The normal life cycle of s Scabies mite is from ten to seventeen days. A female mite is capable of laying eggs for up to two months. If you get yourself treated (after discovering symptoms of the infection) with a safe and effective product like Dr Scabies, the itching will go away in few days but the infection can only be treated in about 4 to 8 weeks. In some cases, it may take slightly longer.
Read on to know more about the most notorious parasite we share our body with –
The Female Scabies Mite
The scabies infection is caused by “almost invisible” mites. They live in the body of the host in order to survive, lay eggs and make a colony of mites. The female mite digs into the skin of the host to lay eggs. She keeps eating the skin and continues burrowing inside to make a place to lay eggs. Once she is inside, she lays the eggs. On finding the right place, she stops burrowing and starts laying eggs at that spot.
The Baby Mites
The baby mites take a few days to hatch from the eggs. But once they are out, they start feasting on the hair follicle and the itching cycle begins. These mites can start laying eggs in almost four days once they find a suitable mate.
This cycle of laying eggs, hatching and repeat can go on for two months or more. They continue to reproduce and cause havoc all over the body if not dealt with on time.