There is no home remedy for scabies. People should see their healthcare provider so that medicine can be prescribed to kill the mites and eggs. Itching can continue even after the scabies is killed. Medicine can also be prescribed for this itching.
A more severe form of scabies is called Norwegian scabies (also known as crusted scabies). This form is more common in the elderly, people taking steroid medicines, and people with the following health issues:
- Brain or spinal cord conditions
- Mental conditions
- Down syndrome
- Senile dementia
- Weakened immune system conditions (such as HIV or AIDS).
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