Do you have scabies? This type of skin infection is quite common in people and occurs when a female mite gets under the skin of the infected and lays eggs. The person realizes the contagion because rashes appear in different parts of the body and has a strong sensation of itching and redness throughout the body. In this article of a How we tell you how to kill a scabies mite detailing both the home remedies and the recommended medical treatment. If you think you have been infected with scabies it is important that you go to a specialist to tell you what medication is best for you.
You can know if you have scabies when you see that in your body appear different reddened areas that cause you much itching. Many times, human scabies is confused with an allergic reaction, so before starting treatment to kill a mite, it is important to make sure if this infection is or not.
The areas of the body that are most affected by scabies are the following:
- Hands, fingers and wrists
- The region of the pubis
- The inner part of the thighs
- The feet or the plants of the same
It is difficult to detect scabies quickly because from the time you get it until the first symptoms appear, it can take up to a month, which is the period in which the eggs mature and become adults. When you realize the symptoms of scabies is when you see that in the areas mentioned above (and elsewhere) eruptions and intense itching appear.
Scabies is a type of skin infection that is contagious, so it is vital to remove the mite as quickly as possible. When you go to a doctor, he will inform you about the different medications that there are to eliminate this parasite, a treatment that not only the infected person will have to follow, but also all the relatives or people with whom they live even though they believe they have no symptoms.
Once the treatment has begun, the risk of infection decreases markedly, reaching only 1% risk when 24 hours have passed since the first intake of medicines. Scabies does have a cure and 95% of patients who are medicated manage to eliminate the mite permanently.
One of the most common ways to eliminate the itching of human scabies is by taking oral antihistamines, always prescribed by a doctor. Although it is a very effective treatment, the itching may take some weeks to disappear, in addition, you should bear in mind that many of these medications can cause drowsiness, so it is best to take it at the end of the day. Of course: these medications will NOT eliminate the infection will only improve their symptoms.
To get rid of scabies while the antihistamines work eliminating the infection, you can talk to the doctor to prescribe a corticoid cream that will relieve the itching and reduce allergy.
If you do not like taking oral medication, you can opt for Permitrine, a medication that is often used to treat scabies. It is an option in cream or lotion that, applied on the body, gets to eliminate the parasite permanently although, yes, it can cause some secondary effect on the skin such as irritation and even an increased sensation of itching.
There is also a natural remedy for scabies in people that can help relieve itching. It is neem oil, a type of natural essence that contains substances that will help to eliminate mites. For this, you will have to apply this oil on your skin daily and let it work throughout the night; however, this remedy can be considered as a complement to medical treatment since there is no refutable evidence that, by itself, can eliminate the infection.
As it is a contagious parasite, it is important that you maintain hygiene measures in your home: vacuum and clean all your furniture, bedding, towels and your daily clothes. Mites can be stored somewhere in your house and again infect you, so it is important to thoroughly clean your belongings and, if you have pets, take them to the hairdresser to have their hair washed and cut. In this article of How we tell you in more detail how to get rid of mange.
Go to a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.
Family members and other close contacts should be treated for rash, even if they still do not have symptoms, in case you are infected.
There are no over-the-counter medications approved to treat rash.