Many people decide to try a natural home remedy for scabies as they feel uncomfortable using insecticides directly on their skin and that of their family, particularly where young children are involved. However, once you know you are dealing with scabies, it is vital to act quickly as the spread can happen very quickly indeed and become even more difficult to deal with.
Scabies is caused by a tiny mite which burrows its way beneath the skin. Once settled underneath the outside layers, it then lays its eggs and feeds on blood. If you have scabies, you will normally experience intense itching and irritation around 2-6 weeks after the initial infestation. You remain infectious until all the mites themselves and their eggs have been killed.
As well as the itching, most people will have a rash and you may be able to see small silvery lines beneath the skin which are actually the tiny tunnels made by the scabies mite. Commonly affected areas include between the toes or fingers, in natural creases, such as the inside of the elbow, around the genital area and under the feet.
Scabies are highly contagious and can be spread by bodily contact or even by coming into contact with bedding, clothing, towels or other linens which have been used by the host. Therefore, whether you use a natural home remedy for scabies or a conventional one, it is important that you also ensure that you deal with contaminated bedding and linens.
All clothing, towels and bedding should be laundered at a temperature of at least 50 degrees. If you have childrens furry toys and other items which cannot be washed, then place them in a large airtight plastic bag and leave this for over 72 hours to kill off the mites.
One excellent natural home remedy for scabies is tea tree oil. This very powerful antibacterial oil has many uses and it has proven its worth against head lice. For scabies, add 20 drops of neat oil into your bath and soak with just your head out for at least 15 minutes. Also, add a few drops to a damp cotton wool ball and dab the most affected areas.
There are various other methods which can be used either in combination or isolation to treat scabies naturally. If you would like an extensive report which details home treatments which will eradicate scabies in just 24 hours, please see Treat Scabies Naturally.
This natural home remedy for scabies is an alternative to insecticides and other potentially harmful treatments has successfully helped many thousands of people worldwide.