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Scabies Infection

Skin infection caused by the mite known as Sarcoptes scabiei iscalled scabies. This mite is very small, about 1/3 of the millimeter in length,with a flat, oval and wrinkled body and eight legs. Fertilized female mite digsa hole on the surface of the human skin and start to lay eggs in the hole. It takesabout 2 weeks for the new mites to completely mature and to be able torepeat the process all over again. Normal life span of scabies mite is 30 daysand it can multiply several times during this period.

The person infected by the mites usually experiences itchingduring the excavation of the dens in his skin. Scabies rash is also one of the frequentsymptoms. Scratching of the skin could lead to redness, soreness and skinrashes. Symptoms may also include formation of bumps and blisters on the skin.People suffering from weakened immune system may experience some secondaryinfections.

People get infected by scabies being in close contact withan already infected individual. Cuddling, hugging or sexual contact are themost common ways to spread the scabies infection, as well as the use of clothes ofan infected person.

Scabies usually infect the skin between the fingers, on thearmpits, the wrists or elbows. The area along the belt line, the back and lowerbuttocks are also commonly infected. Women may suffer from scabies infection ofthe areolae of the breasts and men can experience infection of the genitals.

Treat and Cure Scabies Infection

Scabies infection can be cured and you should consult yourdoctor about it. There are many lotions and creams available to treat and killthe scabies mites. In order to choose the product suitable for your case, youshould ask your doctor what he or she recommends. Some people might be allergic tosubstances used in these products, so it is important not to use anything priorto medical consultation.

The doctor may advise using some antihistamine medications,permethrin creams or ivermectin tablets.

Natural remedies for scabies also exist and neem leaves arefrequently recommended as scabies cure. Apart from the leaves, you may use neemoil and apply it on the bedding.

Always make sure to wash the bedding and the clothes ofinfected individual in hot water and dry it on the sun. Vacuum the floors, rugsand carpets, to ensure there are no mites left. Disinfect the bathroom as well,because it is proven that scabies may live for 2 to 3 days without a humanhost.

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