Help! I Have Scabies…Now What?

If you are reading this, chances are you have become infected with scabies. Scabies are a parasitic wingless mite that burrows under the skin and lays eggs. Intense itching and burning ensues. The itching becomes more pronounced at night and after a warm shower.

There is not a blood test for scabies. Your doctor may have simply listened to your symptoms and examined the affected area. Some doctors perform a a skin scraping test – to most patients this is not painful. The scrapings are looked at under a microscope and if scabies are present, eggs and mites can be seen on the slide.

May traditional scabies treatments are not safe for children (a large percentage of people who contract scabies are children due to close contact in day cares), the elderly, and pregnant or breast feeding women. They often contain the chemical permethrin which is an insecticide that can cause numbing, burning, or tingling of the area it is applied to. The Environmental Protection Agency has labeled permethrin as a cancer causing agent or carcinogen because there has been instances of cancer in laboratory animals.

Which leads us to look into an all natural insecticide free scabies treatment that is safe to use on everyone – Life Organics.

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