Have you noticed red rashes on your baby that just refuse to go away? Is the constant itching keeping him, and you, up at night? Chances are that your baby has scabies. But don’t fret, this article will tell you what is scabies and how you can cure it with homeopathic medicine.
What is scabies?
Scabies is a contagious skin infestation caused due to tiny parasitic mites under the skin. Scabies is one of the 3 most common skin diseases in children, after ringworm and bacterial skin infections.
An infant can get scabies through skin-to-skin contact with another infected person. Scabies is extremely contagious. Your baby may have caught it from the hospital or from someone from the family or a friend that came to visit you.
What causes scabies?
Scabies is caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. The female mite burrows under the skin in order to lay its eggs and the rash is caused as a reaction to the eggs. These eggs hatch and travel to the surface of the skin, which then spread to other areas of the body and trigger more reactions.
To ensure that your baby does not suffer from this irritating skin disease, you can take care of a few things as prevention:
– Make sure that your baby does not come in contact with anyone who is infected with scabies
– Don’t allow your baby to share clothes or bedding with anyone else
– Don’t allow close physical contact with anyone that you think might be infected with scabies
Symptoms of scabies in infants
Here are some common symptoms that indicate that your infant is suffering from scabies:
– Your infant may develop an itchy rash or red bumps on the skin
– Pustules or water-filled blisters are also common
– The itching is usually increased at night or after a bath, keeping your baby from sleeping
– If not taken care of, your child may even develop scabs on the skin
– There may be a presence of sores as well
For infants, most common areas that get infected are the face, scalp, soles, and the area between fingers on hands.
Can Homeopathy help treat scabies?
Homeopath works to not only cure scabies but also to eradicate it once and for all by working on the root of the problem. Using homeopathic medicine can help you prevent any recurrence of scabies in your baby. Homeopathy is a safe and natural medicine and thus it ensures that your baby doesn’t come in contact with harmful chemicals for no reason. Here are some of the most prescribed medicines for scabies:
Sulphur is great for skin that is prone to pimples or eruptions. It is also recommended for skin diseases where the symptoms elevate at night. It cures the rashes, redness, and itchiness of the skin in scabies
This is one of the best homeopathic medicines for scabies. Psorinum is usually recommended to those who are lacking immunity and tend to catch infections very quickly.
3. Arsenic Album:
Soreness, burning sensations and dryness are some of the symptoms that are cured by Arsenic Album.
If the symptoms are present in areas like between the fingers or thighs then Causticum is very effective in getting rid of them.
These are just some of the homeopathic medicines used to treat scabies in infants. If you think your baby is suffering from scabies, visit an expert today!