Is it safe to use head lice killer stuff from the store to kill scabies on 1 and 1/2 year old?
I’m almost 100% positive that my family somehow got scabies. My 1 and 1/2 year old is in misery and has the red itchy bumbs ALL OVER her, as do I. We don’t have insurance and all the doctors I call either won’t see us, are booked up or are way too expensive.
. Medicaid is a joke, so please don’t even suggest it. Please only answer my question, is it safe to use lice killing stuff on a 1 and 1/2 year old because I read several places online that is an effective way to kill scabies without a prescription? (all the prescriptions to kill scabies are toxic anyway, so it seems a home remedy would be safer for my daughter). I’ve been using tea tree oil since last night, it seems to help a little, but it said not to use it on children so I’ve used such a small amount on her that it doesn’t seem to help her.
Using Head Lice Killer to Kill scabies
Last summer we had a head lice problem in my house, at the time my youngest wasn’t even one yet. After calling the pediatrician, I found out it is ok to use the head lice killing shampoo on them. You just need to be very careful to not get the shampoo in her eyes. Also the tea tree oil is ok to use as well, it will not hurt her unless she ingests it.
I used it too on my kids and myself when we had that darn lice problem. Unfortunately though, we ended up having to get the kids on a prescription medicine to kill the lice. So just be aware that could end up being a possibility with the scabies, but in the meantime, it is ok to use the over the counter shampoo and tea tree oil. Good luck.
Facts and Information about scabies
- Scabies is very infectious skin condition that is caused by a mite.
- Scabies is not the same as lice, although the treatment may be the same.
- Scabies usually occurs in the fissure like areas of the body such as between the fingers or toes, the elbows, the buttocks, the waist area, the genital area or under the breasts in women.
- Scabies is often erroneously taken for other itchy skin conditions, like eczema.
- Scabies can be infectious and can be contaminated by close contact with an infected person.
- Scabies is a very itchy, contagious skin infection caused by microscopic mites that burrow into the skin’s upper layers and cause a rash.
- Scabies causes a rash that appears 2 to 4 weeks after the mites enter the skin. The rash is actually the body’s reaction to the proteins, eggs, and excretions of the mites.
- Scabies is an infestation of the skin with the Sarcoptes scabiei mite.
- Scabies is a relatively common problem caused when the scabies mite burrows into the skin of an unsuspecting individual.
- Scabies is highly contagious through skin to skin contact.
More Resources on scabies:
- Symptoms and Signs of scabies
- Scabies Introduction
- Scabies – Topic Overview
- Products for scabies
- More About scabies
Factoids on This Topic
- Review events of the past six weeks for any contact you might have had with someone who could be infected; normally, it takes four to six weeks for scabies symptoms to appear after exposure.
- Scabies treatment usually is recommended for members of the same household, particularly for those who have had prolonged skin-to-skin contact.
- Amongst the most natural home remedies for scabies treatment is the consumption of bitter gourd juice.
- Scabies causes a rash that appears 2 to 4 weeks after the mites enter the skin.
- Treatment for scabies can come in two forms,external application or oral.
- The scabies mite does not fly or jump and is spread by direct close contact with a person who is infected.
- The products used to treat scabies are called scabicides because they kill scabies mites.
- Many have reported great success in using sulfur based creams and soaps as a scabies treatment.
- Family members who display the signs and symptoms of scabies should seek medical help on an early basis.
- Homeopathic treatment for scabies provides relief from the intense burning and scratching and other symptoms in a natural way.
- The itching that scabies causes is enough to keep people from sleeping, and it actually does get worse at night and after a hot shower.