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Posted by Cayita (Welland, Canada) on 05/04/2010

I have tried Ted's mite remedies of baking soda (1 tsp in a glass of water/ day)for six months now and the borax topically (and as shampoo). I started drinking a liter of water with 1/8 tsp of Borax 4 days ago. My scalp is getting worse: very painful and itchy lumps. I used to have a couple at a time that would come and go in different parts of my scalp, but now I have close to twenty. I was hoping this would be a healing crisis, but I don't think it would take that long to get better. I have also tried the ACV, tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide, garlic, coconut oil, plain yogurt, turmeric, cloves, cayenne in vodka, grapefruit oil, etc, but nothing seems to cure this disorder that appeared for the first time when I was 12 (30 years ago). My hair is falling. I don't use regular shampoo anymore. I don't take any medication. Please, I need help.

Replied by Amie
(Coopersville, Michigan Us)

I don't know if this will help, but I once treated a cat successfully for mange (hair loss caused by mites) by feeding it brewers yeast tablets. Not sure on the dose or why it worked; I saw it in a magazine. The hair just started growing back on the cat and it came in really soft! Good luck!

Replied by Sharon
(Wesley Chapel, Fl)

I started using MMS for various reasons. Bought at the feed store for $7.50. My hair, which had been falling out from overtreatments for mites and stress, started growing in soft and beautiful, very fast. My nails got strong as well and my scars on my skin started fading fast. I swallowed 3 scoops a day for a month, then cut to 1 scoop a day. Stuff is bitter. As long as its dry there is not much taste so slowly pour it onto the end of your tongue, then swallow water and gulp it down. The results are worth it. Use borax baths (use teds recipes) and soak for an hour for soothing scalp issues. Don't forget to add hydrogen peroxide to the water first. Make like a mermaid as they live in your ears, nose and throat. throw out your pillows they are infested. buy new ones and cover with plastic and tape any openings, even zippers.


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(Somewhere, Us)
Replied by Pat
(Athens, Al, Usa)

What does MMS stand for? how is it used and where is it to be found in the US - I have rosacea due to demodex mites and also suffer from hair loss as well as low thyroid - anything that might help I'm willing to try

EC: MMS is the acronym for Miracle Mineral Supplement:

It's sold in many places online... You can check google shopping or amazon for sources, but please make sure you read all the reported side effects on the section above!

Replied by Sharonq
(Wesley Chapel, Fl)

Sorry guys, must be old-timers disease here. I bought MSM at the feed store last year, cleared up my falling hair and skin issues. Recently, I purchased mms mix and started taking the mms mix baths at 4 times the recommended dose to help heal the skin. It did kill the mites in their larval stage, but didnt kill the adult mites in the baths. Extremely soothing and calming. Great for the skin. I had success using 1 tbl mms mix in my portable steamer on the furniture and car seats. I took the MSM orally for 6 months and watched a whole lot of scars go away. It tastes terrible. You have to drink a lot of water with that dose. The mms mix has no flavor and is easier to take. I am currently taking 1 Tbl diatomaceous earth daily and love how it heals the scars. Been on it for a week. I am going to double the dose as I have much to heal. No flavor to it either and no side effects, unless shiny hair and clear skin, and no more arthritis in my knee is a side effect. :)

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Posted by Mel (Houston, Texas) on 04/07/2010

About a week ago this last Monday was one week that I started itching and getting bites from "something" that I couldn't see. I started researching what could be biting me and I came to the conclusion that "bird mites" could be what was biting me. We have had squirrels living in our attic and we have had such a hard time getting rid of them. I saw one of the squirrels hanging out on my backyard and he was scratching the whole time. It then occurred to me that indeed it had to be rat/squirrel mites seeing as that that are the same thing but one has a fuzzy tail. Regardless as to which one it is, it is horrible. The itching and the scratching. I put everything in bags and I then washed a portion of clothes that we would wear and kept it in a suitcase. I then proceeded to buy neem oil, tea tree oil, borax, windex, disinfectant spray, turmeric powder. I know quite an arsenal. I applied all of these. Let me explain.

