How to Kill Scabies
People want to know how to kill scabies mites and how to kill them fast. Unfortunately, the cure for scabies isn’t as simple as you might imagine. When deciding how to kill scabies mites, it’s important to understand that there are a number of different treatments from which to choose. Some work better than others and different treatments can cause different side effects.
You may be familiar with the old saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Scabies is very contagious so it can be hard to prevent but there are some steps you should take.
- Avoid close physical contact with anyone that has scabies if you can.
- Don’t share clothing, sheets, blankets, towels or other personal items with anyone that has scabies. Wash those items in hot water to kill any mites that might be in them.
- If any members of your family get scabies, or if you learn that someone you’ve had physical contact with has the condition, get treatment for yourself even if you have no signs of having scabies right now. You can have the mites for several days or even longer before you develop any symptoms. To be on the safe side, don’t wait until you develop symptoms to get treatment.
People that do get scabies, or that have been exposed to scabies, want to know how to kill scabies mites quickly, effectively and safely. If you need a cure for scabies, you have several options from which to choose.
- Natural treatments for scabies kill scabies mites with herbs, plant extracts or other natural ingredients. Natural treatments are safe for most people and have few, if any, side effects. Some natural treatments are more effective than others, depending on what ingredients they include.
- Prescription skin creams may be the most commonly used cure for scabies. They are effective most of the time, but not always. Sometimes they cause side effects such as increased itching. Some skin creams can cause additional problems, like dizziness, drowsiness, nausea and even seizures. Prescription skin creams may not be safe for some people, including infants, pregnant women and breastfeeding women.
- When asking how to kill scabies, a single dose of oral medication may seem like the simplest treatment. Ivermectin is an oral medication that is usually an effective cure for scabies and usually just one dose is required. It’s usually only prescribed for very severe cases of scabies, though, or in cases in which prescription skin creams don’t work because it carries a high risk of side effects. Possible side effects include headache, swelling in your face or mouth, nausea, dizziness, fainting, diarrhea, fever, joint pain, vision changes and seizures. Ivermectin is usually considered unsafe for children, pregnant women and breastfeeding women.
- Note that simply bathing will not get rid of scabies. Over-the-counter remedies for head lice won’t do the job, either.
Our preferred cure for scabies is Naturasil. It’s an all natural formula that penetrates your skin to kill scabies mites fast. Since it is all natural, there is very little risk of side effects.
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See a doctor if you have further questions about how to kill scabies or about the best treatment for you. Let your doctor know if you prefer to use a natural cure for scabies. You might need to see a doctor if you develop a crusty rash with your scabies infection because crusted scabies can be more difficult to cure.
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