Scabies is a skin problem caused by tiny bugs called mites (Sarcoptes scabiei). These bugs burrow under your skin, creating red bumps and intense itching. Scabies can easily pass from one person to another, especially if they live close together. If someone in a family has scabies, it’s important to check and treat everyone in the family and those who are in close contact at the same time.
What happens in Scabies?
The rash slowly spreads over weeks or months. Symptoms include:
- Really itchy skin, especially at night, making it tough to sleep.
- Bumps that can get infected if you scratch them a lot.
- Later on, a rash with grayish or skin-colored lines on the skin.
For kids with scabies, they may itch all over and feel grumpy or tired because itching keeps them awake at night.
Scabies is often found in the skin folds. But scabies can appear on many parts of the body. In adults and older children, scabies is most often found between the fingers, toes and armpits, around the waist, nipples, belly button, genitals, groin area, along the insides of the wrists, on the inner elbows, sole and chest.
How does a person gets Scabies?
Scabies is usually passed from one person to another through direct and prolonged skin-to-skin contact. It’s not something you catch quickly, like through a brief handshake or hug. Scabies can easily spread between sexual partners and family members. In adults, it often happens through sexual contact. Sometimes, scabies can be indirectly spread by sharing things like clothes, towels, or bedding with an infected person. The risk of indirect spread is higher when the person with scabies has a more severe form called crusted scabies.
When should you contact a Doctor?
Scabies won’t go away on its own, and without treatment, you can continue to spread it to others. The intense itching can also lead to constant scratching, increasing the risk of bacterial skin infections. Seeking medical advice ensures a more comprehensive and evidence-based approach to managing scabies.
What is the best treatment for scabies?
Homeopathy is the best way to treat scabies today. It aims to restore balance in the body by giving a remedy that matches a person’s individual characteristics. Homeopathy focuses on getting rid of the problem completely, addressing it at its core, so you won’t have to rely on medicines for your entire life.
Natural Homeopathy for Scabies
Top 3 Homeopathic medicines for Scabies are Sulphur, Graphites and Psorinum.
Sulphur: The Top Homeopathic Solution for Scabies
Sulphur is the most effective homeopathic remedy for scabies, especially when intense itching leads to bleeding. If your itching worsens with washing, wearing woolen clothes, or heat, Sulphur is likely the right choice. This remedy is particularly helpful when itching becomes severe, especially at night. It’s important to know that people needing Sulphur often have unhealthy-looking skin, and they may have a smelly discharge from their lesions.
Graphites: Best Homeopathy for Scabies in Infants
Graphites is a recommended remedy when scabies rashes in infants crack and release a clear or sticky yellowish discharge when scratched. If your baby has unhealthy skin and minor injuries tend to produce pus, Graphites may be the right choice. This remedy is especially useful when lesions ooze a thin, sticky, honey-like discharge.
Psorinum: Powerful Homeopathic Relief for Scabies
Psorinum stands out as one of the best homeopathic remedies for scabies. It is especially beneficial for individuals who have a weak immune system, easily catch infections, and recover slowly. Psorinum is the right choice when blisters ooze pus, causing intense itching that worsens at night and with the warmth of bed. Those needing Psorinum often have dirty, rough, and greasy skin, and their skin issues tend to come back every winter. These individuals are highly sensitive to the cold, and after recovering from an illness, they may feel weak, lethargic, and gloomy for an extended period.
How can you prevent Scabies?
Preventing Scabies: Simple Steps to Stay Safe
To stop scabies from returning and avoid spreading mites to others, follow these easy steps:
Wash Everything: Use hot, soapy water to wash all clothes, towels, and bedding used in the last three days before starting treatment. Dry them with high heat. If you can’t wash something at home, consider dry-cleaning.
Starve the Mites: Seal items you can’t wash in plastic bags and keep them in an out-of-the-way place, like your garage, for a week. Mites die without food after a few days.
Clean and Vacuum: Keep your home clean to prevent scabies from spreading, especially if someone has crusted scabies. Vacuum furniture, carpets, and floors to get rid of scales and crusts that might have scabies mites.
It is, however, worthwhile to remember that self-medication is not recommended.
It’s essential to consult with healthcare professional Dr. Beri for personalized advice for Scabies
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Dr. Beri promotes a holistic method for managing scabies using homeopathy. This approach is renowned for its safety and efficacy in relieving symptoms such as intense itching and skin irritation. In today’s setting, homeopathic treatment for scabies holds significant benefits. It offers a gentle, safe, and efficient remedy that prioritizes the overall health of the individual. Homeopathy adopts a holistic stance towards treating scabies, focusing on bolstering the body’s immunity. Its goal is to prevent the reoccurrence of the condition, contingent on the patient adhering to a suitable diet and lifestyle regimen.
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