Provision Of Lizard Meat For 11 Month Babies With Scabies?
My baby is just 11 months old, he was affected by budug or scabies. The parents said he had to give the lizard meat so that the buds were healed … how can lizard meat be given to the baby?
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First of all, if it is true that your baby is suffering from scabies, then eating lizard meat will not cure the disease either. Scabies occurs due to skin infection by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. These mites burrow under the skin and cause itching and rashes on the skin, especially in the areas between the fingers and toes, groin, buttocks, wrist creases, although they can spread to other areas. This disease is very contagious, especially in people who live in the same house and sleep in the same room as the sufferer. Treatment for this disease is by administering a cream that kills the mites, which must be applied all over the body (from the neck down) and left overnight. One person in the household who has similar skin lesions should also be treated, and items that have been used by the sufferer should be cleaned and washed in hot water, and those that cannot be washed (such as mattresses), must be wrapped in plastic and let stand for a few days and not. may be used for a while. The following is an article that you can read about scabies.
If your child has itching on the skin, then the cause is not necessarily scabies, so it is highly recommended that you take your child to a dermatologist first so that you can further examine the cause of the itching and rash. Giving lizard meat to babies is actually okay as long as you know for sure that the meat comes from the right source and is properly processed. Reptile meat including wild lizards can be contaminated with various chemicals and heavy metals (such as mercury) found in the environment as well as various types of bacteria and parasites. Reptile meat that is safe enough to eat is reptile meat that is specially bred and reared for human consumption (these reptiles are kept in a special place so that they are free from chemical and heavy metal contamination and are given special food), the meat has been frozen in the right way. for several days so that certain bacteria and parasites die, and the meat is also processed until it is completely cooked so that no more bacteria or parasites survive in the meat. Giving lizard meat to babies also does not guarantee that it can cure your baby's skin disease because there is no research that proves lizard meat can cure certain skin diseases.
If you do not clearly know the origin of the lizard meat and whether or not the lizard meat is processed properly, it is better if lizard meat is not given to your baby.
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