The ingredients in our scabies treatment products are as follows
Medicated Body Wash
INGREDIENTS: Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chlorides 1.25% -- Alkyl Dimethyl Ethylbenzyl Ammonium Chlorides 1.25%
Other Ingredients: water, glycerin, isopropyl alcohol, disodium cocoamphodipropionate, hydroxyethylcellulose, lauramine oxide, PEG-75 lanolin, citric acid, base violet 10;
Mitactin Deep Cleaning Salve
INGREDIENTS: Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coconut Diethanolamine, Complex Alkyl Phosphate Ester, Deionized water, Dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid, Monoethanolamine;
Mitactin™ Skin Spray
INGREDIENTS: C-14 – C16 Linear Alcohol Ethoxylate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine,
Coconut Diethanolamine, Deionized water, Complex Alkyl Phosphate Ester,
Dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid, Monoethanolamine.
- Scabies is a highly versatile infection of the skin that is inflicted by miniature mites.
- The Scabies Mite brings about the infection by tunnelling into the skin to produce eggs.
- The mite is all but invisible to us and it is a very common thing to be affected with scabies.
- A female scabies mite burrows to lay, and only into the very upper layer of the skin. She eats the skin as she tunnels and stays in the burrow for her lifetime.
- Once safely in the burrow the scabies mite will initiate laying almost at that moment and will do so more than once each day and over a period of up to two months.
- The scabies eggs hatch in a matter of days, and come out from the burrow to exist on a hair follicle.
- In as few as four days the scabies mite reaches adulthood and looks for a mate, at which point the female will begin the process again, burrowing into the skin to lay her eggs.
- The Scabies sufferer may notice small bites or pimples initially and it is worth remembering that the mites love to live in warm and moist areas.
- Scabies will most commonly occur in the armpits or on the chest, and in the genital area, the fingers, and anywhere where jewellery presents a warm spot.
- Areas where there are creases in the skin are often infected with the scabies mite and are usual spots for the infection to be found.
- Sufferers with Scabies will notice discomfort - often very intense and most likely at night - and the appearance of a red rash, and will be inclined to scratch the area affected.
- In youngsters it is common for the scabies mite to thrive on the soles of the feet and the palms, and maybe also on the scalp, while in babies it is usually the neck and head that are most often affected.
- Itching and irritation happens becausae of an allergic reaction that the body gives up to the presence of the scabies mites, and is often very painful indeed.
- As the scabies infection grows the infected person will experience hardening of the skin, with crusty and scaly areas appearing in time.
- In those with particularly sensitive skin, or those with severe scabies infection nodular scabies can be the result.
- Nodular Scabies is a condition and comes about when debris left behind by the mite is embedded under the skin.
- As scabies can become serious and agonising if left untreated it is essential that the best treatment is used for the specified time.
- The older generations and those with weak immune systems are particularly likely to suffer from serious cases of scabies, and should be careful as a result.
- Like a number of similar conditions scabies is particularly contagious and it does not necessarily need one to come into direct contact with a patient to become infected.
- Resting in a bed or sitting in a chair that has been slept or sat in by a sufferer can bring about scabies infection, as can close contact with the patient.
- Scabies is frequently found in nursing homes where the aged reside, and in people who work in the health profession and come into contact with cases.
Last update: 08:52 AM Friday, April 3, 2009