Scabies is a type of skin infection in which the skin is infested by the Sarcoptes Scabiei mite. The primary symptom and characteristic of the disease is intense itching that happens usually at night. Timely scabies symptoms treatment is very important to prevent it spreading to other people.
The scabies infection happens when a scabies mite burrows into the skin of a person. When the mite burrows in, it lays some eggs on the surface of the skin. After some days the eggs start to hatch and the mites begin to move on the skin.
Commonly the scabies happen in the genital areas, it also happens between the fingers. In infants the infection usually happens on the palms and soles. Usually itching happens in the affected area. The other symptoms of the disease include some acne-like irritations. Some zig-zagging burrows can also appear on the skin. These burrows look like little blisters and rashes.
These symptoms usually appear on areas like elbows, hands, knees and genitals. In females the infection can also appear over the breasts. In some people it can appear right between the shoulder blades where it is difficult to reach.
The skin itches even more at night or after a hot water bath. This is result of the increased activity of the parasite that happens due to the greater warmth generated by the body.
The most effective scabies symptoms treatment or remedy involves the application of certain pastes. This paste is prepared by mixing up two teaspoons of sublimed sulphur in eight tablespoon of the coconut oil. Other remedy is to soak the whole body for 20 minutes in a warm bath with a plenty of soap. The areas where the itching is happening should be scrubbed thoroughly. After taking the bath the sulphur paste, should be rubbed over the entire surface of the skin over the affected areas.
This has to be done for at least 3 successive nights. Also throughout the period the same under-clothing should be worn. After 10 or 12 hours of the last application, the patient should take a hot soap bath and wear a clean under and outside clothing. Another remedy is to use Neem paste. The patients can also apply the dried Bark of Peepul Tree on the infected area. A mixture of drumstick oil and sesame seed oil can also be applied.
All clothes that remain next to the skin like undergarments, bed sheet, pillow covers have to be boiled in hot water. Through this remedy the infection can be stopped from spreading to other people. Scabies symptoms treatment, if done on time can cure the problem and eradicate it from the root.