Tea Tree Oil Scabies Treatment

We are often asked about a tea tree oil scabies treatment. Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from an Australian plant called Melaleuca alternifolia. The oil contains a substance called terpinen-4-ol, which is the active ingredient in most scabies tea tree oil treatments. Some tea tree oil scabies products contain other plant extracts or herbs in addition to tea tree oil. However, some people treat their scabies with just plain old tea tree oil.

What people want to know, though, is how effective scabies tea tree oil treatments really are. When people have scabies, they want to cure the condition as quickly as possible because it’s so uncomfortable.

Scabies is a highly contagious condition and applying tea tree oil to your skin or adding it to your bath water won’t keep you from getting scabies. You should try to avoid close personal contact with anyone that has scabies, but sometimes people don’t have symptoms right away so they don’t realize they are contagious until it’s too late.

If a family member gets scabies, of course he or she should get treatment right away, but you should go ahead and get treated, too, even if you don’t have symptoms of scabies at the moment. That way family members don’t just end up passing the condition back and forth to eat other.

The primary reason people ask about a tea tree oil scabies treatment is because they prefer to avoid prescription drugs for scabies due to all the potential side effects. Prescription skin cream used to treat scabies contains pesticides that can irritate the skin and increase the itching that normally accompanies scabies. Oral medication used to treat scabies can cause all kinds of worrisome side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lightheadedness, fainting and even seizures. Oral medication for scabies does not relieve the severe itching that usually occurs with scabies. Prescription medications for scabies may not be safe for young children, pregnant women, breastfeeding women or people with immune system disorders.

People hope that a scabies tea tree oil treatment will effectively kill the mites that cause scabies without any bothersome side effects. Some scabies tea tree oil treatments are more effective than others, though, depending on what other ingredients are used. Note that scabies tea tree oil treatments don’t always prevent the intense itching that is so common with scabies. It depends on what other ingredients are included in the treatment.

If you want to treat scabies without risking all the side effects that can come with prescription drugs, try a tea tree oil scabies treatment. For best results, look for a treatment designed specifically to treat scabies rather than a product designed to cure skin rashes in general. Scabies is not just a skin rash, it’s actually caused by tiny mites that burrow under your skin. You need a treatment that will kill the mites.

You might want to look for a treatment designed to relieve itching as well as killing the mites that cause scabies. Otherwise you may need to buy an additional medication to help with the itching.

See a doctor if tea tree oil scabies treatments or other natural treatments for scabies don’t clear up your condition.

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