1. Take a shower with tea tree soap (nightly)
2. Wash hair with tea tree shampoo/conditioner(nightly)
3. Dry body with paper towels (keeps washing minimal)
4. Mix borax/hydrogen peroxide/water. Make into a paste and apply to bites. After you apply the paste cover with a small piece of cotton ball and cover with a piece of surgical tape. This will keep you from scratching and will keep you from itching. Plus, I noticed that since I started doing this to some of the newest bites, the ones i covered did not scar nor left a dark spot. Do this every night till all itching goes away.
5. I also take neem and turmeric capsules(once a day) that you can purchase at your local vitamin shop.
6. Washed all washables in borax and boiling water put in dryer and run 2 times.
7. You can put some cloths in a paper sack and staple and put in your oven on 200 degrees for 20 minutes. This will kill them.
8. Sprayed windex window cleaner on carpets and cloth furniture every night before going to bed.
9. Spray disinfectant spray on sheets, pillows, and blanket before you go to bed. I usually do this right before I take my shower.

This is day 2 with no more bites. I am thrilled and I hope that they are gone and never come back. Keeping fingers crossed.

I just hope that this helps anyone out there. Please don't wait. As soon as you get bites and there are no mosquitos, no flies, no fleas than assume they are some kind of mite and fight them head on. Wait and see mentality will just give them time to get very strong. Good luck!

Replied by Lou
(Tyler, Tx)

Wouldn't the paper bag with clothes in the oven be a fire hazard? I don't think I would do this. Also, I couldn't see spraying my new couch with Windex. It would ruin it.

Replied by Lisa

I put my clothing in the freezer before I wear it. I find cold more useful in killing them over heat.

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Posted by Nm (Dallas, Tx) on 01/19/2010

I've been having a lot of luck recently w/raw pineapple. I've been eating lots of's great to be able to eat sweets again...I guess the bromelain eats worms...when I rub it on my face it kills the little black demodex like things (lots of things do kill them, it's killing all of them that's difficult)... I've stuck with the diet, meat, eggs, veggies and not much else... Have been taking garlic, a black walnut/wormwood/clove combo and a good antioxidant complex. I expecially take the blk walnut/wrmwd/clove at bedtime and then I apply a skin tonic which I make out of 1 oz. tea tree oil w/2 capfulls of 91% alcohol and 1 capfull of hydrogen peroxide w/25 drops oregano oil, 15 drops grapefruit seed extract a little olive oil and a drop of dishwash soap to make it all blend together well and put it all over my body at bedtime (I mean all over...except head) and then I wrap Glad Wrap all over my body to keep it in place til morning ... and I've noticed a real loss of activity with every day... And I can tell you this thing got real scarey w/me... these horrid worms can literally punch or dig into your muscles and likely organs and tissue so are potentially dangerous I'm sure. No doctor has helped me one bit. I have a hard time believing they are nanos or genetically modified things...but I have to say they are weird and when I go after one in my upper body sometimes one in lower body reacts so maybe they are somehow connected. But the black walnut definately is a key component and TTO is effective...I think they have to be fought exteriorially as well as interiorially at the same time or they just move from one area to another with ease. You can also take Silica & Nat phos homeopathics, they help too and Bryonia is good if you have cysts.Sulphur homeo would help can open cysts so they can't hide from your attack on them. I take ionic colloidal silver too (very safe in this form) just to avoid infections or viral/bacterial troubles from all this nonsense. Cats Claw (TOA free) is very good too for most things. They do get in your eyes and Walmart sells homeopathic eye drops too or saline eye solutions help, I mix a small amount of colloidal silver with it. If this gets to you mentally, take homeopathic kali phos or ignatia or a general homeo nerve remedy. The TTO wrap lets you sleep through the night. I don't have any sores. Saltwater baths are good too...just plain salt or Epsom.

