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STDs can be caused by viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and ectoparasites. The most common symptom of STDs is itching. Genital warts and herpes (oral and genital) are caused by viruses. Gonorrhea and syphilis are caused by bacteria. Trichomoniasis, caused by protozoa, is more common in women than men. Scabies and pubic lice are caused by parasites.
Scabies is an itchy, irritating skin condition caused by mites. As mites don't go away on their own, treatment is a must. Aside from prescription medicine, you can use essential oils like tea tree, clove, neem, and nutmeg. These oils will destroy mites and their eggs. Make a bath soak, moisturizer, or body spray. Don’t forget to wash everything you own in hot water. Mites can live 48 to 72 hours without human contact, so act quick.
Itch is a sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch. In some cases this sensation is harmless; however, it can also be a...