Human scabies is an infestation of the skin by mites that can cause intense itching and redness. Although the treatment needs to always be guided by a dermatologist so that the most appropriate medications are used to ensure that all the mites are eliminated, there are some home remedies that may help relieve symptoms during treatment.
It is also necessary that the clothes of the infected person, as well as the bedding, be washed with hot water, separated from the clothes of the other members of the family and ironed afterwards.
1. Massage with olive oil
An excellent home remedy for scabies is to do a massage with olive oil in the affected region, because this will calm and hydrate the skin, relieving the itching that is caused by the scabies and that can get worse if you scratch the skin.
- Olive oil.
Warm up the olive oil and when it is warm massage the affected region with the help of a gauze or cotton, several times a day.
2. Watercress juice
Watercress is a plant that has a strong depurative property and is therefore able to eliminate toxins accumulated in the blood, reducing skin inflammation and the appearance of the discomfort or itchiness provoked by the appearance of scabies.
- 2 branches of watercress;
- 200 ml of water.
Put all the ingredients in the blender and beat until the mixture becomes homogeneous. Then drink 1 cup of juice every day on an empty stomach.
3. Patches of common rue
The common rue is a medicinal plant that is widely used as a home remedy for skin problems due to its soothing properties that can help fight skin irritation. So, it can be a great remedy to quickly relieve the scabies itch.
- 20 g of common rue;
- 1 liter of water.
Put the ingredients in a pan and let boil for 5 minutes. Then strain the mixture and dip clean pads into the water. Finally, remove excess liquid from the pads and apply to the affected regions.
4. Patches of fumitory tea
Fumitory tea has cleansing, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties, which can help relieve the itchiness of the skin, a characteristic symptom of scabies.
- 2 teaspoons of dried fumitory leaves;
- 150 ml of water;
- patches or cloth
Put the fumitory leaves in the water and let it boil. After boiling, let it stand for 10 minutes, strain and dip the pads or cloth into the tea. Apply on the affected areas about 2 to 3 times a day.
5. Take a bath with chamomile tea
Taking a bath with chamomile tea is also a good option because this medicinal plant has soothing properties used to treat skin irritations.
- 100 g of dried chamomile flowers;
- 1 liter of water.
Put the chamomile flowers in the water and bring to a boil. Once boiled, strain and let it cool down. Take a shower with slightly cold water and then throw the tea all over yourself.
Scabies is a highly contagious disease that can be transmitted through direct contact. Therefore, as soon as the first symptoms appear, such as itching and blisters on the skin, it is necessary to start treatment with an insecticide remedy all over the body daily. However, you should change your clothing and bedding every day, washing it with hot water, separated from the clothing of others and ironing it later to avoid transmitting the disease to others.