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How to Use Sulphur for Scabies

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Use Sulphur for Scabies

Spread through skin contact from one person to the other, scabies is a skin condition that is so itchy that it will drive you crazy. Cause is a barely visible, tiny, 8-legged mite called sarcoptes scabei. This mite is so contagious that it can transfer from a person even through a casual handshake. Then the mite mates on the skin surface and the female burrows under the skin’s top layer to raise her young ones. Once they grow up in a few days, they start producing their young ones and the entire cycle keeps repeating. Sulphur is one of the most common remedies that people use to treat scabies. Read this oneHOWTO article to know how to use sulphur for scabies.

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  1. Symptoms of scabies
  2. Scabies treatment with sulphur
  3. Sulphur Soap
  4. Sulphur cream
  5. Sulphur solution

Symptoms of scabies

Before you go ahead with the treatment, first of all confirm that it is scabies only, and not any normal skin itching. Scabies is most commonly identified by excessive itching in the affected areas. The itching is so intense that you are not even able to sleep peacefully at night. Most affected areas include wrists, hands, armpits, wrist and other warm skin areas. In addition to itching, there are other symptoms that may indicate scabies:

  • Grey lines with red bumps
  • Visible mites with round bodies and eight legs under a microscope
  • Raised tracks and bumps on the skin where mites lay eggs
  • Scabies rash appears like pimples or blisters
  • Raised, pink bumps with tops filled with clear fluid
  • Continuous itching for several weeks

Scabies treatment with sulphur

People have been using sulphur for centuries to cure scabies and kill its mite. Many OTC products contain 6 to 10% of sulphur. Because sulphur kills only adult mites and not eggs, you need to use it for several weeks and months to get rid of the mite completely, until all the eggs become adults and get killed by sulphur.

Sulphur Soap

Sulphur is already abundantly present in your body, and it is known to have impressive healing properties. This mineral is present in each and every cell of your body, and it is extremely helpful in making your skin, nails and hair stronger. There are sulphur creams and solutions that you can use to treat scabies, but sulphur soap proves to be completely effective for scabies. The soap provides a deep cleansing effect from tip to toe, which is efficient in booting out mites, and sometimes their eggs as well.

You can even make sulphur soap at home if you wish to.

Sulphur cream

Regular use of sulphur creams can be particularly effective in killing scabies mites, and even their eggs in burrows under the skin. All you need is a sulphur cream that consists of the mineral in right amount, along with other oils that are known to keep skin safe. Some sulphur creams are helpful not only in treating scabies, but also in handling some other skin conditions, including eczema, acne, psoriasis and fungal infections.

How to Use Sulphur for Scabies - Sulphur cream

Sulphur solution

You may also use sulphur to treat scabies in liquid form. You can use sulphur solution while washing clothes, bathing or for cleaning purposes, as you will also have to get rid of scabies fast around the home. The liquid form of the solution gets absorbed into your skin completely, while deeply penetrating in the scabies burrows, and suffocating scabies mites to kill them. Extreme itchiness can be relieved even from the first application itself. The best thing is that sulphur solution can be directly applied on rough skin as well without causing any irritation.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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