Replied by Sandy
(Monroe, Washinton, usa)

I am so glad to see your post. I totally agree about the worms, I can feel them under my scalp at night when I use either olive oil or mayo... I had one in my eye muscle but was lucky enough to get Ivermectin( if you want to call it lucky) Sometime during the night it came out and I found it on my nightclothes.. Ugh! Your so right about the doctors, my regular one almost ran out of the room... I have been too 2 dermatologist, my optometrist numerous times, 2 internists, and 2 other physicians. Not one had done a skin scrapeing or taken a eyelash or a strand of my hair, and I had asked for it.. I was lucky enough to find one arachnid mite on my face and the eye doc. Thought he might have seen a couple of egg sacks on my eye lashes. I am learning that this is internal and external. I might try grinding some cloves( a tsp) and eating that once a day. I saw it on you tube, how to fight intestinal parasites. Stay strong! I am so glad for this website!

Replied by Lou
(Tyler, Tx)

Maybe you could tie up the cloves in a cheesecloth and put it in a cup of tea. Not sure if I would ingest them, but I put cloves in apple cider along with nutmeg and cinnamon stick.

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Posted by Achilles (Everett, Wa) on 10/02/2009

Ok folks,

My dogs got the Cheyletiella mite and subsequently gave it to me. I will go over what has worked so far, and some extrapalations of some remedies here and how they are working.

1. Window Cleaner with Ammonia ( almost any blue window cleaner), this stuff really works, I've used Raid, tick sprays, foggers, everything...this stuff is the best and it's not even close. Buy yourself a $20 sprayer from Lowe's and get a couple large $7 jugs of Windex, spray down your carpet and the walls, the couches under cushions, everything, and especially your bed and pillows. Keep a couple bottles of spray to use afterwards on couches and such on a daily basis. Spray carpet occassionaly with a borax/ epsomj salts solution as well, just like the dip recipe, minus hydrogen peroxide.

2. Wash dogs bedding daily, use dawn dish soap for detergent, 1 cup of borax per load, and bleach heavily. With all loads use hot water, and let sit for 30 minutes after it fills and mixes well, this is crucial, hot water and chemicals alone will not get everything in the fabric, the little guys have to stew for a while to get everything.

3. Your own clothes, huge pain in the butt. This, other than the carpets will be your main reinfestation possibility. Once again, hot water, 1 cup borax per load, dawn dishsoap, bleach if applicable. Important!- buy a bunch of hangers and hang everything, even socks or sheets. If you put in drawers when the infestation is still current, you wont get rid of them, hang everything, and leaving your clothes in piles is the worst, both clean or dirty, wash dirty clothes quickly and hang the clean ones.

4. Your poor pup- experimenting on a dip right now, will see how it goes. 1 part hydrogen peroxide, 2 parts epsom salts water(1=1 solution (ie. 1 cup epsom salts, 1 cup water, ect.), 1 cup borax per 64 oz. Going to add Tea tree oil to next batch as well, will see how it goes. Or optionally, can use a tea tree condtioner before the dip, Paul Mitchell has one with strong tea tree content and peppermint content, both of which critters really dislike. Spray with your espsom salt solution on body every day or 2 as well. Bag balm on belly is nice if their skin is getting irritated.

Yourself- Ok buy Cetafil, this is what you will bathe with, rub yourself down, let stand 10min, rinse off, use tea tree conditioner on skin if you want, rinse again. Have a small spray bottle with 1-1 epsom salts/water solution, and spray body with it liberally. If you are going in public, avoid face and neck or anyplace showing, as the salt will leave a white dust all over your skin when it dries. Make sure to shower every night before bed, and spray heavily everywhere...I mean everywhere. If you have a tub, use epsom salt(a bunch in n tub with borax), I don't have one, wish I did. If your scalp needs extra attention, use petroleum jelly on your scalp or mineral oil. I have gone so far to cover my entire body in it, I don't recommend it for long periods though. A good one is a hair conditioner you can find in Walmart, called Blue Magic, its petroleum jelly and coconut oil, both of which suffocates the bugs

5. Your car- Same as #1, clean and spray heavily with windex, keep spray bottle in there to douse every couple days.

6. One thing will not beat this- Your job is to make yourself and your pups as univiting as humanly possible to these things, use everything you can in conjuction, I know the things listed above work, but it's going to be a process, and not a quick fix.

