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What Causes Scabies?

What is the Cause of Scabies?

Scabies is caused by an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite. The mites burrows into the upper layer of the skin where the female mite lays two to three eggs a day for thirty days. The eggs hatch in three to four days and produce a larva that moves to the skin surface. The most common symptoms are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash. The itching may be more severe at night and can attack any part of the body. Scabies affects people of all races and age groups and is found worldwide. It can take up to six weeks following exposure before symptoms of scabies infestation appear. Scabies can be transmitted by skin to skin contact, shaking hands, sleeping together or by close contact with affected articles of clothing or bedding. Approximately 200 million people worldwide suffer from scabies at any one time.

Conventional medicine has not achieved success in curing the disease. Its treatment methodology is aimed at suppressing the symptoms, only to have them reoccur and the mites reappear and multiply again later in time. Homeopathy, by contrast, is far more effective since it treats the underlying cause and addresses the individual’s susceptibility. A homeopath will select an individualized remedy and overall treatment protocol. Please contact Nancy Martin for a consultation.

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