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Multiple Remedies   13  3   

Posted by Sharon (Springfield, Illinois) on 09/25/2008

[NAY]  I've just moved into an infested home and didn't know what was going on until, by the process of elimination, I was able to determine that the house is full of bird mites. I have read all the suggestion but so far nothing has worked for me. I had to get up at 10 p.m. last night, throw bed linens in the wash, vacuum bed and room, then spray all that. I let the linens dry on the highest dryer setting for an hour, then made the bed, spraying each layer. I finally fell back into bed and here they came. I was so tired that I fell asleep anyway and awoke with my nose and ears full of mites. The corners of my eyes and mouth were also affected. I feel crawling all over my head and body constantly and think I may be going insane. I can't go anywhere and won't let anyone come here. My pets have to be shampooed daily, so their lives are miserable as well. I just sprinkled borax all over the house, bought some listerine for my shower later. I've been using a home made spray with aromatic oils and alcohol. The pest control sprays I've bought were useless and simply served to irritate me and the pets. This is an awful experience and one I'd never heard about until now. All comments and suggestions are welcome.

Replied by Mary
Regina, Canada
09/25/2008
Hi: How awful. It just occurred to me that I bathed in Borax and h202 while I was treating our dogs and still do. I am at 1x week now. All is well. Wash everything in borax/peroxide including you and dogs. Best of luck!
Mary
Replied by Remedymaybfound
Houston, Texas
09/16/2012
We tried everything. Only things that are working: oil soap. Wash everyhting with diluted murphy's. Wood, cloth, vinyl, leather, carpet, body, hair... We have spray bottles in EACH room with diluted murphys (per instructions on their bottle). We spray each time we feel a crawl or bite. It suffocates the mites. We wash hair & body with shampoo, oil soap & water mixture (mostly water). Use nylon body puff. All towels, clothes etc get washed immediately or bagged up tight. After shower rub down with baby oil & tea tree oil. Once a day use clove oil & massage all over including spine area. Clove oil kills mites within an hour. Drink nutmeg, clove & echinacea tea. Steam your carpet & upholstry with a shark or other garment steamer approved for bed bugs. I spray the diluted murphy's in sections just before steaming slow. Vaccuum each day especially before steaming. Vacuuming hatches the eggs. Treat vehicles same. Hope it helps.

Mustard Powder   0  0   

Posted by Grace (London, Uk) on 04/11/2012

[WARNING!]  I do not recommend the mustard powder treatment. I diluted the mustard powder in water until the mixture was 1/4 mustard powder and 3/4 water and applied it to my cheeks and around my hair line to get rid of the mites. It felt warm. After about a few seconds the area felt very hot so I washed the mixture off and my skin was brightest red. The mixture had burnt my skin despite the very low amount of mustard to water. I now look pale with but too ridiculously red cheeks which I pray will calm down as I have a flight to catch in 2 days and hate to wear make up on a long flight so instead I may look like an idiot unless the redness goes away.

I don't think this solution will work on caucasian or sensitive skin without burning it, if you dilute any more then the mixture is not effective. Once my skin is healed I will try Ted's borax and hydrogen peroxide method which seems a lot less harmful.

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx
10/15/2012
Search for Dr. Oz and Pineapple and Cottage Cheese. He said this was a rosacea cure on his show. Apparently, pineapple is anti-parasitic.

Posted by Lone Star Gal (Lubbock, Texas, Usa) on 02/20/2012

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I have been suffering with an infestation for 7 months now. I've tried so many things and spent so much money and nothing seemed to make a difference. That was, until I was directed to this site and Toni's post. I was actually on the right track and didn't know it. I had been doing a mustard bath product every night for about 2 months. I would watch the bugs rise to the top of the water in the bath and was sure it would make them go away. The problem was, they were still laying eggs and hatching during the day before I did the mustard bath again. Now, since adding the regimen of the mustard powder in my shampoo, body wash and adding it to DMSO, something Ted had mentioned on the site, I am seeing a measured improvement. I am on day 8 and hope to beat Toni's 6-week time getting rid of them. The obstacles that remain are treating my ears, eyes and finding a lotion that can keep the mustard powder moist throughout the day. I'm having to retreat 2-3 times a day at work.

