There are various way to get rid of scabies. Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused small animals (mite) called Sarcoptes scabiei. These mites dig holes in the skin and cause intense itching in the area. Itching to be stronger especially when you sleep. Scabies is contagious and spreads rapidly through physical contact. Although drugs are given to kill of small animals, you will still experience an itching for a few weeks.
Scabies can be suffered by all people regardless of gender and age. However, the disease is more common in children and the poor as a problem of sanitation and hygiene. You should also be aware, that scabies can also be transmitted through clothing, or towels from patients with scabies.
Scabies does not have any harmful effects, but that obviously it makes you uncomfortable and embarrassed when forced to scratch the itching.
Symptoms of Scabies
Signs and symptoms of scabies include:
• Itching is often severe and usually worse at night
• Excavation skin can cause small bumps on the skin
Scabies is often found in:
• Among the finger
• In the armpit
• Around the waist
• Along the inside of the wrist
• inner elbow
• Around breast
• Around the male genitalia
In children, the affected are:
Causes of Scabies
Scabies is caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, the mite is round and has four pairs of legs. Sarcoptes females who are in the skin layer of the stratum corneum and lucidum make tunnels into the skin layers. Inside the tunnel is a female mites lay eggs and these eggs soon hatch into hypopi, the young Sarcoptes. Due to the female mite tunnels were excavated, and hypopi that eat cells in the skin layers so the patient experienced itching.
Treatment To Get Rid Of Scabies
For the treatment of scabies can use the scabies ointment or with herbal remedies. Several types of medications that can be used are as follows:
Permethrin. This is very much the ointment used to treat scabies. To use it, should be done before bed. As well as use immediately after bathing. Package directions or your doctor's instructions should be followed, but an application is usually sufficient to treat the infection.
Eurax, or Crotamiton. The ointment can be used to prevent the spread of scabies. This cream is used in body folds. For example, under the arms, between the toes, and groin area.
Sulfur ointment. There is some evidence that sulfur the ointment at 10% in petroleum jelly applied effectively. It is inexpensive and available without a prescription. It also has the advantage of being well tolerated in pregnant women and infants under two months of age.
Neem oil is considered very effective in the treatment of scabies although only preliminary scientific evidence that has not been confirmed. It is recommended for those who are sensitive to permethrin, which may cause irritation. Scabies mites, furthermore, has not become resistant to neem, so in persistent cases neem has been shown to be very effective.
Tea tree oil at 5%, it seems to be a viable solution for treatment. In one study, it was more effective than commercial medications against the scabies mite in an in vitro situation.
It is advisable to consult a doctor to get proper treatment.
How To Prevent Scabies
There is no vaccine available for scabies, also no proven causal risk factor. Therefore, the strategy focuses on preventing re-infection. All family and close contacts should be treated at the same time, even if asymptomatic. Cleaning the environment should occur simultaneously, because of the risk of reinfection. Therefore it is advisable to wash and hot iron all material (such as clothes, blankets and towels) that have been close to the scabies infestation.
Cleaning the environment should include:
- Treatment of furniture and bedding.
- Dust flooring, carpets and rugs.
- Disinfection of surfaces and bathroom floors with a mop.
- Cleaning the tub / shower after each use.
- Daily wash new clothes are worn, towels and bedding in hot water and then drying high heat and / or steam ironing.