lay its eggs.
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Infected bedding, and clothing transmit the mites, and outbreaks are common among those with comprised immune systems, and occur frequently where people are living in close quarters, as in schools, summer camp, and nursing homes, much like lice. Keep an eye on pets as they too can be infected.
The kitchen is always a good place to start when searching for a good home remedy. Boiling onions and applying as skin wash is one of the most effective treatments I know for scabies. Honey makes a effective but sticky tropical treatment for scabies and skin mites.
Healing oils Neem and Tamanu are powerful oils used to kill scabies and relieve itching. Neem oil has pesticide properties and may be useful against scabies when applied to the skin. The oil also has antibacterial and anti-fungal activity. Tamanu oil possesses significant antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities, making it effective on scabies. While not as potent as neem oil, tamanu has a pleasant nutty fragrance that makes it pleasurable to use. Whichever oil you choose, be sure to apply liberally to the affected area to smoother these pesky parasites.
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