Scabies Treatment Options

By: pilkster
Although scabies is an extremely unpleasant medical condition, there are a wide variety of treatment options. There are two main goals to all of the available scabies treatments. The first goal is easing the symptoms of scabies. The most common symptom of scabies is a consistent itching sensation. This nonstop itching is a result of the rash that accompanies every case of shingles. The second goal of the treatments for scabies is to reduce the length that a case of scabies lasts. Even though scabies and its related symptoms can last for four to eight weeks, proper treatment can significantly reduce this amount of time.

When seeking treatment for a case of scabies, it is in your best interest to seek the assistance of a licensed doctor. Not only can a doctor evaluate your specific case of shingles and prescribe you with the most effective treatment options, a doctor can also spot any warning signs of possible complications. Complications only occur in a small percentage of scabies cases, but it is always good to know that you have someone on your side who can identify these signs. If you choose to let a doctor help you with your case of shingles, there is a very good chance that they will prescribe you with Elimite. Elimite is a topical cream which is specifically designed to target and kill the mites that cause scabies. Elimite only has to be used two times, and it is safe enough to use on children as young as two months old.

If you decide that seeking medical attention from a professional is not the right choice for you, there are still several effective treatments that you can choose from minimize the impact of scabies. For decades, many people have been turning to homeopathic remedies to help treat their scabies. The most popular homeopathic treatment for scabies consists of using a sulfur salve for five consecutive nights in a row.

In addition to professional and homeopathic treatment options for scabies, there are also simple steps that you can perform on your own to help reduce the severity of your shingles. If you are experiencing unbearable itching, an antihistamine such as Benadryl, which can be purchased from your local drugstore, will go a long way in easing the agony of constant itching. It is also important to maintain your health and hygiene during a case of scabies. Things such as regular showers and frequent cleaning of your nails can do a lot for anyone suffering from scabies. Finally, once the physical signs of scabies are gone, it is important to thoroughly clean any fabrics you were in contact with during the course of your shingles.
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