What is scabies?
Scabies is a dermatologic condition caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. These mites reproduce on the surface of the skin and then burrow into it and lay eggs. It is one of the many skin conditions that cause itching and rashes. It is very contagious and is mainly transmitted by having direct contact with the infected person.
What are the symptoms of scabies?
Symptoms of scabies can take up to six weeks to fully appear after the initial exposure. These symptoms generally develop more quickly in people who have already had an experience with scabies.
The major symptoms of scabies include a rash and extreme itching that mainly aggravates at night. Constant scratching of the infected area may result in sores that become infected. If this happens, additional treatment with antibiotics for the skin infection can be recommended.
Scabies can develop on various body parts. In adults it is most commonly develop on:
• In between the fingers
What causes scabies?
As mentioned earlier, scabies is an infestation caused by sarcoptes scabiei mite. The female mite first burrow under the skin and then it lays eggs in the tunnel it has created. After hatching, the larvae come to the surface of the skin and extend across the body or move to another host through direct skin-to-skin contact.
This is a highly contagious problem that spread via direct physical contact or by sharing a towel, bedding, or furniture with infested person. However, some of the people who are more prone to become infested with mites include:
• children attending day care or school
• parents of young children
• sexually active young adults
• residents of extended care facilities
• older adults
How is scabies diagnosed?
Your doctor will possibly be able to diagnose scabies by undertaking a physical examination and inspecting the affected area of skin. In few cases, your doctor might want to verify the diagnosis by exterminating a mite from the skin with a needle. In case if a mite cannot be found easily, the doctor may scrape off a small section of skin to get a tissue sample. This tissue sample will then be inspected under a microscope to authenticate the presence of scabies mites or their eggs.
What is the treatment for Scabies?
As Scabies is extremely contagious, thus anyone who has had close contact with a patient diagnosed with scabies, are mostly recommended to get treatment for scabies even if they do not have any signs or symptoms of this.
Some lotions and creams like permethrin cream, crotamiton cream, or lindane are most commonly recommended by doctors to treat scabies. Most of these are generally applied at night and washed off in the morning.
For those people who are immunocompromised or those who have crusted scabies; an oral medication called Ivermectin, is generally recommended. However, this medicine must not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Most of the treatment with prescribed medications generally aims to kill mites speedily. However, initially the itching and rash might become worse. The total skin healing process can be seen by 4 weeks after treatment. However, the time can very from case to case.
Homeopathic Treatment for scabies
Homeopathy treats diseases with natural and safe medicines. Homeopathy is the best alternative treatment option for scabies as homeopathic remedies are very effective in treating this kind of infection. Homeopathic medicines stimulate the defence mechanism of the body to fight scabies. With the strengthening of body’s healing system, the disease gets eradicated completely.
Some of the best homeopathic remedies for scabies:
Sepia : This is one of the most effective Homeopathic remedies for scabies and is mainly recommended in those cases where a patient complains of itching vesicles that are not relieved by scratching. The skin often turns pinkish from scratching in these cases.
Causticum : Causticum is one of the best homeopathic medicines for scabies. It is mostly indicated in those cases where the Scabies mostly develops in the folds of the skin and between the thighs.
Friends, as you all know very well that classical homeopathic medicines are prescribed only on the basis of TOTALITY OF SYMPTOMS with a clear cut identification of disease in patient and patient in disease also, even then we are providing here just a few homeopathic medicines for different types of medical problems in a short way.
But reader is advised very strongly to use the medicines only under medical supervision and these medicines should never ever consumed without proper consultation with your doctor or GP.
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