Friday, 24 June 2011

Application of Scabies treatment

Application of Scabies treatment does not solely involve the patient but its immediate community as well. Everyone in the household should receive treatment as well since scabies is highly contagious. There is no form of vaccine known to prevent infestation; rather mass treatment is opted in communities where scabies outbreak is recorded. Proper environment hygiene must also be practiced because mites can dwell in clothing.  Millions of people actually suffer from scabies around the world but with proper management it can be easily cured. Preventive approach also works best to stop the spread of scabies especially in crowded communities. -
Natural scabies treatment can be made by using natural easential oils, proven to be an effective scabies treatment.
A study carried out by Walton S.F., McKinnon M., Pizzutto S., Dougall A., Williams E., Currie B.J., at the Menzies School of Health in Darwin, Australia, found that 5% Tea Tree oil and active component terpinen-4-ol was highly effective in reducing Scabies mite survival times in vitro when compared with 5% permethrin (Lyclear) 25% benzyl benzoate (Ascabiol), 1% lindane (Quellada), and 100-8000 ng/g of ivermectin (Equimec).
They concluded "Documentation of resistance against antiectoparasitic compounds is increasing.

Natural scabies treatments based on these studies are a combination of New Zealand Manuka oil and Australian Tea Tree oil in blended oil, cream and soap formulations

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