Scabies is a skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin and lay eggs, causing intense itching and a rash. The treatment for scabies involves eliminating the mites and their eggs.
Here are some options to kill scabies fast:
- Prescription medications: Your doctor may prescribe topical creams or lotions containing permethrin, lindane, or sulfur to kill the mites and eggs. You may also be given oral medication, such as ivermectin, to help eliminate the infestation.
- Over-the-counter medications: You can try using over-the-counter creams or lotions that contain sulfur, salicylic acid, or benzyl benzoate to treat scabies. These medications may help to relieve itching and kill the mites and their eggs.
- Natural remedies: Some natural remedies that may help to kill scabies include tea tree oil, neem oil, and clove oil. However, it is important to use caution when using natural remedies, as some may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.
- Cleaning and disinfecting: To help prevent the spread of scabies, it is important to wash all bedding, clothing, and towels in hot water and to vacuum and disinfect surfaces that may have come into contact with the mites.
It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and to continue treatment until the infestation has been fully eliminated.