Replied by Gaylebsteve
West Columbia, Sc
02/21/2012
You mentioned mites in your eyes and ears. I used a Listerine mouthwash in my ears. I put some in and put tissue in to keep it in. After about 3 days, I don't notice them anymore. You may have an overabundance of demonex mites in your hair folicles. I used bleach (different strengths), vaseline, sulfur cream and medicated lotion to decrease them. After I do a treatment, I put aloe vera on the cleaned face and leave it on. Also, sulfur soap will help decrease the number of mites. There is no cure for them yet, so all we can do is try to control them. One site mentioned putting pyrethrin cream on the face 1x per week, but they are deep in the pores and I'm not sure the cream would penetrate deeply enough.
Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx
04/02/2012
Has anyone tried putting mayonnaise in their hair for awhile? I think it suffocates the mites.
Replied by Sandy
Monroe, Washinton,usa
09/29/2012
I am using mayonnaise with olive oil and about 5 drops of lavendar essential oils on my hair at night with a tight fitting shower cap. I can feel these horroble things moving and I dont think that they like it. I make sure to use very cold mayo. Regular mayo does not work well for me. I can see eggs in the morning especially around my ears.
Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx
10/15/2012
Dr. Oz said to use pineapple and cottage cheese for Demodex mites. Apply to face.

Neem   1  0   

Posted by Tami (Auburn, Maine/usa) on 01/14/2012

[YEA]  I got Bird mites from my son's parakeet. The bird also gave them to my cats who gave them to me. I washed my cats first in blue Dawn dish soap then in Neem Pet Shampoo. The next day their fur was already growing back.

Doctor's thought I was crazy and they wouldn't help me so I used the pet shampoo on myself because I saw that it was organic with all natural ingredients I figured what could it hurt. It helped me too. Now I found out that there is also a internal neem leaf product that can help rid you from the inside out of these pests. I can't wait to try it. I think that Neem is going to be my new best friend I hope this will help some of you that desperately need it. Tami

Neem Oil   1  0   

Posted by Kim (Normal, Illinois) on 06/30/2008

[YEA]  I have been infested with bird mites for about 6 weeks now and my husband has recently become infested. Something that has worked well for us is neem oil, I use twice a day- morning and night and it has healing properties and also acts as a repellent. I have also found that ponds cold cream works well too.

Replied by Elizabeth
Farmington, Minnesota
08/20/2008
I am wondering where you find Neem oil?

EC: Lots of stores and websites carry neem oil. We've seen bottles of it at Whole Foods and, much less expensively, Indian grocery stores in the hair and beauty section.

Read more about Neem here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neem_oil

Replied by Kim
St. Paul, Mn
08/08/2010
In Minnesota, you can find Neem at Fresh & Natural on Hwy 96 in Shoreview or at Present Moments on Grand in Minneapolis.... They have lots of great stuff there.

Oregano Oil   1  0   

Posted by Binie (Miami, Fl) on 10/16/2012

[YEA]  I know EXACTLY how to cure demodicidosis (demodex mites) especially on face. They eat away at your eyelashes. It's horrible. All you need is one thing..... A bottle of oil of orgegano. Clean your face at night before bedtime and rub ooo into your skin. It hurts and stings. Do it every night until your face starts peeling. You will have relief within a few days because you've poisoned the mites and they die. This is the best.... I nearly went crazy from these mites and didn't listen to doctors. OOO is the greatest.

Replied by Brussels
Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
11/12/2012
I would like to ask Binie from Miami more info on her posting on 10-12-2012. She had some info on bird mites and her treatment with OOO oil of Oregano. I would like to ask her which oil, and what did she do to treat her home? Thank you, Brussels

Over the Counter   0  0   

Posted by Mandie (Ny) on 06/09/2014

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Re: Demodex mites: I am using advanced Purell and rubbing it firmly in to the skin then wait 10 minutes and repeat. Not solved the issue but improve for a few days. This is and all over the body thing, thanks good luck.

