Scabies -- Causes and Cures

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September 29, 2009, last updated August 18, 2014
By Susan Callahan, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist

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Scabies is a skin infection caused by insects called mites. The
name of the specific mite is" Sarcoptes scabiei var homini".
Scabies is passed by skin to skin contact although with
crusted scabies the transmission can occur by contact with
surfaces. The side effects of scabies are intense, almost
unbearable itching and, in come cases, pain.

Because scabies is an insect infestation under your skin, to
cure scabies you must kill the insects. For this reason, the
most effective treatments for scabies are in essence special
insectacides.

For some people, scabies infection can be fatal. These are
people whose immune systems reacts improperly to the
infection. This type of scabies is called "crusted scabies,
so-called because the skin can crack and crust and the
infection can lead to death, according to a 2013 joint study
from Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, Australia
and the Royal Albert Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.


Here, based on research and tips from other Moms, are the
best treatments and natural remedies for scabies:


Top 10 Remedies for Scabies

























1. Permethrin. Permethrin is an insecticide which is designed
to be applied to the surface of your skin.  

Permethrin is a synthesized version of a natural insecticide
called "pyrethrum", an extract from chrysanthemum
flowers.  This extract from chrysanthemum flowers has been
used as an insecticide for over 100 years.  About 20 years
ago, researchers figured out how to create a synthesized
version of the chrysanthemum insectidicide that would be
suitable for use by humans to fight lice and scabies.  The
resulting experiments produced permethrin.

To treat scabies, you apply Permethrin all over every inch of
your skin, except the face. You must leave it on for 12 to 16
hours in order to thoroughly kill the insects.  After 2 days,
you may have to re-apply the treatment. The second
application may be necessary because some if the insects
which are killed by the initial application can lay eggs under
your skin, and the new hatchlings can then simply re-infect
your skin.

You have to use the correct permethrin concentration or the
treatment will not work.  A 2000 study from the Department
of Dermatology at the Cumberland Infirmary in the the UK
has found many cases in which people have treated
themselves with an over-the-counter scabies products with  
1% permethrin with little to no relief from their symptoms.
They were subsequently treated with a 5% permethrin
solution and their scabies disappeared.

According to the British study, lotions and other solutions
with a 5% Permethrin concentration treatments (such as
Elimite or a Lyclear cream with 5% permetrhin in the label)
result in successful elimination of scabies after a single
application in over 90% of cases, with the remaining cases
needing a second application to successfully rid the body of
scabies.

So, remember, if you are going to use Permethrin to treat
scabies, use a 5% concentration. The 1% permethrin
concentrations (such as Lyclear rinse in the US or Nix in the
US) are usually successful for
head lice but not for scabies.

2.
Malathion. Malathion is an insecticide which is used in
Europe and the US. A recent study by George Washington
University Medical Center found  that malathion is an
effective alternative to permethrin for scabies and head lice,
in those cases where scabies has become resistant to the 5%
permethrin solutions.  Malathion is marketed under various
names such as Derbac-M, Seton Scholl in the UK and, as a
treatment for head lice, as Ovide in the US.

Update:

A 2010 study from doctors at the Queensland Medical
Research Center in Australia has found what may be a
miracle sure for scabies. Researchers have discovered that
simply applying clove oil can kill off the mites that cause
scabies in just 15 minutes.  

You may have encountered clove oil (technically known as  
Syzygium aromaticum) when you went to the dentist. It is
used as an antiseptic  in many dental products where it is
listed as the ingredient "eugenol".  Recently, clove oil has
gained popularity in aromatherapy.

Secondary Infections

Once you are  infected with scabies, you may be more
susceptible to secondary infections from group A
streptococci and staphylococci, the later of which can cause
boils. In a paper presented at the 1999 Annual Scientific
Meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in
Perth by Currie, B. J. and Carapetis, J. R., researchers
observed that 50% of Aboriginal chikldren in Northern and
Central Australia have scabies, and up to 70% of them have
sores caused by group A streptococcus.

Secondary infections can cause boils which can lead, if
untreated, to serious infections and even death. The fact that
these secondary infections can occur makes it even more
important that you treat any scabies infections you have
immediately and completely.  


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