BURROWING LICE (aka SCABIES)


This page contains information on burrowing lice, also known as scabies. After discussing the scabies rash in detail, we will go over the safest and most effective scabies treatment.

Scabies is a skin infection that is caused by a type of mite. It is often confused with lice. Many people mistakenly call it burrowing lice, which it is not.

Scabies is very contagious. Scabies mites burrow, or tunnel, under the outer layer of skin. (Lice live on the surface of the skin). This produces pimple-like irritations known as scabies rash. These mites lay eggs under the skin and feed on blood. The mites are about the size of a pinhead, nearly transparent, and usually cannot be seen.

Fortunately, there is a very safe and effective scabies treatment. It is all natural, contains no harsh chemicals, and kills all scabies and their eggs. For information on the best scabies cure, follow this link to Naturasil. For additional information on scabies, please continue reading.

Symptoms of scabies rash

The most common symptom of scabies is extreme itching, particularly at night. The skin also becomes red and blistered. The itching is the result of an allergic reaction to the mites and their waste.

The most common areas of skin affected by scabies include: Between the toes and fingers, around the wrist, folds of the elbow, armpits, beltline, abdomen, genitalia, nipples, buttocks, and the groin. Babies and small children may get it on the face, scalp or soles of the feet.

The symptoms usually appear from two to six weeks after becoming infested. However, people who have previously had the scabies rash can show symptoms within a few days.

How does scabies spread?

Scabies is transferred by direct skin-to-skin contact. It can also be transferred by contact with clothes or bedding that has been contaminated by an infected person. A very common way to get scabies is to shake hands with an infected person. It can also be transmitted during sexual contact.

You cannot get scabies from pets. Scabies mites only infest humans. Scabies mites can only survive for three or four days if they are away from the human body.

You are contagious and can spread scabies until all the mites and eggs are killed by a treatment.

Now that you understand scabies and why they are called burrowing lice, we will discuss scabies treatment.

Scabies treatment

Everyone living with an infected person, as well as intimate contacts, should be treated. Everyone should be treated at the same time to prevent re-infestation with scabies from other persons who might be infected but do not have any symptoms yet.

Also, the infected persons clothing and bedding needs to be washed in hot water and ironed so as to kill the mite and all of its eggs.

We have been recommending a very safe and effective scabies treatment. This treatment not only eliminates and kills the scabies mites, but also kills the eggs. It will end the itching, and stop the pain and sores. Best of all, it has none of the dangerous side effects of many prescription medications. It is called Naturasil. Follow this link for more detailed information.


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