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Scabies Has Been Going Around At School


Author: Kerry W.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 09-14-2014
Views: 3,296
Word Count: 197
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10166-OR
Brand Neutral: No

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Scabies has been doing the rounds at the local school. It is caused by small mites called sarcoptes scabiei (a.k.a. the human itch mite).

When my 17-year-old son showed me spots all over his upper back and chest, we put neat (undiluted) Ylang ylang essential oil on them straightaway. There were only a couple of drops left in the bottle, so that's all we used. Regardless, my son felt the symptoms ease very quickly.

We continued to use a few drops of other essential oils while waiting for a new bottle of Ylang ylang, but my son didn't feel the same results. Nevertheless, by the time the new bottle of Ylang ylang arrived, the spots had virtually disappeared. Only a few pink marks remained.

We also sprayed all of my son's bedding, clothing, and towels with Thieves Spray each day. This was a much better way to treat fabrics than using the toxic Permethrin- and Malathion-based preparations on the market.

Once my son was clear of spots, we washed all the bedding and clothing in hot water. It has now been a couple of weeks, and I can safely say that we are clear of scabies.


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