7. Buy a push sweeper, dont use vaccum unless its a bag HEPA vaccuum, even the try to use push sweeper. The air and critters hiding in your vaccuum go everywhere when its turned on, making your cleaning a misery to yourself by respreading them everywhere.

This has made wonderful progress from when I first realised what was going on, and I'll post later to show any progress or failures, good luck folks.

Replied by Merryanne
(Orange City, Florida, USA)
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Did you try washing evering, and everbody with Borax?? did you try DE (diamatreous earth) that left on ever body and everthing might kill the little buggers,,maybe. Merryanne

Replied by Overwhelmed
(Chicago, Il)

Did it work? I'm completely overwhelmed here. . . Dealing with the same thing.

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

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)

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!

Replied by Remedymaybfound
(Houston, Texas)

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.

Replied by Lou
(Tyler, TX)

If you have bird mites, the best thing to do is spray all of your floors/baseboards with a cedar and sage cleaner. I found one pretty cheap at Tr____ J__'s or on Amazon. Get Prema______ to spray down mattresses. Wash bedding in hot water with bleach or borax. Good luck! Vacuum vacuum vacuum!

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Posted by HealedAndHopeful (MI) on 03/05/2023 1 posts

Dry Mustard Powder completely eradicates mites immediately. Take a bowl and put some some coconut oil in it (approx. 2 teaspoons) & then mix some mustard powder in it (approx. 1 teaspoon). Mix it with a spoon until it becomes like a paste or lotion consistency. From there, slather it all over your face. Be careful not to get the mixture in your eyes because it will burn. Next start massaging your face in circular motions. Within 3-5 minutes, you will see mites and clogged up debris come out of your pores. You will need a paper towel close by to wipe off the particles & then continue massaging. The goal is to eradicate as many mites as possible. Continue this regimen for a month consistently. P.S. You can use this paste for your entire body. If you live in the US, you can buy the mustard from the grocery store or Amazon. It has to be the dry mustard - not pre mixed. I hope this helps someone.

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


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)

Search for Dr. Oz and Pineapple and Cottage Cheese. He said this was a rosacea cure on his show. Apparently, pineapple is anti-parasitic.

Replied by Es

I have to (respectfully) disagree about mustard powder being unsuitable to Caucasian skin. I'm white, of European descent, so my skin is rather olive-toned but definitely I am white. I use mustard powder in face wash, body wash, shampoo, and lotion that I made for myself. I dilute it as follows, though this is approximate:

Face soap: 1 tablespoon of mustard powder, dilute powder well in 1 tablespoon of hot water, then add several tablespoons of a plain, unscented liquid face soap. (for making this, I prefer the soap that's more like a gel or liquid soap rather than the really watery soaps that come out of the bottle as a pre-lathered foam).

To make shampoo, body wash, or lotion, I do the same.

I feel a bit of heat on applying, and as I lather it in, the heat abates. I leave it on for a few minutes.

