Alternative Cure From Scabies

Alternative Cure From Scabies

Scabies, a highly infectious parasitic skin disease is caused by mites of the genus Sarcoptes. This can cause small itchy bumps sometimes all over the body or sometimes between the fingers, wrists, waists and genitals. Though there are over-the-counter as well prescription medications, many people prefer alternative cure for scabies.

Evening primrose oil (EPO) soothes the skin and provides relief from the itching caused by insect bites. Neem and turmeric are powerful antiseptics which are active against insects. Mountain mint, a weedy, three-foot-tall herb is another strongly recommended herb. The oil of star anise is a well known as antiseptic and is reportedly useful against scabies, lice and bedbugs. It is dabbed on the affected areas to treat the mite bites. Tea tree oil is another popular antiseptic, useful against parasites causing scabies but not recommended to be taken internally as they are strong.

Walnuts contain a chemical called juglone that is useful for dealing with mite infestations. Aloe Vera gel helps relieve the irritation of scabies rash. Five-leaved Chaste tree, an ornamental plant available in the United States, can also be mashed and applied directly to the affected areas. Menthol, an active ingredient in peppermint has cooling, anesthetic and antiseptic properties. Practitioners often recommend strong tansy tea for treating scabies. In addition, it is recommended to boil your clothes and bedding to kill mites and prevent re-infection.

For pregnant women, menthol, mountain mint and tansy tea are discouraged externally and internally as some of the active ingredients can enter the bloodstream may harm the fetus.

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