Posted by Sunnydove (Az) on 07/18/2012

After dealing with bird mites for 3 years, trying almost every solution listed on various internet sites, I've finally found relief by using a solution called "DeFlea Shampoo Concentrate". It also kills mites and lice by softening the exoskeletal system. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Preventing Reinfestation of Mites   0  0   

Posted by Sharon (Tampa) on 05/29/2014

l recently had to visit my daughter to help her move, who has these mites and is in denial. It took me five years to learn enough off EC to rid myself and my dogs of these horrible things. Knowing l was going to get a snoot-full of mites off her car, bed and furniture, and having limited suitcase space, l packed MMS flakes plus citric acid activator for a ten-day stay (Note: it is possible to be covered with them with few symptoms, when you have a healthy immune system.) l have discovered that larger amounts than specified will work in the bath with regular tap water, BUT, the mix produces a healing gas that displaces your oxygen, and you MUST use a fan to circulate the oxygen you are breathing while you bathe, or you will start coughing uncomfortably. If you cough even once, immediately increase the air circulation. l use a box fan on high. l also use 3 tablespoons mms flake with 15 tablespoons citric acid to activate it, don't wait, get in the tub, immerse yourself head to toe for at least 7 minutes, scrub everywhere lightly-no soap or other items which will deactivate the solution- until after the 7 min soak, shampoo and cream rinse after the 7-min soak. When l got home, l experienced none of the usual problems of re-infestation, except for what l got in her car on the way to the train. If 3 tablespoons seems to make you cough, use 2 tablespoons with 10 tablespoons citric acid. This is a 5-1 ratio. Here is a reliable web-site with more info on MMS - g2cforum.org ( explore this site with tabs at the top, the forum is full of personal experience info.) You can purchase the flake (sodium chlorite- watch this spelling!! - read carefully what you are buying!! ) on ebay by the pound. Some feed stores carry the citric acid in bulk for cheap. Yes you can bathe your dogs in it, be aware that white dogs fur will turn pink, as it leaches the metals out of their body into the bath. rinsing with weak baking soda and water will restore the white.

Replied by Mary
Saskatchewan
05/30/2014
Hi Sharon: Could you tell me more about how you got rid of mites using MMS. I bathe in 90drops per night and even spray my body with the skin protocol amount and I have not been able to eradicate them. It seems like this much larger amount you used has worked for you. How often did you bathe in this amount to kill them?

Also did you take protocol 1000 during this time. Also is your daughter having success getting rid of them? Thank you

Quassia Wood Chips   0  0   

Posted by Nancy (Seattle, Wa) on 01/24/2013

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I have been dealing with bird mites for three years, after innocently bringing an abandoned bird nest into my home as a natural decoration. Within a month I was bitten all over, then swarmed with tiny bugs I could not see. I left my house and rented a place near my job. My car and office were infested. Finally figureed out what was happening via birdmites.org. I used bug bombs, RID, etc. To no avail. Used natural remedies like neem, tea tree, cedar oil, DM, you name it. Nothing worked against these monsters, which I could feel all over, esp. In my nose, ears, eyes, crotch. Then they burrowed into my skin leaving lesions all over me. The scariest part was realizing they were in ME, not just the house, car, etc. I have been to 8 doctors who treat me like I am insane and diagnose Morgellons. Ozone, H2O2 baths help a lot, and last year I discovered that hot saunas helped beat them back, so I take a sauna 2-3x week. Still felt like I was just managing them, not killing them off.

I write this today to say that I have found that quassia wood is working to kill them off. Soak the bark chips in water and drink it and apply it all over. I have been doing this for 4 days and the results are amazing. I will post back as this treatment progresses.

Replied by Sweetkitten
Colorado Springs, Colorado / United States
01/29/2013
I picked up a skin mite infestation while a tourist in the Costa Rica rain forest five years ago. I have tried ivermectin oral and topical including eprinex, permethrin 5% cream and 45% permethrin for extra large dogs, lindane, malathion bug spray mixed with rubbing alcohol and citra-solv, bleach baths, epsom salt baths, borax oral drink, borax topical, essential oils, neem, ammonia, sulfur, etc.

By alternating I can sometimes knock them back but nothing cures. I have seen two dozen doctors and specialists, flown all over the United States seeking expert help and while I have the skin scrape results to prove I am not delusional, the doctors are clueless about how to help me.