My skin is now very soft & is soothed from the demodex mites. My hair is softer and fuller and lovelier than before. My shoulders, neck, chest and back are now clear of the mild acne that kept coming back every time I wore tops that exposed my shoulders or back or chest to my long hair. I feel cleaner. I absolutely love mustard powder, it's my newest discovery... I jokingly call this my "Marvellous Mustard Mask" or my "Magical Mustard Mix" and it makes me very happy! I had to play with the ingredients a bit to get it right, the trick is to be sure not to burn yourself. But make no mistake, mustard is powerful and will whip those stupid mites into shape! You don't have to fear the mighty mites that make you miserable... I don't anymore because I know they're very vulnerable to MUSTARD powder (:

I tried Borax mule stuff, but I wasn't very into that stuff, didn't find it as effective, and found it a big hassle. I used to use tea tree oil, and would still use it 50% diluted in oil around the eyes to kill ocular demodex (causing ocular rosacea - meaning messed up lashes and chronically red or bloodshot eyes caused by demodex in the eye area), but for my skin, it stinks. I don't like the smell, and mustard seems to be more powerful and do the trick best. My skin and hair are benefitting from it, and I no longer feel contaminated. I don't care if there are a few on me, everyone has SOME of them. But I like knowing they can't thrive, there are few. I also do a fun trick, I'm an early bird, so often wake before sunrise. In the dark, I sometimes wash my face in my "marvelous mustard" soap mix. Why? because some mites only come out at night, to mate (YUK! ) and flee in the light of day. No problem, I just kill 'em while they're out on their little dating scene on my face! As I do, I think... "See ya, suckers! "

Maybe some people are too sensitive for it, others must just dilute it enough.

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

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)

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)

Has anyone tried putting mayonnaise in their hair for awhile? I think it suffocates the mites.

Replied by Sandy
(Monroe, Washinton,usa)

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)

Dr. Oz said to use pineapple and cottage cheese for Demodex mites. Apply to face.

Replied by Paula

I am immunosuppressed [I have RA and can't take biologics] and added MSM to NAC and Neem oil for complete relief. Because I take glucocorticosteroids I will always be a favorite snack for these little devils. MSM has some sulfur in it and it kills demodex. Good luck, much love!

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Posted by MamaDez (FL) on 10/21/2021

Demodex mite cure:

NAC and neem oil capsules taken twice a day will cure you of this awful affliction. I have spent four long years dealing with these creatures that you cannot find any literature anywhere on medical issues sites. I saw someone post it in here, Earth Clinic, and I will forever be grateful. She did not put what brand or exact dosage so I just winged it myself and it worked. I am not sure why doctors are misinformed or not educated on these demodex because they are very much a problem.

It all started when my children came home with head lice and I over treated our hair, I think the overnight canola oil must of caused them to explode in numbers and not being educated on demodex, had no idea what I was dealing with for two years. I thought worms, flies, fungus, Bacteria nanowires, morgellons, you name it I treated myself for it. I am a OCD crazy clean freak. Like I clean my entire vacuum cleaner out after I vacuum my floors, I am very clean and this disease made me, my home, and family look and feel dirty all the time. Lint was everywhere and almost like a slimy wax build up would like come out of my mouth and pores and leave a trail behind, I was cleaning everyday and never felt or looked clean.

I know if you are dealing with this you understand, so I want to return the favor and hopefully help someone else.

NEEM OIL CAPSULES AND NAC ( N-Acetyl L-Cysteine). I promise you won't be disappointed.

Replied by MissM

Having had demodex I take the capsules as preventative as well! If I feel outbreak on eyes, I take orange oil di limolene and neem.

Neem powder is okay internally.

However, Neem oil is not to be ingested!

Yes and demodex love oil. Any oil is like food to them. So on face greasy creams, face oils they go for it.

Most cases of rosacea are caused by these mites.

Replied by Heidi
(Orlando, FL)

Take twice a day for how long?

Replied by ana

Thank u for this suggestion.
I am using this method too and so far its working
After four months of hell ..pheww
I feel like crying when I read of some people experiencing this for years : (

Replied by Amanda
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How many milligrams of the supplements and How often? Were you doing baths as well? I've been suffering for 11 months been doing all the remedies here and none of them worked. Mine started the same as yours. My dr won't even see me anymore. The lint is terrible! I tried neem oil sprayed around my house and rubbed on my body but it didn't work. Consuming it might be different. What did you use to clean your house and wash your laundry in? I'm desperate for details. Also will you take the suppliments for the rest of your life?

