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Scabies


About
Scabies is from a skin mite that lays its eggs in the top layer of skin. An itchy rash will appear. This is most common in nursing homes and day cares.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Do not use scabicides on pregnant women or children under 6.
  • It could take 1-2 weeks after treatment for the itching to ease. Cortisone or antihistamine could provide relief along with oatmeal baths, cool compresses and calendula salve.
  • Permethrin has replaced Lindane because of less side effects.
  • Scabies are able to spread through crowded, institutional or unsanitary living conditions.


Advice
  • Avoid Soft drinks along with alcoholic drinks.
  • Do not eat any animal products and especially fried foods.
  • Do not have contact with infected person.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Must wash all clothes and all bed linens in hot water and RID to kill the infection.
  • Need to cover the entire body (neck down) in permethrin cream or as prescribed by your doctor.
  • To help healing eat plenty of foods high in Zinc.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Garlic
Importance: High
Comments: Antibiotic. Helps fight parasites.


Primrose oil
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healing of the skin.


Vitamin A
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healing. Helps produce new skin tissue.


Kelp
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides needed minerals.


Zinc
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with tissue reconstruction. Boosts immune system. Zinc gluconate lozenges and OptiZinc are recommended.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Aloe vera
Type: External
Purposes: Apply to affective area.

Goldenseal, tea tree oil and/or balsam of Peru
Type: external/Internal
Purposes: Kills infection
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant, allergic to ragweed or internally for more than a week.

Garlic, black walnut, and wormwood
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps fight parasite infections.

Calendula and/or comfrey
Type: External
Purposes: Eases itching
Cautions: Comfrey not be taken internally.

Rhubarb
Type: Internal
Purposes: Aids in cleansing the body of parasitic infection.