Can you give me a update on your experience with 'Quassia Wood Chips' oral and topical??

Thank you, Jan

Replied by Nancy
Seattle, Wa
03/19/2013
It has now been about 2 months using the quassia wood decoction as a body wash and drink. It has really helped heal and eliminate the sores. I continue to use the wash, mixed with witch hazel, all over, and drink it. I have also discovered that the "bug patch" really helps. It is a vitamin B1 patch sold for "no-see-ums", mosquitos, etc. I have three on at a time and it is helping a lot. Seems that the B1 (thiamine) goes right to blood stream and changes my smell--they hate it. Helps keep them out of my mouth and nose as they avoid the smell of expiration. I am still struggling with the mites, wonder if this will ever be completely over, but know that slowly it is getting better.

Rife Machines   0  0   

Posted by Mike (Southern Cal., US) on 03/21/2015

I bought some 250ppm colloidal silver & have read of people applying it under the tongue. Can anyone advise me on dosage. Also I was reading ole robert henry"s post on rife machines & can't find it to finish reading it. What page is it on?


EC: Hi Mike, you can check out this page and see if it's what you were looking for.

http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/rife-machine.html

You can also do a search of Earth Clinic (box at top of page) for 'Robert Henry Rife' and you'll see where he mentioned Rife Machines in several posts.

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
03/22/2015
Mike:

Re: Dosage on taking Colloidal Silver...

I take 2 tablespoons or more three times daily to rid myself of possible system wide infections. I've been on that quantity for about 9 months. If I get a sinus infection or ear infection I must irrigate into sinus cavity on both sides and into ears. I use an ear syringe to make sure the CS goes deep into the sinus cavity.

Saliva   1  0   

Posted by Andoy (Boise, Id) on 11/02/2012

Thank you Antonio-- I rubbed my saliva on my itching skin and after 5 minutes no more itching.

Posted by Antonio (Santiago, Reg. Metropolitana, Chile) on 01/16/2010

[YEA]  SALIVA Kill DEMODEX mites and it's structure

Hello,

I am not a doctor, as Ted's contributions I would also like to help out with my survey and solution for this problem according to my own experience :


a) Uncomprehensible dermatologists does not know about this...and you lose lot of time with wrong diagnosis, problem getting worse, wrong treatments, being contagious,...

b) Skin thickness is a factor on the effectiveness on treatments

c) Stage of evolution of this insect is another factor on the effectiveness of treatments

To start with:

Babies: as they have thin skin, alcohol (ideally on gel to last more over the skin) kill the mites. Apply very small amount three times during one day and they are dead. Apply them to red dot supposed to be a mite attack. Caution: as the skin is so thin any product applied is absorbed so take caution on the amount of surface covered and on the amount and concentration applied, be very conservative on this.

Adults: When the mites are only superficial on a very early stage of development you can use alcohol too to kill them. Important here is to reach the wrinkles.

As you may notice the face skin is usually more thick than the rest of the body so it will be more effective on the rest of the body than the skin.

At an more advanced stage of development of the mite:

It will penetrate more deeply and form some structures so you can not reach them with alcohol and can not reach them with most of the products. So here we have the Ted solutions and I will introduce you another one:

Have you ever wonder why the mite does not develop inside the mouth or why they are destroyed when attack our lips ?

Well it's the SALIVA that degradates them.

So a solution for Demodex attacking our face is to apply Saliva on our face... but there are more strongest saliva than others. If somebody have very good teeth without too much care effort it shall be bacause their saliva is more concentrated ... this is what we need to use. Apply it and let it dry before a new application. If you are accumulating saliva you may keep if on cold at the refrigerate in order it to maintain it's properties. (of course it's a good advice to wash the teeth carefully before accumulating saliva in order to have it the cleanest possible). A good saliva is the best solution it degradates the mites and it's structures, it's safe, no toxic, acts like a miracle...

A product that works similar are the enzymes that are sold concentrated and you dilute in order to apply to your body. As they are composed of about four types of enzimes you have to make shure you are receiving a good balance of them, I mean a well mixed products because not all of them acts nor are they all as effective.

