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What is scabies, and how to treat this skin infection naturally?

There are several natural remedies that can provide relief from the symptoms and support the healing process.

Scabies, a highly contagious skin infection caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite, can be an uncomfortable and distressing condition to deal with. These tiny mites burrow into the skin, causing intense itching, rashes, and discomfort. While medical treatment is often necessary to completely eliminate scabies, there are several natural remedies that can provide relief from the symptoms and support the healing process. 

Common Symptoms of Scabies:

  • Intense itching, especially at night.
  • Red, pimple-like rashes, often with tracks or burrows.
  • Blisters and sores caused by scratching.
  • Inflammation and redness.

Natural Remedies for Scabies

Neem Oil: Neem oil, derived from the neem tree, has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. It can help kill scabies mites and relieve itching. Apply neem oil directly to affected areas and leave it on for about 30 minutes before rinsing it off.

Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil possesses natural antimicrobial properties that can help combat scabies mites. Dilute a few drops of tea tree oil with a carrier oil (such as coconut or olive oil) and apply it to the affected areas. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes before washing it off.

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that can provide relief from itching and help promote healing. Apply fresh aloe vera gel to the affected areas and leave it on until it dries.

Clove Oil: Clove oil has natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that can alleviate itching and pain. Mix a few drops of clove oil with a carrier oil and apply it to the affected areas.

Turmeric: Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Make a paste by mixing turmeric powder with water and apply it to the affected areas. Let it dry before rinsing it off.

Also read: What is pityriasis rosea: All you need to know about the skin rash disease

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