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Scabies is a very common skin infection caused by a tiny mite. It is also called the seven-year itch and is caused by the female mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies is very contagious and is mostly transmitted by direct contact with the infected person. Once a person is exposed to scabies, it usually takes four to six weeks for the symptoms to start showing. In reappearance cases the duration reduces to 1-4 days
Symptoms of scabies are severe itching accompanied by superficial burrows and skin rashes.
Dogs, cats and humans all are affected by their own distinct species of mite. Each species of mite prefers one specific type of host and doesn't live long away from that preferred host. So humans may have a temporary skin reaction from contact with the animal scabies mite opines Dr K S Gopi
Homeopathic treatment of scabies stimulate the disease-fighting mechanism of the body to fight scabies says Dr Vikas Sharma. They cure the condition safely without any side effects. Dr KS Gopi recommends the following remedies for scabies
Sulphur 200 is the top remedy for the treatment of scabies. Sulphur is prescribed when intense itching and scratching is present which worsen with washing and heat, especially during the night. Sulphur patients have an unhealthy skin with pimply eruptions which are painfully sensitive to air, wind and washing.
Causticum 200 is another effective medicine for scabies , especially in the folds of skin and between the thighs. There is severe itching and scratching in the finger webs leading to soreness. Burning, rawness and soreness are the main symptoms of Causticum in scabies cases.
Sepia 200 is an effective remedy for scabies and prescribed when the patient complains of itching vesicles (a small fluid-filled bladder, sac, cyst, or vacuole within the body) not relieved by scratching. The skin turns pinkish when scratching . The condition gets worse in the open air while the person feels better in warm room. Scabies is mainly present at the bends of the elbows and knees.
Arsenicum album 200 is best for scabies and prescribed when violent itching along with great restlessness is present. The skin peels off in large scales and is very sore to touch. The skin is dry, rough, scaly, dirty and burn intensely .The person is unable to sleep due to violent itching in the affected areas. Over sensitiveness of the skin with acute itching and burning also observed.
Graphites 30 is best for scabies and it is prescribed when the rough, hard, dry and unhealthy. Every little injury suppurates. From the eruptions oozing out a sticky exudation. There is rawness in bends of limbs, groins, neck and behind ears.
Psorinum 200 is one of the best remedies for scabies where the skin is unhealthy and there is an abnormal tendency to skin diseases. There is severe itching which gets worse from lying in bed. The itching is so severe , so the person scratches until the skin starts to bleed.The skin is dirty, rough, scabby and greasy. Dr Vikas Sharma says “It has shown the most remarkable results in case of unhealthy skin with an abnormal tendency to skin diseases”
External application: BBP skin ointment with the goodness of Echinacea Angustifolia Q (for skin irritation from insect bite), Boric acid 1x ( improves the skin microecology and treats eczema like skin conditions), Natrum Mur 3x (treats a number of skin complaints including dry eczema where the skin is dry, raw, red and inflamed), Sulphur 2x (acts on the skin and helps to heal a number of skin lesions attended with itching and burning sensation). The ointment comes in petroleum and lanolin base. Direction: clean the affected part with warm water and apply (1-2 times daily)
Kit Contents: 6 units of 2 dram medicated globules (220 pellets each) , 1 unit of 25g ointment
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