I hope I am helping here, any feedbak will be appreciated

Replied by Ruth
Hobart, Tasmania
01/17/2010
Yes, that makes sense to me I've found that as soon as a dab them with saliva from my finger they stop crawling, it's the invisible perpetually hatching eggs that I wish I could dissolve...I hadnt thought to collect saliva holus bolus! I will have a go at regularly cleaning around my ears more consciously with saliva and see. Anything that works! I tried a USA product for a long time that is an insect enzyme source, with relief but like I said gotto get those eggs.
Replied by Antonio
Santiago, Reg. Metropolitana, Chile
01/27/2010
Hello Ruth,

Regarding your comment on the USA product you tried. I understand we can not post the name here, but if we are talking on the same I would like to comment that as discussed with them, they have improvement their mixing, so you may want to try another new bottled from them. Talk to them before purchasing.

Replied by Antonio
Santiago, Chile
04/25/2011
Hello, Fast solution for clothing mite cleaning:

Just put them into the microwave oven, always with a cup of water (so you prevent a fire! ), this for 1min 30 or 45 seconds.

Replied by Alva Myrdall
Nashua Nh
06/01/2015
Antonio this is such a brilliant idea. It's almost 3 months that I am being consumed by them. I am to the point of losing my mind here. All I have done is comb my head every 3-4 hours everyday that I see the same structures all the time. My head hurts its like digging into my skull. Worst is the thought that I have these worms in my head makes anxiety goes to the roof.I have phobia of worms.Thanks for Xanax I can control it. Like everyone me too have done this almost second career of researching & experimenting to see what would work for me.No luck. I think my condition is in severe stage.I am a researcher by profession so I combed the internet & I am an avid reader here .I even tried peanut butter. Sort of cemented my head which is the point is to suffocate , immobilized & starve & dehydrate them & prevent them from mating. But they managed to move by coz I can feel them. This is all made sense that saliva is the answer to this. Saliva have about 300+ types of enzymes secreted by our own immune system. Maybe more. Saliva is the most potent immunoglobulin that our body produces to act as the first line of defense mechanism Mother Nature have protected us.

Now to add to your idea I wonder if glycerin would kill them too.The most challenging is how to prevent them from mating.The eggs are incredibly strong to dissolve. I was combing using a flea comb in front of the stove as I wanted to see if there is an odor that will elicited while they are burnt. I have a stove that is able to do this & it is on the highest setting but the eggs would not burn or pop.

Antonio this is such a brilliant idea. It's almost 3 months that I am being consumed by them.I am to the point of losing my mind here.All I have done is comb my head every 3-4 hours everyday that I see the same structures all the time.My head hurts its like digging into my skull.Worst is the thought that I have these worms in my head makes anxiety goes to the roof.I have phobia of worms.Thanks for Xanax I can control it. Like everyone me too have done this almost second career of researching & experimenting to see what would work for me.No luck. I think my condition is in severe stage.I am a researcher by profession so I combed the internet & I am an avid reader here.I even tried peanut butter. Sort of cemented my head which is the point is to suffocate , immobilized & starve & dehydrate them & prevent them from mating.But they managed to move by coz I can feel them. This is all made sense that saliva is the answer to this. Saliva have about 300 types of enzymes secreted by our own immune system.

To add to this idea I tend to believe that glycerin might be an adjunct to saliva to quell the enzymes that these mites feeds on.
I am not fully convinced that they are just parasitic in nature but of course nothing is exact science that is not subject to change.

Replied by Brenda
East Texas
06/09/2015
Alva, are you taking the apple cider vinegar and garlic at least twice daily? (I take the grapefruit seed extract to help get rid of the garlic smell.) You can shampoo your hair with pine tar soap and leave it on for 15-30 minutes before rinsing. Massage in the borax with peroxide. Finally, rinse hair with apple cider vinegar with dissolved salt. Rinse with water.

Alternative treatment: One thing that I found that made a huge difference with mites crawling on my scalp is Pine Tar hair conditioner. Oil your scalp with it and around your ears and eyebrows. (You can buy it at Sally's in the US or order it online from Amazon.) It smells like pine tar so you might just want to use it when you are at home and shampoo it out before you leave home to go to work. (I leave it on while I am shopping and it does not appear to offend people, but in close quarters, it will offend others.)