Replied by Victoria

Thank you for your help. I have been dealing with this issue for sometime now. 9 dermatologists and all different medications and diagnosis. Very frustrating. I love neem and use it for facials. I am going to purchase the neem supplement and NAC today!

Replied by Becca
(Washington dc)

Hi there! How long did it take you to cure them? What did you do for your kids?



Unfortunately, this remedy is not working for me anymore. I feel like these things build resistance to whatever you use to treat them. I know that these are some form of a mite that feeds on or leaves behind a film? I don't know if it is yeast or bacteria or both? I do know that it builds tunnels under this film. It has made these tunnels from my hair to my mouth, almost like they needed moisture, so they are getting it from my saliva? I am at my breaking point, my husband and children do not believe me because I have thought so many different diagnosis. My physician has been no help. I have broken up some of the film myself with some different emollients but still a work in progress.

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Posted by Cymthia (Ne) on 12/28/2016

Cure for mites:

After eight long months of going to doctors and prescriptions that didn't help me, I finally found a doctor who knew what to do for me. I take Neem Leaf along with N-Acetyl Cysteine twice a day. Both are to boost the immune system. I cannot tell you how happy I was to finally have relief, and it happened overnight! I tried everything in my bath water, cleaned constantly, and wore myself out both physically and mentally. These two are the natural wonderdrugs for sure. So, do not throw out your mattresses and don't waste your time in the tub with god knows what as I did. I would say good luck, but you wont need it, as this absolutely worked overnight.

I do continue to take them until my doc says otherwise. They can be found in the Sprouts grocery store chain or a health food store.

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Posted by Mary (Tampa, Fl) on 01/02/2018

I have a infestation of mites for 7 years. I have found a solution. Neem oil. I put it in a diffuser in living room and bedroom. I put it in a spray bottle with alcohol and spray all my clothing, furniture, car and anywhere I frequent. They also make a Neem pet spray. As soon as I sprayed it on my dogs they stopped biting and scratching. It is God sent. It's immediate too. Believe me I have lived in hell and my poor dogs. I finally figured out where they were coming from. The dog groomers. This is the answer. Thank you God

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

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

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

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.


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Posted by James (Fl) on 08/11/2017

For mites, you can try a product called NuStock. You can get it at a farm supply place and it's cheap. It is oily and messy, to suffocate mites and has sulfur, too. If you look at sites for chickens and birds you'll see it.

Replied by Bedee

Nustock is camphor, sulfur and petroleum jelly. Smelly, but works.

Olive Oil

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Posted by Amelia (Portugal) on 05/03/2017

About olive oil to cure mites. YES!!! My 12 dogs were gifted with mites by the neighbour's woof. I also got it.

It was torture. For 4 months not one of us slept as we all scratched all night. After trying every natural remedy and ultimately resorting to toxic stuff from the chemist, all without result, I was absolutely desperate and saw no way out.

Then on Earthclinic I read about oil and tried and we were all cured overnight. I assume it smothers the mites but does not kill the eggs as two weeks later it flared a little. So I "soaked" them and myself all in oil again and now 2 months later it is a forgotten episode.

Also handy to tell is that olive oil has also saved many of my rescue puppies who came down with Parvo virus. I squirt one syringe of high strength dissolved vitamins into their mouth and follow 30 minutes later with a syringe of olive oil. About 2 tablespoons. And you will be shocked to see them vomit and poo tons of worms too, shortly afterwards. This knowledge is the reward of a long lifetime of loving and observing dogs.

Replied by Timh
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Olive contains some potent bug killer compoundss. Olive Leaf Extract is sold as a natural antibiotic. Adding a pinch of the leaf should greatly increase the power of the oil, but looks like you got some high quality oil to begin with.