Information on Scabies
Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice
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Scabies is from a skin mite that lays its eggs in the top layer of skin. An itchy rash will appear. This is most common in nursing homes and day cares.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.
- Do not use scabicides on pregnant women or children under 6.
- It could take 1-2 weeks after treatment for the itching to ease. Cortisone or antihistamine could provide relief along with oatmeal baths, cool compresses and calendula salve.
- Permethrin has replaced Lindane because of less side effects.
- Scabies are able to spread through crowded, institutional or unsanitary living conditions.
Antibiotic. Helps fight parasites.
Promotes healing of the skin.
Promotes healing. Helps produce new skin tissue.
Provides needed minerals.
Helps with tissue reconstruction. Boosts immune system. Zinc gluconate lozenges and OptiZinc are recommended.
Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.
Apply to affective area.
Goldenseal, tea tree oil and/or balsam of Peru
Do not use if pregnant, allergic to ragweed or internally for more than a week.
Garlic, black walnut, and wormwood
Helps fight parasite infections.
Calendula and/or comfrey
Comfrey not be taken internally.
Aids in cleansing the body of parasitic infection.
- Avoid Soft drinks along with alcoholic drinks.
- Do not eat any animal products and especially fried foods.
- Do not have contact with infected person.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Must wash all clothes and all bed linens in hot water and RID to kill the infection.
- Need to cover the entire body (neck down) in permethrin cream or as prescribed by your doctor.
- To help healing eat plenty of foods high in Zinc.