A better smelling alternative: Mix equal parts dry mustard with water and leave it for 10 minutes. Mix one part mustard mix with 1 1/2 parts oil or lotion. Apply on your scalp areas only, not your hair. Actually, this works all over your body.

Salt   1  0   

Posted by Virginia (Vista) on 05/08/2015

[YEA]  Hi, sea salt or regular ionized salt gets mites off body and kills them. Plus it makes your skin soft. Can use in hair also to kill mites. It will dry your hair out a little though so use a good conditioner afterwards. Plus use a lice comb with the conditioner in your hair before rinsing out you can add tea tree oil in conditioner. Bomb your house and car with hot shot bedbug and flea fogger. It works everytime. My cat I bathed with coconut and strawberry shampoo with a little tea tree oil. Also rubbing alcohol sprayed on bedding, mattress, pillows and carpet helped and kills. You can also use rubbing alcohol to kill lice. Also salt kills lice. Salt kills fleas in carpet. After spending thousands of dollars on everything else these are the only things that worked. Oh yeah. Wash all your clothes bedding and bomb at same time. Raid fogger didn't work. Only hotshot.

Also grapefruit seed oil added to water in a sprayer kills lice and mites around house. It's expensive but works. Plus it's all natural. Won't harm animals either. Add it to your shampoo and animal's shampoo. Can add to your drink for an internal cleanse of mites to as well . Colloidal silver is a great cleanse internally for mites. Just a few drops of either of these in a drink works. Also if you have a yard spray with mixture of grapefruit seed oil and water. It doesn't harm plants or animals. Salt mixture will also kill fleas out of dirt and rocks. God bless and good luck. You will be so happy after you try this. I promise. It is the cure.

Sea Salt Bath   0  0   

Posted by Robert (Los Angeles, CA) on 12/15/2014

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  This post may be helpful by providing some details to some of the treatments for mites as I think it's maybe needed for some of us new to this.

First of all thank you so much to everyone on this site and others like it. I've only started dealing with this for about a month but I'm finally starting to get a grip on it and myself.

I don't have a cure yet but for anyone starting to deal with it sea salt baths will help you keep your sanity. But after the first bath all the critters that fell off my body ended up on my face and scalp, which increased my misery 10 fold. Wait at least an hour to get your head near the water till they all die off. I've noticed the water temp doesn't have to be all that hot. For my critters sea salt water is enough that they let go and start swimming till they die.

My guys are translucent in color so I never saw them until my second bath when I would gaze at the surface of the water from the side just where the light from the light bulb is reflected. I could see what looked like a sliver of thread or lint swimming like mad with all eight legs. The bigger ones look like a tiny wet dandruff flake with legs all around while the smallest ones look like the tiniest of dots, but looking even closer I realized they were treading water too! This truly freaked me out because there were tons of them in the dime sized spot I was observing. Well maybe 30 or so but that means there was a constellation of mites that just fell off my body in the tub with me! And that was just up to my waist!

I just wanted to give up and I dunno start sleeping on benches at this point. At least my lower half didn't itch that much. While I would soak and ponder getting my upper half in the water again I sprayed my torso and arms with Listerine to keep them from docking on me again. I chickened out a few times and just got out of water spraying my legs with Listerine and washed up, but eventually got a bucket with clean pre-soaked tub water and would step into that from the tub to ensure I didn't take with me the last of the stragglers, which I always found a lot of even after draining the tub and washing feet.

I even tried to dunk my head in a bucket but was afraid they would all crawl to my face then before I was done. Big dilemma. Until today I read about someone snorkeling in their tub, but not owning a mega tub I drove out to the beach and did some real snorkeling. Besides them crawling back on my legs on my drive back 30 min in the ocean got rid of them from me, most importantly my head! I just scratched my head as I wrote that but this is a turning point for me.

So find a big tub or the beach if your near it and dunk yourselves. If a tub hose yourself off while coming out or wait till they all die before getting out. I dream of the Dead Sea or Dr. Fish in Turkey that eats anything and everything off your body.

Now I gotta figure out how to get them off my 3 year old son, which is breaking my heart, and out of our lives.

Good luck to you all! God bless you.


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